Book of the Day: Frida by Ishiuchi by Hilda Trujillo, Gannit Ankori, Circe Henestrosa, Miyako Ishiuchi

Frida by Ishiuchi is the first photographic documentation ever published of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s personal attire and belongings, as portrayed by Japanese artist Miyako Ishiuchi. The victim of a nearly fatal bus accident as a young woman, Kahlo used fashion to channel her resulting physical difficulties into courageous statements of heritage, strength and beauty. Also focusing on the ways in which Kahlo used her iconic style to project her feminist and socialist beliefs, Ishiuchi’s color photographs transform Kahlo’s dresses, corsets, shoes, gloves, jewelry and other accessories into objects freighted with personal struggle, cultural awareness and sartorial inventiveness. Following Ishiuchi’s acclaimed seriesMothers and Hiroshima, this collection provides a special look at a very intimate dimension of Frida Kahlo’s universe.

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We’re so pleased to have works from Iki Yasuo on exhibit at our SOHO gallery!

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Book of the Day: An American Odyssey by Sabine Arque

Once upon a time in America: Rediscovering the first color photographs of the New World These rediscovered Photochrom and Photostint postcard images from the private collection of Marc Walter were produced by the Detroit Photographic Company between 1888 and 1924. Using a photolithographic process that predated the autochrome by nearly 20 years, they offered people the very first color photographs of The United States. Suddenly, the continent’s colors were available for all to see. The rich ochres and browns of the Grand Canyon, the dazzle of Atlantic City, became a visual delight not only for eyewitnesses, but for Americans far and wide. Imbued with this sense of discovery and adventure, the pictures gathered here are a voyage through peoples, places and time at once. They take us through North America’s vast and varied landscape, encounter its many communities, and above all transport us back to the New World of over a century ago. Over more than 600 pages including fold-out spreads, this sweeping panorama takes us from Native American settlements to New York’s Chinatown, from some of the last cowboys to Coney Island’s heyday. As luminous now as they were some 120 years ago, these rare and remarkable images that brought America to Americans now bring American’s past to our present.

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Book of the Day: Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick by Meryl Meisler

Meryl Meisler is a photo-based artist. She has received fellowships/grants from New York Foundation from the Arts, Puffin Foundation, Time Warner, Artists Space, CETA, China Institute and Japan Society.

She’s exhibited her work at the Brooklyn Museum, New Museum, Dia Center NYC, MASS MoCA, and The Whitney and in public spaces such as Grand Central Terminal and throughout the NYC subway system.

Her work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Historical Society, Library of Congress, Islip Art Museum, American Jewish Congress, and in artist book collections of the Whitney, MOMA, Metronome, Carnegie Mellon, Chrysler Museum and the Pompidou.

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