60’s Timeless Cool

SWIMMING POOLS AND THE 60’S: A FASCINATION

When discovering the “pool room” at David Hockney’s late retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (opening at The Met on November 27th) we were enthralled by the works on view, which included the iconic “A Bigger Splash”, but also curious about pools in general at that period. We were noticing that pools had started appearing ubiquitously in popular culture in the…

THE TOP SEDUCERS OF ALL TIME

The death of Hugh Hefner last week got us pondering over the meaning and implications of his departure. Is it the end of an era? The end of the golden Playboy era. Perhaps even the end of the archetype of the great seducer? Who these days will dare wander around accompanied by a harem of three girlfriends, each being decades…

WAS STEVE MCQUEEN A MISOGYNIST PICK ?

Over the last years Steve McQueen - the legendary actor of The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, or The Great Escape, to name but a few of his illustrious movies- has been subject to severe criticism by feminists, notably for his controlling and at times violent attitude towards women. Indeed, McQueen is becoming more notorious for having beaten up on occasions Neile Adams (his first…

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