Linder Sterling, or just Linder is an English artist, radical feminist and cult figure in the Manchester punk and post punk scenes. She dated Howard Devoto of The Buzzcocks (also Magazine) and is probably best known for creating the Album art for The Buzzcocks semianl album, Orgasm Addict.
In 1978 she created her own band, Ludus, which survived as a post punk, experimental pop band until 1983 and secured their spot in history by becoming the favorite band of both Morrissey and The Smiths.
She is one of Morrissey's very few close friends and was immortalized in The Smiths' song, Cemetary Gates. She was the photographer of the record sleeves Your Arsenal and Beethoven Was Deaf.
Below are a collection of the artist's (mostly collage) work
I don't know much about this guy except that he's Brooklyn based. He has a gentle aesthetic. And seems to spend his time in a really nice world. There's an interview with him at Fecal Face that has more photos and the additional information that you're looking for.
Per Ahlin is a Swedish artist and animator who has animated Picasso's paintings and provided the art for numerous book covers. His film, Sagan Om Karl-Bertil Jonssons Julafton is shown every Christmas Eve in Sweden, Norway and Finland.
Ralph Gibson is an American art photographer best known for his photographic books. His images often incorporate fragments with erotic and mysterious undertones, building narrative meaning through contextualization and surreal juxtaposition.
Visit his very cool official site.
Chris Trela (producer of the documenatry Guest of Cindy Sherman) teamed up with photographer Gretchen Berg and counterculture icon, John Wilcock (one of the founders of Interview Magazine & The Village Voice) to reissue the 1971 classic, The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol. They've updated the content with some interesting stories and new photos and kept the entertaining interviews: Taylor Mead, Nico, Viva, Marisol and the rest of the usual suspects in tact. The editors will be discussing the book and signing copies at the Gagosian Shop (988 Madison Ave) on June 24th. From 6-8 pm.
This is a rare exception to the usually unimpressive mix of new Warhol media products that have over saturated the market. The industrious producer/publisher Chris Trela releases this substantive work that is both interesting and entertaining.
I saw these Ritva man sweaters on Wary Meyers. The sweaters were designed by Ritva Ross and her husband, Mike Ross, in collaboration with artists like David Hockney, Liz Frink, Patrick Hughes, Allen Jones and others.
Goats Head Soup
This was made for Paul McCartney's Wings Album
...More on the sweaters from Wary Meyers:
The knitwear business Ritva (1966 - ca.1980) was started by Ritva Ross, who had the idea of using crochet squares to make a dress, and her husband Mike Ross. The first designs were ordered by Annacat boutique in South Kensington. One was purchased by Lee Radziwell and appeared on the cover of Life magazine in November 1966. Having rented a flat in Chelsea which doubled as a workroom and showroom, Mike and Ritva Ross built up a network of out-workers using hand-operated frames.
The firm offered a limited number of styles but allowed customers to have garments made up individually in a range of colours and patterns. The brand was first publicized in Nova magazine and sold through stores and boutiques in London and in the U.S.A.. In 1969 Mike Ross started the Ritva Man label with sweaters inspired by baseball uniforms, and a Ritva boutique was opened at 8 Hollywood Road, Chelsea. Ritva knitwear was heavily influenced by popular culture and contemporary art and introduced innovations such as the knitted minidress. Mike Ross collaborated with David Hockney, Allen Jones, Elizabeth Frink and Patrick Hughes to produce the limited edition artists collection of sweaters. A Little Ritva label for childrenswear was also started and commissions were undertaken for the film and music industries. Mike and Ritva Ross separated in 1977 but Ritva Ross continued to operate the Ritva business abroad until ca.1980.
Michael Anthony Ross was born in 1936 in Portland, Maine, U.S.A. and was educated at Syracuse University. He settled in London in 1960 and attended the Royal College of Art painting school from 1963-1964. In 1973 he launched the Bear Creek General Store at 10 Hollywood Road to sell imported traditional American goods.
Ritva Ross (née Tera) was born in Helsinki in 1941 and moved to London in 1961 where she attended the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts. Prior to starting Ritva she also worked as a fashion and showroom model."