James Hyman, Sarah Driver and Jim Heimann
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1 July 2018
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Photography curator and gallerist James Hyman discusses new exhibition ‘Modern Nature’, currently on at Wakefield’s Hepworth Gallery. Plus: film-maker Sarah Driver talks us through her documentary about New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Boom For Real’, and cultural historian Jim Heimann of Taschen America explains outlandish architecture and the enduring appeal of his book ‘California Crazy’.
1 July 2018
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In its new exhibition ‘Modern Nature’, the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, northern England, is showcasing photographers who have captured urban living, including Martin Parr, Shirley Baker, Tony Ray-Jones and more. The images are drawn from the extensive collection of James and Clare Hyman. James tells us more.
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Following his untimely death at 27, US painter Jean-Michel Basquiat has inspired generations of artists, writers and musicians. Now a new documentary from film-maker Sarah Driver shines more light on the unique cultural conditions from which the artist emerged in her film ‘Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat’.
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Jim Heimann is the executive editor at Taschen America and it’s his eye for all things Americana – along with the wild, weird and ever-so kitsch – that’s earned him a reputation as one of the most authoritative voices on historic US design, architecture and culture. His latest book, ‘California Crazy’, showcases the architecture that’s not afraid to be big in the Golden State and beyond.
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