A weekly recap of art world news.
Legendary Filmmaker Andrey Tarkovsky’s Polaroids Up for Auction
The definitive collection of Polaroids by Andrey Tarkovsky will be up for auction for the first time this October at Bonhams London. Many of the 257 Polaroids were made while Tarkovsky was filming Nostalgia and have a similar aesthetic to the film. Other images depict the Russian and Italian countryside and family snapshots.
Read the press release (Bonhams)
Steve Jobs to be Inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame
Apple founder Steve Jobs will be inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame this October. Jobs is one of eight inductees selected “for their artistry, innovation and significant contribution to the art or science of photography.” This year he will be honored for transforming the photographic medium through his company’s products, most notably the iPhone.
Read the full story (Apple Insider)
Photographer Daniel Josefsohn Dies at 54
German photographer Daniel Josefsohn died on August 20 at the age of 54. He was best known for his MTV poster-campaign in the mid-1990s, “Bitch,” which featured women in provocative poses accompanied by slogans such as “consumer-addicted brat,” and “arrogant cow.” Josefsohn’s work was also included in pop culture magazines including Jetzt and Tempo. He was the creative director of the avant-garde theater company Berliner Volksbühne until 2012.
Read the full story (Artforum)