Monthly Archives: August 2009

“Gimme a head with hair, long beautiful hair shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen…”

Unidentified Photographer, [Backs of Eight Unidentified Women with Long Hair], ca. 1880 The nineteenth-century obsession with hair was expressed first in jewelry:  brooches, necklaces, earrings, either made with or attached by a lock of hair. Often the lock of hair … Continue reading

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Edward M. Kennedy

Lisa Larsen, [Sen. John F. Kennedy (c) and his bride Jacqueline posing for group portrait with 14 ushers from their wedding party including brothers Ted and Bobby who stand flanking the bride and groom], 1953 Lisa Larsen, [Edward M. Kennedy … Continue reading

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Night and Day: Illumination from behind…

Carlo Ponti (attributed), General view of the Cathedral, Milan, ca. 1875 Carlo Ponti (attributed), Palais et place d’ arms, Versailles, ca. 1875 The Megalethoscope was patented in 1862 by Swiss born Carlo Ponti (1823-1893). Ponti (not the husband of Sophia … Continue reading

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National Dog Day

David Seymour, [Noel Coward at home, hugging his poodle], ca. 1950 It is the Human Condition to Love. It is Love that Changes the Human Condition. It is the Love of one Human that can Change a Nation. It is that Love which empowers … Continue reading

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Leon Levinstein, Coney Island, ca. 1954 Leon Levinstein, Back Tattoo, ca. 1965 Leon Levinstein, New Orleans, 1975

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Clowns, Elephants, and Ballerinas…

Dance Index, June 1946, Vol. 5, No. 6 (cover arranged from the painting Le Cirque by Seurat, issue designed by, and most of the visual material from the collection of, Joseph Cornell) “Comment. The cover of the first number of … Continue reading

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That New York Look (circa 1969)

Vernon Merritt III, [Masked woman in lamé top and bell-bottom pants attracts attention from men on the street while grabbing lunch at a stand on Seventh Avenue, New York], 1969 Vernon Merritt III, [Woman in short dress talking with man … Continue reading

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This is John Wallowitch!

Andy Warhol, (cover photograph) This is John Wallowitch!, 1964

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Lorie Novak, Untitled [Interior with color projections of trees], 1980 Lorie Novak was born in Los Angeles and received a B.A. in art and psychology from Stanford University in 1975. After completing an MFA at the School of the Art … Continue reading

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Rosalie Gwathmey

Rosalie Gwathmey, [Woman, Charlotte, North Carolina], ca. 1945 After the birth of her son Charles (the famous architect who passed away last week) in 1938, Rosalie Gwathmey picked up a camera and dedicated herself to photography. She spent two decades … Continue reading

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