On my recent visit to Buenos Aires, I happened upon a fabulous cafe. After being stranded, waiting for the keys to my condo, they won me over with kindness and fantastic food. After 2 full weeks in the city, I kept coming back, especially for the coffee.
David LaChapelle's photography career began in the 1980's in New York City galleries. After attending the North Carolina School of Arts, he moved to New York where he enrolled at both the Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts. With shows at 303 Gallery, Trabia McAffee and others, his work caught the eye of his hero Andy Warhol and the editors of Interview Magazine, who offered him his first professional photography job.
Steve Diet Goedde was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and learned the basics of darkroom work and photography from his father, who was an amateur photographer. By the age of 13, Steve was obsessed with taking photographs and started educating himself about photographers that inspired him, most notably Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman, and Diane Arbus.
One of my favorite places to find inspiration is at the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA).
Here, one can enter and automatically appreciate the Mexican culture. Every corner is used in the building to showcase exhibitions of past, present and future artists. Within the museum, there is also a space that has art education for children as well for adults on certain days.
Preservation is the key to this gallery, making sure every latino understands and spread the word of the Mexican culture through the power of art.
Transistor, 5224 N. Clark Street in Chicago, is equal parts art gallery, bookstore, CD & record shop, specialty electronics boutique, and more, broken into two halves: sound + vision. We feature free film screenings
Chuck Close work is something to be admired and loved and most importantly, in your face. This, I mean literally and metaphorically. He pushed himself to greatness at a time when folks were blindly wonder-fide by "pop art".
A true artist who took the time to create something like no other. Paintings that took time and effort. Unlike (for me IMHO) those who pulled something off the street, plop it down on some wood and told you it was art.