Los Angeles-based artist Alex Prager‘s exhibition, “Alex Prager: Face In The Crowd,” opens at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art Design November 23, 2014. For her most recent series, Prager created elaborate and staged crowd scenes in a variety of locations. In “Face in the Crowd,” Prager tells the “personal stories of characters within the crowd,” the gallery said in a press release. “For ten years, Prager has staged imaginary scenes for her camera–dream worlds in Technicolor, rife with tension and melodramatic fictions.” The exhibition features 33 photographs, and it’s important to note that some of her newer work will be displayed at a very large scale, like the image above at 59.5 x 92.83 inches. Also included are films previously released by Prager: “Despair” (2010), “La Petite Mort” (2012), and “Sunday” (2012). The exhibition runs through March 9, 2014 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art Design.
The discovery of a previously unknown painting by Leonardo never fails to stir up the experts, the press, and the public. There are, after all, only 15 to 20 paintings—finished and unfinished—that are generally attributed to him. One scholar has “no doubts” that this painting is a Leonardo, but another calls the attribution “not serious.” In early October, the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported the existence of a painting closely resembling Leonardo’s colored chalk and pastel drawing of the noblewoman Isabella d’Este in the Louvre. (via The Latest Leonardo Debate | ARTnews)
Brigitte Bardot and Kirk Douglas at the Cannes Film Festival (1953)