September 26, 2013 |
Cecily Brown seems as though she's belting it out in her large, athletically brushed paintings now at Gagosian. But instead of powerful and passionate, her voice comes across as detached. The volume is turned up, but the verve is on low. London-born and living in New York, Brown bases several of her recent paintings on a photograph of a large group of nude women that appeared on the British release of a 1968 Jimi Hendrix album. PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times Brown preserves the odd theatricality of the image, with all members of the ensemble facing us, seated or in semi-seductive forward leans.
April 27, 1987 |
A new national newspaper funded heavily by left-wing municipalities, labor unions and leftist sympathizers made its debut Sunday and promised not to print photos of nude women, a staple of London's racier tabloids. The weekly tabloid, News on Sunday, is the only national newspaper not owned by business interests, apart from the daily Communist Morning Star, which has a circulation of 28,000. News on Sunday printed 1.
April 1, 2004 |
Nude women have been on the menu at the Sutler for years, but the Nashville pub covered up the 19th century Victorian photos after being warned they might be too racy for state law. The Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission decided Wednesday that only one photo showing a woman's genital area was off-limits, but by then every nipple on the menus had been covered in black marker.
September 8, 2003 |
A new mural depicting the city's history is provoking an unintended reaction among some viewers who notice a tall woman with short hair and glasses, dancing naked: Isn't that ... the governor? No, it's not, but the buzz over the resemblance of the bordello dancer to Gov. Judy Martz was enough to compel her to take a field trip with top aides to the building near downtown Helena where the mural is displayed.
November 13, 1987 |
Bill Sandusky makes largish Photorealist nudes, some in oil, others in pastels. We see coiffed and manicured Asian and Caucasian women who look as if they'd be right at home (with more clothes on) at any of Venice's hip cafes. Here they lounge alone or in pairs on overstuffed chairs, bar stools and love seats or look wistfully away from us in dramatically lit interiors. The sensibility is not erotic nor is it the left-handed nudity we see in work like David Salle's.
March 7, 1997 |
The Pirelli calendar isn't an ode to rubber any more than the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is a display of beachwear. Published intermittently since 1964, the stylishly photographed calendar distributed to celebrities and friends of the Italian tire company has come to be known as the world's most exclusive New Year's gift.