Tuesday, September 30

Olivia Parker

A Book of Knowledge, 2000
"In 1982, while sitting on the floor of the library at Philadelphia College of Art, I discovered a remarkable book, Signs of Life, that opened my eyes to the wonder of photography and its amazing capabilities."
Edelman Gallery, Joseph Bellows, Olivia Parker

Inverted Jenny

Wikipedia - "The (C3a) Inverted Jenny (or Jenny Invert) is a United States postage stamp first issued on May 10 1918 in which the image of the Curtiss JN-4 airplane in the center of the design was accidentally printed upside-down; it is probably the most famous error in American philately."

Monday, September 29

Gavin Bryars

Micheal Ondaatje - "The music of Gavin Bryars falls under no category. It is mongrel, full of sensuality and wit and is deeply moving. He is one of the few composer who can put slapstick and primal emotion alongside each other."
Gavin Bryary, Wikipedia, last.fm, YouTube, (1), (2)

Bill Fontana

Panoramic Echoes
"These days, the birds singing in New York City's Madison Square Park sound hyperreal. The air is filled with their exotic arias that seem to descend from the sky in waves, somehow loud enough to supplant the din of nearby traffic with the beauty of birdsong."
Resoundings.org, Wikipedia, UC Berkeley Art, L & S Online America

Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730-2008

"The Continuing Curve: 2008 - Rococo's most significant later interpretation occurred internationally from about 1880 to 1915, when designers found inspiration in the natural flow of the rococo aesthetic for a new design concept known as Art Nouveau."

Sunday, September 28

Federico Garcia Lorca

Wikipedia - "Federico Garcia Lorca (5 June 1898 - 19 August 1936) was a Spanish poet and dramatist, remembered as a painter, pianist, and composer. An emblematic member of the Generation of '27, he was killed by Nationalist partisans at the age of 38 at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War."
Wikipedia, Federico Garcia Lorca, Imagi-nation

Saturday, September 27

Gregory Crewdson

Wikipedia - "Gregory Crewdson (born September 26, 1962) is an American photographer who is best known for elaborately staged, surreal scenes of American homes and neighborhoods."
Wikipedia, Luhring Augustine, Gagosian Gallery

Dag Alveng

Summer Light, 2000
Robert Adams - "Artists don't take vacations. Their work is their pleasure. Dag Alveng's report of his summer days on an island is therefore not the record of an escape but an embrace."
Dag Alveng

Friday, September 26

Pet Shop Boys

Wikipedia - "Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic dance music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant, who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasionally guitat, and Chris Lowe on keyboards ossasionally on vocals."
Wikipedia, petshopboys, last.fm, YouTube, (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)

Classics Illustrated

Wikipedia - "Classics Illustrated is a comic book series featuring adaptations of literary classics such as Moby Dick, Hamlet, and The Iliad. Created by Albert Kanter, the series began publication in 1941 and finished its first run in 1971, producing 169 issues."
Classics Illustrated, Classics Illustrated Comic Books, Classics Central

Meryl Truett

Angel Box
"Found images in mysterious Bonaventure Cemetery, found images along the highways and byways, and found images in the ever present landscape."
Meryl Truett

Thursday, September 25

Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor

Dust / The Beginning of the 21st Century - "Dust, 2005-2007. In the filmed performance, the artists trace, with sticks and string, the outline of the church Vacaresti in Bucharet, demolished by the communist regime in 1986."
Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor, NY ART BEAT

Awesome Abandoned Theater

Sattler Theater
WebUrbanist - "Many of these abandoned cinemas are in a sense being recycled into apartments, office buiding, and for some even haunted houses."

Wednesday, September 24

Charles Ives

Wikipedia "Charles Edward Ives (October 20, 1874 - May 19, 1954) was an American composer of modernist classical music. He is widely regarded as one of the first American classical composers of international for many."
Wikipedia, The Charles Ives Society, Inc., Classical Notes, MySpace, A Charles Ives Website, PBS, YouTube, (1), (2)

Art and Empire: Treasures From Assyria

The Palaces of Nimrud Restored, John Murray, 1853
"From the ninth to the seventh centuries BC, the Assyrians were the dominanant power in the ancient Near East, controlling all of present-day Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, as well as large parts of Israel, Egypt, Turkey, and Iran."

Ingmar Bergman

Wikipedia - "He depicted bleakness and despair as well as comedy and hope in his explorations of the human condition. He is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakeds of moders cinema."
Wikipedia, IMDb, Bergmanorama, senses of cinema, YouTube, (1), (2)

Tuesday, September 23

The Falling Man

Esquire - "The story behind it, though, and the search for the man pictured in it, are out most intimate connection to the horror of that day." (September 2003)
Esquire - Tom Junod, Seeing the Horror

Damaged Romanticism

Shipbreaking No. 12, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Edward Burtynsky
"Suffering, tragedy, and misunderstanding form the soil out of which the works in Damaged Romanticism sping, makind a place, as they grow, for hope."
Blaffer Gallery

Monday, September 22

Tom Rapp

Wikipedia - "One Nation Underground was the debut album by American psychedelic folk group Pearls Before Swing. It was released on the ESP-Disk label in 1967."
Wikipedia, Wikipedia - 1, Wikipedia - 2, Tom Rapp, MySpace, YouTube, (1), (2), (3)

Jacques Villegle

Tate - "Jazzmen is made from a section of posters and advertisements stripped from the rue de Tolbiac in Paris. Villegle starter making works using torn posters in the late 1940s and again in the 1960s."
Tate, Modernism, artnet

David Maisel

Library of Dust
"For more than twenty years, David Maisel has chronicled the tensions between nature and culture in his large-scaled photogras of environmentally impacted landscapes."
David Maisel, Walk the Walk

Sunday, September 21

Kay Hassan

ARTTHROB - "This recycling, the rawness and roughness of technique, the free form of the constructions unbounded by rectilinear framing and adhered directly onto the wallseems wholly appropriate for these depictions of a shifling society."

Wang Guangyi

Materialist's Art, 2006
"The dramatically outlined figures brandishing red book gospel, set against flat planes of colour, are rendered in a style specific to Chinese government issue posters of the late 60s and early 70s."
Wang Guangyi

Saturday, September 20

Angelo Badalamenti

Wikipedia - "Angelo Badalamenti (born March 22, 1937) is an Italian-American composer, known for his movie soundtrack work for movie director David Lynch, notably Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks saga (1990-1992) and Mulholland Drive."
Wikipedia, Angelo Badalamenti, last.fm, YouTube, (1), (2), (3)

Leandro Katz

Installation, 1995
"Tania: Masks and Trophies - Photographic blow ups installation of the five identities abopted by Haydee Tamara Bunke, also known as Tania, La Guerrillera, the only woman who fought together with Ernesto Che Guevara in Bolivia."
Leandro Katz

Joseph Byrd

Wikipedia - "His lengthy career in a wide variety of experimental and other music genres is matched by few, if any, American composer-arrangers and music educators."
Wikipedia, Renewable Music, YouTube, (1), (2)

Friday, September 19

1998 FIFA World Cup

FIFA - "The home of tournament founder Jules Rimet, France enjoyed an unforgettable summer as its footballers finally tasted FIFA World Cup glory, Zinedine Zidane leading Les Bleus to victory over Brazil in the Final."
FIFA, Wikipedia, YouTube

Anne Packard

Atlantic Beach
"Feverish with color and dancing brushstokes, the painting hold a tension between passion and ruthless. Over at Arden Gallery, Anne Packard's landscapes, inspired by the view of Provincetown Harbor from the window of her home, are ethereal and soft."
Addison Gallery

Susan Meiselas

A refugee family lives on the side of the road in Kurdistan, 1991
"Since the 1970s, question of ethics raised by documentary practice have been central to debates in photography."
Susan Meiselas, The Museum at ICP

Thursday, September 18

The Collages John Ashbery

Poisson d'Avril
New York Times - "A couple of them date from his college years in the 1940s. Most are from the 1970s and were recently rediscovered tucked away in a shoebox."
New York Times, artnet

Aaron Douglas

"In paintings, murals, and book illustrations, Dougls produced and had a lasting impact on American art history and the nation's cultural heritage."
Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist, Spencer Museum of Art, Wikipedia, Harlem: 1900-1940

Leonard Cohen

"Sex, spirituality, religion, power - he has relentlessly examined the largest issues in human lives, always with a full appreciation of how elusive answers can be to the vexing questions he raises."
Leonard Cohen, Wikipedia, The Leonard Cohen Files, last.fm, YouTube, (1), (2), (3), (4)

Wednesday, September 17

Patricia Johanson

Patricia Johanson - "These multi-function landscapes have always appealed to me because they are not only beautiful and useful, but also productive and life supporting."
Land Views, greemuseum.org, Patricia Johanson

Radical America

"A digital edition of Radical America, a product of the campus-based New Left of the late 1960s, specifically the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), but the magazing long outlived its seedbed."
Brown University Library Center for Digital Initiatives

Raoul Dufy

La Plage de Sainte-Adresse
"Raoul Dufy experimented with color even before the first Fauve exhibition in 1905. He did not exhibit with Henri Matisse and his group of Fauves at the first show, but he was excited by their creative use of color and drawing."
WebExhibity, artnet

Tuesday, September 16

Eric Rohmer

senses of cinema - "Rohmer came to filmmaking relatively late. He was a teacher, journalist and writer (of fiction as well as cinema theory and criticism) before making his first short in 1950, and commercial success came seventeen years later."
senses of cinema, Wikipedia, IMDb, The Criterion Collection, films de france

Reginald Marsh

Twenty Cent Movie, 1936
Wikipedia - "Reginald Marsh (14 March 1898 - 3 July 1954) was an American painter, born in Paris, most notable for his detailed depictions of life in New York City in the 1920s and 1930s. He produced many watercolors, egg tempera paintings, oil paintings, Chinese ink drawings, and a number of lithographs and etchings."
Wikipedia, Color Artwork, artnet

Machu Picchu

Wikipedia - "It was built around the year 1460, but abandoned as an official site for the Inca rulers a hundred years later, at the time of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire."
Wikipedia, Destination: Machu Picchu

Monday, September 15

The Rite of Spring

Pina Bausch
Wikipedia - "The Rite of Spring, commonly referred to by its original French title, Le Sacre de printemps ... is a ballet with music by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, which was first performed in 1913." BAM, 1984.
Wikipedia, YouTube: Pina Bausch, Bejart, Partie (1970), Marie Chiounard, Vittorio Biagi, Amazon Dance Company, Fantasia 1940

Mimmo Rotella

The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construciion - "Abstract expressionist in composition and appearance, one is reminded in these particular works from the 1950's/60's of the dynamics and color harmonies in the painting of Clifford Still."
Collage Museum, ARAS, artnet

Sunday, September 14

Hector Zazou

MySpace - "Strange rock, neo-classical composition, world music (from Africa to Central Asia), string quartets, pieces for wind instruments, voices or synthesizers, Hector Zazou has a surprise waiting with each new record, showing his passion for the most unexpected mixes."
MySpace, Wikipedia, last.fm

Saturday, September 13

Hannah Hoch

Pretty Maiden, 1920
Wikipedia - "Hannah Hoch (November 1, 1889-May 31, 1978) was a German Dada artist. She is best known for her work of the Weimar period, when she was one of the originators of photomontage."
Wikipedia, Cut & Paste, Gallery of Photomontages

Phil Ochs

Remembering Phil Ochs - "On April 9, 1976 my brother, Phil Ochs, ended his life by hanging himself. He was 35 years old. He had written over 100 songs, and had traveled to many countres. He suffered from manic-depression and had beed experiencing a long term writer's block."
Phil Ochs Biography, Wikipedia, Ochs Archives, last.fm, YouTube, (1), (2)

Sophie Calle

Wikipedia - "Sophie Calle (born 1953) is a French writer, photographer, installation artist, and conceptual artist. Calle's work is distinguished by its use of arbitrary sets of constraints, and evokes the French literary movement of the 1960s known as Oulipo. Her work frequently human vulnerability, and examines identity and intimacy."
Wikipedia, Guggenheim, DARE, Sophie Calle, YouTube

Friday, September 12


Internet Sacred Text Archive - "The best known Tarol deck is the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. There are hundreds of others, but the images of the RWS Tarot are the ones which are instantly recognizable."
Internet Sacred Text Archive, Wikipedia


Claes Oldenburg, False Food Selection, 1966
Dick Higgins - "Fluxus means change amoge other things. The Fluxus of 1992 is not the Fluxus of 1962 and if it prettends to be - then it is fake. The real Fluxus moves out from its old center into many directions, and the paths are not easy to recognize without lining up new pieces, middle pieces and old pieces together."
Fluxus Portal, Wikipedia, ArtLex on the Fluxus Movement, Colophon, YouTube

Giuseppe Penone

Respirate l'ombra, 1999
Wikipedia - "Giuseppe Penone (born April 3, 1947, Garessio, Italy) is one of the most important Italian artists. Penone started started working professionally 1968 in the Garessio forest near where he was born."
Wikipedia, Tate Online, artnet

Thursday, September 11

Twin Peaks

Wikipedia - "Twin Peaks is a television serial drama that follows the investigation of the brutal murder of popular, respected teenager and homecoming queer, Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), headed by Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan)."
Wikipedia, CBS, A Guide To Twin Peaks, Glastonberry Grove, Music from Twin Peaks

Joel Sternfeld

The Getty - "Joel Sternfeld is well known for large-format color photographs that extend the tradition of chronicling roadside America initiated by Walker Evans in the 1930s."
The Getty, Luhring Augusting, NPR, Friend of the High Line, Wikipedia

Wednesday, September 10

Martha Rosler

Cleaning The Drapes (from Bringing the War Home), 1969-72
"Rosler works in video, photo-text, installation, and performance, and writes criticism."
Martha Rosler, Wikipedia