Horst: Photographer of Style
An exhibition of over 250 photographs taken during Horst’s 60-year career.
His career started in Paris, photographing for Vogue where he produced 94 covers.
He also became a sort after society photographer, taking photographs of Hollywood stars in Paris and New York.
This exhibition also shows some fabulously sculptural nude photography, abstract patterns from natural forms, surrealism – inspired by Salvador Dali, garments that he photographed and so much more …..!
Horst: Photographer of Style is at the V&A until January 4th 2015
fox drawn ambulance by Le Gun
medicine chariot, Le Gun
Sky Arts Ignition : Memory Palace brings together a new work of fiction by Hari Kunzru with 20 commissions from leading graphic designers, illustrators and typographers to create a ‘walk-in’ book.
Each designer and illustrator has worked on a different passage of text from Hari Kunzru’s story.
They vary dramatically in scale, style and format.
The story is set in London in the future, when recording, writing, collecting and art are outlawed.
The narrator is in prison and tries to remember as much of the past as he can and fills his Memory Palace cell with images representing memories.
Sky Arts Ignition : Memory Palace
V&A Museum, London
18th June – 20th October 2013
The V&A shop is wonderful too!
A fabulously focused show, not to be missed ….!
Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901 is a small collection of work produced by Picasso when he was 19, for his debut exhibition in Paris.
During 1901 Picasso painted at least 120 paintings and emerged as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
I was struck by these self portraits – they show self-confidence and intensity – perhaps a turning point in Picasso’s work.
This powerful retrospective of our best known American pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein, opens tomorrow at the Tate Modern.
125 paintings and sculptures are exhibited – many instantly recognisable and others a treat to see and study.
Lichtenstein is best known for his paintings based on comic strips, featuring bold lines and coloured with hand painted dots.
His late ‘Brushstroke’ paintings are just wonderful in their simplicity.
Should there be a homage to Howard Hodgkin…?!
After enjoying this fantastic exhibition, refreshments were served in the dramatic surroundings of the former Bankside Power Station, now the Tate Modern.
Roy Lichtenstein, A Retrospective is on at Tate Modern, from 21 February to 27 May 2013.