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Noses Elbows and Knees by John Baldessari and Mario Sorrenti on show in New York

On the face of it, it’s an unlikely combination – conceptual artist John Baldessari, and fashion and portrait photographer Mario Sorrenti. But their work first came together back in 2007 in the art issue of W magazine, and it’s now paired up again in the playfully titled Noses Elbows and Knees, on show in New York’s Half Gallery until 20 January. The exhibition has been curated by Neville Wakefield, a fine art, culture and photography writer who has also worked as a senior curatorial advisor for PS1 MoMA, curator of Frieze Projects at the Frieze Art Fair, and co-creative director of Tar Magazine. “Both artist and photographer sought to excavate the familiar – the one by stripping it of clothes, the other of features,” states Wakefield. “So when in 2007…the opportunity for collaboration presented itself, connecting the two made both conceptual as well as artistic sense. Here, a long courtship of art and fashion could at last become a marriage, a true hybrid of crafted imagery and deconstructed purpose.” Mario Sorrenti & John Baldessari – …

2018-01-09T13:50:04+00:00

In Paris: Roe Ethridge’s Sacrifice Your Body

The opening image in his latest book, Sacrifice Your Body, typifies Roe Ethridgeʼs approach. At first sight, itʼs just an ordinary product shot of a Chanel No 5 bottle and its packaging, but closer inspection reveals chipped paint, stray drops of perfume and an intruding wasp. Rippling the surface of a glossy ad with droll other-world elements, itʼs the kind of image thatʼs made him a star in contemporary art, fashion and advertising. Like Juergen Teller, he shoots both commercial and editorial (for the likes of Kenzo, Self Service, Acne Paper and W) alongside his own artwork, and has been shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (in 2011, alongside Elad Lassry, who heʼs often cited with as evidence of a new trend for dry conceptualism). The Deutsche Börse organisers described his work as follows: “Blurring the boundaries of the commercial with the editorial, and the mundane with the highbrow, Ethridge’s conceptual approach to photography is a playful attack on the traditions and conventions of the medium itself.”

2017-11-10T18:35:13+00:00

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