My goal is to be filthy rich.
Rich in knowledge.
Rich in adventure.
Rich in laughter.
Rich in health.
Rich in family.
Rich in love.

Higher Pictures presents its first ever exhibition with Susan Lipper, which is also the first U.S. solo presentation of her legendary project Grapevine (1988-92). The exhibition comprises fourteen large-scale gelatin silver photographs that were printed in 1993 for the debut of Grapevine at The Photographers’ Gallery in London in 1994.

The series takes its name from Grapevine Branch, West Virginia, a small community where Lipper took up intermittent residency for over five years. In time, she became an inside member of this closed community and developed intimate relationships with the residents, whom she interviewed and photographed with a medium-format camera. Although Lipper’s images seem to be constructed within the established vocabulary of documentary photography, she broke from this tradition by granting her sitters the theatrical license to perform as actors-as versions of themselves that may or may not have been true. After developing her prints, Lipper reviewed them with her sitters so they could refine or alter their poses. The resulting collaborative process paradoxically fulfills a traditional documentary function by throwing the gender and class roles enacted in small-town America into greater relief and asks viewers to recall the images of rural American communities we hold in our collective visual memory. In Lipper’s photographs, each role, whether inhabited or performed, reveals itself to be artifice or fantasy as much as a means of personal expression. In this way, Grapevine enacts a double manifestation of self, picturing both Lipper’s own psychic imagination-her creation and exploration of a fictional Eden removed from the reach of empty consumerism-and her subjects’ keen self-awareness in their posturing.

Susan Lipper is a New York based artist. She received her MFA from Yale University in 1983. Among the monographs on her work are Bed and Breakfast, 2000, trip, 1999, and GRAPEVINE, 1994. Lipper is represented, amongst other places, in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and most recently the 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Each day you don’t take yourself to see this is a day wasted, act now, not later. Open now until January 14th, 2017, at Higher Pictures 980 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075. Visit higherpictures.com for more information.

I present to you, The Spirit Molecule. I can’t even put into words. Sourced from Mimosa Hostillis.


Los Angeles’ Karmic alights upon my radar with a magnificent avant-garde pop song named Higher Self. A whimsical bassline, zestful clattering percussion, and playful teasing vocals reel me into this peppy dream of an indie earworm. The light and weightless, snappy and agile tune evokes a fusion of Sylvan Esso, Banoffee, and Alex Winston, alongside an ephemeral dash of Foals like dance punk guitar. Higher Self’s music video is just as popping of an 80′s inspired treat. Purchase Higher Self as a single from major services, here

@shirtclad cont.

Hartley was…. affected. And the fact he was, shook him and left him unsure. Cisco was right; normally he wouldn’t care. So what had gotten him like this? Was it that it had been his idea to push limits? Was it that he had missed catching Cisco when he fell?

… or was it the fact that for a moment, it looked like he’d never have the chance to be honest with Cisco…?

He was currently burning a hole into the IV drip with his gaze…. Hartley couldn’t look at him. “I don’t.” He said, his voice carrying a slight tremble, far quieter than he’d intended it to sound.

Was he shaking…?


The big surprise about Higher and Higher is not how well he can hold a big screen, but how beautiful he is. Not handsome–any Joe Blow can be handsome. The twenty-seven-year-old Frank Sinatra, shot in rich black and white by cinematographer Robert De Grasse, is resplendent. Lovingly lit, photographed slightly in soft focus, he glows through his every scene, all cheekbones and wide, wide eyes. He’s like Bambi with sex appeal. -James Kaplan, Frank: The Voice

Crossember Challenge Day 3 - UNDERSWAP

As many of us already know (and it has already been confirmed) the next AU we will see in Underverse is Underswap. What do you expect to happen in 0.3?

I know I’m a few days late, but I couldn’t get this idea out of my head and I had to make this. My guess is that Cross’ll use Papyrus against Sans. And since Underswap Paps uses orange magic (I think that’s canon?) and you have to keep moving to avoid damage, I just fell in love with the though of poor Sans having to run for his life…waiting for a chance to attack ;)

Challenge by @byutak, Underverse and Cross by @jakei95, Underswap by @popcornpr1nce

Here’s a still so you can see Cross and Paps in the back:


Higher & Higher - Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp