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Photo of James Dean Telling His Favorite Arnold Schonberg Joke & ETC.

September 29th, 2017
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    Elia Kazan, Marlon, Julie Harris and James Dean (Marlon visiting the set of East of Eden)

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    See more photos of Martin Landau and James Dean – here

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    Immoralist photos (scroll down to see James Dean with Geraldin Page)

  • “He didn’t show you very much. He’d challenge you to find him. Then when you’d found him, he’d still make you guess. It was an endless game with him. The thing people missed about Jimmy was his mischievousness. He was the most constantly mischievous person I think I’ve ever met. Full of tricks, full of magic, full of outrageousness.”
    Stewart Stern

    “Every time I go to Europe, I remember that James Dean never saw Europe, but yet I see his face everywhere. There’s James Dean, Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe – windows of the Champs Elysees, discos in the south of Spain, restaurants in Sweden, t-shirts in Moscow. My life was confused and disoriented for years by his passing. My sense of destiny destroyed – the great films he would have directed, the great performances he would have given, the great humanitarian he would have become, and yet, he’s the greatest actor and star I have ever known.”
    — Dennis Hopper

    James Dean died on Sept 30, 1955 – visit James Dean (homepage)

  • Joel- Peter Witkin – Heaven, Hell of Intersex, Transsexuals & Deformed People

    September 13th, 2017
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    Joel-Peter Witkin, Anna Akhmatova, Paris, 1998

  • Joel-Peter Witkin is an American photographer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work often deals with such themes as death, corpses, and various outsiders such as dwarves, transsexuals, intersex persons, and physically deformed people
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    (Born September 13, 1939 – Joel Peter Witkin is 77 years old.)

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    “A flamboyant creator, incredible story-teller and irresistible liar (his awakening to photography during a car accident that decapitated a little girl whose head fell into his arms probably didn’t exist, but never mind)’ a hallucinating culture, Joel, who lives in an Albuquerque ghetto (on a farm no less) has for 30 years been exploring the relationship between sacred and profane.”

    See more and read JOEL-PETER WITKIN DAY: Heaven or Hell (Elizabeth Avedon Journal) here.

  • Las Meninas, New Mexico, from the “Twelve Photographs, 1993″ book

  • Witkin Archive

    Vienna Eye Phanthom, Philadelphia,1990

    see 220 photographs by Witkin here.

    Rene Magritte Photos + Remembering River Phoenix

    August 23rd, 2017
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    Rene Magritte - 130 photos featured in world first exhibition

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    River Phoenix
    August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993
    (Repost Looking back Gus Van Sant )
  • T.E. Lawrence – Sand, Costumes, Ralph Finnes, Peter O’Toole as Lawrence.

    August 16th, 2017
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    T.E. Lawrence, His Books, Bedroom.
    (See his bedroom photos, with books and without + other links)

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    Ralph Fiennes as T.E. Lawrence.

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    30 Seconds Lawrence of Arabia (youtube)

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  • Lawrence of Arabia FB album (Omar Shariff there too)

    Lawrence and dagger

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  • Portrait of John Kiriakou Jailed Cia Whistleblower by Andres Serrano

    August 8th, 2017
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    (Portrait of John Kiriakou by Andres Serrano)
    Torture, Andres Serrano
    June 3 – October 8, 2017
    Station Museum Alabama

    “It’s easy to torture people when you have power over them.” – Andres Serrano

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    (Photo by Andres Serrano)

  • Democracy Now – Formerly Jailed CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: Jeff Sessions Is Extending Obama’s War on Leaks

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    Jay Leto interviewed John Kiriakou who was Jay’s High school teacher.

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    Kiriakou on Snowded at Democracy Now (youtube)

    Looking back, Gus Van Sant -Birth of Indie films, Death Trilogy & His Polaroids

    July 23rd, 2017
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    polaroid by Gus Van Sant

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    Happy birthday Gus Vant Sant!

    Initially Gus wanted Tom Waits for the role that went to Matt Dillon. Drugstore Cowboy was based on a true story. William
    S. Burroughs changed the profession for his part to that of a priest. He only wanted to work for one day so they shot everything in a day.

    Gus Vant Sant the evolution of Indie film (2015)

    John Waters and John Sayles inspired him to make films.

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    See Skateboard art and a video of Skateboarding from Paranoid Park (camera by Christopher Doyle)

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    River Phoenix
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    Wing Shya, Hong Kong Photographer Who Collaborated with Wong Kar Wai

    July 16th, 2017
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    (Photo of Maggie Cheung by Wing Shya)

    Wing Shya

    In 1997, appointed as the exclusive photographer and graphic designer; Shya began his collaboration with the renowned movie director, Wong Kar-Wai on Happy Together, continued then on In the Mood for Love, Eros and 2046.

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    Dystopic Visions from the movie sets of Wong Kar Wai

  • See a short video by Wong Kar Wai – Shanghai Diva here.

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  • Louise Alexander Gallery – Wing Shya

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    (From Happy Together)

  • Chinese Box, Hong Kong Nostalgia, Photos by Fan Ho -2017

    June 30th, 2017
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    On June 30, 1997, in Hong Kong, the Union Jack was lowered for the last time over Government House as Britain prepared to hand the colony back to China after ruling it for 156 years
    Wayne Wang’s film “The Chinese Box starred Jeremy Iron & two great actresses from China, Gong Li & Maggie Cheung (M.C was happy to play this scarfaced woman – a departure. .The film took place during the transition, using the real footage, Prince Charles was there.. very emotional moment in history.

    Ruben Blades singing here (excerpt from Chinese Box on youtube)

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    Fan Ho’s never-before-seen Hong Kong images on show in exhibition and new book

    Fan Ho – (8-october-1937-19-june-2016), see more photos here.

  • Bruce Lee
    (Bruce with IP Man)

  • Ann Hui (Hong Kong/Macao Filmmaker who won many lifetime achievement awards)
    Maggie was directed by Ann Hui in Ann’s autobiographical film.

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    Autumn Moon directed by Clara Law

    Full film of Autumn Moon by Clara Law here (Youtube)

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    Clara Law

  • Chinese surname shortage -
    Two Tony from Hong Kong here..
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    In the middle is Tony Leung Chiu Wai and the bottom is Tony Leung Ka Fai

  • Remembering photographer Irving Penn & Gallerist Jack Tilton

    June 15th, 2017
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    See portraits of Jean Cocteau, Colette, Claude Levi-Strauss, David Smith by Irving Penn (previous post) here.

    The son of a watchmaker and a nurse, Penn was born June 16, 1917, in Plainfield, N.J., and grew up in Philadelphia. His younger brother, Arthur, became a successful movie director with “Bonnie and Clyde” in 1967.

    Arthur Penn was his brother - (about the two of them – from Vanity Fair)

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    Jack Tilton (1951–2017)

    Jack Tilton Gallery

    Art News obit _ Relentlessly Venturesome art dealer died

    Nytimes Obit

    Jack Tilton, an art dealer whose gallery was instrumental in discovering or giving crucial early exposure to Marlene Dumas, Kiki Smith, David Hammons and other artists who later became prominent, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 66.

    The cause was complications of cancer, his wife, Connie Rogers Tilton, said.

    Mr. Tilton, who began his career as an assistant to Betty Parsons at her renowned 57th Street gallery, had an eye for the new and a thirst for discovery. He was particularly keen on finding young artists just coming into their own and giving them the needed push.

    Several artists who are now well established, including Francis Alys, Glenn Ligon, and Fred Holland, who died last year, benefited from his backing. He was also a prescient, intrepid explorer of Chinese art, using his gallery to showcase work by artists like Huang Yong Ping and Zhang Peili.

  • Jack Tilton gallery introduced me to Blinky Parlermo’a art

  • Claude Cahun – Surrealist Identity Performance

    May 19th, 2017
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    A conceptual artist pays homage to surrealist Claude Cahun (Hyperallergic)

    Born to an intellectual Jewish family in Nantes in 1894, Lucy Schwob changed her name to Claude Cahun around 1914, then moved to Paris and stripped herself of any gender-defining qualities. She shaved her head and began exploring her various “selves” in front of the camera, donning wigs, masks, and, sometimes, an incredibly bronzed fake tan.

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  • See more here (the Redlist)

  • Photo Journalist Felipe Dana Takes Us to an Inside View of the Battle for Mosul

    April 17th, 2017
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    Guardian (April 13, 2017)

    Felipe Dana has spent the past three weeks photographing the Mosul offensive. He spoke to us about his experience.

  • Felipe Dana is from Brazil – (homepage)

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    In Iraq, hundreds of US troops have been sent to reinforce the assault on Mosul, with many more waiting in the wings

    Click and see Children play inside a damaged car amid heavy destruction in a neighborhood recently retaken by Iraqi security forces from Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq.
    (Instagram – Felipe Dana)

  • Felipe Dama won Pulitzer Prise for photo journalism

  • Mike Brodie’s Photos & Andrea Arnold’s American Honey

    March 30th, 2017
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    Mike Brodie

    Born 1985 in Arizona, Mike Brodie first began photographing in 2004 when he was given a Polaroid camera. Working under the moniker, The Polaroid Kidd, Brodie spent the next four years circumambulating the U.S. amassing an archive of photographs that would go on to make up one of the few, true collections of American travel photography. Having never undergone any formal training, he chose to remained untethered to the pressures and expectations of the art market.

    He stopped making photographs after two projects.

    See more here.

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  • Discovered Mike Brodie’s photos from an interview on Andrea Arnold here.
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    Sean O’Hagan asked Andrea Arnold –

    I myself was struck by how closely the mag crew resembled the real-life itinerants, runaways and train-hoppers photographed by Mike Brodie in his 2013 book A Period of Juvenile Prosperity. “Yes!” exclaims Arnold, when I mention this. “I love his photos, they’re beautiful. When I first spoke to Shia [LaBeouf] about the film, I actually gave him a Mike Brodie photo for one of the characters I imagined him to be. But also his pictures have the Polaroid light that I love.”

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    Sasha Lane Photo via LA
    ‘American Honey’ weaves an ode to the road with Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough and newcomer Sasha Lane.

    Arnold won an Oscar for her 2003 short film “Wasp,” but her real breakthrough was “Fish Tank,” the story of a young British girl struggling to break free from the prescribed life in her tower block. (It was also among the early major glimpses of actor Michael Fassbender.) Though “Fish Tank” was not a box-office hit on initial release, Arnold’s unique blend of grit and lyricism has seen its stature only grow in the years since, cited as an influence by the likes of “Girls” creator Lena Dunham.