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Saint Laurent: Trailer for the Unauthorised Biopic Released
We’ve already been treated to one Yves Saint Laurent biopic this year (remember the heart-breaking portrayal of Yves and his long-term partner Pierre?) but we’re set to get one more. A French-language un-subtitled trailer of the unauthorised biopic Saint Laurent was released yesterday and brought us great excitement, despite our poor grasp of the French language. The film stars Gaspard Ulliel (the face of Chanel’s men’s scent Blue) and Léa Seydoux, as well as model Aymeline Valade (ranked #31 on Models.com FYI) as Saint Laurent’s muse Betty Catroux. There’s also risqué reenactment of the designer’s nude shoot for his perfume. Ooh la la!
Saint Laurent will hit French cinema screens on October 1.
By Ted Stansfield
Sophie Dahl at Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture S/S 2001
“ I do not forget that my voice is but one voice, my experience a mere drop in the sea, my knowledge no greater than the visual field in a microscope. ”
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Saltair Pavilion, Great Salt Lake- 1900
House “Im Binzen” (1964-69) in Gockhausen, Switzerland, by Eduard Neuenschwander
Giuseppe Penone, Svolgere la propria pelle, 1970-71
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Arte Povera was a uniquely Italian variant on the Conceptualism of the late 1960s and early ’70s. In place of skepticism and doubt, artists such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Giovanni Anselmo, Giuseppe Penone, and others showed an unfailing confidence in the possibility of reclaiming the individual from the deadening effects of consumer culture; the group’s critical mouthpiece, Germano Celant, described the artist’s new role as “the free self-projection of human activity.”
In this piece, Penone photographed a glass slide pressed against different parts of his body until he had recorded his entire anatomy; the corporeal fragments (numbering more than one hundred) were then reassembled into a grid of tiny mercator projections mapping his personal landscape. The artist also created versions of this piece as a book and as printed images on photosensitized windows in an exhibition hall.