Thursday, August 8, 2013

Iggy Pop and David Bowie


Still life by Paulette Tavormina



Lemons and Pomegranates, 2008 by Paulette Tavormina

Art Now, Volume 4 by TASCHEN


TASCHEN, the legendary art book publishing house founded in 1980 by publisher / collector / rock star Benedikt Taschen in Cologne, Germany, and famous for bestsellers such as "Helmut Newton's SUMO" or "the Big Penis Book", has recently published the 4th volume of "Art Now", the bible of contemporary art. And it's excellent!

The revised version features comprehensive notes on established artists such as Chuck Close, Matthew Barney, David Hockney, alongside younger talents such as Adrián Villar Rojas, Cyprien Gaillard, or Danh Vo. If you want to increase your knowledge of contemporary art or refresh your memory on why Francis Alÿs made a difference for instance, read this must-have book.

Similarly as other TASCHEN books, each artist's profile is multilingual in English, French, and German.

The editor is Hans Werner Holzwarth, a book designer and editor based in Berlin, with numerous publications mainly on contemporary art and photography. For TASCHEN he has edited, among other titles, Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool, Albert Oehlen and Neo Rauch.

More info: http://www.taschen.com

Lobster shirt from the F/W 13 collection of Katie Eary


Amazing lobster shirt from the F/W 13 collection of Katie Eary, exclusive feature for Fucking Young! Online.

Katharina Fritsch's blue cockerel on Trafalgar Square



Hahn/Cock, is the "International Klein Blue" 4.72m high artwork by German artist Katharina Fritsch. It will be on display for 18 months on the "Fourth Plinth" on Trafalgar Square in London. And I kinda like it...


Georgia May Jagger


Photo: Georgia May Jagger by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue Paris
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