Archive for June, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Megan Rapinoe + Brian’s Story

Sunday, June 30th, 2019
  • Megan Rapino accepts the invitation

    Megan Rapinoe and the rest of the United States Women’s National Team have been invited to visit the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after publicly stating they wouldn’t visit the White House.

  • Read Brian’s story – (Brian is Megan’s brother)

    Megan Rapinoes’ greatest heartbreak and hope.

  • Happy birthday Megan Rapinoe! (July 5)

  • Adieu Edith Scob – An Actress for Buniel, Franju, Carax & Mia Hansen Love

    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
  • Buniel
    Milkey Way

  • The Woman behind the mask (Criterion)
    Edith Scob

    Édith Scob (21 October 1937 – 26 June 2019) was a French film and theatre actress, best known for her role as the daughter with a disfigured face in Eyes Without a Face.

  • In HOLY MOTORS,Leos Carax cast the legendary French actress in a homage to her iconic breakout performance in EYES WITHOUT A FACE.

  • (Emmanuelle Riva and Edith Scob)

    Thérèse Desqueyroux is a 1962 French film directed by Georges Franju, based on the novel of the same name by François Mauriac. Written by Franju and François Mauriac and Claude Mauriac, it stars Emmanuelle Riva and Philippe Noiret.

  • Mia Hansen-Løve’s gentle look at the mutability of life: “Things to Come” (2016) starring the exquisite Isabelle Huppert with Édith Scob

    Alan Turing – (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954)

    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
  • Alan Turing
    Alan Turing by Henrik Olsen

  • Charles Darwin and Alan Turing

  • A. T. Machine

  • Alan Turing digital archive

  • (Age 16 3/4)

  • Chemistry

    A membrane that can remove salts from water more efficiently

  • Google celebrates Alan Turing

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    What interests me about the TURING biography is not only the way it illustrates the boundaries and histories of the 20th century, but that it also seems almost like a gendered prophecy. In a horrifying way, TURING ’s body was injured by the violence of modern ideology, he lost his own body, in a way, but he also made a new one. In 1936, he published a theoretical model of a machine that was to constitute the basis of all post-war computing, making him the father of all modern computer science. And this part of his biography is a futuristic tale about thinking machines, artificial intelligence and the appearance of possible future bodies. And to me, this is a long-needed escape from biological, heterosexual reproduction. – HENRIK OLESEN for Mousse Magazine

    RIP Robert Therrien – Thanks for Memory & Everyday

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
  • via Gagosian
    Artnews obit

    Robert Therrien, Maker of Whimsical Sculptures That Enlarge the Everyday, Dead at 71

  • Phone wires (See more here)

  • Sometimes people ask whether I am a romantic or a realist artist. I would hope that I fall between the two. . . The ideal artist looks at the future and the past at the same time. The romantic artist spends more time looking backwards. The realist attempts to work in the present but emphasizes the future. However, if you try to predict the future, you seldom succeed.
    —Robert Therrien

    Over the past four decades, Robert Therrien (1947–2019) cultivated an expansive vernacular of forms drawn from memory and the everyday. Seemingly simple subjects—including snowmen, bows, and oilcans—acquire multiple levels of reference and association, while outsized sculptures of stacks of plates, tables and chairs, and beards shift between the ordinary and the surreal. The repetitive perfecting of chosen motifs is central to his work, imbuing objects and images with intentionality and a latent sense of the unattainable.

  • Red Room

  • Sculptures for Giants by Robert Therrien

    Amusing Planet

    Goodbye Gloria Vanderbilt, See Photos by Gordon Parks

    Monday, June 17th, 2019
  • Gloria Vanderbilt
    Photo by Gordon Parks

  • How race is lived in America: Relations of Gordon Parks and Gloria

    Vanderbilt: I was just actually looking in my diary, and Gordon and I met in April of 1954, and he came to photograph me for Life magazine. I was making my debut on the stage that summer.

    Parks: Then later, when you had your exhibition, I came to photograph you again.

    American photographer Richard Avedon (left, lighting a cigarette), American heiress and designer Gloria Vanderbilt, and American film director Sidney Lumet, sit at a table covered with glasses and bottles during a party for the premiere of the movie ‘East of Eden’ directed by Elia Kazan, 1955. (Photo by Getty Images)


  • Reinventions of Gloria Vanderbilt

  • Gloria V and Sidney Lumet

    Gordon Parks photographed Gloria and Sidney Lumet on their wedding day, August 28, 1956.

    RIP Joyce Pensato – 1941-2019

    Friday, June 14th, 2019
  • Sad news – RIP Joyce Pensato

    Artforum obit

    From 2018 article – Beer with a painter Joyce Pensato

  • Donald as a Crossdresser 0022(Elgawimmer)
    1999, charcoal and pastel on paper
    10 feet x 14 feet

    From the Head & Other Places0017

  • Joyce Pensato homepage

  • Felix Lincoln

  • Belle Époque Intrigue of Jacques Henri Lartigue

    Thursday, June 13th, 2019
  • Unseen Lartigue

    Unseen photographs by Jacques Henri Lartigue in two exhibitions curated by Paul Smith and Michael Hoppen

  • Wes Anderson and Jacques Henri Lartigue

    Wes Anderson openly acknowledged French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue1 as a source of creative inspiration.

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    Photo of Abel Gance by Lartigue (A silent film master who filmed Napoleon and Beethoven’s Great Love, among others.).

  • Jacques H. Lartigue

    See more photos by Lartigue here

  • Jean Cocteau and Picasso 1955 – photo by Lartigue

  • Capernaum’s Young Best Actor winner Zain Al Rafeea lives in Norway

    Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

  • (April 2019 – visiting Oslo)

    See a video of Zain with school friends

    “Zain Al was discovered on the street as a refugee in Beirut and ended up as the protagonist in a movie that touched a whole world. Today he studies Norwegian language as a pupil in Hammerfest”

    Second chance in Norway

    From Syrian refugee to Oscar nominee, ‘Capernaum’ star gets second chance at childhood in Norway

    Zain Al Rafaeea

    He also won Best Actor at the 2018 International Antalya Film Festival.[11] The New York Times named his as one of the best performances of 2018, with reporter Wesley Morris writing, “Every once in a while, you leave a movie having seen a performance that mocks all the other acting that came before it”.[6] James Verniere of the Boston Herald described Al Rafeea as “part Oliver Twist, part James Dean”

  • Life has been hard on him – mostly because he is a refugee

    Screen daily

    How Nadine Labaki’s ‘Capernaum’ became a $44m sleeper hit in China

    Remembering Anthony Bourdain when he was Back in Beirut,

    Sunday, June 9th, 2019
  • How Lebanon transformed Anthony Bourdain

    In 2006, he found himself in a country falling into war—an experience that forever altered how he would understand people, culture, history, and conflict.

    Remembering Anthony Bourdain trips to Beirut

    In 2006, Bourdain and his crew were caught in the crossfire of the 2006 Lebanon war. The crew was planning to shoot an episode of his “No Reservations” show when the war broke out.

    They had to leave Lebanon, but it didn’t stop them from coming back.

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    (Anthony Bourdain with Palestinian children)
    Previous post Bourdain passed away one year ago

    Federico Garcia Lorca – “As I have not worried to be born, I do not worry to die.”

    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
  • El Pais

    Dalí and Lorca’s games of seduction

  • “As I have not worried to be born, I do not worry to die.” Federico Garcia Lorca

  • One more clip..

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    The story goes that Federico Garcia Lorca (the pilot here) erroneously believed that the film by Dali and Bunuel Un Chien Andalou (an Andalucian Dog) referred to him, coming from Granada, having recently fallen out with his surrealist friends. This to my mind seems doubly pained paranoia if you have seen the film. And who needed Dali as a friend anyway? (Walt Disney actually).

    Lorca garcialorca born on 5 June 1898

  • Visiting Havana

    Federico Garcia Lorca described his arrival in Havana in the spring of 1930 in exquisitely poetic terms…
    …the smell of palm and cinnamon, the perfumes of the Americas with their roots, the Americas of God. But what is this? Spain, again? Andalusia again? It is the yellow color of Cádiz with a more intense shade, the rose of Sevilla almost red and the green of Granada with a light fish-like phosphorescence.

  • Jonathan Mayhew lorcaJonathan Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch

    One reader of my blog pointed out to me the word APOCRYPHAL is a perfect anagram of HAPPY LORCA. I took this as a sign that my examination of the apocryphal Lorcas of American poetry and poetics was ultimately a felicitous one.

    Lorca’s manuscript discovered

    “I offer myself to be devoured by Spanish peasants,” writes the poet Federico García Lorca in a newly-discovered manuscript of a poem from his portrait of the United States during the Great Depression, Poeta en Nueva York (Poet in New York).

    RIP Tony DeLap, Illusion /Magic, Abstract West Coast Artist

    Saturday, June 1st, 2019

  • Triple Trouble II

    Photo via

  • Art News obit

    Tony DeLap, Maker of Inventive Abstract Art That Embraced Illusion and Magic, Is Dead at 91

    Tony Delap (Homepage)

    photo via

  • See More at Artsy

  • LA Times Obit

    DeLap rose to prominence in 1964 when an illustration of his work was featured on the cover of Artforum magazine alongside a glowing review by then-Editor-at-large John Coplans. The work, exhibited at San Francisco’s Dilexi Gallery, was a series of two-sided glass boxes with edges that descended inward toward the center.

    By the late 1960s, DeLap was among artists including Billy Al Bengston, Craig Kauffman and Larry Bell who were pioneering what came to be known as the “Finish Fetish,” with an emphasis on clean lines, simple shapes and bright, monochromatic colors.

    “He is apart from and yet entirely amidst the whole trajectory of geometric abstract art in California,” said longtime friend, curator and critic Peter Frank. “He’s not quite a minimalist, he’s not quite a traditional abstract artist, but he relates to all of them and did so early on.”

    As the first art professor to be hired at UC Irvine, DeLap influenced generations of artists including Bruce Nauman, Chris Burden, John McCracken and James Turrell.