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12.23.09 Will Sherman

A Spanish artist has been accused of faking this extremely awesome photo of a wolf, not with any Photoshop phoniness, but with a zoo animal. José Luis Rodríguez won a $16k prize from the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition for his shot of a supposedly wild wolf jumping a gate, but is […]

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12.21.09 Will Sherman

The Brooklyn Academy of Music tauntingly times one of their brightest exhibitions for the dark days of winter. Next month, artist Penelope Umbrico will unveil “5,537,594 Suns From Flickr,” an installation of solar shots appropriated and cropped off the photo sharing website. Like other collections by the Brooklyn-based artist, from TV reflections on Craiglist to […]

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12.09.09 Will Sherman

Elisabeth Molin explores altered states of mind, shooting photographs that offer an imaginative perspective on real life. Her upcoming exhibition sees a bronze lion chew a bloody bone as a dead soldier lays at the foot of a war memorial. Seeking “the humorous, the surreal and the paradoxical in reality,” the London-based photographer opens “Gaps,” […]

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A topless photo of Roman Polanski and his wife Sharon Tate has sold for more than $11k at auction in New York. Shot by London fashion photographer David Bailey in 1969, months before the pregnant Tate was murdered by Charles Manson followers, the photograph, fully revealed below, was given a pre-sale estimate of $8k to […]

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12.08.09 Will Sherman

Davide Faggiano shot some very dirty photos. Covered in blackface and smeared with shaving cream, jelly and green goop, the typically pristine features of his models are alternately exaggerated and obscured completely. The Italian photographer shot the up-close portraits for his “Speech Project,” which “inquires the ends of the cowardice and the heroism,” as well […]

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12.07.09 Will Sherman

Renowned surrealistic photographer of scantily clad celebrities David LaChapelle has turned his focus to luxury status symbols. Intended to inspire some reflection on the real value of “Cars and Money,” an exhibition of his series “The Crash” and “Negative Currency” is on view at Miami’s Wolfgang Roth and Partners Fine Art. Collaged images of smashed […]

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12.02.09 Will Sherman

For five years photographer Stephen Wilkes explored Ellis Island’s hospital, documenting the long-abandoned 22-building complex where thousands of would-be immigrants were held. Photographing this little-seen “dark side” became an obsession that eventually led to a book, exhibitions and a multi-million dollar effort to preserve the place as a living ruin. Some of these poignant photos, […]

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11.30.09 Will Sherman

Mixing and modifying photographs, Andry Vadrey turns typical street scenes into fractal-like images expanded in new dimensions. Cruising cyclists, parked cars and passersby are enveloped in elaborate patterns, “reflecting both Western and Middle-Eastern aesthetic elements.” On Thursday, the interdisciplinary artist presents “Reconquista,” an exhibition of these digitally modified works at Chelsea’s Sputnik Gallery. “Reconquista,” December […]

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11.27.09 Will Sherman

Though decorative wall calendars are pretty much obsolete, the Swiss Institute is releasing a “cutting edge” version at next week’s art world clusterf#$% in Miami. Fulfilling basic timekeeping needs, the 2010 calendar features portraits of “today’s most famous artists on their bikes,” including David Byrne, Ryan McGinley and Terry Richardson and others. Shot by photographer […]

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11.25.09 Will Sherman

Since the late nineties, Alex Fakso has been photographing graffiti, capturing its creation in train yards and subway stations. Many of these gritty images, documenting artists at work across Europe, were published in his book “Heavy Metal.” Now, the Italian photographer, a writer himself, has a new exhibition. “Underground,” opens this weekend at Luxembourg’s Extrabold […]

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