Friday, March 25, 2011

Smudge Opening & NYT Style

Two things. First of all, by now, I'm assuming most of you know about Polly Borland's latest book, Smudge. If not, refer to my previous post. Anyway, I found a site with some photos from the opening of the Smudge showing at the Other Criteria gallery in London.

Nick and Polly Borland

CLICK HERE to view the photos from the opening.

The next bit of news is that there is a rather dashing photo of Mr. Cave in the latest issue of The New York Times Style magazine. Apparently there are two covers, because mine has THIS AS MY COVER, so just know that it has the same picture of Nick inside that the Nick cover version does. The BETTER version (possibly the international version), features Nick himself on the cover looking very much like, well, himself. The inside photo of him is included in a series of male rockers, such as Iggy Pop, Dave Gahan, Lou Reed, and others, all wearing suits.

Inner photo:

Cave cover:

Photo found on

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Polly Borland's Smudge

Get ready to be confused and amused...and possibly terrified.

Laura sent me an email containing the following bit of news. Said email was called, quite intriguingly, "WHAT THE NICK CAVE FUCKING HELL?!" Laura is very well-spoken, I assure you.

ANYWAY, photographer Polly Borland has a new book (out NOW!) entitled Smudge. This book contains a number of portraits of people in amorphous leotards/full body nylon/etc. Random ping pong balls are stuffed down their leotards, wigs are utilized to hide the identities of those posing, and it is just bizarre. Nick wrote the introduction to the book (which is VERY amusing and involves him once again talking about "rouged nipples" and just making the whole weird thing sound strangely sexy) AND...

Well, guess who posed for some of the pictures? THESE ARE ALL NICK.

This has been your "NICK CAVE WTF" of the year. LINK TO read about the book (though is cheaper).

All images ©Polly Borland