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10th Anniversary of Occupied Wall Street – 2021

September 17th, 2021
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    “Even the smallest of voices need to be heard” a placard held by the young Lego artist.
    (She will be 15 years old in a few days)

  • 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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  • Looking back…

    <> <> <> alksandr1 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Previous Post)

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    Wall street Anti- Captitalist Protest Picture Gallery slideshow (Guardian)

    LiveStream Global Revolution

  • A line from Salvador Allende

    Balancing between abstract
    expressionism & futurism
    the calm metal instrument
    of my voice tweaks the once-

    sacred double-helix to create
    pyramids in bold colors &
    textures. Exquisite tropes. The
    great avenues will open again.

    Mike Gravel, former Alaska senator and anti-war campaigner, dies aged 91

    June 28th, 2021
  • Mike Gravel

    Mike Gravel who read Pentagon Papers into Congressional record dies at 91

  • Mike Gravel was on the right side of history (Jacobin)

  • Photos of Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein

    April 15th, 2021
  • Charlie CHAPLIN. 1952.
    Buster KEATON (left) and Charlie CHAPLIN (right) during the shooting of the movie “Limelight”, starring Charlie CHAPLIN, Sidney CHAPLIN, Claire BLOOM and Buster KEATON.


    See more photos of Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight set here.


    Albert Einstein and Charlie Chaplin were close friends.
    What happend when Albert Einstein met Charlie Chaplin

  • Tea Ceremony with Isamu Noguchi and Shirley Yamaguchi

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    Tea Ceremony At Eames house


  • November 10, 1964: Ingmar Bergman and Charlie Chaplin enjoy a long conversation about movies and other subjects in Chaplin’s room at the Stockholm Grand Hotel. Chaplin was in the Swedish capital in connection with the publication of his autobiography in Scandinavia.

  • Meet Maxine Hong Kingston!

    April 4th, 2021

  • (Photo by Judy Dater – via)

    Maxine Hong Kingston wiki

    In an interview published in American Literary History, Kingston disclosed her admiration for Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, and William Carlos Williams, who were inspirational influences for her work, shaping her analysis of gender studies. Kingston said of Walt Whitman’s work,
    I like the rhythm of his language and the freedom and the wildness of it. It’s so American. And also his vision of a new kind of human being that was going to be formed in this country—although he never specifically said Chinese—ethnic Chinese also—I’d like to think he meant all kinds of people. And also I love that throughout Leaves of Grass he always says ‘men and women,’ ‘male and female.’ He’s so different from other writers of his time, and even of this time. Even a hundred years ago he included women and he always used [those phrases], ‘men and women,’ ‘male and female.’

    Kingston named the main character of Tripmaster Monkey (1989) Wittman Ah Sing, after Walt Whitman

    Similarly, Kingston’s praise of William Carlos Williams expresses her appreciation of his seemingly genderless work:

    I love In the American Grain because it does the same thing. Abraham Lincoln is a ‘mother’ of our country. He talks about this wonderful woman walking through the battlefields with her beard and shawl. I find that so freeing, that we don’t have to be constrained to being just one ethnic group or one gender– both [Woolf and Williams] make me feel that I can now write as a man, I can write as a black person, as a white person; I don’t have to be restricted by time and physicality.

  • Blog of Awesome Women – Maxine Hong Kingston – literary Warrior

  • Goodbye Arturo Di Modica – Sculptor of Charging Bull on Wall Street

    February 22nd, 2021
  • Artforum obit

    Sicilian sculptor Arturo Di Modica died on February 19 in his hometown of Vittoria, Italy, at the age of eighty, following a years-long battle with cancer, his dealer Jacob Harmer confirmed. Di Modica, who operated outside the confines of the traditional art world for most of his career, is most widely known for his massive bronze 1989 sculpture Charging Bull, which has greeted passersby in New York’s Bowling Green for more than thirty years.

  • Early Days At The Studio Di Modica On Crosby Street, Which Arturo Built From The Ground Up With His Own Hands.

    Charging Bull

    Arthur Di Modica wiki

    Di Modica received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1999.


    (Arturo Di Modica 1970, Henry Moore Inspired Bronze)

    (via -Wikiwand)

    Dying Young, Pascale Ogier, Full Moon & Ghost Story

    February 19th, 2021
  • Pascale Ogier and Derrida from this amazing site.


    (Ghost Dance a Documentary film )

  • Pascale Ogier wiki

    For her performance in director Éric Rohmer’s film Full Moon in Paris, Ogier was nominated for a César Award for Best Actress at the 10th César Awards and won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 41st Venice International Film Festival. Shortly afterwards, on the day before she was to celebrate her 26th birthday, Ogier died of a heart attack probably caused by a heart murmur condition she had since age 12, combined with drug use.
    Ogier is buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. The film Down by Law (1986) is dedicated to her.

  • “We are still in mourning. One month since Pascale Ogier died in her sleep. Still, nothing can soften the intolerable cruelty of that news. Around her lovely face, memory cannot yet set in. Pascale lives on.
    When death comes, the grace of the young woman still spreads throughout the city. Nothing can prevent it; nothing can contain it. A great 25-year-old actress was born, as sumptuous and simple as a Renaissance castle on the banks of the Loire River.”
    Marguerite Duras, 30 November 1984, Libération.


  • (Full Moon in Paris directed by Eric Rhomer)

    Richard Brody on Eric Rohmer and Pascale Ogier


    Mother and Daughter (Bull Ogier and Pascale Ogier)

  • (Repost – Jacques Rivette archive)
    Another photo of Pascale and Bull Ogier

    23 Photos of Pascale Ogier

    Legendary Chinatown Photographer Corky Lee dies from Covid

    January 27th, 2021
  • (The Village Sun Obit)

    Lee, who was a gentle soul, went by the whimsical moniker the “undisputed unofficial Asian American photographer laureate.” For 50 years, starting in the 1970s, he documented Manhattan’s Chinatown and the city’s Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities.


    (Photo by Corky Lee)
    Throwing a hook: Japanese American teacher was secret women’s boxing trailblazer

    Corky Lee wiki

    Corky Lee (born as Lĭ Yángguó; 1947 – January 27, 2021) was an American journalistic photographer. His work chronicled and explored the diversity and nuances of Asian American culture overlooked by mainstream media and made sure Asian American history was included as a part of American history

    Photographic Justice
    See photo of Grace Lee Boggs and Mr. Mirikitani (Previous post, The Cats of Mirikitani)

    Corky Lee poses with his 1982 photograph of striking garment workers, featured in the New York Historical Society’s exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion. “It was the largest Chinese garment worker rally in the history of NYC. 15,000 showed up to lobby for a new contract – it was pretty monumental. Fifteen, twenty years after that, the garment industry is no longer a viable employment source for the Chinese immigrant community, but back in the day, at least one person in the family had to work for the union, because that was the source of health insurance. Because there was absolutely no health insurance in the laundries and restaurants.” Corky was still in high school when he began noticing the absence of Chinese Americans in the media and newspapers around him – even the historic photograph of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, built by Chinese labor, didn’t have any Chinese workers in it. He has been committed to making his community visible ever since, photographing not only Chinatown but Asian America for more than four decades. The 68 y.o. Queens native has been the country’s self-appointed, undisputed, Unofficial Asian American Photographer Laureate for so long that even the post office agrees: a letter addressed to just this title in “Elmhurst, Queens” actually found its way to the photographer.


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    Creator: Katja Heinemann | Credit: Katja Heinemann
    Copyright: © Katja Heinemann

    My Own Private “Traveling Bernie Sanders Selections”,

    January 21st, 2021

  • Aloha Bernie Sanders. He was in Honolulu.
    About the Mittens.

    The mittens were created by Vermont teacher Jane Ellis. Ellis made the mittens from repurposed wool sweaters and lined them with fleece from recycled plastic bottles.

  • Naomi Klein from Intercept

    The Meaning of the Mittens: Five Possibilities


  • (Bernie levitating at Guggenheim Museum in New York)
    See more Bernie Sanders art history memes here


  • (Bernie in Kyoto)

    Bernie was in Japan directed by Akira Kurosawa.
    Ikiru
    Thanks to Sachin Shrijith


  • (Bernie in Tijuanna, Mexico )


    Bernie in Budapest

    Bernie Sanders in Burlington (see more photos and links from here)
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  • (Here is Bernie Sanders in front of my house)

  • RIP Mary Catherine Bateson – Daughter of Mead & Bateson

    January 15th, 2021
  • Mary Catherine Bateson (wiki)

    Mary Catherine Bateson (December 8, 1939 – January 2, 2021) was an American writer and cultural anthropologist.

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    We Are Not What We Know but What We are Willing to Learn.

    Legacy Obit

  • Edge obit – Mary Catherine Bateson: Systems Thinker

  • Bateson & Mead

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    Thank you Mary Catherine Bateson, this reader devoured her books, she was passionate.

    David Goodis Author of “Down There” & “The Moon In the Gutter”

    January 7th, 2021

  • The Moon in the Gutter – Crimson Kimono. com

    David Goodis wiki (March 2, 1917 – January 7, 1967)

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    Shoot the Piano Player
    (Truffaut archive here)

    (Truffaut, Charles Aznavour and Marie Dubois)

  • David Goodis Bleak Beautiful Vision of humanity

    It’s difficult to find quotes from David Goodis about his own approach to writing, but the accolades and insights of others help fill the gap. Ed Gorman once said that “David Goodis didn’t write novels, he wrote suicide notes,” and if we think of the literature of the suicide note, filled with equal parts anguish, guilt, love, and attempts to understand, then David Goodis’ work would easily fit within these bounds. His characters are broken down shadows of their former selves, worried more about damaging those they love then worrying about damage to themselves; as full of weaknesses, contradictions, and surprising resistances as Goodis himself.

  • Pulp International

  • David Goodis biography – LA times

  • RIP Pierre Cardin, Jeanne Moreau, Hiroko Matsumoto & His Bubble Palace

    December 29th, 2020
  • Hiroko Matsumoto
    Hiroko Matsumoto, more than just a model, muse.
    BBC Obit

    Pierre Cardin homepage

  • Pierre Cardin’s life in pictures

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    Moreau with Pierre Cardin.
    She had a long affair with designer Pierre Cardin.. and a short marriage to Friedkin (director of The French Connection).
    Moreau lost a friendship with Coco Chanel after she started living with Pierre Cardin..

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    (This dress is designed by Pierre Cardin, from Losey’s film Eva. )

    Jeanne Moreau with Pierre Cardin

  • Pierre Cardin

    He will be remembered for his futuristic designs – some were inspired by the space age, some were even impossible to wear.
    He carved his own way through the fashion industry. Parisian haute couture had always been exclusive – its high priests believed it should be high-end, individually tailored and eye-wateringly expensive.
    Cardin broke the mould. He launched “ready-to-wear” collections, bringing high fashion to the middle classes. His designer peers were aghast, and threw him out of their club.
    In the 1950s, men wore traditional suits which made the young look like their fathers. Cardin threw out the boxy jackets and stiff white shirts, creating a revolutionary look for a new, progressive generation.
    Gone were the bulky details; collars, lapels, tails and cuffs. Trousers were tapered and hung loosely on the hips.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Pierre Cardin showed up at Paquin, one of France’s leading fashion houses, met the legendary film director, Jean Cocteau and began working on his costumes for Beauty and the Beast. Impressed, Cocteau introduced him to Christian Dior.

    Goodbye Suh Se Ok, Korea’s Art Abstract Pioneer

    December 6th, 2020

  • (Dancing Two People)

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    See more at artnet

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    Art News Obit

    Artist Suh Se Ok, Pillar of Korean Contemporary Painting, Dies at 91