From one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks, Bethesda Terrace in Central Park, Ralph Lauren presents his 50th Anniversary Show—a multi-brand, multi-generational celebration of the World of Ralph Lauren and the next chapter of iconic American style. #RL50 #RalphLauren
The New York City skyline at 1902 (Irving Underhill, The Library of Congress/Courtesy The Skyscraper Museum)
The New York City skyline at 1999 (Richard Berenholtz/Courtesy The Skyscraper Museum)
The New York City skyline at 1876 (New York Public Library/Courtesy The Skyscraper Museum)
View of midtown Manhattan in 1975, after modernist curtainwall skyscrapers took over the city (Thomas O’Halloran/Courtesy The Skyscraper Museum)
A new exhibit at The Skyscraper Museum in New York City traces the evolution of the city’s skyline from the 19th century to the present day and into plans for the future. With a mix of archival photography, interactive graphics, models, and drawings, the exhibit breaks down the skyline’s history into distinct eras
Wildfires were always part of a complex system. Climate change—carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases raising the overall temperature of the planet—added to the complexity. The implications of that will play out for millennia.
From 1972 to 1984, Best Products collaborated with the design firm SITE to transform many of its stores into stunning and bizarre works of art. These special showrooms, as they were called, generated fanfare, admiration, and controversy across the United States.
One of SITE’s striking retail creations, the “Indeterminate Facade,” in Houston, Texas, around 1975. COURTESY OF SITE
They were hotly debated in architecture circles, and ultimately became textbook examples of of postmodern architecture—playful and critical, providing mass appeal while challenging assumptions about how “serious” art should look, and where it should be found.
However, ads weren’t always governed by a set of rules, like they are now. If someone doesn’t like an ad these days, they just start a hashtag and the company pulls the ad and apologizes. If an ad doesn’t deliver on its promises, you can sue them. But vintage ads…? They could say anything they wanted, pretty much.
This exhibition—the first Warhol retrospective organized in the U.S. since 1989—reconsiders the work of one of the most inventive, influential, and important American artists.
Building on a wealth of new materials, research and scholarship that has emerged since the artist’s untimely death in 1987, this exhibition reveals new complexities about the Warhol we think we know, and introduces a Warhol for the 21st century.