FAULT Favourite: Yoko Ono collaborates with Tiger on ‘Conceptual Photograpy’

 

The inimitable Yoko Ono, creative legend and FAULT Favourite, has collaborated with Danish brand Tiger on a new project- a conceptual art book centred on the idea that art should be accessible to all. The 159-page hardback, entitled ‘Conceptual Photography’, coincides with the artist’s latest exhibition, ‘Yoko Ono: One Woman Show 1960–1971’, taking place at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

coverA conceptual coffee-table tome, this project plays with words and photography in a beautifully poetic way, drawing the reader deep into Yoko’s wonderfully eccentric universe. A fantastical film script conjures a musical score consisting of an audience instructed to “hold bunch of white flowers, and pick them slowly”, whilst Ono urges the reader to “rearrange the photos in their mind.” By taking us on such an immersive journey between enigmatic narrative and poetic instruction, ‘Conceptual Photography‘ challenges us to perceive the world in a different way.

Two years in the making, Tiger and Ono have agreed to release the book for just £10-a nod to the idea of making the artwork accesible to all- and it is available in select Tiger stores across the UK. Mai Due Brinch, Concept Development Manager at Tiger comments, “Conceptual Photography breaks down genre borders, creating a fascinating ‘universe’ of text and images. The collaboration with Yoko Ono felt symbiotic given we share the same mission; to democratise access to art and move towards a truly inclusive experience, fair to both artist and spectator.”

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image courtesy of Yoko Ono and Tiger

 

Conceptual Photography is now available in selected UK Tiger stores. Yoko Ono’s exhibition entitled ‘Yoko Ono: One Woman Show 1960–1971’, at MoMA, New York, from May 17–September 7, 2015.

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HORST: Photographer of Style

For fashionistas in the know, Horst P Horst will not be an alien name to them. A German photographer with a classic background, he set the rules of fashion photography across his sixty years in the business and is a huge influence on fashion photography today.

With a retrospective to celebrate his decadent career, “HORST: Photographer of Style”, is a must see for fashion lovers- and is on now until 4th January in London’s  V & A.

Showcasing a vast catalogue of over 250 images from his six decades of style, his love for beautiful women and encapsulating them in print is evident. With his models dripping in pre-war haute couture, and post war ready to wear, it is not only an insight into one of the photography greats, but a lesson in fashion history, as all pieces used are credited and dated from the designer’s collections. Opulent and cinematic, high-society models and celebrities are captured in timeless, classic settings and are a true inspiration for fashion shoots of today.

Totally passionate about the shoot process, this ‘magician of light’ racked up 94 Vogue covers (including French, British and American) which are on loan from the Conde Nast archive, alongside iconic images of some of the most talked about Hollywood stars- including Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, Vivien Leigh, Ginger Rogers and Bette Davis, to name a few. He also launched the careers of Lisa Fonssagrives (who went on to marry Irvine Penn) and was the first to shoot designer Elsa Schiaparelli.

Taking inspiration from his post war travels, his later work consists of portraits, nudes, nature and still life, which can be viewed alongside a collection of lavish interiors shots- which became his passion until his death in 1999.

With so much to see, it might make your normal life seem boring, but don’t let that put you off!

HORST: Photographer of Style is at the V & A.

By Sara Darling

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