A little-known body of early work by Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-89) is presented in Polaroids: Mapplethorpe, opening on May 3, 2008, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Curated by Sylvia Wolf, in collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The exhibition, features approximately one hundred works – many never exhibited before –including self-portraits, figure studies, still lifes, and portraits of Mapplethorpe’s lovers and friends such as Patti Smith, Sam Wagstaff, and Marianne Faithfull.
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If you like graffiti and live in the UK or Europe you better NOT miss the Cans Festival-the stencil artists festival!
The biggest problem with commuting by bike in a city is probably getting hit, or when you come out of the store only to find your nice new Kryptonite lock hanging around the bike rack sans bike. Puma’s Glow Ride, manufactured by Biomega, is the third incarnation of their branded bike (and you immediately thought sneakers) and solves most of these problems. First, the stylish single-gear solves the visibility issue of riding at night by adding a coat of glow-in-the-dark paint. Available in green or orange glow, just let your bike soak up some solar rays and it should radiate an alien aura for the duration of your ride. Twin disc brakes can literally stop you in your tracks. And, with its wire lock system, the only way somebody is stealing this bike is if they take that entire rack with them.
The Courtauld Gallery holds the finest group of works by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) in Britain. As the culmination of The Courtauld Institute of Art’s 75th anniversary, the Gallery is showing the entire collection together for the first time. The importance of the collection lies not only in its exceptionally high quality but also in its wide range, with seminal paintings, drawings and watercolours from the major periods of the artist’s long career. The Courtauld Cézannes, on view from 26 June to 5 October 2008, will be the first opportunity to enjoy this extraordinary collection in its entirety.
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