Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has just published a self-titled book of photographic portraits, and he’ll discuss the project during an online discussion that will be streamed at the ICA Milano contemporary-arts foundation‘s official YouTube channel on Tuesday, April 13, starting at 1 p.m. ET.
The book features a front cover photo Stipe took of actor Tilda Swinton, and also includes pics of late beat poet John Giorno, actors Kirsten Dunst and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, singer Beth Ditto, director Gus Van Sant, and model Helena Christensen, among many others.
Michael Stipe is the third in a series of books published by Damiani that collects the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s photos. According to a description of the book, “Michael Stipe explores strength, courage, and vulnerability, pausing the project abruptly due to the covid-19 pandemic. What follows is a lockdown interpretation of a 21st century portrait, with a resolute desire to show our resilience, our humor, our collective fortitude, and our adaptability.”
Those who purchase the book will be able to access audio content via a QR code that will include Stipe discussing the making of the volume, sharing anecdotes and explaining the intention behind the book.
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