Timeless (Cheap Imitation)


Weegee, It’s six o’clock in the morning on the electric clock on top of the Consolidated Edison Company building on Fourteenth Street… I think they have the clock up there to remind the customers to pay their bills, ca. 1945


Artists’ Poster Committee, We Begin Bombing In Five Minutes, 1984


Horace Bristol, [Still life objects (clock, bottom of lamp) in home in former mining boomtown], 1937


Russell Lee, Family on relief, 1941


Lee Sievan, Third Ave. at 35th St., 1940s


Eugène Atget, Berne (Suisse), 1900


Alfred Eisenstaedt, Farewell of servicemen at Pennsylvania Station with famed clock, New York City, March 1943

Inspired by a visit to the amazing Christian Marclay 24-hour video Clock at the Paula Cooper Gallery last winter, I spent the better part of a day searching the archive for 1,440 photographs, representing all 1,440 minutes of a day… not surprisingly I couldn’t find a photo of every minute… nevertheless, here are some highlights, a chronological cheap imitation.
Clock, still timeless, returns to New York City today through August 1.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Fans in a Flashbulb and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s