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Adieu Ivan Regina

April 19th, 2019
  • See his many striking photos here

  • Ivan Regina posted on April 13, that he was feeling sick. He fell into a comma as Notre Dame de Paris was burning.
    He loved life and art, will miss him greatly.. he taught me a French expression, “Très maitrisé”
    It means “under control”, and more.. he explained.

    Crottes de chameaux – (camel dung, Ivan referred to the rock formation)

    PapagoCrottes de chameaux -(merci Ivan Regina)

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Monday, April 27, 2009

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    Ivan Regina (above) – to Heros Fragiles
    (Time Lapse – previous blog presentation)

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    Nod le Fou, Ivan Régina, juillet 2009

  • Fais Vite (previous post)

    Adieu Agnes Varda, Innovative Filmmaker, Photographer, Wife & Mother

    March 29th, 2019
  • Adieu Agnes Varda, she died at 90. (BBC obit)

    I fought for radical cinema all my life – Agnes Varda (Her last interview at Guardian)


  • (Agnes Varda and Jr while filming Faces and Places)

  • Interview: This is Part of the Work- Agnes Varda

    She studied art history at the Louvre, but at night took classes on photography.

  • Peter Bradshaw (Guardian)

    Greatest of the great’ – Agnès Varda: the eternally youthful soul of world cinema

  • Agnes Varda with blooms –


  • Criterion – Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand – partners in song
    (Repost)

    Agnes Varda archive here.

    Agnes Varda (wiki)

    Viva Rebecca Horn & Lawrence Ferlingetti -March 24 2019

    March 24th, 2019
  • Happy birthday Rebecca Horn and Lawrence Ferlingetti
    (Underwear, Unicorn body suit – previous post)

  • Rebecca Horn, Body, Art installations

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    Dreaming Stones – Rebecca Horn.


  • Lawrence is 100 years old today!

    Little Boy (LA Times)

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s ‘Little Boy’ reveals his life before the San Francisco beat scene

    John Richardson – an Art Historian & Picasso Biographer died at 95

    March 13th, 2019

  • John Richardson’s home with a portrait of him by Andy Warhol. Photo by François Halard, courtesy of Rizzoli.
    Artnet obit

  • Richardson wiki


  • From left to right: son Paolo, Picasso, Jacqueline, daughter-in-law Christine,
    art expert John Richardson, poet Jean Cocteau and art historian Douglas Cooper
    Photo via


    Modigliani, Picasso & Andre Salmon.
    (John Richardson – A Life of Picasso Volume II 1997.)

  • Michael Andre

    I read enough John Richardson. He is as pious about Picasso as a banker is about his gold reserves.
    Poetry and painting are fundamentally difficult. Poetry is essentially without pecuniary value. Art can be more valuable than gold or platinum.

    (A day before the passing of John Richardson, there was a lively discussion on FB on Picasso)

  • Art News obit

  • RIP Carolee Scheemann (1939 – 2019)

    March 6th, 2019
  • Art News obit

  • Carolee
    Photo via
    Carolee Scheemann

    Carolee Schneemann, multidisciplinary artist. Transformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. The history of her work is characterized by research into archaic visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, the body of the artist in dynamic relationship with the social body.


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  • Carolee Schneeman on Robert Morris (See photo of their collaboration)

    OH DEAR BOB . . . your death is unacceptable. Your absence joins the current stampede of death, diminishing the continued conversations among my generation. Missing in action. I am so grateful for our wonderfully enriching history and for the configuration of friends and work that surrounds the years we shared. We were neighbors here in the Hudson Valley, and it’s wrenching to consider that we cannot anticipate more good times together.


  • Carolee Schneemann
    Terminal Velocity
    2001-2005, impressions jet d’encre 96 x 84 chacune. Collection Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart

    Intime Images Mediatsisees pour reflechir histoire

    Conversation with Carolee Schneemann

    Artplus interview

    Edward Gorey – Love of Balanchine PT II

    February 22nd, 2019

  • Edward Gorey near one of the Nadelman sculptures on the promenade at the NY State Theater, 1973. Photograph: Bruce Chernin. Image provided by the Alpern Collection, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University.
    photo via Paris Review
    Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000)

    “He was a precocious child. He claimed to have read all the works of Victor Hugo by the age of eight.”

  • Edward Gorey

    Edward Gorey Love of George Balanchine Part I

  • Feb 22 – Int’l cat day in Japan .. see Gorey with cat here.

  • Wes Anderson is under the spell of Edward Gorey


  • Two roommates

    Poet Frank O’Hara and macabre writer and illustrator Edward Gorey were roommates at Harvard in the late ’40s, where they furnished their apartment with garden furniture and a coffee table made from a repurposed tombstone. According to The New Yorker, the pair “established their rooms as (in the words of a home-town friend) the spot to ‘lie down on a chaise lounge, get mellow with a few drinks, and listen to Marlene Dietrich records.’” Pompous and eccentric? Perhaps. But we bet their room was the coolest place on campus.

  • Art is a Dark Mirror, Ellen Harvey’s Reflective Installations

    February 20th, 2019
  • Ellen Harvey

    Night Hawk

    Metal Painting 2015
    Harvard Magazine – Art is a Dark Mirror

    Ellen Harvey’s reflective installations

    Bride & Groom – Yves Klein & Rotrout, R. D.Laing & Jutta – Happy Valentine’s Day!

    February 13th, 2019

  • Yves Klein & Rotrout

    In 1962, Rotraut and Klein married in Paris. Klein died six months later, while Rotraut was pregnant with their son’

    Rotrout divides her time between Phoenix, Arizona, Paris and Sydney Australia.
    Brother of Rotrout Uecker is Gunter Uecker

  • My Paintings are only the ashes of my art – Yves Klein


  • Jutta and R. D.Laing.

    Mad to be Normal – reviewed by Psychology Today

    Gabriel Byrne played a mad patient in Mad to be Normal.

  • Happy Valentine’s day!

  • RIP Robert Ryman – Poetic Minimalist Painter Died at 88

    February 9th, 2019

  • Art News Obit

    Robert Ryman, Painter of Poetic Minimalist Canvases, Has Died at 88

    Robert Ryman (wiki)

  • Robert Ryman, Untitled, 1961,
    graphite pencil, charcoal pencil and white pastel on gray paper,
    10″ x 10″ (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm),
    WORK ON PAPER,
    No. 44025,
    Alt # RR 61.100, Format of original photography: digital

  • RIP Susan Hiller -Artist, Explorer of Consciousness & Occult

    February 7th, 2019

  • (Susan Hiller and the installation of “First Aid: Homage to Joseph Beuys”)

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    Susan Hiller, 78, Maker of Dreamlike Conceptual Art, Dies

    Susan Hiller NYtimes obit

    Susan Hiller (homepage)


    Hommage to Yves Klein

    From Aura Photos to Automatic Writing – (Hyperallergic)

    Document Journal

    Happy New (Y)ear of the Pig – Feb 5, 2019 – January 24, 2020

    January 31st, 2019

  • Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch
    Happy New Year of the Pig (or Inoshishi in Japanese, meaning wild boar)

  • Chinese New Year in 2019 starts on Tuesday, February 5th and ends on January 24th, 2020. Conforming to the chinese horoscope , the year of the Pig 2019 comes right after the Year of the Dog (2018) and before the year of the Metal Rat (2020)!

    Ohara Koson (Wild Boar -Ukioe)

    Inoshishi <> Inoshishi by Amikami
    (Image source)

    The Happy Pig
    Tomoo Gogita (Cloe Sevigny saw his exhibit in Japan)

    All I Need Is Ham – (Remixed from Obama’s Inaugural poem)

  • Here is a trailer Pigsty by Pasolini (seemingly unpalatable and enigmatic film).

    Porcile (Pigsty) by Pasolini.

    A savage parody of Godard, Resnais and… Pasolini, ironically chronicling the ‘existential anguish’ of the children of the bourgeoisie, it features Léaud as a mystic youth whose being finally merges with ‘nature’: he gets eaten by the pigs he loves.

    The first, “Orgia,” was originally conceived as a possible companion piece to Buñuel’s Simon of the Desert, and concerns a 15th-century cult of cannibals who must eventually reckon with Church and State. The second, “Porcile,” involves a West German industrialist and Nazi war criminal whose son (played by Truffaut and Godard regular Jean-Pierre Léaud) likes to copulate with pigs.

  • James with pig 1aaJamesfarmbig photo by Dennis Stock

    The Passing of an Elegrant Writer/Critic , Francine Du Plessix Gray

    January 16th, 2019

  • Portrait of Francine Du Plessix Gray by Balthus and Man Ray.


  • (Francine with her parents) became a cover photo of her book “Them”.

    Francine Du Plessix Gray passed away

  • Francine du Plessix Gray (1933–2019)

    Francine du Plessix Gray, the French-American reporter, critic, novelist, and feminist known for her elegance and unsparingness in chronicling issues of the self and beyond, died in Manhattan on Sunday from complications of congestive heart failure. She was eighty-eight years old.

    Gray’s upbringing was defined by both entitlement and loss. Born to a French father and a Russian mother in Warsaw’s French embassy in 1933, Gray emigrated from France to New York with her mother, Tatiana Yakovleva, after her father’s plane was shot down by fascists near Gibraltar in 1940. In New York, Yakovleva—once a muse for the Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky—married socialite and future Condé Nast director Alexander Liberman and eventually became a prolific milliner for Saks Fifth Avenue. Gray recounted her complex childhood and family life in 2006’s Them: A Memoir of Parents, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

  • Paris Review – Francine and sorrel soup.

  • Gore Vidal on “At Home With The Marquis de Sade – (A Life) by Francine Du Plessix Gray

    “It was brilliant idea of Francine du Plessix Gray to re-create not so much the “Monster” who was to become, somber fate, an adjective but the actual man who spent so much of his time in prisons… thanks not only to his sexual capers but, also, to a real-life monster, his mother-in-law, who would have walked off with Les Liaisons Dangereuses had the author dared cast her.
    “This is an elegant, enlightend Enlightenment study of a powerful sexual imagination trapped in the mere human body, not to mention the Bastille from which it would take a revolution to free him—and us, his unborn readers.”