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The Passing of Kate Millet – Artist, Author, a Pioneer Feminist at 82 -(Sept 14, 1934 – Sept 6, 2017)

September 7th, 2017
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    Kate Millet an influential feminist writer is dead at 82 (NYtimes)

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    Katherine Murray Millett was born on Sept 14, 1934, in St. Paul.
    She attended Oxford University and was the first American woman to be awarded a postgraduate degree with first-class honors after studying at St Hilda’s College, Oxford.
    The feminist, human rights, peace, civil rights, and anti-psychiatry movements were some of Millett’s principal causes. Her books were motivated by her activism, such as woman’s rights and mental health reform, and several were autobiographical memoirs that explored her sexuality, mental health, and relationships. Mother Millett and The Loony Bin Trip, for instance, dealt with family issues and the times when she was involuntarily committed to a nursing home. (via her wiki

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    Dinner for One – 1967 – Kate Millet

    See more art by Kate Millet here

  • “The Basement” was disturbing but I had to read it.
    Here is a review of the Basement by Duncan Mitchell

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    Her homepage is here. – AN INVITATION TO THE WOMEN’S ART COLONY/FARM

    Of course she went to Iran.

    In 1981 Millett published Going to Iran, which was a new journalistic account of a trip she made to Iran in March 1979 to address Iranian feminists on International Women’s Day. The Shah of Iran had just abdicated, and the Ayatollah Khomeini had not yet fully consolidated his power. Nevertheless, Millett was soon expelled by the fundamentalist government for her feminist views. The chronicle is recorded in the rigorously honest style of her earlier works. (via)

  • Kate Millet

    The Return of the Troublemaker (June 2001)

    Society has lost its patience. So why isn’t she more downhearted? She smiles and says it’s because she is having too much fun. “I love making trouble. It’s a wonderful job. You don’t get paid but you have a lot of adventures.”

  • Flying with Kate Millet (previous post)
    Sexual Politics was circulated before the publication of her thesis.

  • RIP John Ashbery (1927-2017) + Portraits of Ashbery by Larry Rivers & Others

    September 3rd, 2017
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    John Ashbery by Larry Rivers

    NYtimes Obit

    The Guardian obit

    John Ashbery, an enigmatic genius of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights, died early Sunday at age 90.

    Poetry Foundation

    Interview – John Ashbery (Paris Review)

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    John Ashbery by Jill Krementz
    (painting on the wall by Jane Freilicher)

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    Portrait of John Ashbery by Jane Freilicher

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    Fairefield Porter -Portrait of Schuyler and John Ashbery.. 57-58

    Fairefield Porter Respect for Things as they are - (previous post on John Ashbery and Fairefield Porter)

  • Dan Chiasson (The New Yorker)

    His early work was serene and beautiful; he then became rather frantic and trippy. He had a period of majesty unrivalled in recent poetry, stretching from the seventies through the nineties. His last phase was a kind of inventory of his mind, among the most interesting anyone has ever known. His method was to “snip off a length” of his consciousness, he said. It was, in part, a strike against the solemnities of achieved reputation, which confronted him everywhere in the forms of syllabi and colloquia.

  • Where is Rimbaud? (see a photo of John Ashbery and Rimbaud)

  • See a mixed media collage by John Ashbery (via Art News obit)

  • Maurice Pialat – Cinema of Immediacy (August 31, 1925 – January 11, 2003)

    August 31st, 2017
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    Pialat from Under the Sun of Satan.

    The Misunderstood Maurice Pialat (The New Yorker)

    Harvard Edu Archive — Maurice Pialat, Cinema of Immediacy

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    (Jacques Dutronc as Van Gogh )

    (More film stills from here)

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    L’enfamt Nue

    Relentless vision of Maurice Pialat

    Produced by Francois Truffaut. L’enfant nue was Pialat first feature film in 1969.

  • Nestor Almendros (A Man With a Camera) on Maurice Pialat

    Pialat has purified his style in film after film, culminating in La Gueule Overte, which is totally stark. He systematically rejects the techniques and devices of what is called “cinema”; he will have no camera movements– no pans, no dollies, no zooms–preferring the camera to be motionless, glued to one spot. Neither will Pialat overedit, so his shots often last as long as the scene itself.
    In this preference, Pialat is reminiscent of Bresson, but Pialat’s films are in every other way the antithesis of Bresson’s. As a director Bresson is hieratic in his stylization, while Pialat is only satisfied with complete naturalness.” (Page 119)

    Movie sans frontier – Maurice Pialat

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  • Two Photos of Yayoi Kusama, One from New York, Another from Tokyo Bay

    August 29th, 2017
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    Yayoi Kusama with one of her Infinity Net paintings in New York, c. 1961

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    Yayoi Kusama at Tokyo Bay 1993

    Both photos (via Red List)

  • Yayoi Kusama banned journalists from her studio.

  • 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 )
  • Late Raul Ruiz in His Studio & Cinematic Shapeshifting of Nanni Moretti

    August 19th, 2017
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    R.I.P Raúl Ruiz 1941- Aug 19, 2011

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    Melvil as a child actor made his first film “City of Pirates” directed by Raul Ruiz
    Mystery of Lisbon

    Melvil Poupaud (previous post)

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    Happy birthday Nanni Moretti

    Cinematic Shapeshifting of Nanni Moretti (The New Yorker)

    anni Moretti is one of the key makers of the modern personal cinema, as in such masterworks as “Caro Diario.”

    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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  • Ray Johnson, Mystery Artist, Mail Art, Moticos & Nothing

    August 12th, 2017
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    Mathew Marks Gallery

  • Ray Johnson – Mail Art & Ephemera

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    Ray Johnson helping Andy Warhol film Jill Johnston Dancing at the Factory, 1964

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    In Memory of Moticos

    Ray Johnson has been called a mystery artist, outsider and visionary. He’s one of the earliest progenitors of pop art, performance, installation and happenings, and was the founder of correspondence art, phone art, Moticos and nothings. Ray’s body of work has had a growing interest and fascination since his untimely timed suicide, on January, Friday the 13th, 1995.

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    Your daily dose of Ray Johnson

    Lucky Strike

  • I like funny storiess (In Geman, see Samuel Beckett by Ray Johnson)

    Blurred boundaries and other connections (Nothing on Ray Johnson, some great art here)

    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)

    Epic Poetic Art of Julie Mehretu – Painter from Ethiopia

    August 4th, 2017
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  • NYtimes -artist Working at Harlem Church .

    The artist Julie Mehretu has been flying awfully close to the sun.

    Soaring midair on a mobile platform inside an unused Harlem church, she has been working and reworking two towering paintings taking shape on opposite walls, a monumental commission for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

  • More art from Julie Mehretu Artnet

    (See Epigraph, Damascus, 2016 –
    Photogravure, sugar lift aquatint, spit bite aquatint, open bite)

    Julie Mehretu painter from Ethiopia

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  • Conversation with Julie Mehretu

  • Fool for Love, Passing of Playwright/Actor Sam Shepard -(Nov 5, 1943 – July 30, 2017)

    August 1st, 2017
  • “I believe in my mask — The man I made up is me.” Sam Shepard

    — ‘Crow’s Song’, Tooth of Crime

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    “I had a sense that a voice existed that needed expression,” Shepard said of his early plays.
    Photograph by Brigitte Lacombe
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  • Sam Shepard appreciation by Stephen Rea

    ‘He was the kindest man, truthful, witty and generous’

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    Sam Shepard and Wim Wenders (Paris/Texas)

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    (The Right Stuff)
    From Philip Kaufman, Sam was half jackrabbit and best chili maker

    Sam was half jackrabbit, and I could rely on that sense of Sam the writer. It seems to me that his plays all sprang fully out of Sam’s character. He wasn’t writing about something he didn’t know much about. The tale was always some ghost that he was searching for. That ghost was always hovering, so he was very productive.

  • Sam Shepard on Days of Heaven (youtube)

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    Sam Shepard (Nov 5, 1943 – July 30, 2017)

    La Mama – Sam Shepard

    It is with great sadness today that we learned of the passing of the great American playwright, Sam Shepard. Sam did much of his early work at La MaMa.

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  • Sam’s greatest roles.

  • 1. Name the film in which he co-stars with Penelope Cruz.
    2. In what film is he killed in a car bombing?
    3. What TV film earned him an Emmy nomination?
    4. Which of his films featured the music suite “The Carnival of the Animals” by French composer Saint-Saens?
    5. In what film is he bitten by a badger?
    6. Name the film in which he says – “Anybody that goes up in the damn thing is gonna be Spam in a can”.
    7. In what film does he visit the Louvre?
    8. Which film did he star in that was previously a Shepard play?
    9. In what film does he play Dad to seven sons?
    10. Name the film in which he plays a veterinarian.
    11. In what film does he ride a motorcycle?
    12. In “Brothers” he plays a Vietnam vet. Name the film in which he plays a very disturbing and dangerous Vietnam vet.
    13. Spud is his character’s name. Can you name the film?
    14. Name the film based on a Beth Henley play.
    15. In real life we know he’s a playwright, but in what film does he play a writer of hard-boiled detective stories?
    16. Name the film that was based on a biography called “Shadowlands” by William Arnold.
    17. Name in the film in which Eva Marie Saint plays his mother.
    18. In what film is his character a train robber?
    19. He directed Sean Penn in one of his plays but can you name the film in which Sean Penn directed him?
    20. Name the film that tells a true 1993 war story in Somalia.

    Find answers here scroll down

    Adieu Jeanne Moreau Beloved Actress was Brilliant & Breathlessly Cool

    July 31st, 2017
  • “Don’t take care of yourself because you want to stop time. Do it for self-respect. It’s an incredible gift, the energy of life. You don’t have to be a wreck. You don’t have to be sick. One’s aim in life should be to die in good health. Just like a candle that burns out.”
    “I am a woman with absolutely no sense of nostalgia”
    “While you work, while you create, you have doubts, and this is essential.”
    “I am open to what is irrational. I open doors to intuition, because rationality is really death.”
    . – Jeanne Moreau

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

    (On Joseph Losey in 1983) I love the way he films; it’s very personal, very brilliant.

    Read more on her view on other directors at the bottom of this page.

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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..

    Many years of collaboration of M. Duras and Jeanne Moreau..

    Her name has been often associated, both socially and professionally, to that of respected French writer and director Marguerite Duras; apart from their close friendship, Moreau starred in two movies based on Duras’ novels, Peter Brook’s Seven Days… Seven Nights (1960) and Tony Richardson’s The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967), was directed by Duras in Nathalie Granger (1972), was the narrator in another Duras screen adaptation, The Lover (1992) and even went on to portray Duras in the biopic Cet amour-là (2001)

  • Jeanne Moreau on Charlie Rose

  • Moreau and Ebert (happy days)

    Jeanne Moreau as star and as director – BY ROGER EBERT / November 21, 1976 –
    He captured Moreau’s free spirit well…. on her walking out on Warren Beatty when he was on a power trip at the meeting, or how Jean Eustache taught her to drink Jack Daniel.
    Ebert on Jeanne Moreau

  • Louis Malle, John Lennon, Yoko Ono e Jeanne Moreau, 1971 (AP Photo)
    (Louis Malle, Yoko, John and Jeanne at Cannes 1971)

  • Life in pictures

  • Jules et Jim (video from Independent obit)

  • Marlon on Jeanne Moreau..”I was told that Edward Albee judges actors–and perhaps all people–by their reaction, their enjoyment, their appreciation of Samuel Beckett. That’s fine; that’s sensible. I judge people–particularly actors–by those artists of acting they find remarkable and worth many visits. There are many, many wonderful people on this list, and I’ll share it with you, but today I’m thinking of Jeanne Moreau, and I have to tell you that I cannot fathom the company of anyone who isn’t astonished by this brilliant, brazen woman. Thank God for video! I’m up nights watching this woman, and re-evaluating everything I thought I knew.” –Marlon Brando on Jeanne Moreau/Interview with James Grissom

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  • (On Roger Vadim in a 1983 interview) He’s very charming, but he was very nervous on the set because co-star Gerard Philipe (who died soon afterwards) was very ill.

  • [on Luis Bunuel]: I consider him my Spanish father, and I called him that. We met simply because of box-office considerations – he didn’t know what actress he wanted for “Le Journal D’Une Femme De Chambre”, and the producers offered me. We met in an apartment in St. Tropez and enjoyed so much being together that we also had dinner. He was a fantastic person.
    (On Orson Welles in 1983) He transformed a town square in Spain into a Chinese marketplace. To me, that’s what film is about – magic!
    (On Luis Bunuel in 1983) I called him my Spanish father. He said, ‘If you had been my daughter, I’d have tied you up and kept you behind bars.’
    (On Michaelangelo Antonioni in 1983) He was a whole different experience. He doesn’t speak at all to he actors. We filmed at night. I couldn’t understand why we should be down on the set – but the result was good.
    (On Martin Ritt in 1983) That was a different experience for me. He would cover everything – closeups, medium shots, long shots, very few tracking shots. It took ages and ages to make a sequence, and I was used to working with people who did a sequence – and covered four pages – in one movement. So, I learned a new way of shooting.
    (On Ranier Werner Fassbinder in a 1984 interview) It was his ex-wife that told me he wanted me to be in the film. The picture was done in 24 days. Immediately, when I was on the set, I could feel his willpower. He was perfect in terms of creativity!
    (On Peter Brook in a 1983 interview) His approach is sometimes quite frightening because he reaches that part of you he wants to be sensitive – and it opens up incredible things.
    (On Jean-Luc Godard in a 1983 interview) I asked for him as the director of “Eva.” He signed the contract and was paid some money; he was supposed to deliver a first draft in four weeks time. He eventually sent it – in a one page letter! The producers screamed, ‘Where did you get that crazy bum?’ So, then I recommended Joe Losey
    (On Burt Lancaster after filming “The Train”) Before he can pick up an ashtray, he discusses the motivation for an hour or two. You want to say just pick up the ashtray and shut up! (In 1983 Moreau thinks her remarks were unfair to Lancaster.)

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