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erotica • GoSee Tip : Tom Kelley's Studio presents the first Marilyn Monroe pin-ups and unseen, glamorous vintage nudes at Milk Gallery New York

Milk Studios, nestled between the High Line and Chelsea’s galleries, is the ‘place to be’ when it comes to international productions and big shots. And as if that wasn’t enough, Milk Imperium goes a step further, regularly presenting photography exhibitions at its own in-house gallery. GoSee was there and was fascinated by the works by TOM KELLEY STUDIO currently on show. After all, this was the celebrity photographer who took the first ever nude pin-up photos of an unemployed actress – who later went on to be none other than the iconic Marilyn Monroe. In December 1953 this photo appeared on the cover in the first ever issue of PLAYBOY as a centre fold poster – holding the gaze of men all over the world. Up until 1956 photos from the same session were published in several calendars. Making Tom Kelly’s photos to the probably most viewed nude photos in history. US American writer Norman Mailer described the photo as "breathtakingly beautiful”.

The show also presents other nudes by the photographer, shot between 1940 and 1970. The gallery elaborates: "The 1940s portraits have an air of classicism ... Next comes the era of the exotic: of leopard skins and fur, French lingerie and exquisite furniture ... And then, in the late 1960s and into the 1970s, the mood is one of freedom ... in keeping with the spirit ...

23.10.2014 // show complete news

 

ART! 2Agenten artist Anja KROENCKE design Mumm installation at Art.Fair Cologne

Mumm has commissioned a very special, larger-than-life work of art for this year’s ART.FAIR in Cologne (24 – 27 October 2014), a fresh German trade fair for modern and contemporary art. Artist and freelance illustrator Anja KROENCKE will add a unique design to 100 Mumm sparkling wine bottles live at the event, armed with a paintbrush and colours. She will then compile them on a huge canvas into a giant work of art. The one of a kind designs are available for purchase on the day. art-fair.de. And anyone who would prefer to attend UPDATE in Berlin – see Anja KROENCKE’s portfolio in advance here on GoSee.

Anja KROENCKE was born in 1968 in Vienna. After studying textile design and fashion illustration, she became interested in graphic design and worked for several design studios and advertising agencies. In 1994 she moved to New York where she worked as a design director in an advertising agency for two years, before deciding to become a freelance illustrator. Since then she has successfully worked for global clients such as Estée Lauder, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times, Tiffany & Co and Vogue. She has received numerous awards and prizes for her illustrations and her fashion illustrations have been exhibited as part of various group ...

22.10.2014 // show complete news

 

Nina Rautenberg bids farewell to André WAGNER as he migrates to the art world

When Nina Rautenberg met photographer André WAGNER he was 20-years old. His pictures moved and touched her. André told her about his photographic vision, his ideas and showed her sketchbooks with scribbled thoughts. He had such a likeable and open way of talking to the agent that she immediately decided to take this young photographer on and represent him. Both worked together for 14 years in which Nina Rautenberg has continued to support his efforts to establish himself in the art world.

Today André WAGNER is a renowned and coveted photographer whose art is bought worldwide. He just had a solo show at Photokina and is preparing for a solo exhibition at German state Sachsen-Anhalt’s art museum. As André wishes to concentrate on his artistic photography, he will not take commissions going forward and has ended the longstanding working relationship with Nina Rautenberg. Nina wishes the photographer all the best for his personal and professional future. See a list of upcoming exhibitions on the artist’s website andre-wagner.com.

15.10.2014 // show complete news

 

GoSee Tip : MMK Frankfurt presents Dayanita Singh - Go Away Closer the exhibition. In "Museum Structures" photographic essays see her Indian past merge with her perspectives on the present

With more than seven hundred photographs, photographer Dayanita Singh is providing in-depth insights into the past thirty years of her artistic work on show at MMK 3 Frankfurt. Her exhibition “Go Away Closer” is a museum in a museum: in installations she calls “museum structures”, Singh arranges her photographs and presents them in structures she had developed as her form. These archives structures inhabit the space like open oversize books. Each of the expansive, multiply convertible wooden structures holds between 70 and 140 black-and-white photographs.

The photos unite to form fictional narratives full of allusions and enigmas. The artist has given the various structures such titles as “Museum of Little Ladies”, “Museum of Embraces”, “Museum of Machines” or “Museum of Chance”. She quite deliberately chooses not to label or date the individual photographs.

Dayanita Singh, who refers to herself as a “book artist”, made a name for herself above all with her carefully designed artist’s books, which she has always thought of as portable museums. The “museum structures” have their origins in these books. “This special exhibition form lends the images a quality of seemingly never-ending process. With the ‘museum structures’, Singh ...

11.10.2014 // show complete news

 

GoSee presents Peter Lindbergh : on a production-a-thon. We present his exhibitions at Gagosian Paris and IWC Schaffhausen with Cate Blanchett, Reporters Without Borders, IMAGES OF WOMEN2, LE MONDE and IT-MC Pharrell Williams for W.S.J.

We love Cate Blanchett’s photo face ! The new mi IWC Schaffhausen mid size collection is being launched in style, they pulled out all the stops and commissioned Peter Lindbergh to capture brand testimonials Christoph Waltz, Ewan Mcgregor, Emily Blunt, Zhou Xun and of course Cate Blanchett in a rather classic and elegant ambience. Glamour puss Karolina 'Kaka' Kurkova and Adriana Lima joined in the fun.

“The two beauties that are 37 millimetre models Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase and Portofino Midsize Automatic Day & Night have now been added to the Swiss manufacturer’s collection in seven different versions” the brand tells GoSee. “They are an ideal match for the timeless elegance of Italian coastal resorts. In 2014 a total of ten variations of the Portofino Midsize Automatic were launched in 2014, many with optional diamond studded lunette. Three Portofino automatic models in luxury 40 millimetre cases complete the shiny image.”

“The campaign is accompanied by three ‘IWC’ exhibitions over the next weeks in HongKong, Dubai and London" Peter Lindbergh tells GoSee. "In addition we are preparing a mega exhibition with Thierry Loriot, which will be on display at Kohlhaas Museum in Rotterdam next year and will then tour to 10 museums.”

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30.09.2014 // show complete news

 

'Lullaby' by Luciana Val and Franco Musso in Parisian gallery Madé

Luciana Val was born in 1971 in Buenos Aires and her fellow countryman Franco Musso (born 1974 in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina) work as a photography duo on commercial as well as private projects. Their work has been published in books and numerous magazines. They currently present work in Parisian gallery Madé, which is a name many photographers will recognise. The duo met during their fine art studies in Buenos Aires. In 2002 they moved to Paris and after winning the 19th Hyères Festival in 2004 they started to shoot editorials for magazines such as 10 magazine, Italian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Numéro, V magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Argentina and many more. They have also worked on campaigns for Bergdorf Goodman, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Gucci, Lanvin, L’Oréal, Printemps, Louis Vuitton, Roger Vivier and Yves Saint Laurent.

The duo on their work: ‘they illustrate ‘the hidden face’ of our work, reflecting those fleeting moments when we see something and photograph it, which is also revealed in some of the backdrops we use in fashion campaigns.’

The gallery’s press release explains: "They illustrate ‘the hidden face’ of our work, reflecting those fleeting moments when we see something and photograph it, which is also revealed in some of the ...

29.09.2014 // show complete news

 

PETER LINDBERGH’s first solo show in Paris in good 10 years. On show at Gagosian Gallery

Gagosian Gallery Paris is delighted to present the first solo show in Paris by top photographer Peter Lindbergh for a good ten years. The exhibition presents work from around 30 years of the photographer’s work, who is just as busy today as he was in the golden nineties.

The gallery on Peter : " Peter Lindbergh has taken inspiration for his photography from modern dance, early German and East European cinema and photography, as well as his own personal history, resulting in a bold, elemental photographic language. With a minimum of artifice, spare styling, and openness to improvisation, he allows the innate character and natural beauty of his female subjects to emerge. In his editorial photographs for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview and many other international magazines, Peter Lindbergh replaced stagy, calculated glamour with a raw vérité approach, enhanced by his use of high-contrast black and white. Set in both rural and industrial landscapes, the women in his photographs are distinguished by beauty that is purposeful, self-possessed, and uninhibited."

Peter Lindbergh on his concept of beauty: “I don't think real beauty can exist without truth. This idea disqualifies today's excessive retouching.”

We took the following from the press release : "The exhibition includes the ...

29.09.2014 // show complete news

 

What happens when the curtain falls? 'Behind Perfection' by Henrik SORENSEN reveals the thoughts of two Royal Danish Ballet dancers in poetic pictures

Henrik SORENSEN captured the short film ‘Behind Perfection’ in poetic images, which gives the viewer an insight into the thought of a professional ballerina. The director worked with dancers from the Royal Danish Ballet and points his camera towards a world of beauty, grace and fame, while revealing how this world is idealised at the same time. The glamorous performances on stage are the result of hard work, intense pain, blood, sweat and tears and the constant requirement to be perfect in order to remain a member of the cast.

So, what happens when the curtain falls? Is the passion for dance strong enough to overcome the pain and mental stress? We meet 21-year old dancers Stephanie and Viktoria from the Royal Danish Ballet in the short film and hear how they express their thoughts.

Henrik SORENSEN on his film : ‘I chose to have the dancers work with white powder in some of the scenes of the film while they dance. I am fascinated by the concept of ‘movement’ and ‘form' and I think the powder enhances and underlines the great beauty, the sharpness and expression of each move the dancer makes. The usage of powder also breaks the illusion of it being an actual show in a poetic, beautiful and authentic ...

29.09.2014 // show complete news

 

Bettina Rheims presents ‘Bonkers – A Fortnight in London’, her personal It-girl analysis at Camera Work Berlin

After Shanghai and Paris Bettina Rheims hit the British capital for »Bonkers - A Fortnight in London«. In search of electrifying atmospheres and polarizing society ladies from the metropolis, the photographer found herself in between models, actors and British party girls. The artist and her protagonists plunge into a surreal and dull world of various visual patterns, erotic plays and the discovery of ones femininity.

The large scale portraits and nudes show some women, whose societal as well as medial perception and reputation can at best be described as »It-Girls«. The portrayal of these women plays with stereotypes, consciously exaggerates clichés and challenges the deviation between their images in the media and their individual personality. The works are characteristically shaped by a noticeable intimacy and closeness between the artist and the models, in which Rheims manages to discover womanhood in new light and to portray it from a special, honest perspective.

The substantially complex body of work consists of Bettina Rheims’ artistic creativity, the skills of stylist Sascha Lilic, the fashion of Vivienne Westwood and frivolity of the group of Londoners including young women Amber Le Bon, Harriet Vernet, Mary Charteris, Portia Freeman and Morwenna Lytton Cobbold. In line with the exhibition, Steidl ...

28.09.2014 // show complete news

 

personal work • When the city holds its breath at night – a personal picture by Christian SCHMIDT

We have an unusual picture by Christian SCHMIDT for you. Claudia Bitzer agency on the production of this pictures: ‘at night, when the city holds its breath for a minute, a rare moment of calm emerges. The ideal opportunity to capture this rare moment in ...

28.09.2014 // show complete news