Julius Shulman photographed Los Angeles and its environs from the late 1930s through the 1980s, capturing a specific era of California Mid-century ... More
Book by Sam Lubell
Julius Shulman photographed Los Angeles and its environs from the late 1930s through the 1980s, capturing a specific era of California Mid-century modern architecture and making it iconic. In Julius Sulman Los Angeles: The Birth of a Modern Metropolis, the photographer shares four decades of his renowned work—from his quintessential Los Angeles images, like the Stahl House or Chinese Theater, to lesser-known images from his personal archives including LA’s emerging neighborhoods, its surrounding deserts and mountains. This definitive collection, a collaboration with Shulman before his 2009 death, creates a living, evolving portrait of a burgeoning city and its variably dynamic and desolate neighborhoods, homes and landscapes. Author Sam Lubell expresses, “We began this book with Julius and are sad that he did not get to see it’s completion. Los Angeles was near and dear to him and he was excited to share these rare images.”
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The Snails, the side project of Future Islands’ Sam Herring and William Cashion, release their debut album Songs From the Shoebox to ... More
Album “Songs From the Shoebox”
The Snails, the side project of Future Islands’ Sam Herring and William Cashion, release their debut album Songs From the Shoebox to stream via Bandcamp. The Baltimore, Maryland-based project has been around since 2013, when they released their EP Worth the Wait. Future Islands, meanwhile, has released four albums since 2008, and gained considerable acclaim with 2014’s Singles.
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A collaborative series of photographs by LA-based artist Alexandra Grant and actor Keanu Reeves, Shadows will open at ACME. gallery, Los Angeles, ... More
Book by Alexandra Grant & Keanu Reeves
A collaborative series of photographs by LA-based artist Alexandra Grant and actor Keanu Reeves, Shadows will open at ACME. gallery, Los Angeles, from February 13 to March 12, with an accompanying book to be released later this month. Their mysterious and often haunting images depict Reeves’ shadow in the midst of movement, capturing the interplay of darkness and light as it echoes the physicality of his unseen body. Grant then inverts the images so that what were once shadows glow brightly against a dark background. Isolating the phenomenon of shadow in an intimate performance, Grant and Reeves consider the shadow’s narratives through metaphor, psychology and projection.
The forthcoming Shadows book is printed on large-scale velour paper and includes texts written by Reeves exploring further the nature and reality of its subject matter. The project also includes a series of limited edition color prints published at The Lapis Press. A selection of Grant’s color prints will be on view at ACME., and Grant and Reeves will hold a book signing on at the gallery on February 20.
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The brainchild of Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese, Rich Cohen and Mick Jagger, Vinyl takes on the tumultuous landscape of the ’70s music ... More
Show by Terence Winter, Mick Jagger, Rich Cohen and Martin Scorsese
The brainchild of Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese, Rich Cohen and Mick Jagger, Vinyl takes on the tumultuous landscape of the ’70s music scene just as rock is relinquishing its heyday to punk. Bobby Cannavale (who starred in Winter and Scorsese’s last television hit Boardwalk Empire) plays the hustling music exec Richie Finestra, with a supporting cast of Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Ato Essandoh, Juno Temple and many more. Vinyl will premiere on HBO.
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Lighthearted and deeply resonant, Tumbledown is the debut feature from wife-husband duo writer Desi van Til and director Sean Mewshaw. Rebecca Hall ... More
Film by Sean Mewshaw & Desi van Til
Lighthearted and deeply resonant, Tumbledown is the debut feature from wife-husband duo writer Desi van Til and director Sean Mewshaw. Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis are supported by a vibrant cast including Blythe Danner, Richard Masur, Griffin Dunne, Dianna Agron and Joe Manganiello. Hall plays an isolated young widow mourning her late husband, who died in a hiking accident after releasing one stunning debut folk album and gaining a cult following. As she attempts to write his biography, an unwelcome New York professor (Sudeikis) arrives in her small town with a mission to collect information for his own book. Together, they grapple with loss while closing in on personal revelations. Set against the stunning alpine backdrop of Maine in winter, Tumbledown strikes a tender balance between levity and gravity as Hall navigates a wilderness of grief toward new possibilities.
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With cover star Lola Kirke and live musical performance by Colleen Green
Images by Melika (RPB)
Short-lived yet beloved, The Newsstand was a 2013 conceptual pop-up shop in Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Avenue subway stop, hosting over a thousand independently ... More
Book by Lele Saveri
Short-lived yet beloved, The Newsstand was a 2013 conceptual pop-up shop in Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Avenue subway stop, hosting over a thousand independently published magazines, books, comics and zines. The underground store was curated by Lele Saveri, the artist and photographer who founded 8-Ball Zines, and situated in a highly egalitarian location frequented by a variety of demographics. More than a retail space, The Newsstand hosted various events and exhibitions, giving artists carte-blanche permission to transform the temporary space.
This year, MOMA’s annual New Photography exhibit featured Saveri’s retrospective of the shop with a built-to-scale recreation of The Newsstand, resplendent with the books and zines sold at the original location. Saveri’s accompanying anthology, The Newsstand, is a comprehensive account of The Newsstand’s existence and continuing impact, with text by curator and author Ken Miller and a forward by Phil Aarons, board president of Printed Matter. The Newsstand includes photographs of original inventory, documentation of events and exhibits, profiles of guest clerks and artists, essays by cultural figures and interviews with publishers, artists, commuters, MTA workers and New York police officers—each influenced by the rare, raw energy of The Newsstand during its seven-month existence.
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A three-piece from New York, Wet has been gaining a substantial internet following for the past few years from their 2014 EP ... More
Album “Don’t You”
A three-piece from New York, Wet has been gaining a substantial internet following for the past few years from their 2014 EP Wet, to their former Twitter handle @kanyewet and a little gushing from the Kardashians. Their long-awaited debut album, Don’t You, was recorded in Massachusetts and builds on the smooth, downbeat pop sensibilities of their earlier work.
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This lovely debut LP from Florist began to take form in 2014 as the band’s founder, Emily Sprague, recovered from a serious ... More
Album “The Birds Outside Sang”
This lovely debut LP from Florist began to take form in 2014 as the band’s founder, Emily Sprague, recovered from a serious bicycle accident. With a broken neck and arm, Sprague began writing sparse, lonely, deeply personal songs in the isolation of her recovery. These fill the first half of the The Birds Outside Sang, and the second segues into a live performance featuring the whole four-piece band.
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