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Carrie Collection Silk Shirt by JW Anderson

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I was Christmas shopping at a Nordstrom in midtown when I spied this fantastic silk men’s shirt with the likeness of actress Sissy Spacek as Stephen King’s ill-fated Prom Queen, Carrie (from  the eponymous 1976 film directed by Brian De Palma). A little Googling reveals this shirt to be from designer JW Anderson‘s Fall/Winter 2022 Carrie Collection — because of course it is!
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Phil Hale, Life Wants to Live at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

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Life Wants to Live 7 and 11 (All Photos By Gail)

I wasn’t surprised to learn that painter Phil Hale used to do illustrations for Stephen King books, because his paintings delicately embrace the dreamlike, foreboding essence of a horror novel. Simultaneously compelling and repellent, Hale creates imagined visual tableaus “derived from images appropriated from the internet and analogue archives.” The exhibit’s accompanying press release reveals that” this new series of paintings and drawings are an artifact of the instability and uncertainty that characterizes our era.” Amen to that.

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