CURT HOPPE-JOURNEYS INTO HYPER-REALISM

CURT HOPPE-JOURNEYS INTO HYPER-REALISM

In a bit of a continued interest with New York artists, we look at the painter and photographer Curt Hoppe. We were taken by his large canvas hyper-realistic images of a plethora of artist who were significant to the rather special New York scene circa 1970’s....
MARC H MILLER-EPHEMERA AND NEW YORK DOWNTOWN ART

MARC H MILLER-EPHEMERA AND NEW YORK DOWNTOWN ART

Marc H Miller writer, curator and ephemera collector has been an integral name within the New York art scene since the early 70’s. Charting the rise of names like Andy Warhol right through to Mapplethorpe, he witnessed in all its visceral vibrancy a period that...
APHRA BEHN-GUERRILLA GIRLS WARFARE

APHRA BEHN-GUERRILLA GIRLS WARFARE

Recently, #itchysilk writer Semtex spoke to Aphra Behn a former member of the original feminist group Guerrilla Girls. Before Pussy Riot (circa 2011) entered the feminist affray with their punk rock-fuelled sound, Aphra Behn was spearheading a voice for activism and...
INTO THE DARK ROOM WITH-MERYL MEISLER

INTO THE DARK ROOM WITH-MERYL MEISLER

In a slightly different IntoTheDarkroom, our first-time writer Dallas talks from a personal perspective about the Brooklyn based photographer Meryl Meisler. Dallas in part looks at her book A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick (2014) a collection of images circa...