Friday, March 30, 2012



Weekend Wolves "Karma" – video produced with public domain footage from
One Got Fat, a 1963 bicycle safety film.
How weird was America?

[ via Chad 's YouTube channel ]

Photography Gets Us Out of the House


Juergen Teller: Exposed by TJ Wilcox for Nowness.

Image of the Day

Catherine Jansen: Page from Visual Diary of Artpark Residency, 1975 (Cyanotype on cloth: single page from book, 84 x 60 inches). From the new show Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s through July 8th at Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Image of the Day

Tauba Auerbach: The Whole Alphabet, From the Center Out, Digital, V. (2006, Gouache on paper on panel 30 x 22″) – featured in the upcoming show at MoMA Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, May 6–August 27, 2012. More info here.

Luxury, Class and Pleasure


Video preview of the giant new Helmut Newton show at the Grand Palais in Paris through June 17 – it's kind of shocking that this is the very first retrospective of his work in France. From the Grand Palais website:
We used to say of Yves Saint Laurent that his creations had empowered women. The same could be said of Helmut Newton, who was long intimately involved in YSL’s approach, and that was no accident. Nude or in a dinner jacket, Newton’s women are powerful, seductive and dominant - never icy but always impressive or even intimidating. They are liberated women who take full responsibility for the freedom of their bodies, timeless and unclassifiable, open to all fantasies. They are rich women, who have conquered the world and its money, and luxuriate in refinement, from evening gowns to bed. Luxe, classe et volupté could be the motto of the Newtonian woman. When Newton published A World Without Men, he formulated the visionary expression of a society in which women had gained enough power to do without men if need be.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a new film, Helmut by June, directed by Helmut's wife June Newton – a great photographer herself (pictured at right in the photo below). Go here for info.

Are You Gonna


Dominant Legs "Hoop of Love" from Invitation (2011, Lefse)

[ h/t Chad's YouTube channel. ]

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Recommended Reading

The new S/S 2012 issue of Purple Fashion. Best issue in a while, in my opinion, and well worth the price of admission. (Click to enlarge images.)

(This Balenciaga hat/visor is (deservedly) everywhere.)

Too much good stuff to even attempt to start cataloging. Preview the entire issue here. In Seattle, find yours at Bulldog News.

Explain Things


EMA "Marked" from
Past Life Martyred Saints (2011, Souterrain Transmissions). Took me awhile to get into this album after I picked it up but I'm way into it now.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Before and After

The 1966 Jaguar 3.8 Litre Saloon* my dad has been restoring for the past 12 years.

He turns 70 this year and I think it's the perfect self-gifted birthday present.

Saloon is apparently the fancy English word for sedan

Shell of Light


Isabel Marant.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Image of the Day

Rineke Dijkstra: Still from The Buzzclub Liverpool/Mystery World, Zaandam, NL, 1996–1997 (Two-screen video projection with sound) – on view in the Dutch photographer's solo retrospective on view at SFMoMA through May 28th. I had the chance to visit when I was in town for a hot minute the other day, and granted I am a semi-fragile muhf*cker these days, but I found the show extraordinarily moving.

Got It In My Mind

Twerps "Dreamin" (2011, Underwater Peoples)

(photo: SFMoMA, March 2012)