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CURRENT READING: Le temps retrouvé de Cy Twombly

Very inspired, right this minute, by the photography of Cy Twombly.Very inspired, right this minute, by the photography of Cy Twombly.

Si vous aimez déjà les peintures de l’artiste Américain Cy Twombly, vous aimerez certainement ses photos aussi.

Current Reading : Pouvoirs de l’horreur (Powers Of Horror): Julia Kristeva

Kristeva in this book-length essay addresses  the role of abjection  as a psychosocial property and a literary device.Kristeva in this book-length essay addresses the role of abjection as a psychosocial property and a literary device.

"The horror of something grand fallen into nothingness, dissolved beyond usefulness, decayed to its primeval corpse-self, is the territory of literature where Kristeva finds the greatness of abjection.

Current Reading: Les Erotiques du Regard. 1968 : Jacques Delfau and Marc Attali: Andre Balland

Gr. 4° (356x273mm). Mit 64 Photoheliogravüren von M. Attali. 114 nn. S., illustr. Orig.-Pappband.Gr. 4° (356x273mm). Mit 64 Photoheliogravüren von M. Attali. 114 nn. S., illustr. Orig.-Pappband.

Cartonnage de l´édition illustré d´une photographie. - Edition originale réalisée dápres une maquette de Herman en collaboration avec Marc Attali et Jacques Attali. The book is full of snatched images of woman in public, on the streets and in cafes, voyeuristically focusing on their bodies, primarily legs.

Current Reading: Posséder et Detruire: Strategies Sexuelles dans l'art d'Occident

C'est-à-dire que, comme dans tout peep-show, on ne voit rien.C'est-à-dire que, comme dans tout peep-show, on ne voit rien.

In 2001, the then chief curator of the Louvre, Régis Michel, organized an exhibition called "Posséder et Detruire: Strategies Sexuelles dans l'art d'Occident", (Possess and Destroy,: Sexual Strategies In Western Art,)

CURRENT READING: La Rochefoucauld Maxims : Dover Press

There were in the seventeenth century many Augustinians; there was only one La Rochefoucauld.There were in the seventeenth century many Augustinians; there was only one La Rochefoucauld.

In the Maximes (1665) La Rochefoucauld went far beyond the mere unmasking of policy that permeates his Apologie and the Mémoires, offering a more thoroughgoing unmasking of reason and of will that raised serious questions about the possibilities of independent moral questions of any kind.

TI IS MAD FOR: THE KEVIN AMATO WORLD TOUR

Kevin Amato sells the Truth. #theNewNewYorkKevin Amato sells the Truth. #theNewNewYork

How does the book connect to the capsule collection you're releasing at the same time?

CURRENT READING: DIANA AT HER BATH + THE WOMEN OF ROME: PIERRE KLOSSOWSKI: Marsilo

Klossowski turns the sketch that is the myth into a rich and lyrical exegesis that entangles the male gaze vs the female gaze.Klossowski turns the sketch that is the myth into a rich and lyrical exegesis that entangles the male gaze vs the female gaze.

Pierre Klossowski, the lapsed Catholic intellectual with a Polish aristocratic title (his brother being the notorious Balthus), a childhood education in Germany, and a legacy of philosophical treatises on Nietzche and Sade, has never been the most lucid of writers. In fact he never even tried that particular trick. Klossowski studied Latin so extensively, it corrupted his French, leading him to a lifetime love of archaic words and long, multi-part sentences with some pretty extended sub-clauses. Yet his influence was such that not only did intellectual giants such as Foucault declare themselves fans, Klossowski's system of thought and of writing was an explicit influence on works like Foucault's own "History Of Sexuality".

EAGERLY Anticipating: Steven Meisel Photographed by Steven Meisel : Pub Date: March 17, 2015 :

Fei Fei Sun/Women. Photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia Jan 13Fei Fei Sun/Women. Photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia Jan 13

Published by Skira Rizzoli, and set to be 304 pages, with a trim size of 11 x 12-1/4, this is the first retrospective monograph of fashion’s preeminent image maker, Steven Meisel. See the press release , post-jump.

Current Reading:10:04: By Ben Lerner : Faber and Faber, 2014

In his second novel, 10:04, Lerner has created a work of autobiographical metafiction that  finds new ways to refer to itself.In his second novel, 10:04, Lerner has created a work of autobiographical metafiction that finds new ways to refer to itself.

The new novel, "10:04" by poet-turned-novelist, Ben Lerner is a dry, scathingly elegant elegy to New York City. Here's an excerpt

Current Reading: YVES SAINT LAURENT : UNE PASSION MAROCAINE : Pierre Bergé

Yves Saint Laurent had always claimed that Morocco influenced his creations.Yves Saint Laurent had always claimed that Morocco influenced his creations.

À l’occasion de l’exposition « Yves Saint Laurent et le Maroc », présentée pour la première fois au jardin Majorelle à Marrakech, Pierre Bergé se souvient. Il tire les fils du passé et accompagne ses propos de photographies, dont beaucoup sont inédites, de dessins et d’aquarelles de Lawrence Mynott.

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