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.
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 – 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
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.