Paul Simon Looks Back on the Anniversary of the Amazing “Graceland”


Rena Silverman National Geographic

These days Paul Simon enjoys music from Mali, which he discovered two years ago in his continual lookout for new sounds. Twenty-five years ago, it was music from South Africa that caught the attention of the singer-songwriter, who reached international acclaim with his 1986 solo album, Graceland, the most commercially successful of his career. 

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You, Legend

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Keating Sherwin operates out of a studio in Brooklyn with ceilings tall enough to stack two or three medium-sized paintings up the wall and windows large enough for the light to spill in.

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Spoons and Brushes

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Keating Sherwin paints large, sculptural oil paintings of women. Preferring cooking tools to paintbrushes, Sherwin’s process is one of the most fascinating aspects of her work.. 

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Bryn McConnell: Looked

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Bryn McConnell’s studio door is decorated with a clean grid of inspirations. One piece of construction paper reads, Everything is an experiment, while Art ‡ Democracy, Kunst ‡ Kultur, ART = Humpty Dumpty, ART = YUMMY YUMMY. 

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The Last of the Mavericks

Treats! magazine

The late UK photographer Bob Carlos Clarke, known for his striking and revolutionary use of rubber on his models, never became an internationally famous photographer in the vein of Newton, Avedon or Ritts—until now. TREATS! looks back— and forward—at Clarke’s maverick career, his turbulent personal life and what the future may hold for his legacy.

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