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Beyond China, Czech Dinnerplate, Aleppo, Syria (Refugees Series) in Blue & White, Qin Fua Pottery

September 20th, 2017
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    Aleppo by Paul Scott

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    Paul Scott from Refugees series

    Paul Scott Refugees series

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    A City Life – Jared Fitzgerald

    Jing de Zhen (Jared Fitzgerald)

  • Google Qing Fua Design

    Blue and White Pottery (wiki) (青花)

  • Le Xue – Drinking Tea – humorous pottery

    Looney Tunes by Le Xue

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    Plate from China – photo by Fung Lin Hall

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    Plate made in Czech Republic – photo by Fung Lin Hall

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    Porcelain statue of Ai Wei Wei by Michel Cox

    Noise artists - Michel -Ai Wei Wei

    Porcelain Cube (Ai Wei Wei)

    Owl House – Ai Wei Wei

  • Harry Dean Stanton Passed Away at 91 – His Last film “Lucky” Paralleled His Life.

    September 15th, 2017
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  • LA Times Obit

    Stanton had a fondness for David Lynch, and Lynch had a fondness for him. He was cast as the ill-fated private detective in “Wild at Heart” and had roles in “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” and the recent reboot of “Twin Peaks: The Return

    He turned down a role in “Blue Velvet,” however, a part later given to Dennis Hopper.

    Stanton was never married, though he had a long relationship with Rebecca De Mornay.

    One of the most anticipated title is Lucky, actor John Carroll Lynch‘s directorial debut.
    Lucky follows a ninety years old atheist, named Lucky, played by Harry Dean Stanton, coming to term with his fragile life and setting off on a journey of self-exploration. The film stares Ed Begley Jr, Ron Livingston, Tom Skerritt, Beth Grant and an appearance by David Lynch.

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    Stanton, who has appeared in more than 200 films and TV shows, including Alien, Paris, Texas and HBO’s Big Love, already worked with David Lynch on Wild At Heart and The Straight Story and will also appear in Lynch‘s Twin Peaks revival.

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    (When they were shooting Paris, Texas)

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    Julian Schnabel and Harry Dean Stanton

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    Joel- Peter Witkin – Heaven, Hell of Intersex, Transsexuals & Deformed People

    September 13th, 2017
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    Joel-Peter Witkin, Anna Akhmatova, Paris, 1998

  • Joel-Peter Witkin is an American photographer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work often deals with such themes as death, corpses, and various outsiders such as dwarves, transsexuals, intersex persons, and physically deformed people
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    (Born September 13, 1939 – Joel Peter Witkin is 77 years old.)

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    “A flamboyant creator, incredible story-teller and irresistible liar (his awakening to photography during a car accident that decapitated a little girl whose head fell into his arms probably didn’t exist, but never mind)’ a hallucinating culture, Joel, who lives in an Albuquerque ghetto (on a farm no less) has for 30 years been exploring the relationship between sacred and profane.”

    See more and read JOEL-PETER WITKIN DAY: Heaven or Hell (Elizabeth Avedon Journal) here.

  • Las Meninas, New Mexico, from the “Twelve Photographs, 1993″ book

  • Witkin Archive

    Vienna Eye Phanthom, Philadelphia,1990

    see 220 photographs by Witkin here.

    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

    Happy Kate katemillett by Hyder in 1994.

    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)

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    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)

  • 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)