Keith Haring began his short career in 1978, producing paintings, sculptures and murals in his signature cartoon-like graphics until his premature death in 1990. Haring’s philosophy to enhance the accessibility of his art was reinforced by his Pop Shop, a store which carried Haring memorabilia, home goods and clothing all featuring Haring’s signature designs. Like Haring, countless fashion
Richard Avedon, who would revolutionize fashion photography through his dynamic, active images, often incorporated elements of dance and theatrics into his photographs. In 1970, Avedon photographed model Jean Shrimpton in an evening dress by Pierre Cardin that billowed with her swift movements. In the April 2009 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, photographer Peter Lindbergh shot
Blow by Blow
Credited with discovering and nurturing the careers of Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl, Isabella Blow’s influence on fashion is still felt today. Outlandish and often times borderline-garish, Isabella Blow was a true fashion eccentric known for her whimsical hats and surreal accessories that appropriated the mundane and unusual. Despite her role
Drown Your Sorrows
As one of the three founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, John Everett Millais, would create some of the most well-known imagery of the Pre-Raphaelite movement which looked to Quattrocento or 15th-century Italian art. Shakespeare often served as inspiration to the Pre-Raphaelites, famously depicted in Millais’ 1851-52 painting Ophelia which portrays Shakespeare’s tragic figure of Ophelia from Hamlet Act IV, Scene vii.
Reach for the Sky
Born Arthur Kanofsky, Art Kane was an Art Director-turned photographer in the second half of the 20th century. A protégé of famed Art Director Alexey Brodovitch, Kane would make the transition in 1958 after gaining recognition for a jazz-themed editorial he photographed for Esquire magazine. Kane would come to be known for his portraits