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David Maisel  - The Lake Project, 2001-2002

"The ground is bleeding. A red river cuts a path through a bleached valley, winding toward a lake that is no longer there. Seen from the air, the river and its dry terminus appear otherworldly. In actuality, this terrain is located in Owens Valley, an arid stretch of land in southeastern California, between the Sierra Mountains and the White-Inyo Range. The history of this region is the stuff of California legend: a story of engineers, politicians, and big land owners working together to divert water to the rapidly growing desert city of Los Angeles, generating a thriving agricultural industry and an environmental disaster in the process." [Diana Gaston]

Yves Saint Laurent S/S 1999 campaign photographed by Mario Sorrenti, inspired by classical paintings 

1. Venus au miroir, Velazquez, 1649-51

2. Olympia, Manet, 1863

3. Gabrielle d’Estrées et une de ses soeurs, Unknown artist, circa 1594

4. Mona LisaLeonardo Da Vinci1504-1518

5. Le déjeuner sur l’herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass), Edouard Manet1862

6. Jeune homme nu assis au bord de la mer, Hippolyte Flandrin, 1836

7. Madeleine à la Veilleuse, Georges de La Tour, 1776-1780

8. Le verrou, Fragonard, 1780

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