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Saturday, January 5, 2013

ICONS by Markus & Indrani - Book Launch

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


MARKUS + INDRANI, globally esteemed celebrity and fashion photography and director duo who have captured many of todayʼs most provocative pop culture legends, celebrated the international release of their first full photography book, ICONS, with a public art exhibition at Lincoln Centerʼs David Rubenstein Atrium on November 8th through the 13th.

The 30 piece exhibition included Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, David Bowie, Iman, Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Eva Mendez, Kate Winslet and Daphne Guinness.

To kick off the weeklong affair, a VIP Red Carpet Cocktail Event was held on November 7th at Lincoln Centerʼs Alice Tully Hall.

Markus + Indrani

The 224-page, 9" x 12" ICONS book features 150 full-color and black-and-white photographs. Each section offers behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with each star featured and forwards by legendary model Iman and New York Fashion Week creator Fern Mallis. Proceeds from the sale of the book and prints will support SEEschool.org, the charitable education foundation Indrani co-founded in her home in India. ICONS will be published on November 20th.


Sean Young With Markus and Indrani



Indrani with Fern Mallis

The event hosted celebrities featured in Markus + Indraniʼs 18-year retrospective as well as
fashion and entertainment industry leaders, media influencers and Lincoln Centerʼs guests and the inspired teams that have transformed the institution into a modern cultural icon.


“This exhibit and book are the result of countless narrative-driving collaborations to bring out what makes each artist extraordinary,” said Indrani, the award-winning director, photographer and former top model.

Anthony Bandit-Rubio with Karen Biehl and Brandon Cohen

Glamorous, dynamic and teetering on the verge of reality and fantasy, the duoʼs ability to stand at the crossroads of pop culture and critical acclaim has made their work a salient point in the quickly evolving digital, cluttered media markets worldwide.
“Markus and Indrani are true visionaries, and we are excited to have teamed with Lincoln Center to celebrate the publication of their new book, ICONS. Their photography is exquisite, and this exhibit is a wonderful vehicle for sharing their work with the public and inspiring young artists,” said Running Press Publisher Chris Navratil.


In addition to the celebration and public exhibit, Markus and Indrani hosted a symposium for young people, in partnership with Lincoln Center, focused on inspiring creativity through art, film and music. The public event was be held at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center.


“It is truly an honor to partner with this world-renowned cultural and arts-centered institution to showcase our work,” said Markus Klinko, formerly a classical concert harp soloist and EMI Classics recording artist who turned to photography following a critical hand injury.


"Since its founding, Lincoln Center has presented and commissioned the world's greatest visual artists and we are delighted to continue that tradition with Markus & Indrani's debut exhibit,” said Andrew Kalish, Senior Manager, Strategy and Business Development of Lincoln Center. “For over 50 years, Lincoln Center has been the cultural heart of New York City. The addition of Fashion Week and new fashion-driven programming, as well as the stunning redevelopment of the campus has only further reinforced that notion."



Sean with Markus









Indrani







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