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    Undiscovered.

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    New York photographer, Marvin E. Newman is known for his work capturing the day to day happenings of his native city in the 1950’s. Although, photography of New York was not uncommon at this time, what made Newman different was his use of coloured film. Marvin’s talent has caught the chaos and energy of New York’s 20th century through the city, people, landmarks. Although being well known to major NYC galleries his work was off the radar until now.
    Taschen will be releasing a 238 page book of Marvin’s photography of the city, and shots from his sports photography and will also feature images of Chicago from a 1950’s vintage circus, a legalized Reno brothel, Nevada and Las Vegas.
    The photobook ‘City Of Lights” will be released on May 22nd.

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    Minotaurs and Matadors.

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    Gagosian will be partnering with Pablo Picasso’s grandson, Bernard Ruiz- Picasso to present “Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors”, curated by art historian and Picasso biographer, Sir John Patrick Richardson.

    From an early age, Picasso was rooted in the traditions of his Spanish heritage. Through out his whole life he was infatuated with the stories of Matadors, picadors and the figure of horses, and bulls. These were reoccurring themes within his artwork. His relationship to mythology flourished within is artwork, creating Surrealist interpretations stirred in with elements of antiquity. His eye for the minotaur myth, the Spanish lore of the bull, led to the creations of illustrated books, poetry, sculpture and ceramics. Because matadors and minotaur’s were present within Picasso’s art work for most of his life, it is seen as a form of a diary, divulging personal experiences and emotions.

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    People In Cars.

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    Los Angeles native, Mike Mandels is releasing a new book titled “People In Cars” this May. Mandels took the photos as a 19 year old with a fascination with the people of Los Angeles and how they travel. He saw the automobile as an American icon and as a place many people would spend hours of their day.
    “It wasn’t like I was looking at them from a distance — I wanted them to respond to me in some way,I think today there might have been a lot more paranoia about being surveilled or something, but in those days it was maybe a more naïve time. For the most part, people thought it was kind of funny, and responded in a jovial way, and I had a lot of fun doing it.”
    By using using a wide lensed camera, he had to get close to his subjects. He was obvious and unashamed to approach people, which resulted in interesting reactions. From people smiling, glaring and even giving the finger.
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    Selfie.

    Whitechapel Gallery in London is showing their first instalment of the ‘ISelf Collection with piece Self- Portrait as the Billy-Goat by Pawel Althamer.

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    Irving Penn at the Met.

    The most well known and recognized fashion photographer, Irving Penn, soon to be honoured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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