Author Archives: bernardyenelouis

Royal Road Test

It was too directly bound to its own anguish to be anything other than a cry of negation; carrying within itself, the seeds of its own destruction. – Edward Ruscha and Mason Williams, Royal Road Test (self-published, 1967, third edition … Continue reading

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Lillian Bassman

Lillian Bassman, Lisa Fonssagrives, New York, 1961 Lillian Bassman, Harper’s Bazaar, Barbara Miller, Paris, 1949 Lillian Bassman, Across the Restaurant, 1949 (printed 1994) The photographic career of Lillian Bassman (b. 1917) encapsulates the multi-valenced trajectories of many professionals in the … Continue reading

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photobooth

Andy Warhol, Photo booth Strip (Holly Solomon 110), ca. 1964 Unidentified photographer, [Andre Breton], ca. 1929 Anatol Josepho, [Self-portrait of Anatol Josepho with Terrier], 1928-30 The original Photomaton was unveiled by Anatol Josepho in 1925 in a studio on Broadway, … Continue reading

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a shimmer of possibility

Paul Graham has consistently engaged the book as the ultimate forum for the presentation and circulation of his images, beginning in 1983 with the self-published A1—The Great North Road. His latest, a shimmer of possibility (Göttingen: Steidl, 2007), is made … Continue reading

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Life Is Good & Good For You In New York: Trance Witness Revels

Life is Good and Good For You in New York: Trance Witness Revels (Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1956) by William Klein is the first of what would be a series of “city books” by Klein. The ICP Library also holds … Continue reading

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