PAIGE POWELL: THE RIDE

by Ariadna Zierold

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In 1980, Paige Powell, a fifth-generation Oregonian, left Portland for New York City. After landing at Interview magazine, where she rose to associate publisher, Powell became close with Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco and Alba Clemente, Tama Janowitz, Stephen Sprouse, and others who would come to define the New York art scene over the next decade. Camera in hand, she moved through the city, forming relationships with people and places that spanned across cultural and economic boundaries, capturing the city’s many realities.

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Taking up video in the early ‘80s, Powell was one of the first in New York to adopt camcorder technology. After returning to Portland in 1997, she continued to embrace digital tools as she documented the rising careers of close friends such as Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini and filmmaker Gus Van Sant.

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Until recently, Powell’s extensive collection of images, video, and ephemera from over a decade in New York lay tucked away in boxes. For the past two years she has been working with archivists, unearthing and cataloging her body of work.

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Culled from this archive, The Ride comprises a three-channel video featuring never-before-seen recordings of Andy Warhol and Keith Haring; candid photographs of Powell’s friends including Warhol, Haring, and Basquiat; and Beulah Land, an interactive installation of over 800 images recreating a 1984 exhibition of Powell’s photographs, with sounds mixed by artist David LaChapelle.

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via Portland Art Museum.

Celebrity Portraits on Pizza by Domenico Crolla

Domenico Crolla, sure knows how to grab one’s attention with a slab of tomato sauce, pizza dough and mozzarella. He has mastered the art of melting celebrity portraits right into his pizza pies, covering everyone from Frank Sinatra, Jay-Z to Beyoncé and Lionel Messi:

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David Cortijo Arellano’s Photos

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First first. Sorry for my English. I live in a small town called Rubi. 15 miles from Barcelona. Big house, small TV, great views from my window.

I take pictures of masses of people, Friends, Girls, Women.

I use an Olympus 300 and Kodak Easy Load 35. Phone camera.

I Ain’t finished my studies. But I meet people that help me, like my friend Andrea and my old teacher Miguel. My dad. First photos on my life. RIP.

What are your influences? John Frusciante guitar on Blood Sugar Sex Magic, Mickey Rourke, Terry Richardson, Alberto Garcia Alix, Madonna Sex book, Scorsese, Rumble Fish clouds, James Ellroy, Jim Jarmusch and The Clash.

Were do you see your self in five years? Alive, I hope. No zombie disaster. No aliens on my window. Making people happy with my pictures and my stories.

What makes you happy? Now? David Comes To Live, Fucked Up!!! Driving alone listening to rock and roll music. Skate. Money on my pocket. Meet unexpected people. Shoot & write.

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