Soviet Bus Stops by Christopher Herwig
Book Nook: Bus Stop Art - The art and architecture of bus stops in the Soviet Union.
Christopher Herwig first discovered the unusual architecture of Soviet-era bus stops during a 2002 long-distance bike ride from London to St. Petersburg. Challenging himself to take one good photograph every hour, Herwig began to notice surprisingly designed bus stops on otherwise deserted stretches of road. Twelve years later, Herwig had covered more than 18,000 miles in 14 countries of the former Soviet Union, traveling by car, bike, bus and taxi to hunt down and document these bus stops.
An Art Book Review: Hold Still by Sally Mann
We’ve followed and cherished Sally Mann’s fine art photography for many years and were shocked to recently discover that she is an incredible author as well. Maybe we are a bit late to the game, but her newest book - Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs, certainly had us holding still, riveted to delicious page after page.
British photographer Tim Walker is known for collaborating with teams – makeup artists, painters and builders to construct elaborate sets of fantastic props. He creates outlandish beautiful fashion shots and surreal scenarios with extravagant staging and romantic motifs.
Hieronymus Bosch Complete Works by Stefan Fischer
Taschen has recently published a wonderful huge volume of the complete works of Hieronymus Bosch. One of our standard Eclectix questions we ask artists when we interview them is -“If you could own one piece of art, out of the world’s collections, what would it be?” And a vast majority of artists always reply - Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights. So we knew we had to share this sumptuous new release from Taschen with all his fans… feast your eyes on the father of surrealism!
Book Nook: Traveling Device
With the prospect of summer travels and voyages looming on our calendars, we thought this new art book from Device Gallery, Traveling Device would be a timely inspiration. This is Device’s third publication and it’s all about travel and the fantastical machinery we employ to get away.
The new Morbid Anatomy Museum opens this weekend with a book release party on Saturday, April 26th. For seven years, Morbid Anatomy has seen thousands of visitors, both online and in their 300 square foot library in the Gowanus. The new museum space is a new 4,200 square foot non-profit institution dedicated to the exhibition of artifacts and ideas which fall between the cracks of high and low culture, art and science, beauty and death. Can’t get much cooler than that!