New York’s Morrison Hotel Gallery showcases the rich and diverse world of fine art photographs both of and by rock, blues, and punk’s greatest legends, from Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen to Blondie and Björk.
Admired for his sensual photographs of exotic flowers and scorned for his controversial pictures of young women tied up with ropes in the “kinbaku” style of sexual bondage, artist Nobuyoshi Araki is legendary in Japan and notorious worldwide. A prolific photographer, Araki has published more than 350 books of his photographs and over the last decade has turned to embellishing his black-and-white pictures with acrylic paint to add expressionistic fervor. Currently on view at Galerie Bob van Osrouw in Zurich through January 29, Araki’s erotic, mixed media PaINtings provide both pleasure and pain, while paradoxically setting feminism back about 100 years.
In this image made available Wednesday Jan. 26, 2011, by the University of East Anglia, Donald Hartog and J.D. Salinger, right, pose together in London in 1989, when they met for the first time since 1938. A trove of letters written by Salinger to British friend Donald Hartog reveals a sociable man who took bus trips to Niagara Falls, ate fast-food hamburgers, enjoyed watching Tim Henman play tennis - and claimed always to be writing new work. The letters were written to Don Hartog, who met Salinger in 1938 when both were teenagers, sent by their families to study German in Vienna. They corresponded after returning home - Salinger to try his hand as a writer, Hartog eventually to go into the food import-export business. AP Photo/Salinger Collection, University of East Anglia.