Known for her surreal images of seductive self-portraiture and decay, the young photographer Francesca Woodman has been described by some, as the last of the great Modernist photographers: a feat that would see her positioned next to Man Ray, gain her admiration from Cindy Sherman, and inform the work of Nan Goldin and David Armstrong.
Francesca Woodman was born in 1958, in Colorado. Having spent time in Italy where her parents had a holiday home, it was at boarding school in Andover, Massachusetts that she honed her photography skills and developed a distinctive style.
Already an accomplished photographer by the time she enrolled as an undergraduate at the Rhode Island School of Design, Woodman’s undeniable talent distinguished her from the rest of her peers.
Curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Corey Keller, attributed her appeal “to the conviction she brings…
If you have your heart set on acquiring some vintage furniture pieces from beyond the iron curtain, a trip to Espai Neukölln should be first on your agenda. Alessia and Federico, a pair of Barcelona-based Italians, named their boutique after a district in Berlin, a city close to their hearts. In early 2013, the duo took the plunge and opened up shop in Barcelona's Born neighborhood. Unique second-hand furniture pieces range from chairs from the fifties, well-worn couches to funky side tables, while shelves are populated with bits and bobs: typewriters, telephones, radio sets, rustic tableware, glass jars, and industrial lamps. Hanging on the white-tiled walls are a variety of vintage maps, posters, clocks and other decorative wall hangings, punctuated by local art pieces that the store occasionally stocks. Paired with affordable price tags, it's difficult not to get carried away in this Deutsch-inspired vintage heaven.