William Eggleston, from William Eggleston (Thames & Hudson, 2002)
"I am afraid that there are no more people than I can imagine who can go no further than appreciating a picture that is a rectangle with an object in the middle of it, which they can identify. They don’t care what is around the object as long as nothing interferes with the object itself, right in the centre. Even after the lessons of Winogrand and Friedlander, they don’t get it. They respect their work because they are told by respectable institutions that they are important artists, but what they really want to see is a picture with a figure or an object in the middle of it. They want something obvious. The blindness is apparent when someone lets slip the word ‘snapshot’. Ignorance can always be covered by ‘snapshot’. The word has never had any meaning. I am at war with the obvious."
adidas Officially Confirms Kanye West Partnership
All but confirmed by Yeezus himself on Hot 97′s Angie Martinez Show, Kanye West‘s impending partnership with the Three Stripes has been officially confirmed by adidas. In a brief statement, the Germany-based multinational sporting giant touched on the collaborative endeavor and what the year ahead has in store for Yeezus x adidas:
For 2014, we welcome to the adidas family one of the most influential cultural icons of this generation, Kanye West. Well known for breaking boundaries across music, film and design and partnering with our history in street wear culture and leading innovations in sport, we look forward to creating a new chapter. Details to follow.
West’s move to adidas follows a storied history with Nike that includes both the Air Yeezy and its beloved successor, but one that was ultimately cut short following West’s accounts of squandered creativity and refused royalties. Stay tuned for more on the Kanye West x adidas partnership – which is rumored to pair Yeezy with iconic Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto and Y-3 – and for what Yeezy season has in store for 2014.
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Kate Moss by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for Playboy Magazine Jan/Feb 2014, 'The Immaculate Kate Moss'