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Round Midnight Photo Exhibit of Cy Twombly, Dexter, Bertrand, Ella, Marilyn & Paul Mazursky

April 25th, 2016
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    Photograph of Cy Twombly by Robert Rauschenberg
    Cy Twombly with Relics
    Cy Twombly birthday April 25, 1928.

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    Happy birthdayBertrand Tavernier .

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    Ella Jane Fitzgerald, April 25, 1917 (birthday)

    During the ‘50s, one of the most popular venues was Mocambo in Hollywood. Frank Sinatra made his Los Angeles debut at Mocambo in 1943, and it was frequented by the likes of Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Lana Turner.

    Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at Mocambo because of her race. Then, one of her biggest fans made a telephone call that quite possibly changed the path of her career for good. Here, she tells the story of how Marilyn Monroe changed her life:

  • Paul Mazursky 1ePaulMazurskyr his birthday was also April 25.

  • Willem De Kooning – Mini Retrospective – 2016

    April 24th, 2016
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    The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.

    Willem de Kooning April 24, 1904

  • In his studio ..De Kooning photography by Fred McDarrah

    De Kooning in His Broadway Studio, March 23, 1962
    Vintage gelatin silver print, printed 1962

    Well, I have my beautiful de Kooning
    to aspire to. I think it has an orange
    bed in it, more than the ear can hold

    Frank O’Hara
    (See Summer Couch from – In Memory of My Feelings)

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    Jane Freukcher with Ruth Kligman and DeKooning.

    Mark Rylance as Leonardo da Vinci – BBC Mini Series (2003)

    April 15th, 2016
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    Da Vinci, The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything (See a trailer and the film)

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    Leonard spent his last years and died here at Le Clos Luce This is a wonderful place to visit, following La Loire and visiting the famous castles nearby.

  • Two drawings of Horses by Leonardo (scroll down)

  • Here is anexcerpt from David Markson
    “It is said that in the street markets of Florence Leonardo da Vinci would buy the various small birds that were for sale—the ones caged at the food stands, the ones for purchase by those with a palate for small roasted finches and warblers—and then he would go somewhere and set them free.
    I presume the birds were in cages. Though I do not know. Surely bird cages are an ancient art. You see, Leonardo was a vegetarian. If he saw other animals under the same market duress I suppose he might have let those go as well. After buying them. Monkeys and dogs and such. This would only make sense. He would want to spare all the innocents from the dastardly meat eaters. Though doubtless there were some animals which were not for sale as food. Decisions would have to be made. Was he only going to buy the birds and animals that were in the most immediate danger? Were there labels to help with momentous decisions such as this?
    Food monkey. Companion monkey. Edible parrot. This dog is for eating, this one is not. Please do not eat these birds. One does not want to think of the trial and error involved in birdeaters knowing which were the tastiest of birds. Let us say nothing of the dog testers. – David Markson

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    The Renaissance man by Adam Gopnik from the New Yorker. He wrote, Leonardo remains weird, matchlessly weird, and nothing to be done about it.

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    Leonardo da Vinci Tarot is here.

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    (photos by Fung Lin Hall)

    Tony Conrad – Drone and Minimal, Avand Garde Musicians & Filmmaker Died at 76

    April 10th, 2016
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    Tony Conrad (Boingboing)

    Tony Conrad, drone and minimalist music pioneer, RIP

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    Wish You Were (Buffalo Avant Garde)

    Tony Conrad (American, born 1940). Examinations, 1979. Pencil on paper with Lucite, strap, and bed, drawing:

  • For a generation of musicians and filmmakers in Buffalo and around the world, Tony Conrad was the walking embodiment of the avant garde.

    Mr. Conrad, who died Saturday morning in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, at 76 after fighting prostate cancer, began his career as an underground musician and filmmaker and ended it as an internationally idolized composer, performer, professor and thinker.

    He served as a widely admired faculty member of the University at Buffalo’s media study department from 1976 until his death, during which time he was instrumental in the formation of Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center, the growth of Buffalo’s cable access network and countless exhibitions, collectives and collaborations on city streets, cable channels and in institutions across the region.

    Despite a diverse career that significantly impacted the lives of thousands of students, as well as the trajectory of visual art and music in the United States and far beyond, Mr. Conrad is perhaps best-known for inspiring the name of influential rock band The Velvet Underground when he was getting his start as an artist in New York City.

    Anthony S. Conrad was born March 7, 1940, in Concord, N.H. He earned a degree in mathematics from Harvard University in 1962 before moving to New York City and beginning his career as an experimental musician, composer and filmmaker. During his time in New York, he collaborated with musicians John Cale, LaMonte Young and others in a loose collective known as the Theatre of Eternal Music and later as the Dream Syndicate, whose work would spawn and influence several new genres of music, including drone, minimalism, punk and electronica.http://buffalo.com/2016/04/09/news/art/tony-conrad-avant-garde-pioneer-ub-professor-dies-76

    Sparrow Improptu in Portland and Hilarious Falcon Flying from Bosnia to Syria – War and Peace, Spring of 2016

    March 26th, 2016
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    Sparrow transformed to a dove sitting on top of Saguaro. (Photo by Fung Lin Hall).

    This one bird to Sanders transformed the politics, World Peace Political revolution and Sparrow.

  • Coming to play with me orphan Sparrow…..Issa ‘s haiku translated by Robert Hass.. the orphan Sparrow came to play with our compassionate candidate Bernie Sanders.. what a treat for the world and we all pray for world peace.
    John Stewart called him “Bird”.

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  • Chapter I – the War Candidate – a nostalgia trip to Bosnia

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    Hillary was in Bosnia.. (Digital collage by Fung Lin Hall)

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  • Chapter II -the Peace Candidate

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    Peacock from Prague photo by Fung-Lin Hall 1996
    Valdstejnska zahrada – Mala Strana – Prague

    Vaclav Havel Peacock from Prague is saying hello to Birdy Sanders. We had Velvet Revolution.. I welcome Birdy Revolution for world peace.

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  • Martin Buber. I and thou.

    “The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.”
    ― Martin Buber

    “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
    ― Martin Buber

  • See more Birds photos by Fung Lin Hall (Facebook)

  • Theaster Gates – The Revolutionary artist of Craft-Urban Renewal + Junk Dada Noah Purifoy at Josha Tree

    March 21st, 2016
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    Theaster Gates at White Cube

    Theaster Gates’ practice includes sculpture, installation, performance and urban interventions that aim to bridge the gap between art and life. Gates works as an artist, curator, urbanist and facilitator and his projects attempt to instigate the creation of cultural communities by acting as catalysts for social engagement that leads to political and spatial change.

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    Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada

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    The Unknown Purifoy

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    Tatsumi Hijikata – Butoh Founder with Mishima, Hosoe, Tomatsu & Donald Richie

    March 9th, 2016
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    Kamaitachi #40 (Hijikata Tatsumi), 1965 by Eikoh Hosoe
    Tatsumi Hijikata His wiki shows a photo of Hijikata and Sada Abe (In the Realm of Senses by Nagisa Oshima was loosely based on Sada Abe)

    Hijikata undertook his first Ankoku Butoh performance, Kinjiki, in 1959, using a novel by Yukio Mishima as the raw input material for an abrupt, sexually-inflected act of choreographic violence which stunned its audience. At around that time, Hijikata met three figures who would be crucial collaborators for his future work: Yukio Mishima, Eikoh Hosoe, and Donald Richie In 1962,

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    Yukio Mishima and Hijikata in Barakei – 1961 photographed by Eiko Hosoe.

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    Hijikata posed for Shomei Tomatsu 1970 (master photographer)

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    Keiya Ouchida, Hosotan, film de 1972. Chorégraphie de Tatsumi Hijikata.
    Courtesy Cinémathèque de la danse © Collection Cinémathèque de la danse

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    Eiko Hosoe photographed Kauzo Ohno
    Kazuo Ohno – previous post

    Polish artist Monika Grzymala – Spatial Drawing

    February 26th, 2016
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    ARTIST: Monika Grzymala (Poland) A site-specific work “Raumzeichnung” (outside/inside) over four miles of black and clear tape are given sculptural form, giving the illusion of a 3D structure that stretches from the back of the gallery to the front window. “I describe all of my installations as architectural interventions or spatial drawings, in German Raumzeichnung and in English, Spatial Drawing,” Grzymala explains.The line is one of the most fundamental of shapes when it comes to drawing, perhaps the fundamental—and an exhibition at London’s Lisson Gallery explores this basic construct of art. Called, of course, Line and curated by Drawing Room—a UK-based non-profit gallery dedicated to contemporary drawing—the exhibition explores the work of 15 international artists and their exploration of the line. They include artists like Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, and Tom Marioni.

    Via Marlene Saroff –

    Monika Grzymala -homepage (cilck on chronology)

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  • Sigmar Polke – Happy Valentine’s Day 2016

    February 13th, 2016
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    Sigmar Polke (13 February 1941 – 10 June 2010)

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    MoMa Installation view

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    Untitled, Self Portrait with Naked Woman, 1971

    Paul Kasmin Gallery

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    Sigmar Polke, Country Mouse and City Mouse (lies and wonders of the painting), 1997, Plastic seal on polyester fabrics, 280 x 350 cm

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    Ich mach das schon Jess [I’ll Take Care of That, Jess] 1972 Oil on felt 315 x 285 cm 124 x 112″

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  • Happy Valentine’s day!

  • Photography of Peng Chun Yen – Afterworld from Taiwan

    February 11th, 2016
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    Photography – Afterworld by Peng Chun Yen

    Afterworld means the world after death. These series of pictures were all taken inside a small pumping station in Taipei. Inside the station seems very desolate, which is out of tune with the urban cityscape of Taipei. The water stains caused by raindrops appear to create proof of life in the lifeless environment. In this barren landscape located inside a city, it is like walking on the road of the Afterworld, trying to find the next exit to reincarnation.
    Photographs & Text: Peng-Chun Yen 顏鵬峻

    Happy Chinese Lunar New Year of the Fire Monkey – 2016

    February 6th, 2016
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    Photo by Fung Lin Hall

    Goodbye the Year of Goat or Sheep 2015

    Happy Chinese Lunar new year of the fire Monkey, 2016
    (Leonardo da Vinci, Charlies Dickens, Elizabeth Taylor were monkeys)

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    Frida Kahlo with her pet Fulang Chang

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  • A Short life of Porfirio DiDonna – -The Mystery he found in Painting

    January 27th, 2016
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    Porfirio DiDonna

    Porfirio DiDibba was born on 11 April 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. He died in Brooklyn on 26 August 1986 at the age of 44.

    Biography

    He would spend years trying to understand his commitment to art. He had studied piano since he was young and noted how painting could be like music in its phrasing and harmonics. Also, painting was much like his mother’s religious devotion, awakening feelings of awe and trust that he could not experience elsewhere.

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  • See Trout from Artnet

  • Painters Table (Brooklyn Rail)