Cassidy and Duran

31 10 2011

Cassidy and Duran. Sounds like a singing group. But they are two commercial artists in the fashion industry. This set of work called ‘Faith’  is interesting and ‘blasphemous’. It seems to take its inspiration from the costumes/garments of the Catholic church.

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Photography: Paul Cassidy (www.paulcassidystudio.com)Post and Colour Art: Cristina Durán (www.studio-panorama.com)

Styling: Kattaca (www.kattaca.com)
Art Direction: Pablo Perez Sanmartin (www.pabloperezsanmartin.org)
Make-up: Vicente Oviedo for MAC
Hair: José Andres Navas for Zach
Photography Assistants: Eduardo Borrego, Pablo Jueguen
Set Design: Q Sets
Production Assistant: Belia Martin Tellado
Model: Charlotte van der Sande (Delphoss)




Paul McCartney

31 10 2011

I don’t know why. Like many people of my generation I was buried in Beatles lore. When the Beatles broke up everyone felt they had to pick a camp. I picked Lennon. I’d always found McCartney’s songs a bit sappy. I thought that Paul was the song and dance man and that Lennon was the artist. Turns out I was wrong. They are both artists. You have to investigate McCartney. He has taken an interest in all kinds of artistic endeavours. They have not been greeted with wild enthusiasm. But then everything these guys did after the Beatles was judged by a different standard.

I love McCartney’s art. His paintings are really interesting. They have both an earnestness about them mixed with fun. He does not seem to have taken himself too seriously. But he does take his work seriously.

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Andy Warhol

31 10 2011

I sat in an auditorium for well over an hour. I was almost alone. It was an Andy Warhol film festival. And I was watching a film of the Empire State Building. I believe it was 8 hours long. I could be wrong. But who cares. It was like watching a postcard. I don’t know how people will think of Warhohl a hundred years from now. He may be seen like  his soup cans. A product. Of the 70s.

Warhol tried his hand at a lot of  things. Music, movies, painting, sculpture. Most of his work is derivative. I think there is much less to Warhohl then meets the eye. But he did do one thing. He pointed out that our society is filled with ideas. That a coca cola bottle is an idea. That Marilyn Monroe is an idea. That all entertainment or sports figures are ideas. As icons. Much like the religious icons of the middle ages. (Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the extras.)

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Here is the beginning of a documentary on Warhol. Its pretty interesting.