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- SPECIAL MUSIC EDITION 2017
- LITERARY 2016 EDITION
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- SUMMER 2015 EDITION
- ASIAN EDITION 2015
- LITERARY SPRING EDITION 2015
- FALL EDITION 2014
- WINTER EDITION 2014
- BUREAU EDITORIAL
- BUREAU ICON ESSAYS
- NEW FICTION
- BUREAU NEWS
- SUBMIT BAY AREA EVENTS
- WRITER J. A. TRILIEGI
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Welcome to The FALL 2014 Edition of The BUREAU of ARTS and CULTURE MAGAZINE. We are very pleased to bring you a New Slate of Interviews featuring an intimate conversation with SURFER and SURFBOARD Creator, Wayne RICH. The Great Orson WELLES is This Editions Celebrated ICON Essay. Our Guest Artist is Eric ZENER. We are proud to bring you the Inside Scoop on an interesting Documentary by Tom HAYES about ESQUIRE Magazine in The 1960s. A Fabulous Parisian Fashion Layout by Cathleen NAUNDORF, Now at Fahey Klein Gallery. Photographer Terry Richardson takes us deep into America's heartland and Robin Holland shares an Image of Public Enemy with an article by Jamar Mar(s) Tucker. Editorials on The Voices in Radio Today as well as The Hate Crimes Essays. We take a look at Robert REDFORD'S Classic Film " QUIZ SHOW " 20 Years Later and Interview Cygnet Theater's Director regarding Their current SAM SHEPARD Productions. We Take you Inside L A Art Gallery Honor Fraser with New Paintings by KAWS + The New Astrology Column Celebrates All Things LIBRA. A Look at Johanness BRAHMS. Original BUREAU Artist Lorna STOVALL shares The Salton Sea Series. Plus The BUREAU Artist Profile on British Painter Tony SOUTH and a sneak peak of The Upcoming Paul STRAND Exhibit at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Images by Leon Ferrari from New York Gallery Josee Bienvenu. We are very excited to announce The MAGNUM Photography Agency as an Affiliate source of Images at BUREAU of Arts and Culture. THERE ARE ALSO ALTERNATIVE COVERS FOR THIS SEASONS EDITION: KAWS / CATHLEEN NAUNDORF / ERIC ZENER / TONY SOUTH ...
CATHLEEN NAUNDORF : Inside Coco Chanel's Paris Apartment
A 12 Page Spread Including The HAUTE COUTURE Exhibit at The
FAHEY KLEIN GALLERY Currently in LOS ANGELES ...
OF THIS SEASON'S BUREAU OF ARTS AND CULTURE MAGAZINE
ELLIOTT ERWITT On The Set : The MISFITS
The Photographic Work of Elliot Erwitt is touching, funny, poignant and has a keen sensitivity to the human condition. Born in Paris, he spent his teen years in Hollywood and his young adult years in New York City. When Erwitt met Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker he was invited to document the City of Pittsburgh which led to assignments at Life, Look, Collier's and magazines of the day. Elliott Erwitt has been a Magnum Photographer for over 60 years & served as president for three. This image, on the set of The Misfits is a very telling portrait of the cast and the crew. It portends the end of an era for both the art of filmmaking & for celebrity. We Welcome MAGNUM PICTURES
GUEST ARTIST ERIC ZENER : The PAINTER
Guest Artist for October's Edition of BUREAU of Arts and Culture Magazine is Eric Zener. Mr. Zener is currently working with figural subjects in relation to the element of water. The very act of diving in, the splash, the plunge, the immersion, the submission of giving yourself to a body of liquid. Normally, this subject might be considered a perfect summer series, but with record heat waves on the West Coast, we decided to celebrate these refreshing images. Although the work is influenced by photography and lush saturated realist tones, because of the expressionist nature of the reflections and the water's reaction to the figures, there is a large amount of experimentation and abstraction within the work. Each painting is worked over with an extreme amount of detail. Many of the subjects are proportionately larger than life, in terms of scale, which takes us into the picture in the same way that a camera might magnify a subject, bringing us as the viewer into closer focus with the subject & the scene.
The poolside in the contemporary arts has become a symbol and almost a genre of sorts. Think of films such as The Graduate and its isolationist emotional meaning or David Hockney's pool paintings and drawings, which have a new relationship's reflective quality, or on a darker side, Billy Wilder's opening and closing scene in The classic film, Sunset Boulevard. Water equals emotions, pool side water is a slightly more controlled emotion, it is not the all powerful ocean, but a man made version. Mr. Zener's most recent work gives us pause to reflect on the stages before, during and after the experience of diving into our uncertain future. Many of the works allow for the individual to feel that surge, while others within the on going series represent a relationship of two. Zener has an evolving craft that is currently at a pinnacle, Over the past decades, he has developed a style that is in a territory which might be called realism or even symbolism. What you call it is not as important as what you experience, feel and imagine while viewing it.
All to often, the Art Critic, the Presenter, the Gallery and the Historian's interpretation of any given work eclipses the actual experience of simply enjoying, owning and living with a work of art. We suggest, in the case of Eric Zener's paintings, that you simply allow yourself to dive in and feel the work, immerse yourself and reflect on the refreshing qualities of relating to the element of water. This Series of paintings brings new meaning to the term, "West Coast Cool." Also included throughout the entire edition are earlier works by Mr. Zener that relate to the elements of Wood, Earth & Air, making him a sort of alchemist of images. Man's Relationship to Nature: The great on going story that never ceases to effect, edify and entertain. Humankind's relationship to the elements are once again asking us, even demanding for a reevaluation of what it actually means to have an ecosystem, to relate directly to the elements and to reciprocate by preserving it's offering. Zener's newest work is exhilarating, impassioned and fresh. We are proud to have him as Guest Artist for the October 2014 Edition of BUREAU of Arts and Culture Magazine & Our On Line Sites.
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THE BUREAU FILM INTERVIEW
Tom Hayes Wrote, Directed, Produced and Edited a New Documentary Feature film which takes us inside The World of Magazine Publishing at ESQUIRE Magazine during It's Zenith in The Heady 1960s. It's a Heartfelt, Hip and Candid film that also tells the story about Mr. Hayes' father who was one of America's Leading Legendary Magazine Editors. The film includes stories by & about Gay Talese, Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer, Muhammad Ali, Dizzy Gillespie, Candice Bergen, George Lois Plus Esquire's creative team of photographers and artists. READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW THIS MONTHS EDITION OF BUREAU OF ARTS + CULTURE
TERRY RICHARDSON'S: HOTEL NO TELL Expose'
PHOTO ESSAY: 25 IMAGES OF MIDDLE AMERICANA
The ICON: ORSON WELLES "A REAL Voice"
Orson Welles is the REAL voice of America. He scared the living hell out of us on October 31st 1939 with The Historical radio narration of "WAR of The WORLDS". A somewhat naive public had tuned in to hear the usual musical concert brought to you live by so and so from such and such a location and instead was told that, "The Martians were landing in New Jersey," and a full on invasion of America was taking place. The 'Boy Wonder' as he was called by some, had looks, guts, a voracious appetite for fame and a deep male voice that held passion, wisdom, roots, defiance and bravado. Orson gathered a group of actors and called them The Mercury Players, including a young Agnes Moorehead, Vincent Price, Joseph Cotton, Everett Sloane, Ray Collins, Martin Gabel, Anne Baxter, Judy Holliday, Geraldine Fitzgerald and other future stars of sound and screen. Orson Welles wrote, acted, directed, narrated and produced. He took classic literature and related it to current issues including Shakespeare's Julius Caesar with a twist toward the growing fascism in Europe of the late 1930s. He went on to create radio adaptions of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Huckleberry Finn, Our Town, The Heart of Darkness, Five Kings, and Native Son. The Legend of Welles has created many a great film and literary adaption in its own right. "RKO 281" starring Liev Schreiber as Welles is a good adaption of events leading up to his entry into Hollywood and filmmaking. "The Cradle will Rock" by Tim Robbins is another fine and thorough film which brings to life The Theater chapter of Welles experience in New York City with the WPA and censorship in America. Orson Welles' All Black MacBeth commonly known as VooDoo Macbeth, set in Haiti, was an out and out success, every line in Shakespeare's play was kept intact. The production, "Exceeded its original play dates in New York and had a popular tour of The country". It also began an animosity surrounding Orson Welles that continued to follow his career leading up to his masterpiece which chronicled the life and times of a once powerful media mogul and newspaper magnate, in all its highs and lows: Citizen Kane. Both Peter Bogdanovich and Henry Jaglom spent a good amount of time with Orson late in his life and each have interesting stories to tell, in both book and film. "The Cats Meow" a film by Bogdanovich tells a dark chapter related to media mogul William Randolph Hearst of Citizen Kane fame and Jaglom's book, "My lunches with Orson" transcribe taped conversations with the late great master filmmaker and magician. Some twenty years after Citizen Kane created a revolution in film, censorship and battles between the artists and the media in Hollywood, Bogdanovich had organized a retrospect of works at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and years later posthumously published, "This is Orson Welles" in 1985. Controversy courted Welles at all levels, especially with his collaborators and creating partners, including The Bogdanovich book which, was lost in storage, later found, put on hold by Welles himself, having been offered funds for his own life story and later published with full approval. Some called it a failed career, others know damn well that Welles was out and out blackballed from the industry and ten years later, hundreds of left leaning artists, writers and filmmakers were witch hunted by not just, The Industry, but by their own government. Orson Welles was a real voice for American Radio and being a real man in America can be a dangerous game. Citizen Kane is commonly called One of, if not, THE, Greatest Modern American Film of all time. Welles took the newspaper techniques utilized by Media Moguls of the time and flipped them right back in their faces, taking tawdry facts and innuendo and skewering the all powerful modern day millionaires of the day. It was a beautiful and defiant move that scared the pants off of the powerful and at the same time, empowered the individual artist. Unfortunately, the price Orson paid to make that statement ended his own career, created a legend, set the tone for decades to come and even taught a weary government what tools could be used to dupe the public into submission, fear and war. To this day, film, radio & literature as well as newspapers are all fooling society daily.
NEW YORK STYLE : PUBLIC ENEMY
BUREAU MAGAZINE NEW YORK CITY PHOTOGRAPHER ROBIN HOLLAND TAKES US INTO THE NYC SCENE FOR ART, MUSIC, FILM, LITERATURE & EVENTS OF A CULTURAL NATURE, INCLUDING SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ASPECTS OF CREATIVE LIFE. THIS MONTH ROBIN CONTRIBUTES HER CLASSIC PORTRAIT OF GROUND BREAKING RAP BAND : PUBLIC ENEMY.
PLUS THE APPRECIATION ESSAY ON PUBLIC ENEMY LEGEND AT 25 +
BY Brooklynite & New BUREAU Contributing Writer: JAMAR Mar(s) TUCKER
In This Months Magazine Photo Essay of The
Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography
Exhibition at Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art October 21, 2014 - January 4, 2015
This major retrospective presents the work of a critical figure in the history of modern art, American photographer and filmmaker Paul Strand (1890–1976), whose archive of nearly 4,000 prints stands as a cornerstone of the Museum’s collection. Emphasizing the influential artist’s most important projects from the 1910s through the 1960s, the exhibition surveys Strand’s entire life’s work, including his breakthrough trials in abstraction and candid street portraits, close-ups of natural and machine forms, and extended explorations of the American Southwest, Mexico, New England, France, Italy, Scotland, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, and Romania. This exhibition includes approximately 250 of Strand’s finest prints, selected primarily from the Museum’s holdings, with important early prints from public and private collections. The wide range of imagery highlights how Strand radically changed his work at several key moments in an effort to identify photography's pivotal role as a means of understanding and describing the modern world. The exhibition also features works by fellow artists from the Alfred Stieglitz circle (Georgia O’Keeffe, John Marin, and Arthur Dove), screenings of Strand’s films, and a selection of archival materials. We have provided a Link to The Philadelphia Museum at the end of the Photo essay.
INSIDE LOS ANGELES ART GALLERY HONOR FRASER:
ART GALLERY : KAWS IN L. A.
Street Art is at an all time crossover pinnacle. Kaws is a great example of a fierce trajectory. The current Exhibition at Honor Fraser in the Culver City Arts District is a new direction for the artist. Is it an homage, a re appropriation, a redux, a remix, a reevaluation or is it simply Kaws pressing rewind on some of his earliest influences, in this case the late, great Charles Schulze, creator of the classic fifty year comic street, Peanuts ? There are other influences here, such as Los Angeles artist Anthony Ausgang. This particular school of thought has much to do with animation at all levels. This is a mixed tape art world where samples from a classic can be used as a riff to a new hit single. Kaws is definitely pausing here to take a breather and relies heavily on Schulze's classics to get the crowd dancing, but dance they do. This is a hyper saturated, sexually suggestive and humorous take on a tried and true American Classic. To be sure purists will balk and certainly Kaws will take some heat for the sampling of something as bold as a Schulze, at the same time, he ensures that Schulze and his iconic images stay in the diaspora of artistic lingustics. Not unlike what Warhol did for Marilyn Monroe, The Mobile Pegasus and The Statue of Liberty or The Empire State building. The rules change daily and here, one of the rules has just been transgressed: See it, take it, re-do it, call it your own and do it gracefully, colorfully, boldly & don't look back. Once an artist enters the arena, it is always interesting to see just how they plan to stay in the game and not be eaten by the lions, in this case Kaws takes a bite out of a well beloved lion and the crowd cheers for more. The question is: Will he survive the next skirmish ? If we even care, he has already won the battle. Art is War.
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FILM:QUIZ SHOW at TWENTY
Robert Redford is a Master Film Director of The American Landscape.
"REDFORD'S style is so deeply rooted in Realism that even when the story hinges on magical realism, such as, "The Legend of Bagger Vance," we as the audience are taken in, wholeheartedly. "A River Runs Through It" took Brad Pitt & insured that his career would not be one of how a handsome man can become successful, Redford pushed the actor to find a personality that would surpass looks & it worked. "Quiz Show" takes on the almighty Power of Television and puts it on Trial. Today, we take a look at "QUIZ SHOW" on The 20th Anniversary."
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WAYNE RICH: SURFER & SHAPER
Wayne Rich Lives, Surfs and Shapes Boards in Santa Barbara, California USA. He has been through hell and high water more than once in his life. Mr Rich is a master surfboard shaper, an artist, a humanist and he's cool. He found the time to discuss surfing, the art & craft of creating surfboards, growing up in the California surfing community and the technical as well as creative decisions in making a specialized board for any individual surfer. Wayne is a dedicated surfer who lives the life, he knows the lore, he abides by the surfers code and has a great sense of what it is to be a surfer today. He is also an award winning board shaper with an incredible shaping style. Take Notes Surf students, this Man is a true veteran of the early days. This isn't an Interview, This is Surfing History 101 and Mister Wayne RICH is your Professor.
SAM SHEPARD: PLAYWRIGHT
INTERVIEW with Sean Murray The Artistic Director of two Classic shows written by One of America's Most Original Playwright's, Sam SHEPARD. Currently Playing in The Old Town San Diego District. A Perfect Location for Sam SHEPARD's Literature World and a Brave Programming Choice. Old Town San Diego is a Preserved Town from Pioneer Days with Many Archival Displays, Stores, Historical Architecture and a Fun Family Spot. Read The New Edition Now...
León Ferrari (1920 - 2013) is considered among the most significant artists working in Latin America during the second half of the twentieth century. Born in Buenos Aires, Ferrari studied electrical engineering before becoming one of the foremost Pioneers of Conceptual Art . PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY IN THE NEW YORK ART GALLERY of JOSEE BIENVENU DOWNLOAD THE NEWEST BUREAU OF ARTS AND CULTURE MAGAZINE TO VIEW IT NOW...
FROM THE BUREAU ARCHIVES EDITORIAL CLASSICS: THE HATE CRIME ESSAYS ...
BUREAU EDITORIAL: HATE CRIMES Essays The First Two Essays in the Series By Joshua TRILIEGI Originally Published between 2012-2013
How they happen, where they happen, how often they happen. Motivation. Locations. Statistics. Why hate crimes happen is a more educating question to delve into. How does hate start ? Usually there is a form of history involved. A person or a group of people have a history. Everybody has a history. An event or a series of events is interpreted by a person or a group of people and a reaction is created or a response is activated either without thinking about it or by planning that reaction accordingly. Being true to a certain code, to a certain religion or to a certain value is every single persons choice. We do have a variety of belief systems on this planet, in this country, this state, this city, this neighborhood, this house, this room, this wall, this etc ... [ READ THE ENTIRE ESSAY IN NEW EDITION ]
INTERVIEW: Lorna Stovall
Original Member of BUREAU of ARTS and CULTURE A participant of BUREAU Art Exhibitions in The Early Nineteen Nineties and an active influence on The BUREAU Graphic Style throughout the formative years. Shares The New Salton Sea Images at B&M Gallery and Studio in New York City...
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