April 29, 2010

Images: Super Deluxx Edition

Henri Cartier-Bresson's portrait of Sartre is currently on view in his retrospective at MoMA

Henri Cartier-Bresson's portrait of Sartre is currently on view in his retrospective at MoMA

As with his entire body of work, Sartre’s theory of imagination refers to—and, naturally, affirms—his ontology, in which he explores Husserl’s tenet that “all consciousness is consciousness of something” in the context of the ‘detotalized totality’ of being-in-itself / being-for-itself dualism. Sartre postulates an admittedly underdeveloped notion of image consciousness in his early work The Imaginary (1940), though these writings are largely eclipsed by his later political [viz. Marxist] proclivities; nevertheless, his theory of imagination is a sufficient foundation of a phenomenological aesthetics.

Notably, Sartre implies that the imaginary (or ‘irreal’) has the same ontological import as the real: if the real is never beautiful, it is simply because beauty is, by definition, imaginary, where imagination is a permanent possibility of consciousness. A painting, photograph, film, song, performance, etc., necessarily transcends perception—i.e. consciousness of oil on canvas, ink on paper, a projection, an actor, etc.—as an object of image consciousness, which overflows with the meaning of the portrait (etc.): a particular arrangement of brushstrokes or sounds immediately presents itself to consciousness as an image or melody. The abstract, then, is that which escapes us in experience qua perception; colors transcend pigment to conjure mood or geometry.

Hence, Images (in no particular order):

Liu-Bolin-via-artcat

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scott-campbell-if-you-dont-belong-dont-be-long-via-ohwow

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youngerthanillbe

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http://static1.slamxhype.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/michael-joo-damien-hurst-have-you-ever-really-looked-into-the-sun.jpg

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barz-art-pink-terror

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Faile-Bast-Deluxx-Fluxx-NYC-via-TBWE

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maya-lin-what-is-missing-video-still-via-designboom

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http://www.designboom.com/cms/images/rid09/zaaa07.jpg

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Picture-5-450x318

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basquiat-nowness-still

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http://kitsunenoir.com/blogimages/mwm-crystals-lasers-1.jpg

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http://theworldsbestever.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Whistlers-father.jpg

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deadoralive-mad-animal

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marina-abramovic-made-me-cry

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shepard-fairey-mural-houston-bowery-deitch-via-arrested-motion

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http://www.archdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/1271684823-0032686-488.jpg

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http://www.hypebeast.com/image/2010/04/dqm-2010-spring-lookbook-15.jpg

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doug-mike-starn-big-bambu-met-roof-garden-flickr

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peter-root-ephemicropolis-via-designboom

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April 21, 2010

Nicholas K F/W 2010 Collection

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January 25, 2010

Opening Ceremony Fall/Winter 2010

Opening Ceremony posted its Fall/Winter 2010 menswear lookbook last week.

ocfw10-00 These are just a few of my favorite selections from this a solid showing from the venerable brand/store. The two installments of this collection are inspired by the French and the English, respectively, all executed in a trademark modern cut with the finest materials.

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The model looks a bit too surly for his own good—I want to fight him and steal his clothes.

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January 23, 2010

Nom de Guerre Spring/Summer 2010 Collection

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nom-de-guerre-feature-hypebeast-1

nom-de-guerre-feature-hypebeast-5

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January 17, 2010

Uniqlo Spring 2010 Lookbook

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Another strong showing from Japan’s answer to Gap. Some of the pieces are rather effete, but the clean lines and slim fit strike a perfect balance between classicism and modernism.

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