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“Murmuration” (2015), Flanders Red willow, installed at the Holburne Museum in Bath, UK. Photograph by Nick Smith Photography. All images courtesy of Laura Ellen Bacon. British sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon twists, ties, and knots pieces of willow and other raw materials to create large-scale abstract sculptures which she installs both inside and outside of architectural structures. The pieces often involve several stages of sketching, and weeks of weaving using her hands and

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As the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance great Leonardo da Vinci approaches, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is reaching deep into its archive to exhibit four rarely shown drawings by the Old Master. The incredibly fragile artworks, normally kept in storage due to their sensitivity to light, will go on view in the museum’s prints and drawings galleries on January 29. There, they will be joined

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Anyone who has been lucky enough to spend time with Dapper Dan knows that the legendary Harlem tailor, the man whose designer “knockups” dressed the Harlem gangsters and hip-hop pioneers of the cocaine ’80s, has a few stories to tell. And now, for the first time, you don’t need an appointment at his uptown atelier to hear him spin tales from his rich, occasionally turbulent life—his memoir, Dapper Dan: Made In Harlem, is being

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Warning: stay alert! Otherwise, St. Vincent's shape-shifting music and daring performances will leave you in the dust. On a cold recent night in Brooklyn, St. Vincent appeared onstage in a Saint Laurent smoking jacket to much clapping and hooting, gave the crowd a deadpan look, and said, “Without being reductive, I'd like to say that we haven't actually done anything yet.” Pause. “So let's do something.” She launched into a cover of

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plans have been presented for a skyscraper which, once completed, will rank as the second tallest building in new york. known as ‘tower fifth’, the building would stand at a height of 1,556 feet (474 meters). for reference, one world trade center — the city’s tallest building — tops out at 1,776 feet (541 meters). gensler is the design architect for the project, which will be located just north of st. patrick’s cathedral, east of fifth avenue

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Over a few weeks each January and September, publications are flooded with fashion week coverage that all starts to blend together and, next thing you know, you’ve missed this Swingers-tastic dollar-sign shirt or the football helmet-wearing models Virgil Abloh sent down the runway. But I, someone who has a hard time paying attention to most things, have done you the favor of sifting through the coverage to tease out the things you

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Fashion capitals are no longer exclusive to the West. They are the eastern cities of Tbilisi and Kiev; Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Shanghai. Brands move to create shows specifically for Japan and China, presenting their collections directly in Asia’s massive luxury fashion market. But while the market is certainly moving at an astonishing pace, what it means to be a designer of Eastern heritage in an industry that holds

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In recent work, Gil Bruvel carefully arranges pieces of wood, with startling faces emerging. This is just one example of the sculptor’s work, which also spans metalworking, oil painting, and several other mediums. The artist’s larger sculptures, in particular, tend to render the human head in unexpected ways.

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Historia das Americas II Guy Laramée (previously) erects topographic specimen from collections of vintage books. His carved sculptures imitate the mountains of knowledge once physically collected in books rather than compiled via digital means. In this series of new works from 2017-2018 the Montreal-based artist incorporates traditional methods of book organization as integral parts of the sculptures— such as box set containers, simple wood stands, and metal bookends reminiscent of public

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