Posts tagged ‘Exhibit’

March 7, 2011

Pompeii In New York City

Pompeii has plopped down in New York City. A new exhibit, “Pompeii The Exhibit: Life and Death in the Shadow of Vesuvius” has opened at New York’s Discovery Times Square. There’s something about the centuries-old story of Pompeii that never fails to captivate the general public. It ties into our end-of-days fears, that idea that at any moment, a disruption could simply wipe us all out. Life went on at Pompeii for 700 years, a rich and artistic culture before, on a fateful day in 79 A.D., Mt. Vesuvius erupted and buried the citizens and all their worldly goods under lava and ash.

The exhibit is curated by the Soprintendenza di Archaeologica Napoli e Pompei and runs through September 5.

Seen: Luxist

February 22, 2011

Michel Comte Exhibit At Prague’s Leica Gallery

A new exhibit of Swiss photographer Michel Comte’s eye-popping photographs, including several nude supermodels such as Gisele Bundchen (above), has opened at the Leica Gallery in Prague run by the famed camera maker. A trained art restorer and self-taught photographer, Comte came to prominence in 1979 with his first advertising commission for Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion label Chloé. One of the top names in fashion and magazine photography, his work fetches tens of thousands of dollars at auction and has appeared in Vanity Fair, Vogue and many others. Some of Comte’s other celebrity subjects include Sharon Stone, Jeremy Irons, Cindy Crawford and Carla Bruni.

via | luxist