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RIP Peter Fonda -(February 23, 1940 – August 16, 2019)

August 16th, 2019

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    Peter Henry Fonda (February 23, 1940 – August 16, 2019) was an American actor. He was the son of Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget and Justin Fonda (by first wife, Susan Brewer, stepdaughter of Noah Dietrich). Fonda was a part of the counterculture of the 1960s.[2][3]
    He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Easy Rider (1969), and the Academy Award for Best Actor for Ulee’s Gold (1997). For the latter, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. Fonda also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999).


  • Peter Fonda and Jean Seberg in Lilith (Robert Rossen directed starring Warren Beatty, Seberg, Fonda and Gene Hackman)

    Fonda impressed Robert Rossen, who directed the Oscar winner All the King’s Men. He cast Fonda in what would be Rossen’s last movie, Lilith (1964), alongside Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg and Gene Hackman. Fonda’s performance was well reviewed. Rossen signed Fonda to a seven-film contract which was to start with an adaptation of Bang the Drum Slowly[14] but then Rossen passed away.

    Peter Fonda wiki

    Through his friendships with members of the band Byrds, Fonda visited The Beatles in their rented house in Benedict Canyon in Los Angeles in August 1965. While John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, and Fonda were under the influence of LSD, Lennon heard Fonda say, “I know what it’s like to be dead.” Lennon used this phrase as the tag line for his song, “She Said She Said”, which was included on the Revolver (1966) album.[8]

  • RIP Nancy Reddin Kienholz (1943 – 2019)

    August 13th, 2019
  • Artforum obit

    Nancy Kienholz, Half Wife and Husband duo, Dramatic Installations died at 75

    Pushed Art Boundaries with Husband (LA Times)

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  • Rainbow Trouts and Jackson Pollack Part II – 2019

    August 11th, 2019

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    Pollock: Artist and physicist?

    Jackson Pollock died on Aug 11 1956.

  • Rainbow Trouts in action – (photos by Fung Lin Hall)

    Rainbow Trouts, Jackson Pollock and birds

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    (Jane Freilicher, Ruth Kligman and Willem De Kooning)
    Ruth Kligman was romantically involved with two prominent American artists of the mid-20th century, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.

  • Challenging Vision, Passing of a Prolific Photographer Barbara Crane

    August 9th, 2019

  • Artnews obit

    Barbara Crane, Protean Photographer of Intimate Chicagoan Scenes, Dead at 91

    Slideshow at Stephen Daiter Gallery

  • Her photos in China

    US photographer, one of the first foreigners permitted to take pictures in China

  • Barbara Crane’s homepage

    The issues in my work are often of a similar nature with an abstract edge. Though I build on past experience, I attempt to eradicate previous habits of seeing and thinking. I keep searching for what is visually new to me while always hoping that a fusion of form and content will take place.

    Barbara Crane, 2002

    wiki (Crane’s archive resides at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. )

    RIP Toni Morrison, The Nobel Prize Author of Black Experience

    August 6th, 2019
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  • Time Obit

    Toni Morrison, Seminal Author Who Stirringly Chronicled the Black American Experience, Dies at 88

  • Amy Goodman – Democracy Now

    Toni Morrison Will Always Be with Us”: Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni & Sonia Sanchez Pay Tribute

  • Toni Morrison (wiki)

  • Paris Review (Remembering Toni Morrison)

  • Toni Morrison

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    RIP D. A Pennebaker a Pioneer Documentary Filmmaker

    August 3rd, 2019
  • D.A Pennebaker (Rollingstone obit)

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    Pennebaker has been described as “arguably the pre-eminent chronicler of Sixties counterculture”

  • See his films by year or alphabetically

  • JLG’s 1 AM to D.A. Pennebaker’s 1 PM – Jean Luc Godard’s unfinished film

  • Much more interesting to me was the film he attempted to make in 1969, tentatively titled 1 AM (or One American Movie). A collaboration with cinema-verite pioneers D. A. Pennabaker and Richard Leacock, the project was abandoned after Godard lost interest during the editing phase but Pennebaker ended up completing his own version of the existing footage which he titled 1 PM (or One Parallel Movie). This is a brief history of the film’s journey from concept to screen.

  • On Don’t Look Back – “What I thought was, this person is trying to generate himself,” Pennebaker told The New York Times in 2016. “He’s trying to figure out who he is and what he wants to do. So I filmed him talking to people and listening to people. When the concerts came, I would only shoot little parts of them. I didn’t want it to be a music film. I wanted it to be a film about a person who was finding out who he was.” (via Rollingstone obit)

  • Banksy & Marcel Duchamp in studio -2019

    July 28th, 2019

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    Banksy homepage here.
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  • Monet
    by Banksy

  • Art Studio for anti- artist

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    Network of Stoppages

    July 28 2019 today.. happy birthday Banksy and Marcel Duchamp.

    RIP Rutger Hauer – Il Futuro, was Based on Roberto Bolano

    July 25th, 2019
  • Rutger Hauer

    Andrew Pothecary was asked about this photo on FB (July 24, 2019)

    Around 1990 or so, in London for City Limits magazine.
    I had to photograph him while he was being interviewed – trickier because he was talking – and he’s the only sitter who ever said, “That’s enough”, even though I only took only one roll (12 shots) of medium-format film, and maybe not quite one roll of 35mm and he hadn’t sat still for one of them!
    Anyway, though black and white and grainy, it was used on the magazine cover.

  • Rutger Hauer (wiki)

    Hauer was an environmentalist.[29] Hauer also established an AIDS awareness organization called the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association

  • See more Rutger Hauer at Pinterest


  • Rutger Hauer was in Il Futuro

    Chilean director Alicia Scherson adapts a novel by her celebrated countryman Roberto Bolano.

    The ancient world still holds sway in The Future, Alicia Scherson’s adaptation of a Roberto Bolano novel whose newly orphaned siblings must start to care for themselves amid the ruins of Rome and other faded splendor. Thoughtful and less sensationalistic than its premise might suggest, it’s made for arthouses and offers a fine showcase for costar Rutger Hauer, who holds his own against a beautiful girl who’s usually naked in their scenes together.

  • RIP Marisa Merz – Light, Flexible with Nails (1926 – 2019)

    July 20th, 2019
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    Art is a mental thing

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  • Mario Merz
    (Marisa Merz with her husband}

    Looking Back at the Inimitable Art of Marisa Merz

  • Italian sculptress and mixed media artist.

    Before dedicating herself entirely to graphic arts, Marisa Merz studied architecture, during which time she met her husband, Mario Merz, a major artist of the Italian art scene of the second half of the 20th century. She began showing her work in 1967 in Turin, birthplace of Fiat and of the protest movement Arte Povera (“poor art”). The movement, which brought together a group of Italian artists as from the late 60s, used “poor” materials, often taken from everyday life, as art objects. In 1968 Marisa Merz, her husband, Jannis Kounellis and Michelangelo Pistoletto, among others, participated in the event Arte povera + Azioni povere (“poor art + poor actions”). On this occasion, she made braided copper and nylon thread pieces shaped like small children’s shoes (Scarpette di Bea) or in the likeness of her daughter Beatrice and left them on the beach in Amalfi. Since her beginnings, metal was always her material of choice in her figurative and abstract work alike. This material was typical of Arte povera artists but also of the New York disciples of Minimal Art – a movement she distinguished herself from in the way she worked materials and created new shapes, delicately assembling aluminium sheets, weaving inextricable nylon and copper webs, subjecting these industrial materials to the patient labour of sewing traditionally attributed to women, making them light, airy, and insubstantial like cobwebs (Untitled, 1979), organic in their tubular or triangular shapes and in the slightly irregular excrescence they always present. The artist’s attention to the intrinsic properties of materials and value she places in their rigidity or flexibility, their malleability, and especially their colour, are essential elements of her universe – poetic, uncluttered, and undeniably driven by a search for beauty.
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    John Malkovich & Sandro Miller Pay Homage to Masters

    July 19th, 2019

  • John Malkovich as David Lynch

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  • (Homage to Eiko Hosoe Man and Woman #20)


  • Modern version of Hell

  • Eraserhead vimeo

  • As Simone de Beauvoir in the bathroom.
    (When Simone was visiting Nelson Algren in Chicago)


  • (Happy birthday Papa Hemingway – July 21)

  • Clifford Odets -Collecting Paul Klee & His View on Marilyn

    July 18th, 2019

  • Clifford Odets collected Paul Klee – see more from here.
    Clifford Odets (July 18, 1906 – August 14, 1963)[1] was an American playwright, screenwriter, and director.
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    Marilyn and Clifford Odets

    One of Marilyn Monroe’s strongest early film roles was as Peggy, the feisty cannery worker in Clash by Night (1952), based on a play by Clifford Odets.

    Marilyn knew Odets quite well and later played Lorna Moon in a scene from his most famous play, Golden Boy, at the Actor’s Studio during the late 1950s. She later considered starring in Odets’ screenplay, The Story on Page One (1959), but that role went to Rita Hayworth, and was directed by Odets himself.

    Always competitive with Miller, Odets took a rather dim view of The Misfits (1960), Monroe’s last completed film, which Miller wrote and John Huston directed.

    Odets was the leading New York playwright of the 1930s and 40s, and his plays focussed on social injustice and the plight of the ‘little man’. He was also involved in the formation of the Group Theatre alongside Lee Strasberg.

    Unlike Arthur Miller, the playwright who ultimately eclipsed him, Odets chose to ‘name names’ in the House Un-American Activities Committee trials of the early 1950s, a decision he would bitterly regret. He died in 1963.

    In his essay on Monroe in the book, Who the Hell’s in It, director Peter Bogdanovich recalled, ‘Clifford told me that Marilyn Monroe used to come over to his house and talk, but that the only times she seemed to him really comfortable were when she was with his two young children and their large poodle. She relaxed with them, felt no threat. With everyone else, Odets said, she seemed nervous, intimidated, frightened. When I repeated to Miller this remark about her with children and animals, he said, “Well, they didn’t sneer at her.’”

    Soon after Monroe’s death, Odets wrote, ‘One night some short weeks ago, for the first time in her not always happy life, Marilyn Monroe’s soul sat down alone to a quiet supper from which it did not rise. If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul.’

    One of Odets’ later plays, The Country Girl (filmed in 1954 with Grace Kelly) is currently being revived in London. Walt Odets has spoken to the Jewish Chronicle about his famous father and his memories, and mentioned, rather unfavourably, the marriage of Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe:

    Photos of Marilyn from Clash by Night on FB

  • Sweet Smell of Success (screenplay by Clifford Odets, soundtrack by Chico Hamilton, directed by Alexander Mackendrick)

  • Beth Philips is writing a bio of Clifford Odets.

  • Satan and Adam – A Documentary on Blues & Friendship

    July 15th, 2019

  • (Sterling Magee and Adam Gussow)

    Adam Gussow

    is an American scholar, memoirist, and blues harmonica player. He is currently a professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

    Sterling Magee (Satan & Adam wiki)

    Magee recorded several near-hits on Ray Charles’s Tangerine label in the early 1960s, including “Get in My Arms Little Girl.” His proficiency on guitar earned him gigs with a number of rhythm-and-blues performers, including James Brown, King Curtis, Big Maybelle, Joey Dee and the Starliters, and a transvestite duo known as The Illusions That Create Confusion. In the mid 1970s he played sessions with Paul Winley and the Harlem Underground, a loose-knit unit that included George Benson.


    Satan and Adam (on Netflix)

  • SATAN and ADAM – I Want You / C C Rider (youtube)