1970s David Bowie Photography Exhibit by Mick Rock - The early ‘70s work by photographer Mick Rock – whose iconic glam and punk images have become the album and single covers for David Bowie, Queen, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Syd Barrett, Blondie, The Ramones, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Talking Heads – is on exhibit in “Mick Rock: Shooting for Stardust, The Rise of David Bowie & Co.” at the Taschen Gallery in Los Angeles until October 11, 2015. The photos are part of the new Taschen book, The Rise of David Bowie. 1972-1973.

Photos and photos of photos by Jason at HandsInTheAir.net


A couple of weeks ago I learned about the Ren Hang TASCHEN edition that was about to come out and I thought that it would be an amazing addition to my art books. Lately, I’ve been struggling a bit with money bc I am a student living in an expensive city but as Ren Hang is one of my favourite contemporary artists I really wanted to get myself one of his first real non self released art books. I fought a bit and finally convinced myself that I would get this. 

A day later I woke up to the news that Ren Hang had comitted suicide. Today my issue finally arrived and while looking through it I came across this section about him that contained an entry of his website. 

Life is indeed a 
Precious gift 
But I often feel
It seems to send the wrong man


Taschen to Unleash the Mother of all Disney Animation Books:

The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921-1968

Taschen – one of the world’s premier publishers of deluxe art books – describes The Walt Disney Film Archives as the “most comprehensive illustrated Disney publication to date,” and offers the following description of its contents:

With unlimited access to the Disney archives and extensive research, the book’s authors have gathered some 1,500 images, including concept art, story sketches, backgrounds, and animation drawings as well as many behind-the-scenes photos to trace the origins and evolution of such favorites as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, 101 Dalmatians, and The Jungle Book. Transcripts from Walt’s story development meetings, published here for the first time, reveal his imaginative genius in action and immerse the reader at the very heart of Disney’s remarkable creative hub.

This fascinating archival material covers not only the early Disney classics, but also the experimental short films of the Silly Symphonies and the lesser-known war and propaganda films of the 1940s. Widely neglected musical features such as Make Mine Music and Melody Time are also given extensive coverage. Along the way, we encounter the work of all major Disney illustrators and stylists of the era, including such greats as Ub Iwerks, Albert Hurter, Ferdinand Horvath, Gustaf Tenggren, Kay Nielsen, Carl Barks, Mary Blair, Sylvia Holland, Bianca Marjorie, Tyrus Wong, Ken Anderson, Eyvind Earle, and Walt Peregoy. Special archival finds also bear witness to Disney’s collaboration with leading visual artists of the age, Salvador Dalí and Thomas Hart Benton.

You can pre-order the 624 page beauty on Amazon. CLICK HERE.