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From France to Sedona Arizona, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington & Dorothea Tanning

April 5th, 2017
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    Photo by Herman Landshoff – Max Ernst in New York 1942 (Guggenheim collection)
    Max Ernst fled Europe helped by his marriage to Peggy Guggenheim. He left his girlfrind Leonora Carrington and she suffered a major mental breakdown.

    Max had a terrific reputation for his beauty, charm, and success with women. He had white hair and big blue eyes and a handsome beak-like nose resembling a bird’s. He was exquisitely made – ( from Peggy Guggenheim’s Out of this Century).

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    Leonora with Max Ernst and Paul Eluard Photo by Lee Miller

    Leonora Carrington (April 6 was her birthday)

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    Max with Lee and Man Ray.
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  • Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst in Sedona Arizona.

    James Rosenquist – Pop Artist with Blue-Color Charm dies at 83

    April 1st, 2017
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    Mr. Rosenquist’s paintings rarely contained overt political messages, but his best-known work, the enormous “F-111” (1964-5), was a protest against American militarism.

    NYtimes James Rosenquist, Pop Art Pioneer, Dies at 83

    Miami Hearald obit

    Pop Art giant James Rosenquist’s work influenced generations from New York to Miami

    His Studio

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    Slideshow

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    The Bird of Paradise Approaches the Hot Water Planet (Grisaille), 1989.

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    Tumbledweed 1963-66

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    Via Russ Blaise

    William Acquavella, the New York art dealer, said that Mr. Rosenquist lost a significant amount of work in the fire.
    “He just rebounded from it,” he said. “Another guy would have had a tougher time bouncing back. But he enjoyed working, he enjoyed creating things, and he enjoyed painting.”
    Mr. Rosenquist also had homes in Bedford, N.Y., and Miami. Recently, he had been spending most of his time in New York City, Ms. Thompson said.
    In 2009, Mr. Rosenquist published an autobiography, “Painting Below Zero: Notes on a Life in Art,” written with David Dalton. Reviewing it in The New York Times, Dwight Garner called it “a ruddy and humble book, lighted from within by the author’s plainspoken, blue-collar charm.”

    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.
    American Honey
    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.

    Forrest Bess, Bruce Nauman & Robert Smithson from The Menil Houston Collection

    March 28th, 2017
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    Forrest Bess, American, 1911 – 1977
    The Hermaphrodite, 1957
    Oil on canvas

    See more Forrest Bess (previous post including a video)

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    Bruce Nauman American, born 1941,
    Untitled, 1965
    Fiberglas, polyester resin, and neon tubing

    Poking Around Wittgenstein + Bruce Nauman (from Wittgenstein archive)

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    Robert Smithson American, 1938 – 1973
    Christ Series: Christ in Limbo, 1961
    Ink and gouache on paper

    Robert Smithson died in Amarillo Texas (previous post)

  • Edward Weston & the Photos of Real America, Tina Modotti, Robinson Jeffers, Cats, Fish Gourds etc.

    March 24th, 2017
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    EDWARD WESTON, “Three Fish-Gourds (Juguetes)”, 1926, silver print, printed ca. 1935-40, 8″ x 10” (via)

    Edward Weston (1886 – 1958)

    Weston was born in Highland Park, Illinois on March 24, 1886.

    His homepage here.

  • Real American Places: Edward Weston and Leaves of Grass (See great photos from here)

  • See photos of Charis Wilson (his model & muse)here.

  • EDWARD WESTON Mary (on Clock), 1945

    See more great cat photos by Weston here.

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    Tina Modotti and Edward Weston, “Anniversary”, Mexico, 1924. Photographer unknown

    Edward Weston the Lover

    It was more than his personal charm that attracted women. His ability to write, something he often considered a shortcoming, was magical as well. Consider this response from Tina Modotti to a letter he had written,

    Once more I have been reading your letter and as at every other time my eyes are full of tears – I have never realized before that a letter – a mere sheet of paper could be such a spiritual thing – could emanate so much feeling – you gave a soul to it! If I could be with you now at this hour I love so much, I would try to tell you how much beauty has been added to my life lately! When may I come over? I am waiting for your call.

  • The nude backs of Edward Weston (social/history blog)

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    Portrait of Robinson Jeffers by Weston

  • From Ingmar Bergman to Lasse Hallstrom – The Unbearable Sultriness of Lena Olin

    March 22nd, 2017
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    Philip Kaufman saw Miss Julie on stage and cast Lena Olin in The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

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    Lena Olin as Miss Julie.

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    Romeo is Bleeding – Lena played a psycho-killer.

  • Happy birthday Lena Olin (wiki)

    Olin, the youngest of three children, was born in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. She is the daughter of actress Britta Holmberg and director Stig Olin.[1] She studied acting at Sweden’s National Academy of Dramatic Art.[citation needed]

    In October 1974, at age 19, Olin was crowned Miss Scandinavia 1974 in Helsinki, Finland.

    n 1980, Olin was one of the earliest winners of the Ingmar Bergman Award,[3] initiated in 1978 by the director himself, who was also one of the two judges.

  • Film stills from Fanny and Alexander, Lena played a nanny (1982) scroll down to see her from the first comment.

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    Lena Olin was heartbreaking and ferocious..she won New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress.

    Paul Mazursky directed Enemies a Love Story.

  • With Lena Olin After the Rehearsal

    (via Ingmar Bergman archive)

    Innovative & Brilliant Dancer,Choreographer Trisha Brown Died

    March 20th, 2017
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    Trish Brown died (NY times)

    Trisha Brown, Choreographer and Pillar of American Postmodern Dance, Dies at 80

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  • 5 artists speaking on Trisha Brown

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    Trisha Brown “Woman Walking Down a Ladder”

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    Set and Reset (1983)
    Choreography: Trisha Brown
    Music: Laurie Anderson, “Long Time No See”; Performed by Laurie Anderson and Richard Landry
    Set Design: Robert Rauschenberg
    Costumes: Robert Rauschenberg
    Lighting: Beverly Emmons with Robert Rauschenberg

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    Robert Rauschenberg and Trisha Brown, 1983. Photo: © The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Courtesy Art + Commerce

  • Documentary (Bach to Monteverdi)

  • Collaboration of the Century - Trisha Brown, Czesow Milosz and Laurie Anderson

  • Solo Olos (1976) (youtube)

  • Derek Walcott, Nobel Prize Poet & Playwright Dies at 87

    March 17th, 2017
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    January 23, 1930, Castries, Saint Lucia
    Died: March 17, 2017, Saint Lucia
    NYtimes obit

    Derek Walcott, whose intricately metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, the harsh legacy of colonialism and the complexities of living and writing in two cultural worlds, bringing him a Nobel Prize in Literature, died early Friday morning at his home near Gros Islet in St. Lucia. He was 87.

    BBC obit

    His great skill, and gift to literature, was the way in which he used his unique poetic voice to explore and explain the world from a largely unseen perspective.
    He was never parochial or nationalistic, quite the opposite in fact. Derek Walcott was a master at using the specific to identify common ground and universal themes, illuminating both the individual and the collective.

    Walcott wrote dozens of books of poetry and plays, among them his epic poem Omeros and his Obie-winning drama, Dream on Monkey Mountain.

  • From Canada (Warlus) The Stranger who has loved you.

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    (Mark Strand, Joseph Brodsky, Adam Zagajewski, and Derek Walcott in Brodsky’s garden)

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    Seen here with Seamus Heaney in Dún Laoghaire DART station, 1989 [photo: Matt Kavanagh]

    Brilliant poets find one another: their world is very small even though their influence is wide and deep. Being a self-described “country boy” didn’t mean that Derek was cut off from so-called literary society. Derek’s closest poet friends, the Russian-born Joseph Brodsky and Irish poet Seamus Heaney, wrote about the pain and fascinating distance and longing that comes with being in exile.

    A Mighty Poet has died (New Yorker)

    Love After Love
    The time will come
    when, with elation
    you will greet yourself arriving
    at your own door, in your own mirror
    and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

    and say, sit here. Eat.
    You will love again the stranger who was your self.
    Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
    to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

    all your life, whom you ignored
    for another, who knows you by heart.
    Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

    the photographs, the desperate notes,
    peel your own image from the mirror.
    Sit. Feast on your life.
    Derek Walcott

  • Moring Paramin Derek Walcott and Peter Doig (See art by Peter Doig)

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    Photograph: From left: Tatyana Tolstaya; Mark Strand; Susan Sontag; Richard Locke, chairman of the School of the Arts Writing Division, and Derek Walcott.

  • Photo of Oscar Wilde by Sugimoto, Happy St Patrick’s Day – 2017

    March 17th, 2017
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    Eileen Gray the Irish Designer

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    Sinead O’Connor photo by Jane Bown

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    Photo by Hiroshi Sugimoto (via)


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  • High Hopes in Ireland (see Irish art here)

    Breakfast on Pluto

    The wind that shakes the Barley

    Happy St Patrick’s day!

    Paterson – A Musical, Visual and Poetic Experience

    March 14th, 2017
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  • A Musical, Visual and Poetic Experience based on Paterson by William Carlos Williams

    Williams said: “The Falls let out a roar as it crashed upon the rocks at its base. In the imagination this roar is a speech or a voice, a speech in particular; it is the poem itself that is the answer. “

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    Love Song to Poetry, Paterson – Jim Jarmusch, Adam Driver and Ron Padgett

    March 13th, 2017
  • Jim Jarmusch: I called the character Paterson, in the film, because of the poem Paterson by William Carlos Williams. He makes a metaphor in the poem of a landscape above the waterfalls there as being like a man. And then I just kept this metaphor; “I’ll make a film about a man named ‘Paterson’ who lives in Paterson, who writes poetry,” you know.

    Jim Jarmusch and Jonas Mekas on Film, Poetry and Trump

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    Jonas Mekas: Where is poetry in your life?
    Jim Jarmusch: It’s important to me. I read a lot of poetry. I studied with Kenneth Koch and David Shapiro at the New York School, and I’ve been guided by poets all my life.

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    Nagatoshi and Adam Driver (“Nagatoshi from Mystery Train reuninted with Jim Jarmusch in Paterson)

  • My journey from Marine to actor | Adam Driver

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    (Youtube excerpt here )

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    Golshifteh Farahani
    (Golshifteh’s last film performance in Iran was in About Elly directed by Asghar Farhadi. According to her IMDB -Golshifteh was separated from Louis Garrel.)

  • LA Times on Paterson Poetry

  • Jim Jarmusch

  • Ron Padgett (Who wrote 3 poems for “Paterson”)

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    (Bill Berkson and Ron Padgett)

    Previous post on Bill Berkson

    nine poems by Ron Padgett

    Night Jump

    At night Chinamen jump
    on Asia with a thump

    Who but Frank O’Hara
    could have written that?
    and then gone on to speak of
    love and something he calls grace.
    To start out so funny
    and end up with mystery and grace —
    we should all be so lucky.

    Instinctive & Mysterious Painter Howard Hodgkin Died at 84

    March 9th, 2017
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  • Howard Hidgkin Quicksilver Colorist dies at 84 (Art News)

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    Sir Howard Hodgkin, regarded as one of Britain’s greatest contemporary painters, has died aged 84.

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    Hodgkin paints fairly reclusively, on several paintings in parallel, most of which take years to complete. (from Rodcorp)

    Do you have a Hodgkin painting? Mine is in the bathroom on top of small stack of Japanese books – two by Kawabata Yasunari. I was not thinking of Hodgkin when I painted this.

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    (Repost)

    2006 interview –

    There is something about his work, something so delicate and instinctive and mysterious, but also so direct and simple and intense, that talking about it will not help anyone to see his paintings better. From I Hate Painting – Guardian, Colm Toibin’s interview)

    But I work in a country where I think that if I didn’t talk about my work at all people might not even bother to look at it.
    Howard Hodgkin

    A perfect example of Hodgkin’s sharp personality is the small You Are My Sunshine, which, like a sycophant’s true feelings, contains a snide black core within effusive, almost hyper orange and yellow. (The Color of Turmoil by Ana Finel Honigman)

    Colour is, of course, what characterises a Hodgkin painting. Seductive and jewel-like, it is never simply there for its own sake. In this he belongs to a distinctively European tradition, with the French post-impressionists Édouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard, and with Henri Matisse. As Susan Sontag pointed out, he is mindful of the ancient quarrel between Michelangelo’s preference for disegno over Titian’s for colore. It is as though he wants, she said, “to give colore its most sumptuous exclusive victory”. (Living Color - Sue Hubbard)