Wednesday, September 30, 2009

You And Your Sister

You And Your Sister Chris Bell... You And Your Sister (1978, Car Records CRR6 .mp3 audio 03:14).

Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan

Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan at the Asia Society. "...Hanging Fire is the first U.S. museum exhibition to focus on contemporary art from Pakistan. Representing the current energy, vitality, and range of expression in Pakistan’s little-known yet thriving arts scene, the exhibition comprises nearly 50 works by 15 artists, and includes installation art, video, photography, painting, and sculpture. Curated by Salima Hashmi—one of the most influential and well-respected writers and curators in Pakistan—the exhibition presents a comprehensive look at recent and current trends in Pakistani art."

Clayton Patterson: L.E.S. Captured

Clayton Patterson: L.E.S. Captured at Kinz + Tillou Fine Art. "...A documentarian by choice and community activist by circumstance, Patterson's career spans 30 years of dedicated and compulsive photographic capture of the neighborhood and its community. From documenting the 1988 Tompkins Square Park Police Riot-which earned him both jail-time and Oprah airtime-to photographing individuals posed in front of his gallery door on Essex Street, Patterson is the eyes of the Lower East Side." Also... the Trailer for Captured (Flash Video 02:17) and more Works by Clayton Patterson at his personal site.

Big Star: Keep An Eye On The Sky

Pitchfork review of Big Star: Keep An Eye On The Sky. "...Big Star aren't just rock's greatest cult band; they were arguably rock's first cult band. Like Magellan, they discovered a new route to iconic status, but theirs was more circuitous and didn't involve such niceties as sales, audience, tours, or really anything resembling actual success. Instead, they maintained a slow, dim burn throughout the 1970s and 80s, their memory kept alive by critics, collectors, record store clerks, and younger generations of musicians such as R.E.M. and the Replacements. It's easy to read that history in the band name and album titles, which today play like ironic gestures toward out-of-reach celebrity. But Big Star were sincere about being big stars and having #1 records. They didn't set out to be cult: Striving for celebrity and confirmation, they wrote what they thought should be hit records, and they played to please. Their appeal should and could have been broad. By comparison, their loyal audience nearly forty years later is a fluke."

Amy Stein: Domesticated

Amy Stein: Domesticated at ClampArt in New York.

An American Journey: In Robert Frank's Footsteps

An American Journey: In Robert Frank's Footsteps. "...More than 50 years ago, in 1958, Robert Frank’s seminal book, The Americans, was published to great acclaim — as well as to negative reviews that faulted his vision of a nation awash in poverty, racism and postwar jingoism. Today it is impossible to overstate the influence of Frank’s groundbreaking work. An American Journey travels back to the small towns and rural communities the photographer immortalized — exploring the world as Frank saw it and as it survives today."

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

In My Arms Again

In My Arms Again Shoes... In My Arms Again (.mp3 audio 04:00). From the album Present Tense (1979, Elektra 6E-244).

With These Hands: The Story of an American Furniture Factory

With These Hands: The Story of an American Furniture Factory - a film by Matthew Barr. "...With These Hands takes us into the factory in the last days and weeks of production. Retired CEO Clyde Hooker, Jr., the son of Hooker Furniture's founder, tells of how, as a five-year-old boy, he blew the whistle on the first day of operation in 1924. Later, he headed the company through years of expansion and innovation, implementing employee participation and reward policies that made Hooker one of the best companies to work for in the Southeast. His successor, Paul Toms, tells of the tough decisions that the company had to make in the face of globalization and heightened competition."

Tim Roda: Recent Photographs

Tim Roda: Recent Photographs at Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, WA. "...Concurrent with this, our third exhibition of work by Tim Roda, will be Roda's first one-person exhibitions with Galerie Michael Janssen in Berlin from September 18 - October 31 and with Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York from September 10 - October 31, and several works by Roda will be included in 'Artist as Performer' at the Houston Center For Photography from September 10 - November 8. Much of the work in our exhibition was produced during his 2008 Fulbright Grant. He is also the recipient of a 2005 - 2006 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Residency in New York."

Peter Hujar: Photographs 1956-1958

Peter Hujar: Photographs 1956-1958 at Matthew Marks Gallery. "...The photographs come from four different series, each taken in a different location: New York City; Key West, FL; Southbury, CT; and Florence, Italy. A number of themes that remain constant in his work throughout his life are first seen here. His first landscapes, empty city streets, portraits of animals, and most importantly his empathetic depiction of children. In Southbury and in Florence, Hujar spent time in homes for developmentally disabled children. The photographs he made there show a unique sensibility and are recognized as his first mature pictures. They predate by at least a decade other well-known photographers who used similar subject matter in their work."

Bernd Haussmann: Mountains & Oceans

Bernd Haussmann: Mountains & Oceans at Chase Gallery in Boston, MA. "...As every painting is changed by the experiences of both artist and viewer, so this newest work emerges only after a meeting, in equal parts, of both creator and audience. The slightest angle in paint, the faintest line of the brush begin to conjure memories and at once abstraction is transformed into allegory. In a moment of visual alchemy: Mountains and Oceans appear."

The Bathers: Photographs by Jennette Williams

The Bathers: Photographs by Jennette Williams at Duke University. "...Jennette Williams’s stunning platinum prints of women bathers in Budapest and Istanbul take us inside spaces intimate and public, austere and sensuous, filled with water, steam, tile, stone, ethereal sunlight, and earthly flesh. Over a period of eight years, Williams, who is based in New York City, traveled to Hungary and Turkey to photograph, without sentimentality or objectification, women daring enough to stand naked before her camera. Young and old, the women of The Bathers unapologetically inhabit and display their bodies with comfort and ease—floating, showering, conversing, lost in reverie."

Cut & Paste

Cut & Paste - International Exhibition of Contemporary Collage and Assemblage in Stockholm, Sweden.

Monday, September 28, 2009

With A Girl Like You

With A Girl Like You Alex Chilton... With A Girl Like You (.mp3 audio 02:21). From the compilation album Play New Rose For Me (1986, New Rose Records ROSE 100). Cover of The Troggs' song.

Atomic Rulers Of The World

Atomic Rulers Of The World (1964, directed by Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa, Walter Manley Enterprises). "...Super criminals are planning to infiltrate Earth with mass nuclear destruction! Only Starman can defend civilization by thwarting evil."

Weegee: Shooting Stars | Marcello Geppetti: The Sweet Life

Weegee: Shooting Stars | Marcello Geppetti: The Sweet Life at Keith De Lellis Gallery in New York, NY.

For You

Big Star... For You (.mp3 audio 02:43). From the album Third/Sisters Lovers. Via WFMU's Beware of the Blog.

After The Wall - Traces Of The Soviet Empire

After The Wall - Traces Of The Soviet Empire. Photographs by Eric Lusito. "...With the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Soviet Empire also began to crumble. At its heart had been a military system that exerted huge control and influence. After the collapse of the USSR, the Soviet army was disbanded and some military bases were simply abandoned."

Yasuhiro Ogawa - from Slowly Down the River

Japan Exposures... Yasuhiro Ogawa - from Slowly Down the River. "...Yasuhiro Ogawa was born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1968, and began to practice photography when he was 24, influenced by the work Sebastiao Salgado. Since his first exhibition titled 'Futashika-na-Chizu' which was held at Ginza Kodak Photo-salon, Tokyo, in 1999 - which garnered Ogawa the 37th Taiyo Award in 2000 - Ogawa’s work has been extensively exhibited and published in various publications. This year Ogawa won the prestigious Newcomer’s Award from the Photographic Society of Japan for his Slowly Down the River work, from which the above image comes. The work centers around the construction of the Three Gorges Dam in China, and the profound changes wrought by this massive development."

Friday, September 25, 2009

Born To Lose

Born To Lose Ted Daffan's Texans... Born To Lose (1942, Okeh 6706 .mp3 audio 02:42). Also... Ray Charles... Born To Lose (.mp3 audio 03:18). From the album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962, ABC-Paramount ABC-410).

Irving Penn: Small Trades

Irving Penn: Small Trades at the Getty Center. "...Working in Paris, London, and New York in the early 1950s, photographer Irving Penn (American, born 1917) created masterful representations of skilled tradespeople dressed in work clothes and carrying the tools of their occupations. A neutral backdrop and natural light provided the stage on which his subjects could present themselves with dignity and pride. Penn revisited his Small Trades series over many decades, producing evermore-exacting prints, including platinum/palladium enlargements."

Enchanted Spaces

Marrigje De Maar... Fukuoka, Ray Charles. From Enchanted Spaces by Marrigje De Maar. "...I have been taking pictures of interiors since 2002. In the beginning I worked in worn out, rejected buildings, later I concentrated on private homes. Interiors tell stories about people. In public space people follow the global trends and fashions. In their homes they tend to make other choices. The private space is the only place where we are ourselves.The personal story is told inside the privacy of our home."

Qui est Gigi?

Qui est Gigi?. "...Born Gergana, to Gypsy parents in Bulgaria in 1943 on Saint George's Day, Gigi's improbable journey to stardom, celebrity, notorious infamy and finally back to anonymity began when she became (along with her other teenage cohorts; Sylvie Vartan, France Gall, Sheila and Francoise Hardy) one of the most successful of the yéyé singers of the 1960s." More Gigi at Josh Gosfield's Mighty House of Pictures.

Abandoned and Forgotten Places

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No.8)

Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No.8) Dolly Parton... Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No.8) (1970, RCA Victor 47-9863 .mp3 audio 03:09).

Johan Hagemeyer: A Pictorial Interpretation

Johan Hagemeyer: A Pictorial Interpretation at Scott Nichols Gallery. "...Formally trained as a horticulturalist, Johan Hagemeyer (1884, Amsterdam, the Netherlands - 1962, Berkeley, California) is remembered for being an early 20th century photographer, artistic intellectual, close friend and important early influence in the career of Edward Weston.
Hagemeyer emigrated to southern California in 1911 to grow fruit trees with his brothers, but it was a trip to Washington D.C. and a visit to the Library of Congress where he encountered Alfred Stieglitz's seminal publication, Camera Work. The following year in 1916 an afternoon with Stieglitz at Gallery 291 in New York City convinced him to devote his life to the then emerging world of artistic photography."

Joe Brainard

Joe Brainard... Untitled (ftd) (1975, Mixed media collage). From the exhibition Joe Brainard at Adam Baumgold Gallery. "...Joe Brainard was one of the most gifted collage and mixed media artists in the second half of the 20th century. This exhibition of over 40 works will focus on his collage, mixed media works and drawings from the 1970's - a period of intense artistic activity for Brainard which ended with his decision to stop exhibiting his work publicly after 1979. The works from this decade derive from pop culture, mass media, advertising and art related sources in an affectionate manner, devoid of the sense of detachment or cool of the pop artists. 'Joe Brainard (1942-1994) was a word-and-image man the way other people are song-and-dance men or women. In his art, language and pictures flowed together effortlessly, almost musically.' These works are seamlessly drawn and assembled, with a touch so light as to completely disarm."

Dennis Hopper: Signs Of The Times

Dennis Hopper: Signs Of The Times at Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York, NY. "...Dennis Hopper: Signs Of The Times will include a vast selection of the artist's iconic 1960s photographs, twelve enormous and never-seen-before 'billboard paintings,' and select video excerpts from Hopper's extensive body of work as an actor and director in film and television."

Chelsea On The Rocks

Chelsea On The Rocks. A film by Abel Ferrara about the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York.

The Afflicted Yard: Photographs 2002-2006

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

She's Got You

She's Got You Pasty Cline... She's Got You (1962, Decca 31354 .mp3 audio 03:00).

Hryundel's Photos

Hryundel's Photos. Industrial, abandoned, underground, and military ruins in Russia. (ru)


EUTHANASIA - photographs of the abandoned, industrial, and unfinished USSR. (ru)

Works by Nigel Shafran

Nigel Shafran... Supermarket Checkouts (2005). From Works by Nigel Shafran. "...Shafran first became known for radicalizing fashion photography in the 1980’s. His current work focuses on the still life details of everyday living-scenarios that are drawn from domestic spaces and the mundane world. Shafran’s Charity Shops series is part of an ongoing exploration of this ‘ordinary London’"

Purpose 9

Purpose 9 - au travail / at work. "...The photographic series that are presented in the 9th edition of purpose take us into the world of work, past and present. They open the doors of offices, factories, companies, and hospitals, they take us behind the scenes of shops and supermarkets, places that are normally private and off-limits. These photographs allow us to see how work is changing with the evolution of technology and of economics. The forms of work are changing and the new conditions that are emerging are changing our relationship with work: our gestures and posture are adapting to new equipment and machinery."

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Meet On The Ledge

Meet On The Ledge Fairport Convention... Meet On The Ledge (1968, Island Records WIP 6047 .mp3 audio 02:49).

Keizo Kitajima: The Joy Of Portraits

Keizo Kitajima: The Joy Of Portraits at Cohen Amador Gallery. "...In 1976 Keizo Kitajima made his impressive debut with photographs capturing Koza in Okinawa, a town near the US military base, in the period just after the end of the Vietnam War. Subsequently, he expanded his purview to include Tokyo, New York, Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union, just as that nation was on the verge of collapse.
The Joy of Portraits, featuring portrait work from each of these series, presents the most complete picture to date of the extraordinary photographer Keizo Kitajima's work from 1975 - 1991, including many previously unseen images."

The Rabus Show

The Rabus Show at Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels, Belgium. " exhibition/dialogue of works from Leopold, Till, Alex and Renate Rabus.
A Swiss family, full of stories, inspired by the places and the people around them, by their full consciousness of this world (Leopold Rabus, Mon ami Jean Buehler 2008, or further Renate Rabus Mutterglück 1993); but also four artists, markedly individual, developing a particular vision of the new artistic expression (Till Rabus, Nature morte au Poulet 2008 and Alex Rabus l'Areuse 2008)."


Curiosa. "...Petit musée de l'illustration érotique animé par Anne Archet : érotomane, petite mère des peuples et grande timonière des masses ahuries ! (Images de Michel Fingesten, Martin Van Maele, Georges Pichard, Collot, Le Loup, Viset, Geiger, ...)" (fr)

Unurth - Street Art

Nele Azevedo: Melting Man, Berlin. "...This amazing installation of 1,000 melting men was done in collaboration with the WWF to highlight global warming." From Unurth - Street Art.

Steven Hill's Movie Title Screens Page

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Up Down Sue

Up Down Sue The Luv'd Ones... Up Down Sue (1966, White Oak 759101 .mp3 audio 02:04). Luv'em!

Jamey Stillings: The Bridge at Hoover Dam - Portfolio One

Jamey Stillings: The Bridge at Hoover Dam - Portfolio One. "...The Bridge at Hoover Dam series looks at the evolution of the Colorado River Bridge, in the context of the Black Canyon and Hoover Dam, as its construction continues through the end of 2010." More... Works by Jamey Stillings at his personal site.

Fresh Artifacts Give New Life to Odd Wisconsin

Fresh Artifacts Give New Life to Odd Wisconsin. "...The popular and offbeat exhibit, Odd Wisconsin, has offered visitors to the Wisconsin Historical Museum a glimpse into the unexpected side of Wisconsin history through the stories of people, places and things that make our state uniquely "Wisconsin." Now, with dozens of new artifacts in the gallery, the re-energized exhibit gives previous visitors plenty of reasons to return for a fresh look. In the new Odd Wisconsin, visitors may find themselves asking, 'How did that end up in Wisconsin?'"


Let's watch Motor-Psycho (1965, Directed by Russ Meyer, Flash Video 1:13:43). "...Cyclemaniacs assaulting and killing for thrills! Bike riding Hoodlums Flat-Out on their Murder cycles."

Friday, September 18, 2009

Dark As A Dungeon

Dark As A Dungeon Merle Travis... Dark As A Dungeon (1946, Capitol 48001 .mp3 audio 02:50).

Additional stanza - rarely performed
The midnight, the morning, or the middle of day,
Is the same to the miner who labors away.
Where the demons of death often come by surprise,
One fall of the slate and you're buried alive.

The Beatles!

The Beatles! at Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York, NY.

David Burnett - 44 Days: A Revolution Revisited

David Burnett - 44 Days: A Revolution Revisited (Digital Journalist, September 2009). "...There are times when by an accident of fate you end up at the location where you quickly realize that it's an important event unraveling in front of you. In fact, it's almost as if you become committed to the story; you can't leave now, even if you wanted to. You're locked in, and with your camera you're about to embark on a journey that has no fixed finish line. I may not have been sure that the Shah would actually leave the country after those first few days of protests, but whatever the outcome, it felt like it was a story that would be making headlines for years to come. When you are that close to an event, in some ways you're the last one to be able to put it into context, see the bigger picture. So I settled into my room at the Intercon, and proceeded to try my best to record the unraveling of a regime under massive popular pressure."

'Country' Johnny Mathis

Country Johnny Mathis (with Johnny Paycheck singing harmony)... If You Should Come Back Today (1969, Lil Darlin Records .mp3 audio 02:00). From 'Country' Johnny Mathis. "...Johnny Mathis began his career as a recording artist on the record label, StarTalent, in 1949. He would go on to record for a number of record labels during the 50's, 60's and 70's including Chess, Columbia, D Records, Mercury, Decca, United Artists, Little Darlin', Hilltop and Stonegate. As a part of the duet, Jimmy and Johnny, he scored a Top 10 hit in 1953 with the song, 'If You Don't Somebody Else Will' released on Chess Records. Johnny's highest charting single as a soloist, 'Please Talk To My Heart'(Top 15), occurred while recording for United Artists in 1963. He's appeared on the Louisiana Hayride, Big D Jamboree, The Grand Ole Opry, The Wilburn Brothers Show and TNN's Nashville Now to name a few. 'Country' Johnny Mathis was a regular performer on the Louisiana Hayride through much of the 50's."

Works by Imogen Cunningham

Works by Imogen Cunningham at G. Gibsons Gallery in Seattle, WA.

Works by Daniel Lainé

Works by Daniel Lainé (From the series: Les Rois d'Afrique) at Jean Marc Patras / galerie in Paris.


Lens Culture... Okurimono - photographs by Christian Houge. "...Christian Houge guides us into a mystery. It resides between the ritualized shapes of the traditional and withdrawn Zen garden in Kyoto and the equally ritualized spaces of futuristic, urban Tokyo. For a westerner, Japan might look familiar, since what is held up for us looks like a futuristic spectacle somehow grounded in a western imagination. This judgment, however, is too easy. In Houge’s photographs, the sense of sameness withdraws and a very different feeling of strangeness creeps up on us. In fact, what this series registers is a remarkable place of alterity in today’s global order, a radical difference bang in the middle of the familiar." More... Works by Christian Houge at his personal site.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cherokee Boogie

Cherokee Boogie Moon Mullican... Cherokee Boogie (1951, KING 965 .mp3 audio 03:07).

Terminus: Drawings (1979-1982) and Recent Paintings

Raoul De Keyser... Hiding (1982, Ink and pencil on cardboard). From the exhibition Terminus: Drawings (1979-1982) and Recent Paintings at David Zwirner Gallery.

Sally Mann: Proud Flesh

Sally Mann: Proud Flesh at Gagosian Gallery in New York, NY. "...In previous projects, Mann has explored the relationships between parent and child, brother and sister, human and nature, site and history. Her latest photographic study of her husband Larry Mann, taken over six years, has resulted in a series of candid nude studies of a mature male body that neither objectifies nor celebrates the focus of its gaze. Rather it suggests a profoundly trusting relationship between woman and man, artist and model that has produced a full range of impressions – erotic, brutally frank, disarmingly tender, and more."

When You're Next To Me

Mitch & Mickey... When You're Next To Me (.mp3 audio 02:29). Mitch Cohen and Mickey Crabbe née Devlin (Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara) in A Mighty Wind (2003, directed by Christopher Guest).

Motion Studies

Frank B. Gilbreth...Motion Studies (1910-1924, silent, 32 min). "...Essentially a summary of work analysis films which were taken by Frank B. Gilbreth between 1910 and 1924 showing a number of industrial operations from which the motion study technique was developed. Pictures a sleepy street in Montclair, New Jersey; the Gilbreth family with nine of their eleven children; and numerous experiments in motion study, including paper box assembly, bricklaying, typing (typewriting), small parts assembly, etc."

Christopher Recordings on Sex Education: 1 - How Babies are Made

Christopher Recordings on Sex Education: 1 - How Babies are Made. "...A series of four recordings made ca. 1948-1950, instructing Christian parents how to speak to their children about sex. Accidentally hysterical, although in a way, much more responsible and compassionate than the modern policy of saying nothing more than 'Don't do it!' In recording 1, Dad explains to his young Christian American son the basics of reproduction, using his neighbor's dog as an example." See also... 2 - Girls and Menstration, 3 - The Problem With Growing Boys, and 4 - The Marriage Union.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Marvo Movie

Marvo Movie (1967, directed by Jeff Keen) at Europa Film Treasures. "...The methods Jeff Keen uses in Marvo Movie are good examples of what places a film in the Experimental genre. These elements include a wide range of techniques such as multiple exposures, animation, montage as well as other thematic and theoretical concepts. In the film, pulp fiction characters perform subversions of consumer culture, blending with collage images, composing a kaleidoscopic view of popular British media. We see how Keen showed interest in every aspect of the process, through performance, creating costumes and how he animated each frame one at a time to create this distinct work."

George Grosz - The Years in America: 1933-1958

George Grosz - The Years in America: 1933-1958 at David Nolan Gallery. "...For 27 years, more than half of his artistically productive life, George Grosz lived and worked in the United States. The fact that it is only now, 50 years after his death, that a comprehensive exhibition is being dedicated to this important period speaks volumes of the helplessness that has hitherto characterized the art world's reaction to the complex and contradictory character of Grosz's work. One widely held opinion states that Grosz lost his much-admired audacity upon immigrating to New York; that he miraculously turned apolitical during the crossing aboard the Stuttgart in January 1933, while Nazi henchmen were ransacking his studio in Berlin. Whatever Grosz would paint, draw, or say over the course of following quarter of a century, it was always overshadowed by his socially critical, satirical work of his Weimar years. Few have visually shaped an era as George Grosz did with the interwar years, through his drawings and portfolios. For this he was loved and hated, tried in court, and declared a 'degenerate' artist."

Early Advertising of the West, 1867-1918

Early Advertising of the West, 1867-1918. "...he Early Advertising of the West collection consists of over 450 print advertisements published in local magazines, city directories, and theater pamphlets from 1867 to 1918. These advertisements were selected and digitized in order to help researchers and students examine social, cultural and economic trends during this period. The collection is categorized into thematic groups and features advertisements about health care and hygiene products, liquor, tobacco, machinery, manufacturing, transportation, fashion, food and household goods and local tourism. Due to the lack of government drug inspection and regulation during this era, patent medicines and medical treatments such as tonics, tablets and electrical body belts are well represented."

Cédric Gerbehaye: Congo In Limbo

Cédric Gerbehaye: Congo In Limbo at Anastasia Photo. "...The ongoing project 'Congo in Limbo,' which earned him 7 distinctions in 2008 shows a population still suffering the effects of the conflict in everyday life: disease, malnutrition, under-development, murder and violence. In 2006, the Democratic Republic of Congo embarked on a course designed to restore political process, and reconciliation. But the rebuilding of the country was prevented by the failure to demobilize the militia and the failure to establish a new national army. The situation was critical in Eastern Congo, in the regions of Ituri and Kivu, with its great mineral wealth and its strategic position bordering Uganda and Rwanda. In 2007, 437,000 persons had to flee their villages to escape fighting, rape, and forced recruitment of child soldiers." More... Works by Cédric Gerbehaye at Agence VU.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Satellite Of Love

Satellite Of Love Lou Reed... Satellite Of Love (1972, RCA Victor RCA 2318 .mp3 audio 03:41).

Jerry Siegel: Images From The Black Belt Of The American South

Jerry Siegel: Images From The Black Belt Of The American South at Barbara Archer Gallery. "...Photographer Jerry Siegel documents the Black Belt region of the American South with an unflinching gaze. From decaying urban areas to backwater diners and pool halls, Siegel exposes the cultural values of an area that is characterized by extreme poverty, rural exodus, and community pride. His determined eye reveals unexpected depths in his subjects, inviting viewers to 'come and set a spell' in the company of his images. With compassion and without haste, he captures the essence and extremes of the American South." More... Works by Jerry Siegel at his personal site.

New Paintings by Holly Farrell

Stringray Sam - Episode One

Watch episode one "Factory Fugatives" of Stringray Sam by Cory McAbee.

Arakawa 荒川

Benoit Dupuis... Arakawa 荒川. "...The part of the Arakawa River that flows through the eastern part of Tokyo is called the Sumida River. Central to Edo culture, the Sumida, which was celebrated by writer Nagai Kafu (1879-1959), is today nothing more than a canal flowing between two concrete walls. After the great flood of 1910, it was decided to divert the main flow of the river to create a drainage channel, the Arakawa. Isolated from the urban environment by 2 dikes, a particular vegetation - tall grass - has sprung up from the alluvial soil, and the area is populated by many species of birds. During the feudal period, the excluded lower classes settled down along rivers. They were called kawara-mono, the 'people of the rivers.' Today, the high grass offers protection for homeless people who find refuge on Arakawa's river banks. Some of them have gathered together and built barracks using floating wood and polyurethane canvas sheets; while others live alone in tents."

Olympia 1936 - Turmspringen

Leni Riefenstahl... Olympia 1936 - Turmspringen (1936, silent, b&w, Flash Video 03:11). "...Turmspringen, aus dem film von Leni Riefenstahl - Fest der Schonheit."

Peter Gidal - 5 Films (1967-1997)

Peter Gidal - 5 Films (1967-1997) at UbuWeb Film & Video. "...Peter Gidal is both the chief theorist of the 1970s film avant-garde, and its most austere image-maker. He also is the foremost exponent of British structural cinema. Gidal's films invite audiences to consider various aspects of the mediation between the real and the reel. In his most famous work, Room Film 1973, for example, the artist's camera restlessly investigates a room in minute detail. Clouds, which depicts just sky and an occasional plane, keeps the viewer guessing as to what if anything is moving? Gidal wrote: 'The anti-illusionistic project engaged by Clouds is that of dialectic materialism. There is virtually nothing ON screen, in the sense of IN screen. Obsessive repetition as materialist practice, not psychoanalytic indulgence.' Also included here is Assumption (1997), Epilogue (1978) and the 76-minute Upside Down Feature (1967-1972)."

Monday, September 14, 2009

D*Face - Ludovico Aversion Therapy | All Your Dreams Belong To Us

D*Face - Ludovico Aversion Therapy | All Your Dreams Belong To Us at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York, NY. "...The show title Ludovico Aversion Therapy references a futuristic human behavior reconditioning treatment from A Clockwork Orange (the 1972 cult-classic film by Stanley Kubrick), in which the patient’s eyelids are forced open to watch disturbing footage containing subliminal messages. Artist statement: 'If you've ever wondered what goes on inside of my mind, this body of work is it. A visual interpretation of lucid dreams—the replaying, disassembly and reconfiguring of images held in one’s mind... it's as much ‘Exquisite Corpse’ as everyday Ludovico Aversion Therapy.'" More... Works by D*Face.

African Political Ephemera and Realia Project

African Political Ephemera and Realia Project. "...The African Political Ephemera and Realia Project is an online collection of ephemeral material - pamphlets, t-shirts, cloths, posters, to name just a few examples - that documents the material culture of politics in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ephemeral political material often does not find its way into institutional collections either because the material is discarded before it draws the attention of collectors, because it is too popular and mass-produced to merit consideration as art, or because it does not fit easily (either physically or intellectually) into the book- and manuscript-based realm of libraries."

Jim Carroll | From The Basketball Diaries, Age 13, Spring 1965

Jim Carroll... From The Basketball Diaries, Age 13, Spring 1965 (.mp3 audio 3:43, recorded GPS - Giorno Poetry Systems, April 25, 1973). From The Dial-A-Poem Poets: Disconnected at UbuWeb Sound. RIP: Jim Carroll.


Aaron P. McElroy... Doll-Drums. "...The photographic series Dolldrums appears as nearly beautiful light etchings of peoples. In various tones , each face greets the viewer with a visual reference in a kind of frozen kindling walking about in the streets, that is, about to vanish, quite typically, forever. Captured with his camera in a momentary lilt at voyeurism, the city ceases in anonymity. Instead, he ventures to replace, without the urban mawkishness so often seen in general safety, the faces of Dolldrums into living remarks. By nature, the repetitive quality of each “box,” each dweller becomes a bit doll, and a bit rhythmically human." From Works by Aaron P. McElroy. Via Conscientious.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Good Year For The Roses

A Good Year For The Roses George Jones... A Good Year For The Roses (1970, Musicor MU 1425 .mp3 audio 03:01).

Brassaï: Paris in the 30's

Brassaï: Paris in the 30's at Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York.

Eric White: LP

Eric White... Belafonte (2009, oil on panel). From the exhibition Eric White: LP a Sloan Fine Art. "...For this new body of work, White takes the imagery and associations of music and album covers and filters them through his own vision and experience, and with great reverence for classic album cover design, reinterprets each original record. Employing a variety of techniques from trompe-l’œil to impasto, the LP sized paintings become fetishized objects, incorporating messages that range from cultural commentary to personal demons to silly jokes. Most every piece is instantly recognizable, but on further inspection the artist’s warped perspective emerges." More... Works by Eric White at his personal site.

Sweet Streets: Art Inspired By Japanese Street Fashion

Sweet Streets: Art Inspired By Japanese Street Fashion at Nucleus Gallery. "...Rather than follow trends, the youth of Japan have blazed a fashion movement. By mixing old with the new while customizing and combining the homemade with designer labels, their looks result in the unexpected and avant-garde. Art-inspired fashions and fashion-inspired art is one of the most creative symbiotic relationships of our generation. Co-curated by CARO and sponsored by Hi-Fructose magazine, a talented roster of artists will contribute to this event in celebrating imagination and originality."


The Flatlanders... Dallas (.mp3 audio 02:49). From the album More a Legend Than a Band (1972, reissued on Rounder in 1990).

Friday, September 11, 2009

We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds

We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds George Jones and Melba Montgomery... We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds (1963, United Artists 575 .mp3 audio 02:42).

Bill Arnold: Itek Prints

Bill Arnold: Itek Prints at Joseph Bellows Gallery. "...Bill Arnold's photographs also represent a unique and creative technological innovation in the photographic printing process. In 1970 Arnold became fascinated with a microfilm reading machine manufactured by the Itek Corporation. The Itek machine was designed to view microfilm on a large desktop monitor and could also produce instant prints up to twenty-four inches wide, from microfilm, using a photographic stabilization process. As a photography teacher at the San Francisco Art Institute, Arnold saw the machine as potential teaching tool, where students could take pictures and produce prints all within one class period. In order to make prints from 35mm negatives, Arnold had to make some modifications to the Itek machine, as it was designed to print from microfilm. He eventually designed, and patented, a vacuum easel for the machine which allowed the full gray scale to be printed, producing prints similar in quality to ones that could be achieved in a traditional darkroom."

Hugh Morton Collection of Photographs and Films

Hugh Morton Collection of Photographs and Films. "...documents Hugh MacRae Morton's career covering eight decades (1930s-2000s) as a prominent North Carolina businessman, political figure, tourism booster, conservationist, environmental activist, sports fan, and prolific image-maker. The still images and motion pictures in the collection cover aspects of Morton's various involvements: as a photojournalist; a soldier in the Pacific Theater during World War II; the owner and operator of the Grandfather Mountain tourist attraction in Linville, N.C.; a well-known figure in state government and friend of many North Carolina politicians, entertainers, and media personalities; an alumni, booster, and frequent sports-event attendee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and an ardent admirer of nature and lover of travel."

ROSTA - Russische Avantgarde x Andrei Molodkin

ROSTA - Russische Avantgarde x Andrei Molodkin, September 5 – Oktober 27, 2009 at Galerie Priska Pasquer in Cologne, Germany. "...The exhibition will feature hand-painted Russian avant-garde posters – known as ‘Rosta windows’ – which were produced during a time of internal and external upheaval. The Rosta windows are the first Soviet propaganda posters published by the Russian telegraph agency ‘Rosta’ between September 1919 and February 1922 under the supervision of Vladimir Mayakovsky."

Charles Harbutt: Metaphoros

Charles Harbutt: Metaphoros in the current issue of Visura Magazine.

Jed Fielding - Look at me: Photographs from Mexico City

Jed Fielding - Look at me: Photographs from Mexico City at Andrea Meislin Gallery in New York, NY. "...In Look at me, Fielding moves deftly into a partnership with children attending several of Mexico City's schools for the blind. Throughout his career as a street photographer, Fielding's work has been based on collaboration between himself and his willing subjects. His new work in Look at me takes this collaboration to an intriguing, new level - what does it mean to photograph those who cannot return the photographer's gaze?" More... Works by Jed Fielding at his personal site.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Too Many Pills

Too Many Pills Arkey Blue & The Blue Cowboys... Too Many Pills (.mp3 audio 03:35). From the compilation album God Less America ("...Country & Western fer all ye Sinners' n' Sufferers, 1955-1966." Crypt Records CW-5ICKO, 1995).

Persia from a Western Perspective

Persia from a Western Perspective at the IISG. "...The Academy library has several interesting studies about Persia, especially seventeenth and eighteenth-century historiographies and travel and country descriptions: Persia from that period and Persian history from a European perspective. The IISH is exhibiting a small selection from this collection."

"There'll Always be an England!": Vintage works by Burt Hardy with works by Bill Brandt, Martin Parr, Brian Seed and others

"There'll Always be an England!": Vintage works by Burt Hardy with works by Bill Brandt, Martin Parr, Brian Seed and others at Stephen Daiter Gallery in Chicago, IL. "...London-born Bert Hardy, still largely unknown in America, was one of the great documentary photographers of the 20th century. For decades his works dominated the pages of the Picture Post, England's answer to Life magazine. He photographed children, war, sports and most other human endeavors with an enthusiasm and directness that to this day give his pictures an arresting im¬mediacy. This exhibition of Hardy's handsome vintage silver prints is drawn mostly from the 1940s and 1950s and offers a freshly observed sense of life in London and the United Kingdom during that turbulent and exciting era."

Dance With Camera

Dance With Camera at UbuWeb Film & Video. "...Spanning seventy years, Dance with Camera features art works in film, video, and photography that exemplify the ways dance has compelled artists to record bodies moving in space. For Ubuweb, exhibition curator Jenelle Porter selects a range of solos danced for the camera lens. The exhibition is on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, September 2009-March 2011. Films include Flora Wiegmann - Adaptive Lines (2007); Oliver Herring - Nathan (2007); Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice (2001); William Forsythe - Solo (1997); Babette Mangolte - Watermotor (1978); Hilary Harris - Nine Variations on a Dance Theme (1966); Yvonne Rainer - Hand Movie (1966); Maya Deren - A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945); Fred Astaire - Bojangles of Harlem (1936); The Lumière Brothers - Danse Serpentine (1896)."

Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On

Sammi Smith... Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On (.mp3 audio 02:44). From the album The Toast Of '45 (1973, Mega M31-1021).

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Sittin' and Thinkin'

Sittin' and Thinkin' Charlie Rich... Sittin' and Thinkin' (1962, Phillips International 3582 .mp3 audio 03:05).

Photographs from Pol Pot's Secret Prison (1975-79)

Photographs from Pol Pot's Secret Prison (1975-79) - The Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Also... The Conscience of Nhem En (2008, Farallon Films). "...The Conscience of Nhem En explores conscience and complicity in the story of a young soldier responsible for taking the ID photos of thousands of innocent people before they were tortured and killed by the Khmer Rouge."

In the Eclipse of Angkor

Binh Danh... Ghost of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum #2 (2008, Daguerreotype). From the project In the Eclipse of Angkor by Binh Danh. "...Binh Danh received his MFA from Stanford University in 2004 and has emerged as an artist of national importance with work that investigates his Vietnamese heritage and our collective memory of war, both in Viet Nam and Cambodia—work that, in his own words, deals with 'mortality, memory, history, landscape, justice, evidence, and spirituality.' His technique incorporates his invention of the chlorophyll printing process, in which photographic images appear embedded in leaves through the action of photosynthesis. His newer body of work focuses on the Daguerreotype process."

International Trailer for Tetsuo The Bullet Man

Twitch Film... International Trailer for Tetsuo The Bullet Man by Shinya Tsukamoto. "...So...Beautiful."

Far East Dynamite

Jackie Yoshikawa & the Blue Comets and Takeshi Terauchi & the Blue Jeans... Dynamite (.mp3 audio 02:19). From the album Rock, Surfing, Hot Rod (1960's, Toshiba TP 7043) at Houseplant Picture Studio. More Dynamite... Here.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Pistol Packin' Mama

Pistol Packin' Mama Al Dexter & His Troopers... Pistol Packin' Mama (1943, OKeh 6708 .mp3 audio 02:47).

The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923: Materials From The Dana And Vera Reynolds Collection

The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923: Materials From The Dana And Vera Reynolds Collection at Brown University. "...In August 1923, William Dana Reynolds, with his wife Vera Hunt Reynolds and their young daughter Helen embarked from Honolulu on the Japanese steamship Taiyo Maru, bound for Yokohama. While at sea, the ship experienced and survived a tsunami only to arrive, badly damaged, in Yokohama Bay on September 8th as witness to the destruction caused by the Great Kanto Earthquake. Fully aware of the risks involved, eight of the male passengers decided to leave the ship and enter the city. Dana Reynolds was among them. For the next few hours, and later, upon his return several days after the initial quake, he recorded a series of compelling images of the horror and devastation."

Six Little Jungle Boys

Six Little Jungle Boys (1945, Flash Video 08:45). "...The vibrant animation of Halas and Batchelor is the vehicle for a rather unsavoury message from the War Office aimed at troops in the Far East. The antics of six sprightly soldiers stationed in the jungle illustrate with humour and clarity the pitfalls of poor personal hygiene. One collapses with dysentery after drinking unfiltered pond water, whilst another is tempted by an attractive woman, only to end up in hospital with venereal disease. The last soldier standing is left to take on the Japanese single-handedly, which he pulls off with great aplomb, leading to a medal for valour."

A History of Sex Education Films in Japan - Part 3: The Seiten Films

Midnight Eye... A History of Sex Education Films in Japan - Part 3: The Seiten Films. "...In the 1950s the major film studios in Japan produced a number of films dealing in one way or another with sexual education. These so-called seiten eiga films can be divided into two groups: a smaller one produced mostly by Shochiku in 1950 and a larger group produced by several major companies between mid-1952 and early 1954. The former are the subject of part 3, the latter will be dealt with in part 4 of the series 'A history of Japanese sex education films.'"

Taliban 2009

Magnum In Motion... Taliban 2009 by Thomas Dworzak. "...In December 2001, Thomas Dworzak arrived in Kandahar, the former heart of the Taliban. Across from his hotel portrait studios were re-opening, after having been closed by the Taliban leader, Mullah Omar. They had been allowed to work partly when the Taliban realized Photographs would be needed for forms of identification. When members of the Taliban came for the required identification pictures, they also posed for a more flattering portraits. The Taliban members were unable to return for their portraits since they had been forced to flee the advancing opposition. These images were taken clandestinely in the back rooms of the studios. The studio photographers gladly sold these images to Thomas."

Lost Istanbul: 1950s and 60s

Lens Culture... Lost Istanbul: 1950s and 60s - photographs by Ara Güler. "...In the early years of the 1950s Turkey underwent profound political and transformation along with much of the Mediterranean. Ara Güler is the leading figure in a generation of Turkish photographers whose pictures raised awareness of their extraordinary country abroad. He bore witness to these changes, photographing Istanbul, Anatolia, the country's villages and magnificent archeological sites, assembing a rich and diverse body of work in which the uniting thread is the "human factor": attention, respect, a certain compassion, accompanying always the wish to bear witness to the conditions of live and work for everyday people."

Monday, September 07, 2009

Blue Moon Of Kentucky

Blue Moon Of Kentucky Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys... Blue Moon Of Kentucky (1954, Decca 9-29289 .mp3 audio 02:02). Monroe's 4/4 version of BMoK - recorded after popular 4/4 versions by Elvis Presley and The Stanley Brothers.

Works by Morton Bartlett

Works by Morton Bartlett at Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. "...n 1993 Marion Harris, a New York art and antiques dealer made the discovery of her life in a booth at the Pier Show. She came upon a collection of dolls and doll parts in boxes, along with stacks of old photographs. The material had been removed from a townhouse in Boston’s South End after the death of its elderly owner, a man named Morton Bartlett (1909–1992). Acting on pure instinct, she bought everything and when she got it all home she discovered that what she had purchased was a group of 15 exquisitely realistic, half life-size dolls carefully wrapped in old newspapers and stored in custom made wooden boxes. Three of them represented a boy of about eight years old, and the rest were sculptures of girls between the ages of eight and sixteen. A self-taught artist, Bartlett created his fifteen extraordinary lifelike dolls between 1936 and 1963. It took him over a year to finish each sculpture, working from anatomical and costume books. He clothed his precious sculptures in fashions that he expertly stitched and knitted himself, and then photographed them. Bartlett did not use photography simply to document his works. He used the camera to enhance their true to life nature and to suggest narrative situations. Some writers have theorized that Bartlett was more interested in the photographs than the sculptures–that the sculptures were props in the creation of cinematic characters."

Laurie Simmons: Cowboys

Laurie Simmons... Brothers/ Horizon (1979). From Cowboys by Laurie Simmons.

Works by Faile

Faile... Nine Up (2009, Acrylic, spraypaint and screenprint on canvas). From Works by Faile at Perry Rubenstein Gallery in New York, NY.


Self-Portraits at Skarstedt Gallery. "...Once seen as a tool for self-promotion and notoriety, self-portraits are now a conceptual apparatus of history and are at the disposal of anyone who employs it to continue the ever-present mode of Post-Modernism. The approach to self-portraiture has been most frequently executed via four specific genres noted in art history and they are often categorized by the following iconographical themes: Glory, Desire, The Masquerade and Fading."

Histoire Du Japon Racontée Par Une Hotesse De Bar

Shohei Imamura... Histoire Du Japon Racontée Par Une Hotesse De Bar (1970). "...Nippon Sengoshi - Madamu Onboro No Seikatsu (History of Post War Japan As Told By An Hostess Bar). In Japanese with french subtitles."

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Mother Of Earth

Mother Of Earth The Gun Club... Mother Of Earth (.mp3 audio 03:24). From the album Miami (1982, Animal Records APE 6001).

Mark Cohen: True Color

Mark Cohen: True Color at Rose Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.

Kaiketsu Kurozukin Press Stills

Kaiketsu Kurozukin Press Stills at Vintage Ninja. "...There are three prolific not-necessarily-ninja hooded heroes in Japanese cinema: the masked Anti-Shogunist (just made that word up!) Kurama Tengu, the purple-hooded detective swordsman Murasaki Zukin, and this pistol-packin’ force of justice Kaiketsu Kurozukin.
Think of him as a chambara Lone Ranger, or a Zorro in ninja-wear… And any problem he couldn’t solve with 12 bullets would be just as easily diffused by a quick-drawn katana off the back."


Hollis Frampton... Palindrome (1969, 16mm, color, silent, 22 min) at UbuWeb Film & Video. "...While working at a photo lab, Frampton found that the waste at both ends of the rolls of processed film - where chemicals worked on the emulsion through clips used to attach the film to the machine - produced images far too interesting to be discarded. For Palindrome, Frampton selected images which he described as 'tending towards the biomorphic,' resembling abstract surrealist painting."

Spaceship To Mars

Spaceship To Mars Gene Vincent... Spaceship To Mars (.mp3 audio 02:06). Recorded in November, 1961. From the movie It's Trad, Dad! (1962, directed by Richard Lester). Photograph - Gene Vincent in England, 1961.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Tokyo Photo 2009

Tokyo Photo 2009. "...endeavors to be the foremost art fair of photography in Japan. The venue is located in the heart of international business and culture in Tokyo. To be held from September 4 to 6, Tokyo Photo 2009 will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to see and buy a wide range of photographic works from vintage prints to cutting-edge digitally enhanced images."

Friday, September 04, 2009

Enokura, Nomura, Takamatsu: Photographs 1968–1979

Enokura, Nomura, Takamatsu: Photographs 1968–1979 at McCaffrey Fine Art in New York. "... an exhibition of ground-breaking conceptual photoworks, most of which have never been seen in the United States."

God Is Color Blind

Vernon Wray... God Is Color Blind (.mp3 audio 03:21). From the album Wasted (1972, Vermillion V-1972-W, produced by his brother Link Wray). From WFMU's On The Download.

Holy Destruction

Dawn Mellor... Death Army Dorothy (2007-08, Oil on canvas). From the exhibition Holy Destruction at Polad-Hardouin Contemporary Art in Paris. "...Holy Destruction, is the very explicit title of the intentions of these artists who use painting as both a means and an end, with intensity and aggressiveness. They joyously destroy the lexicon of the image so that it resurges, direct and powerful. Liberty of touch, enhancement of the pictorial matter in order to lend the motif density and intensity, chromatic disharmony, electrifying composition—all of these techniques rough up the representation as a means of revealing the sense and the nature of the painting."

Christian Poveda

La Vida Loca - a film by Christian Poveda. Also... Photographs by Christian Poveda at Agence VU. RIP: Christian Poveda.

Driftless: Stories from Iowa by Danny Wilcox Frazier

Driftless: Stories from Iowa by Danny Wilcox Frazier. "...Life in Iowa can be punishing. Many Iowans expend their lives sweating over soil and spilling the blood of livestock; they endure the hardships associated with a life inextricably bound to the ups and downs of nature. Today, those challenges and a shift in our nation's economy have pushed the youth of rural communities to migrate to the metropolises of America. Those left in the wake of this out-migration continue their lives, seemingly unchanged from the generations that preceded them, and entombed in obscurity."

Thursday, September 03, 2009


Dolores Eddie Noack... Dolores (1970, K-Ark 902 .mp3 audio 02:51). More serial killers from EN.

Theater Ruins

Theater Ruins. "...In the early 20th century, following the development of the entertainment industry, hundreds of auditoriums were built everywhere in North America. Major entertainment firms and movie studios commissioned specialized architects to build grandiose and extravagant theaters." From Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre Photography.

New England Ruins

New England Ruins - photography by Rob Dobi.

Shake Hands With Danger

Jim Stringer... Shake Hands With Danger (1979, .mp3 audio 02:27). "...In the 11 years I spent at Centron (that is, before I was granted parole) I worked on hundreds of films and wrote hundreds of snippets of music, including the title track for 'Shake Hands with Danger', a safety film produced for Caterpillar Tractor Co. in 1979. The vocalist is Charles Oldfather, one time Dean of the University of Kansas Law School. I auditioned dozens of country singers... and Charles just had that right touch. Some folks have compared him to Johnny Cash... personally, I think he sounds nothing like the man in black, but I know that if Charlie were alive to hear these comments, he'd grin from ear to ear. The lyrics were written by John Clifford, who with director Herk Harvey, created the cult horror film, 'Carnival of Souls.'
The download above is the theme songs, though this version doesn't appear in the movie, but rather it was on an accompanying cassette which was sold at showings. Our initial order of cassettes for Caterpillar was 12,500 and when those were gone, we duplicated another 12,500, and then a third order for 5000 was placed, though quite a few of those stayed on the shelf." Also... the original Safety Film 'Shake Hands With Danger' at A/V Geeks (Flash Video 23:22).

Japan in the 60s and 70s – through 4 Photobooks

Dueling Trailers

Dueling Trailers... A Clockwork Orange (Flash Video 00:59) vs. A Boy And His Dog (Flash Video 01:02).

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Please Don't Go Topless, Mother

Please Don't Go Topless, Mother Troy Hess... Please Don't Go Topless, Mother (.mp3 audio 02:32). From the compilation album God Less America ("...Country & Western fer all ye Sinners' n' Sufferers, 1955-1966." Crypt Records CW-5ICKO, 1995). Photograph by Charise Isis.

Brigitte Bardot and the Original Paparazzi: An Exhibition Of Rare Original Vintage Photographs

Brigitte Bardot and the Original Paparazzi: An Exhibition Of Rare Original Vintage Photographs at James Hyman Fine Art in London. "...Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the birth of the paparazzi, the exhibition traces the development of a whole new aesthetic and genre of photography. Fuelled by an international obsession with celebrity, these rare photographs illustrate the creation of a more candid, intimate and revealing depiction of youth that swiftly replaced the more controlled and posed studio imagery of the publicity machines of the film studios. It shows how Bardot and the paparazzi created a whole new image of womanhood, female sexuality and youth fashion."

Tricia Cline: Exiles in Lower Utopia

The Alfred Stieglitz/Georgia O'Keeffe Archive

The Alfred Stieglitz/Georgia O'Keeffe Archive. "...There are few couples more prominent in universe of twentieth-century American culture than Stieglitz and O'Keeffe (1886-1986), who became his second wife in 1924. She was in many ways his opposite: born and raised in Wisconsin, she studied in Chicago, Virginia, and New York, and taught art in Virginia, Texas, and South Carolina before meeting Stieglitz at his gallery in 1916. Their instant mental and physical attraction led to a forty-year relationship marked by intense devotion to each other’s life and work, made all the more remarkable when it spanned great periods of physical separation once O’Keeffe discovered her love for the landscape of the American Southwest and spent increasing amounts of time living and working there."

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Psycho | Psycho | I Love You Because

Psycho Eddie Noack... Psycho (1968, K-Ark 843 .mp3 audio 03:27) and... Jack Kittel... Psycho (1974, GRC GRDJ 2018 .mp3 audio 03:34) and... Leon Payne... I Love You Because (1950, Capitol 40238 .mp3 audio 02:44).

I Never Loved Her

The Starfires... I Never Loved Her (1965, G.I. Records 4001 .mp3 audio 02:38). Highly sought-after garage 45.

Passages アーケイド Arcades

Benoit Dupuis... Passages アーケイド Arcades. "...The network of shopping arcades located in Nishinari-ku - a southern ward of Osaka, links Kamagasaki, Japan’s largest district for day labourers, Tobita Shinchi a brothel district controlled by Yakuza and the entertainment district of Shinsekai (New World). Unlike wealthier north areas, the neighbourhood, one of the poorer of the city, had seen little redevelopment since it was rebuilt after World War II. Much of it seems stuck in the 1950s."

Works by Tomáš Císařovský

Tomáš Císařovský... Drops (1995, oil painting on canvas). From Works by Tomáš Císařovský.

Wijnanda Deroo: Lower East Side

KSTP-TV Archive

KSTP-TV Archive at the Minnesota Historical Society. "...The KSTP-TV Archive holds over 3 million feet of news film (1948-1976) and 2,500 videotapes (1976-1993) now housed at the Minnesota Historical Society. This premiere television news film collection covers the social, political, economic and natural landscape of Minnesota for the second half of the twentieth century. A pioneer television station, KSTP-TV was the first station in the Midwest to air a daily newscast and became the first full-color station in the world. The selection of news segments available for viewing at this website provides a glimpse into the collection and highlights some of the people, events, tragedies and triumphs in Minnesota history."