Artist Plates Feed The Homeless in New York

This year’s annual ARTWALK NY was cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, so instead the Artist Plate Project was created to support the Coalition for The Homeless. The purchase of one of these limited edition artist plates can feed 75 homeless New Yorkers! Created by 50 world-renowned artists, the funds from the sale will provide food, crisis services, housing, and other critical aid to thousands of people experiencing homelessness and instability. (more…)

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The Stars and Stripes in Black and White. Great Photos of The American Flag.

We are so used to seeing the American Flag in its colorful splendor, we can forget that images of Old Glory in black and white can be just as powerful. For this fourth of July, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite black and white photos of the American Flag by such respected photographers as Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand, Elliott Erwitt and many more. And not the photos you’re used to seeing, either. Enjoy (more…)

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30 Great Robert Mapplethorpe Photos – And Not One is Offensive

Robert Mapplethorpe, Lisa Lyon, 1982

I just wrote about the Robert Mapplethorpe documentary, Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures, airing on HBO next week, because it’s the first complete look at the late photographer’s work. But I hear so many people say “his work is not for me” that to combat their ignorance, here are 30 great Robert Mapplethorpe photos – and not one offensive one in the bunch. (more…)

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HBO Documentaries To Air Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

Robert Mapplethorpe, self-portrait, 1977

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) was known for his blunt and unabashedly honest photographs. Highly stylized black and white photos of male and female nudes, the S&M scene, self-portraiture, celebrity portraits, flowers and statuary were among his most common subjects. Now considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Mapplethorpe: Look At the Pictures, a documentary directed By Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival will air as part of HBO Documentaries on Monday, April 4th. (more…)

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