Doug Aitken was born in California in 1968. He lives and works in Los Angeles and New York. Widely known for his innovative fine art installations, Aitken utilizes a wide array of media and artistic approaches to leads us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts.
Aitken’s body of work ranges from photography, sculpture, and architectural interventions, to films, sound, single and multi-channel video works, and installations. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Vienna Secession, the Serpentine Gallery in London and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He participated in the Whitney Biennial 1997 and 2000 and earned the International Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1999 for the installation “electric earth”. Aitken received the 2012 Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, and the 2013 Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Award: Visual Arts.
BYREDO PARFUMS fragrance in collaboration with M/M (Paris) for Autumn/Winter 2010.
The Eau de Parfum M/Mink was a collaborative effort between Stockholm based fragrance house BYREDO and creative partnership M/M (Paris). Michaël Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak established M/M (Paris) in 1992 as an entity able to work across all creative fields such as art, fashion or music. Their works have been featured in places such as the Guggenheim Museum (New York), Drawing Center (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris) Victoria & Albert Museum(London), Palais de Tokyo (Paris) or the Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt).
This portrait of Dash Snow was taken by Kai Regan in a small studio on Spring Street about five or six years ago. Kai was working on a collaboration for Supreme with Aaron Bondaroff. It was summertime so everyone started dropping by: Nate Lowman, Dan Colen, all the usual suspects. Dash rolled through with his girlfriend Jade and their daughter Secret. The portraits had been getting increasing theatrical as the day progressed. He told Kai, 'I want to be the Snowman' so they spent two hours slathering him with white paint. In retrospect this has become one of the most iconic images of Dash Snow on record.
"IT'S INSPIRING TO PORTRAY KENZA AS SHE REALLY IS, A TRUE FREEDOM FIGHTER.. WHEN I LAUCHED BLK DNM IN FEBRUARY 2011, MY VISION WAS TO CREATE A BRAND WITH A VOICE AND BRING MORE ATTITUDE BACK TO JEANS, WHICH I'VE ALWAYS SEEN AS A SYMBOL OF FREEDOM.. KENZA IS FROM TUNISIA, WHERE THE ARABIC SPRING REVOLUTION STARTED AND SHE HAS BEEN VERY ENGAGEDIN THE PROTEST MOVEMENTS.. IT'S GREAT TO FOLLOW HER CONSTANT ENGAGEMENT FOR DEMCRACY IN HER HOME COUNTRY.." - JOHAN LINDEBERG.
"I AM PROUD THAT THE IMAGE IS WITH THE FIST RAISED HIGH IN THE SKY, IT EMBODIES STRENGHT AND COURAGE. IT SYMBOLIZES DEFIANCE, RESISTANCE BUT ALSO UNITY AND SOLIDARITY.. THIS ERA, THE ERA WITHOUT BORDERS THANKS TO THE WEB IS SHAPED BY AN INFORMED GENERATION WHO RAISES EVERYDAY IN ALL DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD AGAINST INJUSTICE AND CORRUPTION AND ASPIRE TO A WORLD WITH UNIVERSAL VALUES. WE SHOT THE CAMPAIGN IN BRAZIL, A CORNERSTONE OF THIS NEW GENERATION, AND IT IS SHOWN WITH NO BORDERS, AN OCEAN, AN INFINITY OF HORIZON AND POSSIBILITIES.." - KENZA FOURATI.
"It's about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception. You can find pictures anywhere. It's simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what's around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy." - Elliott Erwitt
Born in Paris in 1928 to Russian parents, Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, then emigrated to the US, via France, with his family in 1939. As a teenager living in Hollywood, he developed an interest in photography and worked in a commercial darkroom before experimenting with photography at Los Angeles City College. In 1948 he moved to New York and exchanged janitorial work for film classes at the New School for Social Research.
In 1953 Erwitt joined Magnum Photos and worked as a freelance photographer for Collier's, Look, Life, Holiday and other luminaries in that golden period for illustrated magazines. To this day he is for hire and continues to work for a variety of journalistic and commercial outfits.
In the late 1960s Erwitt served as Magnum's president for three years. He then turned to film: in the 1970s he produced several noted documentaries and in the 1980s eighteen comedy films for Home Box Office. Erwitt became known for benevolent irony, and for a humanistic sensibility traditional to the spirit of Magnum. via magnumphotos.com