1960s

Fyodor Dostoevsky Theater of Dramatic Art by Vladimir Somov

The Fyodor Dostoevsky Theater of Dramatic Art, a surreal masterpiece by Vladimir Somov, designed to echo the primitive religious architecture of Veliky Novgorod, is surrounded by a spacious esplanade made up of modular motifs that repeat those of the construction itself. The column, which balanced the ensemble, was razed in 2008 because of its use by would-be suicides.

In a World of Their Own

Aaron Rose spent three summers in the early nineteen-sixties photographing the beaches of Coney Island. Shooting inconspicuously with a 35-mm. Leica, Rose caught his subjects unawares, and, in the process, captured the sweaty languor of New York City’s most iconic summer attraction. The exhibition titled In A World of Their Own, is now showing at the Museum of the City of New York.   All images by Aaron Rose, courtesy The Museum of the City of New York. 

Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album

More than 400 previously unseen photographs taken by the later actor and director Dennis Hopper have gone on display at the Royal Academy of Arts. These photographs American capture counter-culture and social life in the 1960s.

Art dealer Irving Blum with model/muse Peggy Moffitt, 1964

Ike and Tina Turner, 1965

Timothy Leary, 1967Model and mob mistress Leon Bing, 1966

Andy Warhol and co at The Factory, 1963

Artist Ed Ruscha, 1964

On the road Double Standard, 1961

Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney and Jeff Goodman, 1963

Stand up tall Untitled (Blue Chip Stamps), 1961-67

Paul Newman, 1964

Bill Crosby, 1963