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The Passing of a Killer Poet/Muse, John Giorno

October 12th, 2019
  • Art news obit

    News
    John Giorno, Storied Artist Who Expanded Poetry’s Possibilities, Is Dead at 82

  • Do the Undone – John Giorno Installation at Sperone Westwater.
    (5 September – 26 October 2019, Sperone Westwater, New York)

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  • Keith Haring, William S. Burroughs and John Giorno, photo by Tseng Kwong Chi.

    via Digitized by Backstage Library Works

  • William Burroughs, Laurie Anderson & John Giorno photographed at Giorno’s loft in New York City in 1980.
    Giorno as Muse

    JOHN GIORNO AT HOTEL CHELSEA, 1965. PHOTO: WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS.

    Hans Haacke’s Exhibition, Martin Creed’ s Ballet – October 2019

    October 1st, 2019
  • Opening October 24 –
    The New Museum Presents Hans Haacke, All Connected


  • Together – Hans Haacke – (Paula Cooper Gallery)

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    American flags & amigos


  • Martin Creed Ballet

    Martin Creed choreographs a piece for classically trained dancers featuring live music. Using video and music composed by Creed and played by his band, Work No. 1020 is performed by five dancers who are restricted to using the five core classical ballet positions, each of which are ascribed a musical note. By limiting the dancers to the five positions, Creed establishes a tight framework in which to examine the changing effects of time, speed, and direction.

    Most ballet is not very funny. But by using just the five basic positions of ballet, Martin Creed — better known for his art than his choreographic skills — offers a playful and engaging 70 minutes of repetitions where the limitations actually become the springboard of creativity. It’s a bit like watching a giggly game of chess or perhaps a game of Scrabble created with the human body, which has been intercut with a bit of chat from Creed, some video (including some of Creed’s more notorious vomiting and defecating films) and some songs played by Creed and a band, who limit their musical palate just as the dancers’ physical movement is limited.

  • The Passing of Gianfranco Gorgoni Land Art/Avant Garde Photographer at 77

    September 22nd, 2019
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    Photo of Robert Smithson by Gianfranco Gorgoni

    Gianfranco Gorgoni

    Obit from the art newspaper
    Artsy obit

    Gorgoni came to the US in 1968 to produce a photographic essay. His stay was intended to last just a few months, but, after a chance encounter with Robert Rauschenberg in 1969, Gorgoni spent the better part of the next 50 years in the United States floating in circles that included Richard Serra, Robert Morris, Andy Warhol, Walter de Maria, Bruce Nauman and other artists.

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    Portraits of artists by Giafranco Gorgoni at Whitney

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  • (Ed Ruscha photo by Gianfranco Gorgoni)


  • Robert Rauschenberg (photo by G. Gorgoni)

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    Portrait of an artist by Gorgoni (Nature Means Everything)


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    Cuba, El Salvador: Gianfranco Gorgoni by Betsy Sussler

    Occupy Wall Street -2019

    September 17th, 2019
  • Bread And Puppet Theater presents: A celebration of the Occupy Wall Street movement. (Photo by Erik McGregor)


    See more photos here.

  • We are (still) the 99 percent

    Occupy Wall Street was seen as a failure when it ended in 2011. But it’s helped transform the American left.

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    Merrill Lynch Wall Street Waltz (Digital photo collage by Fung Lin Hall)

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  • Robert Frank – Pioneer Photographer, Documentary Filmmaker Dies at 94

    September 10th, 2019
  • (Delphine Seyrig from Pull My Daisy)

    Pull My Daisy Robert Frank, Albert Leslie, USA, 1959, V’08, Tribute to Bob Dylan

    Pull My Daisy is a 1959 American short film directed by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie, and adapted by Jack Kerouac from the third act of his play, Beat Generation. Kerouac also provided improvised narration

  • The Unseen photos: Outtakes From ‘The Americans

  • Guardian obit

  • How Robert Frank’s Book The Americans Redefined American Photography


    Robert Frank – 20 years in Mabou, Nova Scotia (Repost)

    Andrea Mabou
    Looking again at Robert Frank

    The Fire Below Mabou January 1980
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  • Paris photos (youtube)

  • Robert Frank
    and his wife June Leaf. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe
    Shooting from the hip..

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    (From Detroit to L.A.)

  • From Pina to Greta, Film Stills & Photographs of Peter Lindbergh

    September 9th, 2019

  • (Marion Cortillard – Paris 2007)
    Remembering Peter Lindbergh

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  • (Lindbergh shows Greta Thunberg some options in Stockholm.)

    Vogue 2019
    (“School strike for the climate” the sign said.)

    Obit via

    His pictures look like film stills, with action and time stopped, and he also directed several successful documentaries, including Inner Voices (1999), winner of best documentary at the Toronto film festival the following year, and a film about his friend the choreographer Pina Bausch(2002).

    The Birds by Peter Lindbergh

    One of the most respected and widely emulated photographers working today, Peter Lindbergh has been described as a “poet of glamour.” Since 1978, when Stern Magazine published his first series of fashion photographs, his work has been published by every major international fashion magazine and commissioned for the influential campaigns of the worlds leading fashion designers.

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    Francisco Toledo -the Passing of one of Mexico’s most influential artists.

    September 7th, 2019
  • Fransico Toledo dies

  • Francisco Benjamín López Toledo, one of Mexico’s most influential artists, has died. Born in Oaxaca on July 17, 1940, the painter, sculptor and activist was 79.
    Toledo studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Oaxaca and the Centro Superior de Artes Aplicadas de Bellas Artes. He incorporated his Zapotec heritage in his work, whether that was through prints, collages, ceramics or paintings. Toledo also included a lot of the animals that he grew up seeing. He particularly focused on animals – such as bats, frogs, lizards and cows – that others don’t always value.

  • Afgan Photographer Abdul Haq Baratali and His Box Camera

    September 3rd, 2019
  • Abdul Haq Baratali

    Afgan Box Camera

    Has the Afghan Box Camera Finally Met Its Match?
    The unique portrait-maker has survived wars, invasions, and fundamentalist tyranny. But digital photography may be too much to overcome.
    by Lynzy Billing

    The 69-year-old photographer is sitting on the porch outside his cluttered one-story house on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, remembering when he was six years old. Back then he had to use whatever was on hand—usually cameras from the Soviet Union, which he borrowed from his sister’s husband.

  • Baratali has photographed thousands of people over the years, from generals and children to popular singers and police officers. Lynzy Billing


  • The Taliban banned photography in the 1990s, calling it an affront to Islam. Displaying an image became a crime punishable by beating or imprisonment. Robert Nickelsberg / The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images

  • RIP Eliseo Mattiacci (1940–2019) – Associated with Art Povera

    August 27th, 2019
  • Artforum obit

    Eliseo Mattiacci, the Italian postwar artist who over the course of his five-decade career created sculptures that grapple with the mysteries of the cosmos, died in Pesaro, Italy, on August 26.

    Eliseo Mattiacci via Apollo Magazine – obit

    Eliseo Mattiacci (1940–2019) | The Italian sculptor Eliseo Mattiacci, who was closely associated with Arte Povera, died on 26 August at the age of 78. Born in Cagli, Mattiacci studied at the Istituto di Belle Arti, graduating in 1959 before moving to Rome. Known for his large-scale abstract compositions, Mattiacci created sculptures and installations investigating humanity’s relationship with our environments and our place in the cosmos.

  • See a fabulous slide show photos of his outdoor sculptures in Florence.

  • RIP Abstract Expressionist Mary Abbott – (1921 – 2019)

    August 24th, 2019
  • Mary Abbott


  • Untitled 1957 (Mixed media and paper collage 23 3/4 x 18″)

    From 1974-77 Abbott taught at the Univ.of Minnesosta, her courses emphasized the use of color. When she returned to NY in the late 70’s she embarked on a series of flower paintings to increase her own understanding of color.

  • RIP Mary Abbott via Facebook

    Alvaro Enciso – Artist Honoring the Migrants Death

    August 21st, 2019

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    Meet Alvaro Enciso, the Artist Placing Crosses in Sonoran Desert to Memorialize Migrant Deaths

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    The Constant Presence of Absence Art by Alvaro Enciso

    The Art of Alvaro Enciso is often overshadowed by his Crosses In the Desert project, “Where Dreams Die”. Where Alvaro places Art Crosses in honor of migrants who have died in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. His Art isn’t separate from it, rather just another extension of the creative process in channeling the concepts of “The American Dream” through various bodies of work.

    RIP Nancy Reddin Kienholz (1943 – 2019)

    August 13th, 2019
  • Artforum obit

    Nancy Kienholz, Half Wife and Husband duo, Dramatic Installations died at 75

    Pushed Art Boundaries with Husband (LA Times)

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