Everything Chinese is hot these days -- the culture, politics, food and art. The world seems obsessed with this huge, Asian nation as the sleeping giant awakens and roars. I have been to China proper several times in the '70s for movie matters and found it fascinating.
Yes, I know that if I had ordered the same bottle of wine in a regular restaurant it would have been two or even three times higher than the retail price but still -- that corkage fee for drinking wine in a wine shop kind of stumps me.
As Wallis Annenberg, of the Annenberg Foundation, said: "Helmut Newton is one of the most powerful and influential photographers of the past century -- the place where art and fashion and subversion and aspiration all collide."
Photographic images leave their mark on the way we understand our world, and anything that helps that understanding is vital to our well-being. War Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, at the Annenberg Space for Photography does just that.