l.a.Eyeworks is proud to announce the publication of FRAMED: Greg Gorman for l.a.Eyeworks, an extensive and lavishly printed survey of Greg Gorman's timeless artistry, and a catalogue of the provocative personalities that have defined l.a.Eyeworks' idiosyncratic take on contemporary culture from 1982 to the present.
RuPaul / Mickey Rourke
As a spectacular demonstration of Gorman's signature command of the black and white portrait, FRAMED presents a fleet of 171 fabulous faces transformed by the groundbreaking eyewear designs of Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi for l.a.Eyeworks.
For the 22nd consecutive year, l.a.Eyeworks honors Day With(out) Art / World AIDS Day as a moment to remember those who have gone before us, to witness for acceptance and respect, and to embrace the endurance of hope.
As part of our activities, l.a.Eyeworks invited many friends from the creative and services communities to contribute a song of their choosing to comprise a Day Without Art playlist to be heard throughout the day in our retail stores in Los Angeles. We are honored by everyone who took the time to suggest a song, and we express our gratitude to the artists who created the music.
Here are a few selections made by our truly amazing friends:
Ann Magnuson (Performer/Writer) Being Boring • Pet Shop Boys “In honor of all the vanished friends and family who I shared those wonderful times with; times when we were never being boring. I miss you all so very much.”
Marc Pally (Art Worker) When the Saints Go Marching In • Louis Armstrong “We're not all saints but we will all go marching in. The sheer joyful defiance of this song and the associated parades and marches that go along with it are America's greatest and most honest acknowledgement of death and its continuities.”
Scott Campbell (Executive Director, Elton John AIDS Foundation) You’ve Got the Love • Florence + the Machine “I am an activist committed to making an impact in changing our world, particularly through the prism of HIV and moving us to the end of this epidemic. And what a great refrain on World AIDS Day . . . ‘But, you’ve got the love I need to see me through!’.”
Daniel Joseph Martinez (Artist) The Flower of Carnage • Meiko Kaji
Rose Apodaca (A+R co-owner / Writer / Mom to Nina) La Vie en Rose • Grace Jones “Every day has its thorns, some more stinging than others. But life is always better with the champagne glass half full.”