Pirelli Calendar 2016

30th September 2015 | Alice Taylor

2016’s Pirelli Calendar has bypassed it’s traditional approach of featuring the world’s sexiest women and instead focuses on intimate portraits of 13 women who are shaping the world today, clothed and photographed by a female photographer. It’s about time.

Via Vogue:

It’s not just a step in a new direction, but a giant leap. Shot by Annie Leibovitz, who also lensed the 2000 edition, the calendar features Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Serena Williams, Fran Lebowitz, Amy Schumer, Tavi Gevinson, Ava DuVernay, Natalia Vodianova, Agnes Gund, Kathleen Kennedy, Mellody Hobson, Shirin Neshat, and Yao Chen as the women changing society today.

“I started to think about the roles that women play, women who have achieved something. I wanted to make a classic set of portraits. I thought that the women should look strong but natural, and I decided to keep it a very simple exercise of shooting in the studio,” Leibovitz said in a release. “This calendar is so completely different. It is a departure. The idea was not to have any pretense in these pictures and be very straightforward.” Needless to say, those looking for tropically set nude photos are in for a surprise.

Quite Lovely

29th April 2015 | Alice Taylor

Portraits by Eduardo Torres in Quite Lovely, the second issue of the The Quite Delightful Project’s luxury erotic magazine.

To see the full essay, pre-order a copy of the magazine; which, along with its accompanying publications, you can enjoy a pre-publication discount if you order online (which you can do here).

Gisele vs Brady

15th April 2015 | Alice Taylor

One of my favourite images of my favourite model Gisele Bundchen has been recreated by Alex Guofeng Cao. He creates large-scale portraits of society’s icons by recreating recognizable photographs or paintings using thousands of smaller images, resulting in a pixelated and repetitive surface. He is most intrigued by the relationship between the small photos and the larger image—creating a type of dual portrait, as seen here in Gisele vs Brady, after Irving Penn’s Gisele, New York, April 1, 1999.

Anyone fancy buying me a signed and numbered copy for £10,000?

Alex Guofeng Cao
(American/Chinese, b. 1969)
Gisele vs Brady (After Penn), 2010
Lot ID: 107501
Chromogenic Print (C-print)

60 x 40 in. (152.4 x 101.6 cm.)
Signed and numbered

Edition of 10
Estimate: 8,000—10,000 USD

Chop chop! Bidding ends Thursday, April 16, 2015. Go to Artnet Auctions to bid.

Ryan McGinley ‘Yearbook’

11th August 2014 | Alice Taylor

From the Team Gallery website:

Team (gallery, inc.) is pleased to announce a solo show by New York-based artist Ryan McGinley. Entitled YEARBOOK, the exhibition will take place from 07 September through 12 October 2014.

Team is located at 83 Grand Street, cross streets Wooster and Greene.