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This time of the year, if you're like me who enjoy cold weather in London or New York where I can cozy up in front of the fireplace with a fuzzy blanket with my dog while drinking a cup of tea, or for better, a glass of Bordeaux, Miami may not be the place you'd think of going.
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It was mesmerizing to see my favorite photography of all time, an eerie image of a skull - a tattoo on the back of a shirtless boy by Ari Marcopoulos. It is also a cover of his 2008 book, The Chance Is Higher.
The first time I came across his work was one weekend in 2008 when I was strolling through SoHo, New York City. I found a little stairs that led me to a tiny book store called Dashwood Book on Bond St. That's when I first saw the poster, a floating skull tattoo with a fine pattern of cross-hatch photography by Ari Marcopoulos. - I immediately fell in love with it. I could not afford his book back then, so I printed out his photography from the web, and framed it with $4.00 black wooden frame I purchased at the thrift shop down from my old apartment. - 10 years later, I still have the same exact framed replica hanging on the wall in my flat, and I can still say that it's my favorite photography of all time.
Ari Marcopoulos · Fergus McCaffrey
SOME OF MY FAVORITES FROM THE SHOW
Joseph Kosuth · COLOR - 1967 · Massimodecarlo
Richard Avedon · Brigitte Bardot - 1959 · Pace/Macgill Gallery
Alberto Burri · Nero Cellotex - 1986-1987 · Mazzoleni
Theaster Gates · A Communistic Romance - 2017 · White Cube
Trevor Paglen · Karnak, Montezuma Range Haar, Hough Transform, Hough Circles, Watershed - 2018 · Metro Pictures
George Segal · The Dumpster - 1994 · Templon
Carol Rama · Autorattristatrice n. 8 - 1970 · Lévy Gorvy
Jason Martin · Untitled II - 2018 · Lisson Gallery