Michael Dooley talks with Mike Salisbury, the art director behind the iconic album cover that distinguished the King of Pop from the rest of the Jackson 5.
Steven Heller reflects on how two important left wing politics, art and culture magazines from the late 1960s, Evergreen Review and Ramparts, altered his perceptions, changed his convictions and provided models for his personal and professional life.
With all its graffiti art, New York City itself is a canvas. A new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York celebrates this eccentric art form.
Productive Arts! run by Howard Garfinkel and Larry Zeman is an essential resource for Russian and Soviet design materials (publications, posters, ephemera) produced by the leaders of the Constructivist, Productivist and Socialist Realist movements. Most recently, they published catalogs on Soviet newspapers and specifically pages designed by montagist Gustav Klutsis. I asked Zeman to...
From Facebook, to Twitter, Instagram and the retro MySpace modern day self-portraits have been around for well over a decade. Originating in toothpaste-splattered mirrors with digital cameras and pixilated web cams, the modern day “selfies” have evolved with the advancement in technology.
Since the dawn of picture making, the desire for Instagram was built into the voyeuristic nature of mankind. When photography was the new rage, long exposure portraits, shot at photography studios by trained craftsmen, were all the rage. Take a look at some vintage photos.
Almost half a century after World War II, in an abandoned and dust-filled storage shed beside an old photography studio in Esfahan, Iran, Parisa Damandan found a unique collection of stunning Diane Arbus-esque photographs by Abolqasem Jala that are reminders of war in general and World War II's human displacement. Four years ago, a...
From Jacob Landau to Andy Warhol, the past 90 years worth of winners in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards reads likes a Who’s Who. Next month the Mahady Gallery at Marywood University is hosting The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition for Northeast Pennsylvania.
Photography’s role in shaping American identity can be explored from multiple perspectives. These two new books - "Dorothea Lange" and "The Big Picture" - present both the enthusiastic embrace of distinctly American idealism and the devastating results of how such fervor left too many people with nothing.
While in Paris for the holidays, my apartment was only a five minute walk from the Shoah Memorial, a museum devoted to the Holocaust and the French collaboration therewith. I visited often and experienced scores of emotionally charged displays. Yet the exhibit that most captured my attention, “Scenes From the Ghetto,” was comprised of...