Here are some selection of photographs taken by Lord Snowdon in the 1960s of British Artists. You can see more photographs taken by Snowdon between 1962 and 2005 here on the Snowdon Review – a beautifully curated new website which catalogues his photographs, designs, objects, books and ephemera.
Lucian Freud by Lord Snowdon, 1963
Ivon Hitchens by Lord Snowdon, 1963
I also came across this page on Pinterest with more photographs of artists in their studios including De Kooning, Francis Bacon and Monet.
Marilyn Monroe, The Misfits, Nevada 1960. Estate of Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos
An exhition celebrating the life and work of photographer Eve Arnold is on display at Art Sensus, London The retrospective includes photographes chosen by her close friends the curator Zelda Cheatle and the academic Brigitte Lardinois, who worked closely with Arnold at the Magnum Photos agency in the 1990s. Above and below are couple of examples including one of Marilyn Monroe (who Arnold photographed many times throughout her career). The exhibition ‘All About Eve – The Photography of Eve Arnold’ continues until the 27th April, 2012.
Silvana Mangano at the Museum of Modern Art, New York 1956. Estate of Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos
Audition, Royal College of Music 1963. Estate of Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos
Liberty will open its new children’s department on the the 3rd floor of it’s Oxford Street store on 1st March 2012. It will include children’s clothing by designers such as Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney as well as loads of toys, gifts, accessories and books. There will also be lots of Liberty print featured in many of the lines including a special Liberty print Bugaboo buggy hood and pram cover!
These beautiful vintage posters were originally published in 1931 by the Electric Railways Company Ltd. Designed by the Ecole des Beaus Artist Andre Marty, they would have advertised days out form London by tube, bus or tram. You can now buy a beautiful presentation pack of these set of A3 prints from the London Transport Museum shop.
Alex Hartley’s exhibition ‘The World is Still Big’ opened at Victoria Miro back in November (I have only just managed to see it before it closes next week). The show consists of a number of large scale mixed media works. On first sight these look like like photographs, but they are in fact sculptures.
Hartley has incorporated architectural models into each work – for example the huts in the two images above and below are actually constructed out of wood and potrude out of the photograph towards the viewer. Unfortunately seeing these works as 2D images really don’t do them justice. When you view them in the flesh you can see all the intricate and painstaking detail which has gone into each piece. He describes these scenes as representing …”one moment and what I end up building into them is a back-story to that moment usually about failure: a man trying to inhabit wildernesses, a man trying to inhabit these Utopian dreams gone wrong.”
Alex Hartley; Clearing, 2011
In the courtyard of the gallery the artist has constructed a dome (complete with wood burner and pet chickens) which he has been living in for the duration of the show. (This dome was inspired by the 1960s Colorado hippie commune ‘Drop City’ – hence the name of the work ‘Dropper’) The exhibition raises a number of issues such as community, belonging and isolation, and counter culture versus establishment.
Alex Hartley: Dropper, 2011 (installed in the courtyard of Victoria Miro Gallery)
The World is Still Big at the Victoria Miro Gallery runs until 21st January, 2012
A Little Bird: Only what we Love:- This blog was set up by two Ex- Vogue girls Daisy Garnett and Francesca Martin.. its a brilliant guide to what’s on in theatre, art, film, dance, music, tv, food, beauty and shopping.
Cream canvas printed bag with grey birds and light turquoise eggs
size 33cm x 42cm approx from Thornback and Peel
Swallow and Pebble Cushion made from 100% cotton cambric cover. FromSanderson
Designed by Felicity Hall this Bird and peony clutch bag kit allows you to create a quirky clutch bag by stitching in the pattern yourself. featuring metallic wool, making it perfect for day or evening. From Liberty
Small blue bird print metal bowl made from stainless steel, avaliable from Liberty
Hummingbird Notebook: Printed on fabulous natural-coloured leather and finished with a black satin ribbon, the illustrations for these notebooks are taken from an 18th century encyclopdeidia. Avaliable from Natural History: The Origin of Style