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All You Fascists Bound To Lose, Woody Guthrie & Bound for Glory- Hal Ashby & David Carradine

July 14th, 2016
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    Happy birthday Woody Guthrie!

    Robert Crumb (previous post Birthday bean effect)

    Woody Guthrie~ All You Fascists Bound To Lose (Youtube)

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    July 14 (also a birthday of Ingmar Bergman.. who cast David Carradine in Serpent’s Egg .. Carradine and Elliot Gould were the only 2 Americans to appear as lead actor in Bergman films)

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    Bound for Glory was directed by Hal Ashby

  • Dennis Oppenheim – Parallel Stress, Ten Minute Performance Piece

    July 10th, 2016
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    Dennis Oppenheim – Parallel Stress, ten minute performance piece, 1970

    Intended partly as a protest against the minimalist fixation on the essence of the object, this piece tested the capacity of the artist’s body to suspend itself from fingertips and toes between two masonry walls. The performance repeated the same position on the stomach in the notch between two gravel hills. Photographs were taken at the greatest stress position prior to collapse.

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    Dennis Oppenheim An artist who moved heaven and earth

    From his Minimalist earthworks created in remote places in the 1960s to Pop-Surrealist public sculptures for urban settings in the 1990s and 2000s, Dennis Oppenheim was dedicated to the proposition that art should be open to the world rather than cloistered in galleries and museums. So it is appropriate that he should be this year’s featured artist at the Storm King Art Center in the Hudson Valley, where sculptures by Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, Alice Aycock and scores of other artists dot the beautiful, 500-acre landscape of hills, fields and forest.

    Created an archive for Dennis Oppenheim.

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    Cones on Park Ave.

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    The Taste of Abbas Kiarostami – (22 June 1940 – 4 July 2016)

    July 4th, 2016
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    Rain : photo by Abbas Kiarostami, 2007 (Purdy Hicks Gallery, London)

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    Abbas dies via the Gurardian

    Abbas Kiarostami, the multi-award-winning Iranian director whose 1997 film Taste of Cherry was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival, has died aged 76.

    Abbas Kiarostami (wiki)

    His trademark Via

    Scenes that take place in or around a car
    Direct quotes from Persian poetry
    Mixing fantasy and reality to employ a metaphoric form
    Shoots his films mostly with non-actors and without any script
    The use of panoramic long shots
    Minimalism
    Poetic cinema language
    Mixes fact and fiction
    Minimal plots with non-dramatic style
    Inviting audience to take part in the narrative
    The recurrent image of zigzagging roads

    Upon accepting a prize at the Cannes Film Festival for Taste of Cherry (1997), he received a hug and kiss from presenter Catherine Deneuve. Since public physical contacts between members of the opposite sexes, who are unrelated to one another, are banned by the Islamic government in Iran, Kiarostami’s home country, he didn’t return to his Tehran home for a week.

  • Like Someone in Love – Trailer (youtube)

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    Wim Wenders, Takeshi Kitano, Abbas Kiarostami and Walter Salles at Cannes- 20 May 2007.

  • New Blue (Scientist Discovered), Yves Klein Blue & 82 Portraits by David Hockney

    June 29th, 2016
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    Yves Klein Blue installation via

  • Scientist discovered a New Blue – 2016

    Paris review: True Blue

    A brief history of ultramarine.

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    82 portraits and 1 still life, which opens at the Royal Academy in London on 2 July.

    David Hockney among friends: a triumphant return to portraiture
    In the wake of a personal tragedy, Hockney embarked on a new project: to capture his wide social circle in defiantly exuberant tones

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    John Baldessari (previous post)

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    Chris and Don by David Hockney
    Chris and Don (previous post)

    R.I.P Tony Feher – Artist of Everyday Objects (1956–2016)

    June 25th, 2016
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    Tony Feher (1956–2016)

    The sculptor Tony Feher died today. His subtle, straightforward work, made with the most throwaway of things—plastic water bottles, berry cartons, jelly jars, or blue painter’s tape—upended Minimalist sobriety and Conceptualist cool with an intelligence that wholly embraced humor and charm.

    via Art News.

    Gary Simmons wrote, “R.I.P. Tony Feher a fantastic artist who showed us so much beauty in the moments…you’ll be missed brother..rest in power.”

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    Untitled, 2007 glass jars with metal screw lids, glass marbles, stainless steel wire 28 x 18 x 6 inches

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    Nine mylar bags and push pins – 2004

    Mad Tea Party

    Final Cut- Ladies & Gentlemen – A Narrative Supercut by Hungarian filmmaker, Gyorgy Palfis

    May 29th, 2016
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    Plot: “A simple yet timeless love story between a man and a woman, told using scenes edited together from hundreds of other films.” A masterpiece, made by entirely putting clips from approximately 450 films together. A compelling story that is brilliantly executed. Wow, what an experiment! A must watch, full movie available to watch on YouTube, here:
    Ludvig Gur/filmmaker

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    Senses of Cinema – creativity beyond Originality Gyorgy Palfis Final cut as Narrative Supercut.

  • The ultimate love story is the tale of the ultimate man
    and the ultimate woman.(Final cut movie. )

  • Interview with Gyorgy Palfi

    The Hungarian director speaks about his directorial style, the problems of political filmmaking, and where he sees Hungary today.

    Gyogy Palfi (wiki)

  • Related link..
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    Previous post – video sound artist Christian Marclay.

  • Martin Friedman Visonary Director of Walker Art Center Dies at 90

    May 14th, 2016
  • Martin Friedman Visonary Director of Walker Art Center Dies at 90

    Walker Art Org – obit

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    (Martin Friedman and John Cage )

    During his nearly four-decade relationship with the Walker Art Center, composer John Cage visited Minneapolis numerous times. As Walker director emeritus Martin Friedman recalls, these visits often veered toward the unexpected—fitting for an artist whose name is closely associated with the musical concept of Indeterminacy—from Sunday-morning mushroom hunting on a church lawn to a late-night reading of James Joyce with sculptor Tony Smith.

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  • See Slideshow photos here.

    with Ellsworth Kelly

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    R.I.P Francois Morellet – Geometric Abstract, Concrete & Kinetic Art

    May 11th, 2016
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    Francois Morellet (born 1926, Cholet, Maine-et-Loire, – May 11, 2016)

    was a contemporary French painter, sculptor and light artist. His early work prefigured minimal art and conceptual art, and he has played an important role in the development of geometrical abstract art.

    Art Net – obit ..

    Artist François Morellet has died, just a few days after turning 90. The news was confirmed to Le Monde by his Paris-based gallerist Kamel Mennour.

    Born in Cholet in 1926, Morellet is widely recognized as one of the key figures in concrete and kinetic art.

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    Geometric Abstract art

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    Concrete Erection, 2010

    Concrete Erection (La Plate-bande n° 2), 2010

    Since the 1970s the park area of Haus Weitmar has been home to distinguished works of contemporary art. On the occasion of the opening of the KUBUS in May 2010 François Morellet donated this large-sized concrete sculpture to Situation Kunst. These sculptures at the park are also additional items to the established oeuvre of each artist seen in the Kunstsammlungen of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.Concrete Erection, 2010

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  • R.I.P Louisa Chase – (1951–2016)

    May 10th, 2016
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    R.I.P Louisa Chase

    American artist Louisa Chase has died. Born in Panama City in 1951.

    “Her joyous approach to working in the studio, coupled with her precocious creativity, made it a pleasure to turn up every day and struggle with the challenge of facing a blank canvas. She was born to be an artist, which she proved over and over.”

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    See more art here (art net)

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    R.I.P Marisol Escobar – May 22, 1930 – April 30, 2016

    May 2nd, 2016
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    It was in the following decade of the 1960s that Marisol began to be influenced by pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. She appeared in two films by Andy Warhol, The Kiss and 13 Most Beautiful Girls

  • Queen of Pop art Marisol dies at age 85.

  • Marisol Escobar (May 22, 1930 – April 30, 2016), otherwise known simply as Marisol, was a French sculptor of Venezuelan heritage who worked in New York City

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    Magritte VI, Marisol Escobar 1998; Magritte III in Heaven, Marisol Escobar 1998
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    The Father Damien Statue stands in front of the Hawaiʻi State Capitol, greeting all its visitors.

  • The Legend of Maya Deren, Her Collaboration with Alexander Hammid & Teiji Ito

    April 29th, 2016
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    Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

    The film was shot in 1943 in Los Angeles by Deren’s then-husband, Alexander Hammid, a Hollywood cinematographer and filmmaker himself, and it launched Deren’s career as a staunch proponent of independent and experimental film in the New York indie scene.
    The 50 most important independent films

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    Meshes of the Afternoon – 1943
    The sound composed by her Japanese husband was added in 1953 (Via)
    She made four trips to Haiti between 1951 and 1952 and came home with endless footage of voodoo rites. What she had shot overwhelmed her: Divine Horsemen: the Living Gods of Haiti, a 54-minute sound film, was edited after her death by Cherel and Teiji Ito. The latter, 18 years younger, was a Japanese drummer whom Deren married in her New York days. When she died at 44, he scattered her ashes on the side of Mount Fuji.

  • Elinka at 4 years old Maya Deren

    Eleanor (Maya Deren) was around 14 years old when she wrote this poem after an encounter with Gandhi at his lecture in Geneva.

    Gandhi

    Small in size
    Great in belief
    Poor in Clothing
    Rich in Will
    Withered in body
    Full with purpose
    Scarce in beauty
    Overflowing with wisdom
    That is Gandhi

    (From The Legend of Maya Deren, a documentary biography and collected works, page 86)

    Eleanora (Maya) Deren was born in Kiev, Russia and came to USA as a child.
    Studied in France and Geneva. B.A from NYU and Master’s from Smith College. She has been a reporter, a radio scriptwriter and a translater. Worked as a secretary to Katherine Dunham and her dance group.
    Her earlier interest was in folkdancing and cultural expressions of diverse nationalities and races. She wrote papers as a graduate student of anthropology.

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    In this film Deren weaves together her interest in dance with the exploration of myth and symbol. Dance becomes a metaphor for courtship and sexual union. (via)

    Key themes in this film are the dread of rejection and the contrasting freedom of expression in the abandonment to the ritual. (via)

    After her death, Deren allegedly appeared to poet James Merrill (1926-1995) and his partner David Jackson (1922-2001) during séances in which she spelled out ghostly messages through a Ouija board. Deren is a character in Merrill’s The Book of Ephraim (1976), the first book of the trilogy known as The Changing Light at Sandover (1982). James Merrill paid for the completion of several of Deren’s films. (via)

    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:

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