Legends: The Getty Images Gallery Collection

Marlon Brando by Murray Garrett, 1954

This great exhibition has a wonderful collection of images from the silver screen, of Hollywood movie stars, sporting heroes and music legends - think Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Muhammed Ali, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando and Sean Connery.

The images tell on and off screen stories giving a glimpse into the lives of these huge stars at the peak of their careers. The collection includes photos by Murray Garrett, Michael Ochs and Bert Hardy - it's "a celebration of the press photographer".

Legends: The Getty Image Gallery Collection is currently running at Crane Kalman until 3 May, so not long left to get down there and take a look!

Image copyright Getty Image Gallery.

Le Corbusier at the Barbican

I've posted about his over on our sister blog, but it's definitely worthy of a double post. Le Corbusier (1887-1965) is my favourite architect ever, his buildings are stunning and still look modern, even though the one above was completed in 1931.

"His architecture and radical ideas for reinventing modern living, from private villas to large scale social housing to utopian urban plans, still resonate today".

Le Corbusier: The Art of Architecture is running at the Barbican Art Gallery until 24 May 2009 - it's a must-see and I can't wait to get down there and see it!

If you can't visit the exhibition there is more information about the life and work of this great architect here and here.

Images copyright Barbican Art Gallery.