Art

On archives and exhibitions: Balenciaga, Jessica Ogden, Cartier, George Rodger



Balenciaga Shaping Fashion exhibition at V&A

London is enjoying a golden age of art and fashion exhibitions. You could easily do nothing else all day but soak up one multi-sensorial orgy after another. I made Hockney at Tate Britain by the skin of my teeth and I’m currently gearing up for Matisse in the Studio (more…)



Quote of the day: Spencer Fung



Spencer Fung Archirtecture By Hand

“I admire the way children paint. They are so spontaneous, and capture shapes, form and colour so beautifully. Artists are always trying to recapture this – if you put a Picasso next to child’s painting you can see similarities in the brush strokes. Adults take in too much but children pick up the essence of things. They make the best artists – they don’t overthink anything.”

Architect Spencer Fung whose Instagram in a delight and whose book, Architecture by Hand, I keep seeing everywhere…

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IMAGE: Spencer Fung
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A modest life: Sara Berman’s closet



Sara Berman's Closet

Aside from the hoo-ha of the Comme exhibition Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between (which of course must be seen), New Yorkers should also check out Sara Berman’s Closet also at The Met.

Sara Berman was an immigrant who travelled from Belarus to Palestine to the Bronx in New York, before ending up in Greenwich Village. (more…)



Happy birthday Cy Twombly!



Cy Twombly by Horst P Horst

Happy birthday Cy Twombly!

I’ve just been re-reading this old 032c article on a 1966 Vogue shoot featuring Cy Twombly’s sublime Italian palazzo apartment. Apparently the Vogue feature (shot by Horst.P.Horst) was later considered detrimental to his reputation, positioning him as ‘a decorator ‘ rather than a serious artist. While that’s rather farfetched, I can kind of see why in these Horst pictures; I wouldn’t say no to a Twombly-decorated house…. (more…)