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1999 Stories by Vince Aletti

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  • A Photographer in the Artist's Lair

    published December 21, 1999

    Photographs of artists' studios—with their provocative disarray, inspirational totems, and the peculiarly compelling vacuum of work in... More >>

  • Fully Booked

    published December 7, 1999

    Maybe it's the booming prosperity of the photography market coupled with the medium's increasing prominence in the art world. Or pop... More >>

  • We Are Family

    published November 2, 1999

    Discussing his approach to picture making a few years back, Nicholas Nixon said, "I seize things when they seem wonderful." This simple, modest... More >>

  • Body Work

    published October 12, 1999

    Beefcake, Thom Fitzgerald's fizzy pastiche of talking heads, camped-up docudrama, courtroom theatrics, and vintage film clips, is, we're... More >>

  • Self Exposure

    published July 27, 1999

    Anyone picking up Erwin Blumenfeld's eccentric, absorbing autobiography expecting an insider's view of the fashion business in the '40s and '50s... More >>

  • Photo Finish

    published June 15, 1999

    though Evelyne Daitz is fond of puns, this one was unintentional. When she named her early summer group show "Clothes Off," she didn't know it... More >>

  • Naked Eye

    published June 8, 1999

    No one was more surprised than John O'Reilly when he found himself thrust into the muddied limelight of the 1995 Whitney Biennial—a... More >>

  • Doll Parts

    published May 25, 1999

    Though Cindy Sherman never fails to alarm and excite, her latest show—15 black-and-white images of mutilated dolls—feels not just oddly... More >>

  • The New Look

    published May 4, 1999

    You wouldn't know it by flipping through the editorial pages of American Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, or GQ, but when... More >>

  • Buena Vista

    published April 13, 1999

    It's been some time since landscape photography could lay any claim to pictorial magnificence or inspirational grandeur. These days, it tends to... More >>

  • Imitation of Life

    published March 30, 1999

    In the decade between the publication of The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1986) and her retrospective at the Whitney (1996), Nan Goldin... More >>

  • No Show

    published March 23, 1999

    If Nick Waplington's current show of photographs and drawings at Holly Solomon looks noticeably sparser than his usual packed and sprawling... More >>

  • Physique Pictorial

    published February 23, 1999

    Lon of New York, the physique photographer who turned muscle men into gleaming icons in the '40s and '50s, is, at 87, preparing for the first... More >>

  • Boy's Life

    published February 2, 1999

    Barbara Pollack was born two years after perhaps the most famous, popular, and enduringly controversial photo show of all time, the Museum of... More >>

  • Photo Finish

    published January 19, 1999

    Photography mavens look for a print with what they call "object quality," meaning one possessing elements, both physical and ephemeral, that... More >>

  • Apron Strings

    published January 12, 1999

    Although he no longer lives at home, photographer Peter Monroe includes himself in the deadpan documentary series he calls "Mama's Boy!," now at... More >>

  • Consumer Guide

    published January 5, 1999

    Though an American edition is due out in early April, fashion insiders and magazine mavens can't wait for Alexey Brodovitch, Editions... More >>

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