God Save the Lolita

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute will exhibit “Punk: Chaos to Couture” May 9-Aug. 14. The exhibit will showcase the punk counterculture and its impact on high fashion with a collection of about 100 pieces of clothing including original punk garments and designs by Chanel, Alexander McQueen and Rodarte. The exhibit opens with the annual Met Gala on May 6 and member previews on May 7 and 8.

Previously unpublished and unseen photographs of Andy Warhol will be featured in an exhibition “Lost Then Found” at 345meatpacking in New York City May 3-12. Photographer Steve Wood took the pictures of Warhol in Sept. 1981 at the Deauville American Film Festival in France. The photographs show the notoriously guarded artist in a vulnerable light as he holds props like a large sunflower and a copy of Interview magazine, a publication he founded.

German author Dieter E. Zimmer exhibited his extensive collection of Lolita book covers in an online archive “Covering Lolita.” Vladimir Nabokov’s title character is multi-faceted and has been portrayed in various ways since the novel was published in 1955. The collection consists of 185 book and media covers spanning 35 years and 56 countries.

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