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Calendar, Night&Day A Partnership Made in Heaven

A Partnership Made in Heaven

Add Hiroshi Sugimoto and God to the list of great artistic collaborators, joining the ranks of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. In 2012, three years after Sugimoto photographed Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante's re-creation of…
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Culture, Art Modern Migrants: A Berkeley Photographer Revisits Dorothea Lange's Portraits of Disenfranchised Californians

Modern Migrants: A Berkeley Photographer Revisits Dorothea Lange's Portraits of Disenfranchised Californians

The photo called Migrant Mother — taken by Dorothea Lange in 1936, at the height of the Great Depression — ushered in a new era of documentary photography. It also changed the life of Lange and her subject, Florence Owens…
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Culture, Art The Glow of Celebrity: Diane Arbus Caught Every Uncomfortable Moment of Life Until Her Last

The Glow of Celebrity: Diane Arbus Caught Every Uncomfortable Moment of Life Until Her Last

Four decades after Diane Arbus was found dead in a New York bathtub with both of her wrists slit, the art world is still analyzing her life and her artwork for fresh clues, hoping to reveal new insight into a…
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Culture, Art Christian Marclay's "The Clock" is the World's Most Elaborate Timepiece

Christian Marclay's "The Clock" is the World's Most Elaborate Timepiece

At 2:15 a.m. on a recent Friday, on the fourth floor of SFMOMA, a smattering of art-goers snoozed, lying prone on soft couches after watching a few hours of Christian Marclay's The Clock. The snores. The drooling. Marclay's masterpiece. Those…
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Culture, Art Photo Negative: Two Exhibits Reconsider Historic Images

Photo Negative: Two Exhibits Reconsider Historic Images

From a distance, Amy Trachtenberg's Stripes/Sutras looks like marbled paper — the kind with luminous swirls that you'd find inside a 19th-century book about English grammar. Look closer, though: One section of Stripes/Sutras has the head of an Iraqi man.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Beauty Turned Inside Out

Beauty Turned Inside Out

When we think of classic glamor — pencil skirt, gloves, and arched-eyebrow glamor, the kind that would have looked askance through perfectly lined eyes and French milliner’s netting at you and your holey shoes and yoga pants — the image…
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