RE­AL­IST KISS

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The art world has been wait­ing with bated breath for artist new­est work ever since he ro­manced col­lec­tors in his much-praised solo show at Toronto’s En­gine Gallery in 2011. His re­al­ist por­traits—many of which will be un­veiled this month at Mon­treal’s Ga­lerie de Belle­feuille (un­til Nov. 17)—cre­ate a heart­pound­ing con­nec­tion rarely shared be­tween viewer and sub­ject. They pro­vide an in­stant in­ti­macy that makes gallery-go­ers feel like they’re hav­ing a fly-on­the-wall mo­ment. —E.I. Toronto-born, Syd­ney-based street style shooter Giuseppe San­ta­maria, whose first book was called Men In This Town, shifts his lens to the mod­ern-day woman for WOMEN IN THIS TOWN. Span­ning six cities, the book cap­tures women in var­i­ous sar­to­rial states, in­clud­ing a few fa­mous faces like fash­ion ar­biter Jenna Lyons. The eye candy is also ac­com­pa­nied by in­ter­views with a stylish few.

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