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The Passing of a Killer Poet/Muse, John Giorno

October 12th, 2019
  • Art news obit

    News
    John Giorno, Storied Artist Who Expanded Poetry’s Possibilities, Is Dead at 82

  • Do the Undone – John Giorno Installation at Sperone Westwater.
    (5 September – 26 October 2019, Sperone Westwater, New York)

  • John Giorno

  • Keith Haring, William S. Burroughs and John Giorno, photo by Tseng Kwong Chi.

    via Digitized by Backstage Library Works

  • William Burroughs, Laurie Anderson & John Giorno photographed at Giorno’s loft in New York City in 1980.
    Giorno as Muse

    JOHN GIORNO AT HOTEL CHELSEA, 1965. PHOTO: WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS.

    RIP Robert Forster – He was Cool & Lovely

    October 12th, 2019

  • Robert Forster

    photo via

  • His top 10 performances
    (Forster played George Clooney’s father-in-law in the Descendants directed by Alexander Payne.
    Also in the list is his part in Mullholland Drive directed by David Lynch)

  • Peter Handke , the Nobel Win & the Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty Kick

    October 10th, 2019

  • (Peter Handke Moravia Night)

    (Peter Handke google image gallery)

  • A Troubling Choice, Authors criticise Peter Handke

  • Handke collaborated with director Wim Wenders on a film version of The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty, wrote the script for Wenders’ The Wrong Move, and co-wrote the screenplay for Wenders’ Wings of Desire and The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez. He has also directed films, including from his own novels, The Left-Handed Woman and The Absence. (wiki)

    Mario Vargas Llosa and Peter Handke

    Repost from my previous post on Peter Falk below
    Peter Falk is counterweight to Peter Handke?

    Wenders had admired Peter Falk in Cassavetes’ films in the 1970’s, and it was probably from Cassavetes that he obtained Falk’s telephone number. He phoned one evening, introduced himself, told a little about the film and explained that he needed a former angel, to which Peter Falk replied after a pause: “How did you know?” When Falk asked whether a script could be sent, Wenders said that he had nothing at all in writing about this ex-angel, not even a single page. If anything, that apparently made the part even more interesting to Falk, who answered: “Ah, I’ve worked like that before with Cassavetes, and honestly I prefer working without a script.”
    Falk arrived in Berlin one Friday in November and he and Wenders spent the weekend together, developing the role on the basis of taped improvisations. All of Falk’s scenes were shot the following week, and Falk returned to Los Angeles.

    Peter Falk-les ailes du désir (Wings of Desire)

    Imagine John Lennon being 79 years old

    October 6th, 2019

  • Photo by Marc Riboud

  • Imagine: cinematography by Nestor Almendros

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


  • Kristin Scott Thomas played aunt Mimi in “Nowhere Boy” ..(directed by artist Sam Taylor Wood)

  • Hans Haacke’s Exhibition, Martin Creed’ s Ballet – October 2019

    October 1st, 2019
  • Opening October 24 –
    The New Museum Presents Hans Haacke, All Connected


  • Together – Hans Haacke – (Paula Cooper Gallery)

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    See more from previous post

    American flags & amigos


  • Martin Creed Ballet

    Martin Creed choreographs a piece for classically trained dancers featuring live music. Using video and music composed by Creed and played by his band, Work No. 1020 is performed by five dancers who are restricted to using the five core classical ballet positions, each of which are ascribed a musical note. By limiting the dancers to the five positions, Creed establishes a tight framework in which to examine the changing effects of time, speed, and direction.

    Most ballet is not very funny. But by using just the five basic positions of ballet, Martin Creed — better known for his art than his choreographic skills — offers a playful and engaging 70 minutes of repetitions where the limitations actually become the springboard of creativity. It’s a bit like watching a giggly game of chess or perhaps a game of Scrabble created with the human body, which has been intercut with a bit of chat from Creed, some video (including some of Creed’s more notorious vomiting and defecating films) and some songs played by Creed and a band, who limit their musical palate just as the dancers’ physical movement is limited.

  • A Social Reformer, Lewis Hine, Photos of Child Labor, Immigrants

    September 26th, 2019
  • History Place – Child Labor

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    (Italian Family in the baggage room Ellis Island 1905.)

  • March 1937 Scott’s Run, West Virginia Johnson Family. is a photograph by Lewis Hine

  • Lewis Hine

    Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing child labor laws in the United States.

    The Passing of Gianfranco Gorgoni Land Art/Avant Garde Photographer at 77

    September 22nd, 2019
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    Photo of Robert Smithson by Gianfranco Gorgoni

    Gianfranco Gorgoni

    Obit from the art newspaper
    Artsy obit

    Gorgoni came to the US in 1968 to produce a photographic essay. His stay was intended to last just a few months, but, after a chance encounter with Robert Rauschenberg in 1969, Gorgoni spent the better part of the next 50 years in the United States floating in circles that included Richard Serra, Robert Morris, Andy Warhol, Walter de Maria, Bruce Nauman and other artists.

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    Portraits of artists by Giafranco Gorgoni at Whitney

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  • (Ed Ruscha photo by Gianfranco Gorgoni)


  • Robert Rauschenberg (photo by G. Gorgoni)

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    Portrait of an artist by Gorgoni (Nature Means Everything)


  • El Savador 1982(Bomb)

    Cuba, El Salvador: Gianfranco Gorgoni by Betsy Sussler

    Occupy Wall Street -2019

    September 17th, 2019
  • Bread And Puppet Theater presents: A celebration of the Occupy Wall Street movement. (Photo by Erik McGregor)


    See more photos here.

  • We are (still) the 99 percent

    Occupy Wall Street was seen as a failure when it ended in 2011. But it’s helped transform the American left.

    Vox –

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    Merrill Lynch Wall Street Waltz (Digital photo collage by Fung Lin Hall)

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  • Robert Frank – Pioneer Photographer, Documentary Filmmaker Dies at 94

    September 10th, 2019
  • (Delphine Seyrig from Pull My Daisy)

    Pull My Daisy Robert Frank, Albert Leslie, USA, 1959, V’08, Tribute to Bob Dylan

    Pull My Daisy is a 1959 American short film directed by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie, and adapted by Jack Kerouac from the third act of his play, Beat Generation. Kerouac also provided improvised narration

  • The Unseen photos: Outtakes From ‘The Americans

  • Guardian obit

  • How Robert Frank’s Book The Americans Redefined American Photography


    Robert Frank – 20 years in Mabou, Nova Scotia (Repost)

    Andrea Mabou
    Looking again at Robert Frank

    The Fire Below Mabou January 1980
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  • Paris photos (youtube)

  • Robert Frank
    and his wife June Leaf. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe
    Shooting from the hip..

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    (From Detroit to L.A.)

  • From Pina to Greta, Film Stills & Photographs of Peter Lindbergh

    September 9th, 2019

  • (Marion Cortillard – Paris 2007)
    Remembering Peter Lindbergh

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  • (Lindbergh shows Greta Thunberg some options in Stockholm.)

    Vogue 2019
    (“School strike for the climate” the sign said.)

    Obit via

    His pictures look like film stills, with action and time stopped, and he also directed several successful documentaries, including Inner Voices (1999), winner of best documentary at the Toronto film festival the following year, and a film about his friend the choreographer Pina Bausch(2002).

    The Birds by Peter Lindbergh

    One of the most respected and widely emulated photographers working today, Peter Lindbergh has been described as a “poet of glamour.” Since 1978, when Stern Magazine published his first series of fashion photographs, his work has been published by every major international fashion magazine and commissioned for the influential campaigns of the worlds leading fashion designers.

    See more here

    Francisco Toledo -the Passing of one of Mexico’s most influential artists.

    September 7th, 2019
  • Fransico Toledo dies

  • Francisco Benjamín López Toledo, one of Mexico’s most influential artists, has died. Born in Oaxaca on July 17, 1940, the painter, sculptor and activist was 79.
    Toledo studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Oaxaca and the Centro Superior de Artes Aplicadas de Bellas Artes. He incorporated his Zapotec heritage in his work, whether that was through prints, collages, ceramics or paintings. Toledo also included a lot of the animals that he grew up seeing. He particularly focused on animals – such as bats, frogs, lizards and cows – that others don’t always value.

  • Afgan Photographer Abdul Haq Baratali and His Box Camera

    September 3rd, 2019
  • Abdul Haq Baratali

    Afgan Box Camera

    Has the Afghan Box Camera Finally Met Its Match?
    The unique portrait-maker has survived wars, invasions, and fundamentalist tyranny. But digital photography may be too much to overcome.
    by Lynzy Billing

    The 69-year-old photographer is sitting on the porch outside his cluttered one-story house on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, remembering when he was six years old. Back then he had to use whatever was on hand—usually cameras from the Soviet Union, which he borrowed from his sister’s husband.

  • Baratali has photographed thousands of people over the years, from generals and children to popular singers and police officers. Lynzy Billing


  • The Taliban banned photography in the 1990s, calling it an affront to Islam. Displaying an image became a crime punishable by beating or imprisonment. Robert Nickelsberg / The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images