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Wild is the Wind – Nina Simone

February 21st, 2018
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    A Raised Voice
    How Nina Simone
    turned the movement into music.

  • See a painting Homage to Nina Simone here.

  • It took her one hour to write Mississipi Goddam

    Dr. Nina Simone- –Alabama Got Me So Upset (previous post)

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  • Wild is the Wind..his tribute to Nina Simone.. (How David Bowie helped Nina out of a slump)..

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  • What Happend Miss Simone? (Film)

  • Jeff Geys Belgian Conceptual Artist dies at 83

    February 16th, 2018
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    Art News obit
    Artlyist

    Geys was perhaps best known for his strong social and political motives of his work

    Superdemocratie.ensembles.org.

    In many respects, he is a disciple of Marcel Duchamp, who defended the strategy of undisclosed withdrawal. Geys has chosen to build his work on provincial references. All his exhibitions are accompanied by an issue of the newspaper Kempens Informatieblad, which he publishes himself and designs like a local, free circulation newspaper.

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    Peter Paul Rubens & Jef Geys Combined Artworks

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    Self-portrait

  • Happy New (Y)ear of Earth Dog – 2018 – Communicative, Serious & Responsible

    February 15th, 2018
  • Happy New (Y)ear of Earth Dog! starting February 16, 2018 to February 4, 2019.
    (Earth dog is Communicative, serious, and responsible in work)

    Spike loved Maria Callas and his family love and miss him forever.

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    Ellis began working on the book in 2010 after Kubrick’s death by canine lymphoma as a way of working through his grief over the dog’s death

    Independent filmmaker Sean Ellis (previous post- Metro Manila to Prague)

  • James Dean ‘s dog here.

  • Dog by Ed Ruscha Ed Ruscha Dog

    Oof oof and various cheeses

    Monty andmontymonty Monty Socrates
    Read how Monty Socrates found his family and his brother and sister.

    Best in show – A film clip + fun dog photos and a link to 8 ways to prepare your pets for war.

    A Season in Hell – Happy Valentine! – 2018

    February 14th, 2018
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    Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud, Brussels Oct 07, 1873

    Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud

    Happy Valentine!
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    East & West, Photos of Natsume Soseki & A Photo of Shimura Takashi & Ingmar Bergman

    February 11th, 2018
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    Michiyo Aratama from Kokoro

  • Natsume Soseki was born on February 9, 1867

    Natsume Soseki - Kokoro (adapted by Kon Ichikawa)

    Natsume Soseki (previous post)

    Kon Ichikawa archive here.

  • Shimura 1aBergmanShimura Takashi and Ingmar Bergman
    (During the awarding of the Selznick-Goldlorbeer-award on 29th June 1961 in Berlin on accasion of the Berlinale Film Festival. )

    RIP Shimura Takashi – Feb 11, 1982 (Shimura appeared in 21 of Akira Kurosawa’s 30 films)

  • (Ingmar Bergman archive here)

  • Happy birthday Jeon Do-yeon!


    Jeon Do Yeon with Jia Zhangke and Gael Garcia Bernal (Cannes film festival 2014)

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    and Glenn Gould

    Soseki was Glenn’s favorite author.

  • Sorekara (top)Natsume Soseki Soseki as the face on 1000 Japanese yen (bottom).
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  • Nancy Burson – Trum(p)-fusion, Warhead Portraits

    February 6th, 2018
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    Warhead 2017 (Trump/Jong-un)

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    Warhead 2017 (Trump/Putin)

    Nancy Burson

    Nancy Burson (wik)

    Burson is best known for her pioneering work in morphing technologies which age enhance the human face and still enable law enforcement officials to locate missing children and adults. Her Human Race Machine, which allows people to view themselves as a different race, is used worldwide as an educational diversity tool that provides viewers with the profound visual experience of being another race

  • Photos of William S. Burroughs + Naked Lunch & Drugstore Cowboy

    February 5th, 2018
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    William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac – photo by Allen Ginsberg

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  • Our Paranoid Friend had a dinner with Susan Sontag

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    With David Cronenberg and William S Burroughs

    Peter Weller is now an Italian Renaissance art hisotrian. (see previous post)

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    Initially Gus wanted Tom Waits for the role that went to Matt Dillon. Drugstore Cowboy was based on a true story. William S. Burroughs changed the profession for his part to that of a priest. He only wanted to work for one day so they shot everything in a day.

    Gus Vant Sant

  • Uncle Howard -Howard Brookner made a documentary of William S. Burroughs.

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    More about this..here

  • Vivian Maier – (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) –

    February 1st, 2018
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    Vivian Maier

    Vivian Dorothy Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American street photographer. Maier worked for about forty years as a nanny, mostly in Chicago’s North Shore, pursuing photography during her spare time. She took more than 150,000 photographs during her lifetime, primarily of the people and architecture of Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles, although she also traveled and photographed worldwide

    via her wiki.. John Maloof, curator of some of Maier’s photographs, summarized the way the children she nannied would later describe her:

    “She was a Socialist 1ameriVivian, a Feminist, a movie critic, and a tell-it-like-it-is type of person. She learned English by going to theaters, which she loved. … She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn’t show anyone.”

  • Tim Roth invites you to Vivian M.

    How were you involved in Vivian getting her first posthumous gallery show here in L.A.?
    I said, “I have a friend who has a really lovely gallery. Why don’t we do the L.A. [photos] and I’ll host it?” So we’ve been doing it ever since. We try to do one a year. We do some new pieces, and we try and get some of her prints — which are very rare — in there as well. The ones that she printed probably at the corner store.

    What drew you to her eye?

    A favorite photographer of mine on the documentary side would be Don McCullin. Stuff that I really admire in cinema would be Ken Loach. Within the photographs is sort of a critique of society. She has that. I thought it was extraordinary. You can see in her framing and in her point of view and in how the equipment that she was using changed.

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    V.M - an anoymous portrait of america (See more photos here)

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  • Broom & Boom of David Ireland – at His Famous Art Home

    January 29th, 2018
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    (David Ireland’s Mission District Home Opens as a Museum)

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  • “I think art making is a matter of finding things out and not considering practical issues, but thinking about things that are internal and of an investigatory nature for ourselves.” – David Ireland

    “When I feel like I’m being understood too easily by people, then I pump it up a little bit … make it a little bit tougher.” – David Ireland

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    Three Attempts to Understand Van Gogh’s Ear in Terms of the Map of Africa, 1987

    RIP David Ireland (more images here)

    Hugh Masekela – South African Warrior Musician Left us at 78

    January 24th, 2018
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    As a warrior artist I like to feature art by other warrior artist or pieces of art that inspire warrior artists, and these two tracks by South African horn player Hugh Masekela are just that. Born April 4, 1939 music found Masekela at a young age. He took up trumpet at 14, and after quickly mastering it went on to lead several jazz ensembles. Growing up in apartheid South Africa, his music has always been a reflection and form of protest against the system that enslaved his people.

  • What Hugh Masekela meant to South Africa’s Freedom Fighter.

    Many people have paid tribute to the musical genius of Hugh Masekela, known as the father of South African jazz. But he was not just known for his musicianship. The artist, who died on Tuesday at age 78, used his public platform to speak out against apartheid and substance abuse.

  • RIP Ursula K. Le Guin (October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018)

    January 23rd, 2018
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    Time obit

    Acclaimed Feminist Science Fiction Writer Ursula K. Le Guin Dies at 88

    Ursula K. Le Guin(wiki)

    Le Guin was influenced by fantasy writers including J. R. R. Tolkien, by science fiction writers including Philip K. Dick (who was in her high school class, though they did not know each other),by central figures of Western literature such as Leo Tolstoy, Virgil and the Brontë sisters, by feminist writers such as Virginia Woolf, by children’s literature such as Alice in Wonderland, The Wind in the Willows, The Jungle Book, by Norse mythology, and by books from the Eastern tradition such as the Tao Te Ching.

    Ursula K Le Guin (homepage)

    What inspired you to be a writer?

    Learning to write, at five.

    What were your childhood & youth like — was it happy — were there any significant influences on you?

    My childhood was what is called “happy.” My parents were loving, kind, and intelligent; I had an extra mother in my great-aunt; I had three big brothers to tag around after (and to have fights with the youngest of them); and everybody in the family was glad I was a girl, which made me able to be glad to be a woman, eventually.

    My father was a university professor and we were well off, even during the Depression of the 1930’s. We lived in a beautiful redwood house in Berkeley, and summers on an old ranch in the hills of the Napa Valley. I went to public schools, where I got a good education (although I was shy and malingered a good deal in grade school, and high school was three years of social torture.)

    There were lots of visitors, lots of talk and argument and discussion about everything, lots of books around, lots of music and story-telling. The life of the mind can be a very lively one. I was brought up to think and to question and to enjoy.

    During the second World War my brothers all went into service and the summers in the Valley became lonely ones, just me and my parents in the old house. There was no TV then; we turned on the radio once a day to get the war news. Those summers of solitude and silence, a teenager wandering the hills on my own, no company, “nothing to do,” were very important to me. I think I started making my soul then.

    Cosmology of Jack Whitten, an Innovative Artist/Activist (1939-2018)

    January 22nd, 2018
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    Jack Whitten (wiki)

    When the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center occurred, Whitten was at his studio on Lispenard Street in Tribeca watching the first plane hit. He spent two years constructing a monumental elegiac and emotion-filled panel, with ashes embedded into it, as a memorial of the day.

    Obit from Artforum

    Jack Whitten, a conceptual painter who tested the medium’s limits for more than five decades, has died at seventy-eight. The artist, awarded the National Medal of the Arts in 2016 for “remaking the American canvas,” was dubbed the father of new abstraction by the New York Times. Throughout his career, Whitten eschewed the popular or marketable for what interested him philosophically, and was largely unrecognized by the mainstream until recent years, following a major 2014 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, California.

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  • Kenneth Goldsmith interviewed Jack Whitten on BOMB