Author Archives: Chris George

42 Years Ago Today

Paul Seawright, Untitled, 1992 (3439.1992) Saturday 1st July 1972 “One man had been shot three times in the head and neck and the other five times. The bodies of the two men were found in the cricket ground by two … Continue reading

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The 101st Anniversary of the Premiere of “The Rite of Spring”

Dance Index, Volume VI, Nos. 10, 11, 12, 1947. Editors: Marian Eames and Lincoln Kirstein “Strawinsky cannot imagine separating the task of composing from that of providing for the needs, say, of his cat. He will provide nourishment for his … Continue reading

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Happy 136th Birthday, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

[Negro Actors Guild of America Gala Testimonial Dinner and Entertainment program], 1940 Cornell Capa, [The funeral of William "Bojangles" Robinson, New York], 1949 (This post was created in May 2012.)

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Happy 201st Birthday, Richard Wagner!

Weegee, [Metropolitan Opera's female chorus rehearsing their parts for Wagner's Lohengrin, New York], 1944 (153.1982) Weegee, Metropolitan Opera House Rehearsel, 1944 (126.1982) PM Daily, November 26, 1944, Metropolitan Opera’s male chorus rehearse their parts for Wagner’s Lohengrin. They will appear … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Buddha!

Werner Bischof, [Buddha on the hill of the Seven Sages, Kyoto, Japan], 1951-52 (932.1974) Lisa Larsen, Buddha, Angkor Wat, Cambodia, 1955 (2008.4.65) Robert Capa, [Adult and child sit beside a giant Buddhist statue, Nara, Japan], April 1954 (3242.1992) Stephen Dupont, The … Continue reading

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Still Alive

Carlotta Corpron, Nature Dancer (Chinese Cabbage), 1946 (50.1982) Rimma Gerlovina, Valeriy Gerlovin, Mark Berghash, Still-A-Life, 1988 (149.1989) Weegee, [(E.R.O.S.) Exposition inteRnatiOnale du Surréalisme, Paris], 1959-60 (16804.1993) (This post was created in June 2012.)

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Smart, Witty, Clever: Rare, Early Street Photography by Ansel Adams

At the Zoo, Manhattan, 1953 (372.1984) Sculpture, St. Vartan’s Armenian Church, New York City, 1966 (380.1984) New York World’s Fair, 1964 (375.1984) We recently found several examples of very rare, previously unseen examples of Ansel Adams’ early street photography… Kidding! … Continue reading

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Walker Evans and the Dance

Dance Index, photo by Walker Evans, “Afternoon de la Faune”; doors of rehearsal-hall with dancer’s graffiti; Metropolitan Opera House, Fall 1945, Vol. 2, No. 2, February 1946 (2007.16.56) Dance Index, photo by Walker Evans, George Balanchine addresses the dancers in … Continue reading

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Life Is Mishaps and Poetry, Perhaps . . . One of the Best Minds of His Generation, Carl Solomon

Mellon Tytell, Allen Ginsberg’s farm, 1973 (L to R) Carl Solomon, surrealist, essayist, and editor who published William Burroughs’ Junky; Allen Ginsberg; Peter Orlovsky, poet and Ginsberg’s companion; John Tytell, historian of the Beat Generation and author of Naked Angels. … Continue reading

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Brion Gysin, Paris, 1987

Mellon Tytell, Brion Gysin, painter and novelist, who developed the “cut-up” technique with William Burroughs in the 1950s, Paris, 1987 (120.1994) Written on back of the print: “Towards the end of his life, his main objective was to get people … Continue reading

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