Xerjoff Magazine


On the tracks of creativity

Published on November, 16th 2021

“Trains between Art, Graphics and Design” an exhibition now in progress at m.a.x. museum in Chiasso, investigates how trains have influenced art, graphics and design from the end of the 19th Century to the present day.
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The excellence of Fabergé between Saint Petersburg and London

Published on November, 3rd 2021

The V&A in London dedicates to Peter Carl Fabergé the exhibition “Fabergé in London; Romance to revolution”. A unique event as it brings together, for the first time since the Russian revolution, 200 pieces of the famous jeweller, some of which never exhibited before in the United Kingdom.
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Pete McBride: Enjoy the silence

Published on October, 14th 2021

The volume “Seeing Silence: The Beauty of the World’s Most Quiet Places” published by Rizzoli includes a collection of charming images, taken in the seven continents by Pete McBride and portraying the beauty of uncontaminated and lost places, shrouded in the magic of silence.
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Irving Penn: not only fashion

Published on October, 7th 2021

Galleria Cardi in Milan dedicates an exhibition to Irving Penn, one of the greatest photographers of 1900s. Author of over 150 covers of the magazine Vogue, Penn, during his long career, has captured different worlds. For example Italy, a country he visited on several occasions and often portrayed in iconic shots, included in the Milan exhibition.
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Dominique Roches: perfumes lead to the discovery of new worlds

Published on July, 26th 2021

Dominique Roches in the book "Cueilleur d'essences - Aux sources des parfums du monde" tells about his fascinating journeys in search of those precious natural elements at the base of the creation of perfumes.
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Mario De Biasi: a hymn to life

Published on July, 23rd 2021

Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice hosts a great retrospective exhibition dedicated to Mario De Biasi. 216 photos on show, half of which previously unpublished, that talk about the many facets of one of the greatest Italian photographers.
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America in Florence

Published on July, 14th 2021

Through 80 works by 53 artists, the exhibition “American Art 1961-2001” in progress at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence offers a charming picture of the rich and varied US artistic production that includes Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Pictures Generation.
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Yayoi Kusama: psychedelic emotions

Published on July, 8th 2021

An exciting psychedelic journey made of thousands of lights and colours, this is what the Infinity Mirror Rooms of artist Yayoi Kusama at Tate Modern in London offer their visitors.
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Decas: a scented hymn to Italy

Published on May, 28th 2021

Created to celebrate the year of unification of Italy, 1861 XJ Collection is enriched with a new charming essence, “Decas”, a fragrant hymn to the luxuriant nature of Belpaese.
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Alice, muse of creativity

Published on April, 29th 2021

An exhibition at V&A Museum in London analyses the influence that the book “Alice’s adventures in wonderland” has had, over time, on the various creative disciplines: from cinema to photography, from theatre to fashion, from painting to music.
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Rock: Every Cover Tells a Story

Published on March, 11th 2021

On it’s 40th anniversary Taschen reissued the history of rock through record covers, from the most famous to the ultra rare ones.
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Edward Hopper, the modernity of a great master

Published on December, 21st 2020

In the online exhibition “Hopperiana. Social distancing before Covid-19” four photographers interpret Edward Hopper’s aesthetics revealing its modernity.
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Women in fashion according to Norman Parkinson

Published on November, 9th 2020

Photographers Norman Parkinson, Milton Greene, Terence Donovan, Terry O'Neill and Jerry Schatzberg changed the way of portraying women in fashion in the years between 1948 and 1968. An exhibition tells us about it.
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Luxury over time

Published on October, 26th 2020

How has the concept of luxury changed during the various eras? The exhibition “Luxes”, in progress at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, tells us about it.
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1900 seen by Margaret Bourke-White

Published on October, 15th 2020

“Prima, donna. Margaret Bourke-White” is the title of a retrospective exhibition dedicated to the great American photographer, in progress at Palazzo Reale in Milan.
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The poetics of Venetian glass that conquered America

Published on October, 5th 2020

The exhibition "Venice and the American Glass Studio" highlights the influence that the traditional glass working techniques of the lagoon city have exercised on American artists from the 1960’s to nowadays.
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Youssef Nabil: life is a dream

Published on September, 7th 2020

Palazzo Grassi in Venice hosts “Once Upon a Dream”, a monographic exhibition dedicated to Youssef Nabil, an Egyptian artist author of dream-like images with a melancholic feel.
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Cecil Beaton’s Golden Youth

Published on August, 25th 2020

The exhibition “Bright Young Things” focuses on Cecil Beaton’s early days, high society and avant-garde, artists and writers, socialites and revelers are the milieu that he has portrayed.
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The Stone Cathedrals by Olivo Barbieri

Published on August, 6th 2020

The ancestral charm of the Dolomites, mountains whose history began two hundred and fifty million years ago, is at the center of a photographic project by Olivo Barbieri, which can be visited in Lagazuoi at an altitude of almost 3000 meters high.
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Obey, art, rights and peace!

Published on August, 4th 2020

Palazzo Ducale in Genoa is hosting an art exhibition dedicated to Shepard Fairey aka Obey, a well-known American street artist committed to issues of political and civil relevance.
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Mario Testino celebrates the irresistible Italian appeal

Published on July, 24th 2020

A thick photography volume titled “Ciao. Omaggio all’Italia” celebrates Italian style and creativity. Its author is Peruvian photographer Mario Testino, who states that his passion for fashion derives right from the Belpaese.
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Magnum Photos, pictures and conversations during quarantine

Published on July, 8th 2020

Among the most important photo agencies, Magnum Photos has documented the pandemic through two interesting initiatives: “Diary of a pandemic” and “Quarantine Conversation”.
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Christo’s last intuition

Published on June, 24th 2020

Deceased last May, Christo, the master of Land Art, had been working for years to the wrapping of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Due to the pandemic, the work of art has been postponed until September 2021.
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Sabine Pigalle and the revised classics

Published on June, 15th 2020

In a series titled “My Corona Days”, French artist Sabine Pigalle has revisited the masterpieces of painting realized by great masters like Leonardo Da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli and Jan Vermeer.
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Scented reopening in Venice

Published on June, 8th 2020

Mocenigo Palace houses the Perfume Museum in Venice, which is opening again after lockdown. Guided tours for a time-travel to discover the wonderful history of perfume.
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The world of art between solidarity and hope

Published on June, 3rd 2020

Works of art created to raise funds amid this heath crisis or that simply invite us to hold on and have hope. Damien Hirst, Quentin Blake and Gilbert & George are the British well-known artists who conceived them.
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Banksy’s new superheroine

Published on May, 25th 2020

With “Game Changer” Banksy pays tribute to the nurse staff and NHS that are engaged to struggle the virus and to ensure our health.
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David Hockney, Coronavirus won’t stop nature

Published on May, 18th 2020

From his lockdown in Normandy, David Hockney portrays the reawakening of nature by capturing the beautiful natural landscapes he is surrounded with.
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Design serving people

Published on April, 20th 2020

In emergency times like the one we are living, many designers have been engaged in useful projects for the society.
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6 feet covers: musicians at the right distance

Published on April, 8th 2020

Some of the most iconic rock-pop covers have been reviewed by two American artists, following the rules of social distancing.
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The Great Empty: the new face of places

Published on April, 2nd 2020

The New York Times has launched “The Great Empty” project asking various photographers to document the new face of places in this period of social distancing.
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Electronic music between design, art and fashion

Published on March, 6th 2020

The London Design Museum dedicates an exhibition to electronic music exploring the links that this genre has had with art, design and fashion.
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Architecture is female!

Published on March, 4th 2020

The women’s contribution to architecture is relevant as underlined in an interesting book edited by Jane Hall for Phaidon entitled "Breaking Ground - Architecture by women".
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Metropolises seen by Gabriele Basilico

Published on February, 19th 2020

An exhibition now in progress at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome highlights the interest that photographer Gabriele Basilico has always showed towards metropolises.
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The Irishman, behind the scene

Published on February, 6th 2020

Assouline dedicates a volume to The Irishman, the latest masterpiece by Martin Scorsese. A fascinating “behind-the-scene” including images from the set and photographic portraits of the movie’s main characters.
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Federico Fellini, imaginative genius

Published on January, 30th 2020

“Fellini 100 Immortal Genius” is the title of the exhibition taking place at Castel Sismondo in Rimini, which celebrates 100 years after the birth of one of the greatest directors in film history.
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Ornament is not a crime

Published on January, 2nd 2020

The exhibition "What A Wonderful World" proposes an exciting and original journey through the centuries, to understand how much decorations and the ornaments tell about us and the world around us.
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Leonard Cohen’s Last dance

Published on December, 16th 2019

Leonard Cohen’s posthumous album, curated by his son Adam in collaboration with a large group of famous performers, is released as “Thanks for the dance”.
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Milan in the legendary ‘60s

Published on December, 2nd 2019

An exhibition now open at Palazzo Morando in Milan celebrates the cultural and artistic effervescence of Lombardy’s main city during 1960s.
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Rome seen by Gianni Berengo Gardin

Published on November, 18th 2019

A solo exhibition on the Capital, captured by the lens of Gianni Berengo Gardin, is now being held at Casale di Santa Maria Nova in Rome. Seventy-five pictures showing the evolution and contradictions of the timeless City from the second post-war period to the present day.
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Rankin’s world in Milan

Published on November, 11th 2019

The 29 Arts In Progress gallery in Milan dedicates the first Italian solo exhibition to the famous British photographer Rankin. On display his iconic celebrity portraits, from Jude Law to Ewan McGregor, from Blondie to Monica Bellucci, as well as some of his more conceptual works.
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The Lunar Landscapes by Stefano De Rosa

Published on October, 24th 2019

An exhibition, dedicated to the astrophotographer Stefano De Rosa, is held at the Xerjoff Gallery in Turin celebrating the bewitching beauty of the Moon.
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Alex Prager’s Film Imagery

Published on October, 22nd 2019

Images that recall film noir, thrillers, dramas and detective films: these are the ones made by Alex Prager, to whom Fondazione Sozzani in Milan dedicates an exhibition entitled “Silver Lake Drive”
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California Dreamin’

Published on October, 7th 2019

California in the late 1960’s portrayed by photographer Dennis Stock, between hippy counter-culture, demonstrators, concerts, bikers and surfers.
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The fairy-tale universe of Tim Walker at the V&A Museum in London

Published on September, 9th 2019

The V&A Museum of London dedicates a rich retrospective to Tim Walker, whose images dedicated to the world of fashion and Hollywood stars evoke a fairy-tale universe.
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Nino Migliori: neorealist experimenter

Published on July, 8th 2019

40 images of Nino Migliori -one of the most appreciated Italian photographers- are on display at the Astino Abbey in Bergamo in an exhibition entitled “Nino Migliori - Forme del vero”
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Rock’n’roll at the MET

Published on June, 24th 2019

The MET in New York retraces the history of rock’n’roll through the instruments that made it great, in an exhibition entitled “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll”
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Roy Lichtenstein: Pop Visions

Published on June, 11th 2019

The Mudec museum in Milan hosts “Roy Lichtenstein: Multiple Visions” an exhibition that, with 100 works, pays homage to the great master of American Pop art.
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Barry Feinstein: sixty years among the stars

Published on May, 20th 2019

In La Spezia is now taking place the first Italian retrospective dedicated to Barry Feinstein, American photographer who captured the big names of Hollywood of 1950s and the most important performers of 60s and 70s.
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Alfred Hitchcock: Backstage Shivers

Published on May, 10th 2019

The masterpieces directed by Alfred Hitchcock for Universal Pictures are celebrated through an exhibition in Pisa, showcasing a collection of images shot on the sets and backstage of films ranging from Psycho to Rear Window, from The Birds to Vertigo
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David Bailey: from London’s east end to the world

Published on April, 23rd 2019

A precious limited edition retrospective published by Taschen, gathering David Bailey’s photographic production presenting portraits of celebrities such as John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Jean Shrimpton, Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, Catherine Deneuve
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Paris changes its colors to “Rouge”

Published on April, 18th 2019

“Rouge. Art et utopie au pays des Soviets” is the exhibition dedicated to the Soviet art after October 1917 Revolution being held at the Grand Palais in Paris, presenting the artworks from Vladimir Maïakovski, Alexandre Rodtchenko, Alexandre Deïneka and Youri Pimenov
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Martin Parr: Human nature

Published on April, 8th 2019

Great Britain at the time of Brexit alongside with numerous portraits of ordinary people portrayed in their everyday life: this is the focus of the work of Martin Parr - British photographer - to whom the National Portrait Gallery in London dedicates a large retrospective
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Marianne’s capability

Published on March, 15th 2019

Marianne Faithfull, the well-known 60’s icon, releases “Negative Capability” a very profound album, filled with moving and soft sounds
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Alessandro Paglia, Magical Hyperrealism

Published on March, 4th 2019

Alessandro Paglia’s works are characterized by a hyper-realistic style. The Milanese artist depicts in his paintings iconic and pop design objects, but also famous motorcycles and prestigious vintage cars
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All the Colors of the Night

Published on December, 17th 2018

The night is a theme that has represented an important and constant source of inspiration for art as displayed in the exhibition entitled “Peindre la nuit” on show at the Center Pompidou in Metz
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The Perfume of Art Permeates the Xerjoff Gallery

Published on December, 12th 2018

The Xerjoff gallery opens in Turin, dedicated to art and cultural events. The opening is entrusted to the visual artist Lia Pascaniuc who presents the exhibition “Liquid Life”
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Banksy: Street Writing

Published on December, 3rd 2018

Provocative, irreverent, sarcastic and political, Banksy's works are exhibited at the Mudec in Milan in an exhibition (which the artist has not authorized) entitled “The Art of Banksy. A Visual Protest”
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Artistic Hospitality

Published on November, 26th 2018

Located in the Akihabara district, one of Tokyo's most hi-tech and trendy neighbourhoods, BnA Hotel offers five spacious rooms created by several artistic collectives.
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The evolution of Automotive between graphics and design

Published on November, 15th 2018

The m.a.x. museum in Chiasso traces the history of the automobile and the evolution of its style through the close relationship that the automotive industry has maintained with the graphics and design industry
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30 years without Jean-Michel Basquiat

Published on November, 8th 2018

Exhibitions, films and musicals celebrate Jean-Michel Basquiat- Andy Warhol’s apprentice and great artist from New York- who passed away 30 years ago
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TeamLab: The Future of Art is Digital

Published on September, 10th 2018

In Tokyo the first Museum fully dedicated to digital art by teamLab showing virtual works with a strong spectacular impact
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Easy Rider: the Art of Speed

Published on August, 24th 2018

Motorcycles make us dream, they represent freedom, and they are a call for travelling and adventure. To this world, which in 150 years has proposed models of such beauty to become part of the collective imagination, Venaria Reale in Turin dedicates an exhibition entitled “Easy Rider. The myth of motorcycles as art”

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Fulvio Roiter, the Infinite Beauty

Published on July, 17th 2018

To Fulvio Roiter, great Italian photographer, La Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice is dedicating an interesting retrospective featuring over 200 iconic images spanning his entire career.
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Salvatore Ferragamo, walking in Hollywood

Published on June, 18th 2018

An exhibition calls to mind Hollywood’s Roaring 20’s - a period of time - which Salvatore Ferragamo and many other Italian creative minds contributed to making it so great.
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The “Raw pop” of Altreforme

Published on June, 8th 2018

To celebrate 10 years of activity Altreforme has produced “Raw & Rainbow”, a limited edition collection that covers the aluminium with a pop aura.
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Revolutionary Graphics of Former USSR

Published on June, 4th 2018

On display at the Wolfsonian in Miami Soviet propaganda posters with innovative graphics created over the years between the two world wars
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Fondazione Prada: a tower with six floors dedicated to art

Published on May, 24th 2018

The “Torre” of Fondazione Prada was recently inaugurated in Milan, hosting an interesting selection of contemporary works of art
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Madame d’Ora, First Woman Photographer of the Twentieth Century

Published on May, 14th 2018

Currently an exhibition celebrates the talents of the anti-conformist, liberal and innovative Madame d'Ora, first woman photographer of the twentieth century. She portrayed artists, writers and the glamour of the fashion world.

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A book entitled “La civilization des odeurs” analyzes the revolution of the sense of smell

Published on April, 23rd 2018

The scholar Robert Muchembled reconstructs Europe’s history, between 16th and 18th centuries, through the diffusion of perfume and the revolution of the sense of smell.
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“Genesis”, a photographic exhibition by Salgado on show at La Venaria Reale – A hymn to the beauty of our planet

Published on April, 9th 2018

“Genesis”, a photographic exhibition by Sebastião Salgado on show at La Venaria Reale including exceptional images of the most remote corners of our planet

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Federico Fellini’s Fulgor Cinema in Rimini reopens

Published on March, 26th 2018

“Living a dream is like making a movie,” said Federico Fellini. And the reopening of the Fulgor cinema in Rimini, a place intimately linked to the great Italian director, is a dream come true.
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“Looking for Oum Kulthum” – Oum Kulthum, Immortal Myth

Published on March, 19th 2018

She was called "The Mother of Arabs", "The Star of the East", "The Nightingale of the Nile", or simply "Il Sit" that is "The Lady".
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Prince’s Intimate Moments

Published on March, 13th 2018

Prince’s premature death ripped a hole in the fabric of music. A beautiful book that collects images shot by Steve Parker has been currently published revealing the most intimate and seductive sides of the legendary musician from Minneapolis
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Magic and multifaceted Fornasetti – Exhibition in Rome

Published on March, 9th 2018

The works of Piero Fornasetti, famous for his multifaceted talent (he was an accomplished painter, sculptor, interior decorator, and printer of art books), dialogue with the ancient sculptures collection of the Museum at Palazzo Altemps in Rome
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“Ocean Liners: Speed & Style”: cruising with glamour

Published on March, 2nd 2018

The Normandie in New York 1935-39. Collection French Lines.

“Ocean Liners: Speed & Style”, an exhibition taking place in London proposes a plunge into the past, taking you on a journey through the golden age of travel, when ocean liners were the only transport crossing the ocean; all in pursuit of revealing the true luxury and glamour behind them

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Que Viva Frida!

Published on February, 26th 2018

Above : “Naturaleza muerta (Soy de Samuel Fastlicht)”, Frida Kahlo.

The Museum of Cultures (MUDEC) of Milan pays tribute to the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo putting on show her complex creative universe. The exhibition will include paintings (two of which have never been displayed before), drawings, and photographs.
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Per Fumum: the millennial charm of perfume

Published on February, 16th 2018

“Per Fumum – I profumi della storia” an exhibition not to be missed dedicated
to all perfume lovers (and not only) taking place at Palazzo Madama in Turin until May 21st
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Ignacio De Petra, dreamlike suggestions

Published on February, 7th 2018

Ignacio De Petra, experimenter of different photographic languages, is the protagonist of an exhibition entitled “Reconfiguration” on show at the L'inde Le Palais in Bologna

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Hollywood directors and fashion: a long love story

Published on February, 2nd 2018

Oscar-winning directors and Hollywood stars are currently the protagonists of the most interesting fashion web series. Short films inspired by the atmospheres of the silver screen and which continue on the smartphone’s screen.
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David Bowie: The Alien Who Loved Berlin

Published on January, 10th 2018

Above: image from Taschen’s book “David Bowie - The man who fell to earth”.

While an 11CD box set entitled “A New Career In A New Town” (1977-1982) that retraces Bowie’s years in Berlin has been recently released and an exhibition entitled “David Bowie is”, will soon open in New York (March 2, 2018), Taschen dedicates a photographic book to the famous English artist that re-proposes the story of “The Man Who Fell to Earth”, movie in which David Bowie played the leading role.
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Tattoo Art: a scene in continuous evolution

Published on January, 10th 2018

Tattoo art is a very ancient form of art; its origins date back to the dawn of times.
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The Rolling Stones On Air

Published on December, 22nd 2017

There are some people who think that the Rolling Stones are still the greatest rock and roll band on the planet and others who consider them as a group of sprightly elders who still have fun strumming their old hits on different stages around the world.
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Peter Lindbergh: Fashion Humanism

Published on December, 4th 2017

The pureness of his black and white pictures has decisively influenced the course of fashion photography since the early 1980’s. We are speaking of Peter Lindbergh to whom the Reggia di Venaria Reale in Turin (Piazza della Repubblica 4) dedicates, until February 4th, an exhibition entitled: “Peter Lindbergh".
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Backstage with Almodovar

Published on November, 22nd 2017

In almost 40 years of career, Pedro Almodovar has sounded out in a surrealistic, ironic, but also dramatic way, the universes of desire, passion and identity.
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It’s time for revolution!

Published on November, 22nd 2017

“You say you want a Revolution" ? The years from 1966 to 1980 were overflowing with creativity resulting in significant changes in terms of custom, lifestyle and culture and whose effects can still be appreciated nowadays
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Bischof, tireless traveler

Published on October, 23rd 2017

The Tre Oci Gallery in Venice (Fondamenta Zitelle, 43) dedicates an exhibition to Werner Bischof (1916-1954), a Swiss photographer among the founders of the Magnum Agency together with Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa.
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A new museum for Gaudì

Published on September, 22nd 2017

Good news for the numerous admirers of the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudì (1852-1926), the greatest exponent of the Catalan modernism.
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Venetian LaChapelle

Published on September, 19th 2017

The surreal, baroque and pop universe of the well-known American artist David LaChapelle, who made his debut as a photographer with the magazine Interview by Andy Warhol, will be on stage until September 10th at Casa dei Tre Oci di Venezia (Fondamenta delle Zitelle, 43 -
Isola della Giudecca).
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