Attila the Photographer

Brassai, Capa, Kertesz, Moholy-Nagy and Munkacsi are just a few of the master photographers that have come out of Hungary. Attila Kozo continues this great tradition with a series of beautifully conceived and emotionally engaging images. Apparently and amazingly, he’s only 20. If this is what he’s doing now, I can’t wait to see what …

What? Why? How?

Is it possible? A TV spot that is not facile or predictable? Yes it is. John Cleese, director Tom Kunst and Grey New York prove the art of the TV commercial is not dead in this spot for DirecTV

The Executioner’s Song

1086 pages plus an after forward, just in case 1086 pages wasn’t enough. That’s what I was in for if decided to take Norman Mailer’s ‘The Executioner’s Song’ off the bookshelf Dave Eggers was quoted on the cover as saying it will be the quickest 1000 pages you’ve ever read. But could he be trusted? …

The Inbetweeners

Who’d be a young teen? Not old enough to get laid but not young enough to be a child. You’re just a strange formless mass of baby fat and peach fuzz, with hormones that make you feel upset if someone says ‘Hello’ to you in the wrong way. Such a state of being demands to …

Gone in 60 seconds

Yayoi Kusama is apparently Japan’s most famous living artist. Her latest exhibit at The Whitney ‘Fireflies on the Water’ has been causing a stir and is a precursor to a more extensive exhibition of her work opening in a week’s time.  I actually have tried several times to get into see ‘Fireflies’ only to be …

Avedon at The Gagosian

One of the most unpleasant things about going to a major gallery is being constantly jostled and chivvied by a mass of humanity all eager to stick their noses in front of some masterwork or other. It has ruined my enjoyment of many shows that would under normal circumstances been great to see. No such …