‘Madonna 66’ – Richard Corman’s Long Lost Madonna Polaroids from 1983

                Madonna 66 1000 Limited Edition ‘Madonna 66’ is the complete collection of 66 lost and found Polaroids, shot by Richard Corman on Friday June 17th 1983. Published for the first time, the 66 Polaroids accompany a 14-page film treatment ‘Cinde Rella’ for which Madonna was casting for […]

Ted Serios: Thoughtography as Timeless Enigma

“Ted Serios worked as a bellhop at the “Chicago Conrad Hilton Hotel” together with his colleague George Johannes who hypnotized Serious in order to spot hidden locations of sunken treasures in the sea”

A Conversation with Ulay – Founding Father of Performance Art

Ulay. Imagine a combination of a charismatic personality, a subversive anarchist, a bright mind and a daring body. The artist Ulay, better than anyone has explored limits of body and soul and by doing so he has become one of the founding fathers of performance art. MG: Lets start from the very beginning. You were […]

Araki Loves Polaroids

“The time when a picture is taken is like an emotion, it’s like a sexual encounter. It’s like a fuck! So, timing is very important.”

Death and More Death – Dash Snow’s ‘I Love You Stupid’

@ The Estate of Dash Snow and Courtesy DAP Art shouldn’t be a product of the art world, but a product of the world world.   By Owen Campbell I told my friend I was reading Glenn O’Brien’s intro essay to Dash Snow’s I Love You, Stupid. He said he always thought Dash Snow was […]

Pop Art / Art Pop: The Andy Warhol Connection

Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat @ The Warhol Foundation “Because of Andy Warhol, it’s no longer possible to just do what you do and not have to act it out 24 hours a day. His style of doing things changed everybody’s idea of what the values were that could make you a star. And as a […]

Mike Brodie: “Tones of Dirt and Bone”

The images in Tones of Dirt and Bone were made between 2004 and 2006, with a Polaroid camera and Time Zero film. Brodie used the characteristics and limitations inherent to this type of camera and film to his advantage. The portraits he made are further enhanced by the peculiar color palette of the film. Due […]

Carlo Mollino’s Erotic Photography at Gagosian Gallery (2014)

Is it high art? Well, put something in a museum, as they say. Some viewers are sure to scoff at what might be misconstrued as pin-up girl pics; indeed, in unflattering light, they are nothing but the private fetishistic trove of an ageing man.   The Cult of the Polaroid, or the Work of Art […]

An Interview with Andy Warhol – “Modern Myths” (excerpt) (1981)

Jean-Micheal Basquiat This excerpt is from an interview with Andy Warhol, conducted in Warhol’s Factory in 1981, that was originally published in Arts Magazine (October 1981). Barry Blinderman: As a portraitist, what do you feel is most important to express? Andy Warhol: I always try to make the person look good. It’s easier if you […]