Oscar Wilde inspired Look Book for Alexander McQueen - Autumn/Winter 2017 Menswear Collection - designer: Sarah Burton - photographer: Ethan James Green - stylist: Alister Mackie - art direction: M/M Paris - hair: Matt Mulhall - makeup: Miranda Joyce - casting director: Jess Hallett - models: Filip Roseen, Kalam Horlick, Myles Dominique, Safari & Tsubasa - location: London
Kuniyoshi Utagawa 歌川国芳 (Japanese, 1797–1861, b. Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan) - Cats Suggested by the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō (東海道五十三次) (detail, left panel), 1847 Woodblocks, each sheet 14 5/8 x 10 inches
In 1973, women in the New York Police Department were assigned to patrol duty for the first time, and the term “police officer” replaced the earlier designations of “police-woman” and “patrolman.”
Jane Hoffer photographed a number of these women and collected their perspectives on their work. Ann Wilson (top photo) reflected:
When they transferred me to the taxi squad, I was primarily with the other girls, assigned to clerical duties. But I had a very innovative boss who one day said to me: “Are you afraid of the street?” and I said: “No.” And he said: “Would you like to try it?” And I said: “Yes.” And out I went. On patrol, in an unmarked car. And I enjoyed it! Once you get a taste of it, it’s like you can’t keep ‘em down on the farm any longer. Because you realize you are just as functional…you can do just about the same things. In fact, in some cases, you’re at an advantage.
Jane Hoffer. Ann Wilson, Sergeant Barbara Collins, [?] Walker, and Officer Peggy O’Shaughnessy. circa 1975-1978. On the Beat photograph collection. New-York Historical Society.
In 1970, MoMA presented the first retrospective of the young abstract artist Frank Stella. Then just 33 years old, he was—and still is—the youngest artist ever to have a retrospective at the Museum. The exhibition covered roughly a decade’s worth of the artist’s paintings and drawings, foregrounding his pioneering shaped canvases and emphasis on serial structures. The press release emphasized Stella’s originality and influence: “At a time when abstract painting is frequently characterized by narrowness of its stylistic range, Stella’s exhibition reveals an extraordinary variety, not simply in the aesthetic structuring of the pictures but in their expressive character.” William Rubin, Chief Curator of the Department of Painting and Sculpture, argued in the catalogue that just as the painterly exuberance of Abstract Expressionism seemed to run its course, “Stella had contributed to the already varied vocabulary of American art…one of the few genuinely new paths for the continued development of major non-figurative art.”
Read the out-of-print catalogue, see images of the installation, and more at http://mo.ma/2lYTvx8. 26 of #52exhibitions #MoMAhistory