May 9: Nudie Cohn

Clothing designer Nudie Cohn (Nuta Kotlyarenko), who designed rhinestone-studded suits for singers, actors, dancers, and other celebrities, including Elvis Presley’s famous $10,000 gold lamé suit, died at 81 on this date in 1984. Born in Kiev, he came to the U.S. with an older brother at age 11 and became an itinerant odd-jobber for a […]

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An Interview with Tamar Zinn

Over at 365 Artists 365 Days, Jewish Currents editorial board member and painter Tamar Zinn is interviewed about her work, particularly her new series Blacks and Whites and Tangle. It’s tempting (but maybe too easy?) to see the former as her most recent experiments in color and the latter as her most recent in line, […]

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