Archive for June, 2022

Sam Gilliam, Groundbreaking Abstractionist, Dies at 88

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
  • Artnet obit

    Painter Sam Gilliam, Celebrated for His Boldly Colored Draped Canvases, Has Died at 88

    The abstract painter died at his home in Washington, D.C.

  • Sam Gilliam – November 30, 1933 – June 25, 2022

  • (Dogon V, 2005 – Intaglio Lithograph)

  • Artforum obit

  • (Sam Gilliam’s work Yves Klein Blue at the Venice Biennale in 2017.)

    Sam Gilliam loved Yves Klein.

    I first encountered Yves Klein while stationed with the army in Japan. There was a Klein exhibition in Tokyo. The Gutai group was being born, and I was in the army, and I thought nothing about whether I would be an artist or not. In fact, I probably thought that I would never be an artist. But Klein had an effect on me, and I thought about making art beyond the interiors that it is usually presented in, about making art more in the outside world.

    Tony Leung, Helen Keller, Lucile Cliften & Isabelle Adjani – June 27 Birthday

    Monday, June 27th, 2022
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    Happy birthday Tony Leung!

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    (Lucille Clifton and Hayden Carruth)

  • Helen Keller via

  • Young Bruce
    (With Isabelle Adjani, directed by Francois Truffaut)
    Happy birthday Isabelle Adjani.

  • Lafcadio Hearn was born on June 27 too.

  • Abbas Kiarostami, Billy Wilder, Kris Kristofferson – June 22, 2022

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
  • Abbas Kiarostami 1abbask
    Abbas Kiarostami June 22, 1940 – July 2016 (previous post)

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    was born on June 22, 1906[6] to a family of Polish Jews in Sucha Beskidzka, a small town which, at that time, belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

    Ranking the films of Billy Wilder

  • Kris Kristofferson
    “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.”
    Happy birthday Kris Kristofferson!
    His film career.
    He appeared in Blume in Love (1973) directed by Paul Mazursky, and three Sam Peckinpah films: Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973), Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), and Convoy (1978) and Michael Ritchie’s Semi-Tough (1977) with Burt Reynolds. He continued acting in Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), Vigilante Force (1976), and The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (1976), the romantic drama A Star Is Born (1976) with Barbra Streisand, for which he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor soon followed.

  • Adieu Jean Louis Trintignant – June 17, 2022

    Friday, June 17th, 2022
  • Film titan Jean Louis Trintignant dies aged 91

    Actor and amateur racer passes away at his home in south-west France after cancer battle

  • Jean Louis Trintignant A Life in Pictures

  • (The Conformist)

    (The Conformist with Dominique Sanda)

  • Jean Louis Trintignant

    He made his theatrical debut in 1951, going on to be seen as one of the most gifted French dramatic actors of the post-war era, known for his starring roles in many classic films of European cinema. He worked with many prominent auteur directors, including Roger Vadim, Costa-Gavras, Claude Lelouch, Claude Chabrol, Bernardo Bertolucci, Éric Rohmer, François Truffaut, Krzysztof Kieślowski and Michael Haneke.

    (“Red” directed by Kieslowski, J.L. Trintignant starring with Irene Jacob)

  • Robbe Grillet
    Trans Europe Express a film directed by Alain Robbe Grillet

  • Jean Louis Trintignant surprises in Amour

  • Eric Rohmer directed Jean Louis Trintignant in My Night at Maud

  • (Il Sorpasso – directed by Dino Risi – with Vittorio Gassman)

  • (Catherine Spaak with Vittorio Gassman and Jean Louis Trintignant)
    (Il Sorpasso – directed by Dino Risi)

  • Duncan Hannah – Artist, Underground Film Star (1952-2022)

    Monday, June 13th, 2022
  • Duncan Hannah (1952-2022) Artforum

    Painter, collagist, and underground film star Duncan Hannah, whose career took him from the sticky floor of CBGB’s to the walls of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, died of a heart attack at his home in West Cornwall, Connecticut, on June 11 at the age of seventy while watching a French film.

    (“Paying tribute to Francois Truffaut in Montmartre Cemetary. ”
    Duncan Hannah wrote on his FB – June 7, 2022,)

  • (Duncan Hannah, Greenwich, CT, ca. 1973. © Danny Fields.)

    Boisterous memoire of 1970’s New York

  • Duncan Hannah Diaries (Basquiat, Books Duncan H. read, etc.)

  • Duncan Hannah
    (Duncan Hannah designed the book cover for John Banville, also see Monica Vitti in green jacket)

  • See paintings by Duncan Hannah – artnet

  • Little Angel

    See more paintings – American Gallery here.
    See portrait of Catherine Spaak from the link above, scroll down. Her obit from vitro nasu here

  • “Amy Tan Unintended Memor”, Last Film by James Redford

    Sunday, June 12th, 2022
  • Amy Tan pays tribute to James Redford

  • It’s always a sad day when a parent outlives their child, and such a tragic event has occurred in retired acting legend Robert Redford’s household.

    Robert Redford and James Redford

    Author Any Tan and her mother in a still used in James Redford’s documentary “Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir.”

  • “I was very reluctant to do it, but Jamie was a very charming person,” Tan said. “… When I watched this documentary, I said, ‘Gosh, I look like I’m on the verge of crying all the time,’ and I think that I was, because it was just talking to him and very openly. He was somebody that I trusted so much that I felt he was never going to judge me, he was never going to pity me, he was just going to listen.”
    The two became close during the nearly three years spent making the film.

    “He got a little obsessed with Amy, I have to say,” said Kyle Redford, with a laugh. “We couldn’t get into a car without playing one of Amy’s stories. No music, no NPR anymore, just Amy on audio!”

    Kyle Redford said her husband was drawn to making a documentary about Tan because he needed a break from “problem” documentaries, which he felt had saturated the market —and yet her story appealed to his sensibilities.

    RIP Paula Rego Portuguese born British Artist

    Wednesday, June 8th, 2022
  • Paula Rego Obedience and Defiance

    Paula Rego – Tate

  • It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of the Portuguese-born, British artist Dame Paula Rego at the age of 87. She died peacefully this morning, after a short illness, at home in North London, surrounded by her family. Our heartfelt thoughts are with them. – Victoria Miro.


  • Liverpool, Jauja and Eureka by Lisandro Alonso

    Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

  • (Liverpool – MUBI )

  • Eureka – Viggo’s new film with Jauja director Lisandro Alonso

    The first part of the film, titled “Western” and set on the U.S.-Mexico border, will have echos of Jauja but is not a sequel, following Mortensen playing a father named Murphy searching for his daughter (Agger), who has been kidnapped. The second part of the film, titled “Pine Ridge,” is set in South Dakota on a Native American Reservation in the present-day. While there aren’t details on Part 3 yet, Part 4, titled “Amazonia,” will follow a character named Ubirajara, “a member of a far happier indigenous settlement in the Amazon who goes off to dig for gold, contracting, literally, gold fever.”

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  • Happy birthday Lisandro Alonso

  • Cynthia MacAdams is an American actress and photographer

    Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

  • Cynthia MacAdams wiki

    Portrait from Cynthia MacAdams book, “Emergence”

  • (Portrait of Kate Millet by Cynthia MacAams)

    Kate Millet a pioneer feminist (Previous post)

    Cynthia MacAdams (born Cynthia Rose Adams, September 5, 1939) is an American actress and photographer. She is recognized for her black and white portraiture,[1][2] use of natural light and infrared photography, and images of sacred architecture

    Cynthia MacAadams photographer com

  • Chogyam Trungpa
    Rinpoche was the founder of Naropa Shambala Vision