The Plague Year – T. S Rollins & Kids + Claude Cahun

June 8th, 2020
  • (Animal Farm Kim Jong-Un )

    The Plague Year

    Tim Rollins with Kids (Tim Rollins RIP -2017)

    Through his more than three decades working with the collective KOS (Kids of Survival), Rollins developed a unique model for art as collaboration, activism, and pedagogy.

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    Claude Cahun Identity Performance

  • RIP John Loengard Life Photographer of Natural Look

    June 5th, 2020
  • Georgia O’Keefe
    (On her roof, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 1967)

  • Henry Moore’s Sheep Piece,Much Hadham, England 1983

  • FLORIDA, UNITED STATES – FEBRUARY 1964: (L-R) Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon & Ringo Starr of the Beatles, taking a dip in a swimming pool . (Photo by John Loengard/Life Magazine/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

  • John Loengard

    Harvard Crimson Obit

    Photographer John B. Loengard ’56, Whose Eye Saw Things Others’ Could Not, Dies at 85

    Jill Krementz, a photographer and close friend of Loengard, said he will be remembered not only for his contributions to photography, but also for his character.

  • Furniture maker George Nakashima, New Hope, Pa (photo by John Loengard)

  • Life & Architecture, “Columbus” Written & Directed by Kogonada

    June 3rd, 2020
  • Columbus 2017 film


    Columbus artfully balances a pair of opposites.
    Kogonada’s first narrative feature is as meticulously composed as you would expect, and a poignant tale of intergenerational conflict that recalls the work of Ozu. (via BFI)

    Space is the Place – Interview

  • Kogonada’s pseudonymous nom de cinema is itself a nod to Yasujiro Ozu’s screenwriting partner, Kogo Noda.

    See Kogonada’s video Essays (4 sample links.. see more from his site)

    Ozu Passageways

    What is Neorealism?

    One Point Perspective (Kubrick)

    The World According to Koreeda Hirokazu

  • RIP Chrsito is now with Jeanne-Claude

    May 31st, 2020
  • Artnet obit

    Christo, Jeanne Claude Home page

    Christo… he lost his partner a few years ago.. Jeanne Claude they were both born on June 13.. they were like twins. When they wrapped the islands in Biscayne Bay Miami.. I lived in Miami Beach .. my house was on the waterfront.. saw this installation.. also sailed around the islands.

    Artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff walks on his monumental installation “The Floating Piers” he created with late Jeanne-Claude, on June 16, 2016 during a press preview at the lake Iseo, northern Italy. Some 200,000 floating cubes create a 3-kilometers runway connecting the village of Sulzano to the small island of Monte Isola on the Iseo Lake for a 16-day outdoor installation opening on June 18. / AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION – TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)

    See Reichstag Berlin II Wrapped, 1990–2000

  • Adam Frelin

    Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude have always been outsized influences on my art, even from the beginning. When I was lucky enough to be part of the team that was awarded a Bloomberg grant a few years ago for Breathing Lights, I was asked what artist I wanted to meet with about the project. I said Christo. Instead I got to meet with Maya Lin (not a bad second choice). I own all of their films and most of their books, and have studied them endlessly. Along with their immense impact on environmental art, I have also thought they they have never been properly recognized as the grandparents of social practice art. Their importance in my life cannot be underestimated. I so hope that their L’Arc de Triomphe project, which after initially being proposed 50 (!) years ago just received approval this year, will still move forward.
    You were two of the good ones. Thank you, and goodbye.

  • May 31 2020 – Christo passed away. RIP.. photo collage by Fung-Lin Hall

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Thursday, June 13, 2013

  • RIP Elsa Dorfman (1937-2020) – Boston Portrait Photographer

    May 31st, 2020
  • Elsa Dorfman Homepage
    (Harvey Silverglate, Elsa Dorfman, Allen Ginsberg, December 21, 1995.)

    Eroll Morris (documentary filmmaker on Elsa Dorfman The B-Side)

    Elsa Dorfman

    American portraitist Elsa Dorfman, known for her intimate large-format Polaroids of friends, artists, celebrities, and herself, has died at age eighty-three from kidney failure, the Boston Globe reports.

  • Harvard Magazin on Elsa Dorfman

  • Elsa Dorfman Wiki

    Raising awareness
    Dorfman suggested elements of healing through her work in a variety of ways. She photographed terminal cancer patients, emphasizing their dignity. In 1995, she collaborated with graphic artist Marc A. Sawyer to illustrate the booklet 40 Ways to Fight the Fight Against AIDS. She photographed people, both with and without AIDS, each engaged in one of forty activities that might help AIDS victims in their daily life. The photographs were exhibited 1995 at the Lotus Development Corporation in Cambridge, in Provincetown and in New York City. The artist donated the costs of producing the photographs for this project.[16]

    Dorfman co-starred in the documentary No Hair Day (1999) as she’s taking the portraits of three women undergoing treatment for breast cancer

  • Robert Creeley
    The above image shows two books by
    Robert Creeley, the one pictured is Elsa’s Housebook which I bought on my first trip to Boston.

  • Irm Hermann, who was in 20 Fassinder films passed away

    May 28th, 2020
  • Irm Hermann, actress, Berlin

    Irm Hermann dies aged 77

    The actor, who collaborated with the director on films including Fear Eats the Soul and The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, also featured in Herzog’s Woyzeck

    Irm Hermann wiki

  • Irm Hermann – troubling Fassbinder actress

  • RIP Larry Kramer – Author, Aids Activist

    May 27th, 2020
  • Larry Kramer, Aids activist dies

    Larry Kramer, groundbreaking author and Aids activist, dies aged 84

    Larry Kramer wiki

  • Mark Ruffalo Came To Love Larry Kramer While Making “The Normal Heart”

  • “Larry cried in my arms once. He was so young. I melted.” — Ken Russell

    (via Lisi Tribble)

    Larry Kramer scripted “Women in Love”

    Ken Russell – http://www.mutanteggplant.com/vitro-nasu/2011/11/28/ken-russell-the-mad-music-lover/

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Monday, July 3, 2017

  • Masks & Social Distancing Surreal Art Selection

    May 25th, 2020
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    Newsha Tavolian (artist from Tehran)

    Lee and Penck

    (James Lee Byers and Penck holding hands with the wood statue)

  • Christ Returns.

    Paolo Gioli

  • MalalaiMalalai is one of the only police women in Kandahar. Unlike other women in the region, Malalai works alongside…

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2012

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    Joel Peter Witkin

    Bob Dylan – Tight Connection to My Heart

    May 23rd, 2020

  • (Michael McClure, Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg)

    During his 1965 tour with the Hawks, Bob visited Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s book store, City Lights, in San Francisco, and posed in an alley behind the store.
    Bob’s original intention was to use one of the pictures from this session on the cover of his next album, Blond on Blonde.

  • Tight Connection to My Heart directed by Paul Schrader

    Paul Schrader, writer of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, and director of late 70s sleaze gems Blue Collar, Hardcore, and the climate dread classic First Reformed, teamed up with Dylan for a doozy of a music video for “Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love),” from 1985’s divisive Empire Burlesque lp. True to form for both artists, the video is an elliptical and visually ambiguous affair, something either half-remembered or imagined all together.

  • (Visiting Rubin Carter)

  • Dylan and Levon Helm

    NYtimes Obit When Levon died <> <>Dylan responds (Rolling Stones)

  • RIP Susan Rothenberg – (Life of Painting & Bruce Nauman)

    May 19th, 2020

  • Susan Rothenberg Art News Obit

    Susan Rothenberg, Trailblazing Painter with a Taste for the Understated and Indefinable, Is Dead at 75

  • Susan Rothenberg- Pontiac

  • Studio visit to Susan and Bruce Nauman

  • President Obama meets with national security aides John Brennan, foreground, and Denis McDonough in front of a painting titled Butterfly by Susan Rothenberg

  • Adieu Michel Piccoli (27 December 1925 – 12 May 2020)

    May 18th, 2020
  • Michel Piccoli acting veteran dies aged 94

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    Via Wiki Feet (Les Noces rouges Year -Claude Chabrol)
    Michel Piccoli and Audran directed by Buniel

  • Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Sunday, December 27, 2015

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Sunday, December 27, 2015

    (Vincent, François, Paul and the Others – directed by Claude Sautet)

    He was once married to Juliette Greco, see photo from here.

    Michel Piccoli 10 Eessential Films

    RIP Lynn Shelton, director of Your Sisters Sister, Laggies at 54

    May 16th, 2020
  • Director Lynn Shelton, who brought an independent spirit to film and TV, dies at age 54

    (LA Times)

    (Lynne Shelton, August 27, 1965 – May 15, 2020)

    Photo via

  • Working collaboratively with her actors, discussing with them plot details and allowing them to improvise scenes, she devised a directorial style melding strong narrative hooks with detailed character work and a feeling of sustained intimacy.via

  • Variety obit

    Her career took off after Humpday bowed at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Starring Joshua Leonard, Alycia Delmore and Duplass, it was acquired by Magnolia Pictures for distribution and would screen in the Director’s Fortnight section at Cannes.
    Humpday received the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award in 2010.
    Your Sister’s Sister (2011), a comedic love triangle, starred Duplass, Rosemarie DeWitt and Emily Blunt and premiered at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.
    She followed with Touchy Feely (2013), starring DeWitt in an idiosyncratic story of a massage therapist who develops an aversion to human touch, and Laggies (2014), with Keira Knightley portraying a woman in the throes of a quarter-life crisis.