Author Archives: Francesca Teodori

About Francesca Teodori

I live in New York, but I studied Contemporary Art in Italy and I specialized in Photo Archiving and Cataloguing in Milan. I love photography. I contributed writing and publishing photos, to art magazines and daily newspapers.

In a Dream

Jenny Holzer, Selection from the Survival Series from the portfolio In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and You Were Full of Joy, 1983-83 (published 1991) (2.1998.l) Thomas Ruff, Constellations from the portfolio In a Dream You Saw … Continue reading

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April Fools’ Day

 The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. –Mark Twain Aaron Siskind, Martha’s Vineyard, 1939 (894.2000) April Fools’ Day is celebrated as a prank day in many countries. In Italy, … Continue reading

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Happy Easter: “Our Chicks”!

The Scholl Studio, Our Chicks, ca. 1879 (68.1999) Aleksandras Macijauskas, In the market – 269, 1972 (1138.1986.jjj) Richard Tepe, Nest en Eireu Nau de Welde Eend I., ca. 1910-40 (320.2001)

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Guy Bourdin: “Sighs and Whispers”

Guy Bourdin died on March 29, 1991. Since then his reputation has grown, even though he refused to publish books about his work during his life and only started exhibiting in 1953 under a pseudonym and with an introduction by … Continue reading

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To Each Her Own Trophy

Weegee, Grace Kelly, ca. 1954 (10226.1993) In 1954 Grace Kelly won an Academy Award for her performance in The Country Girl. Last night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award bestowed its statuettes for excellence of cinematic achievement, … Continue reading

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Presidents’ Day and Black History Month: “Actions speak louder than words”

We are already in February, a month which is designated as Black History Month. Being a rookie in this country and knowing very little about African-American history, it could seem presumptuous of me to write about it but I have … Continue reading

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Children’s Games

Melissa Ann Pinney, Chalk Games, Evanston, 2001 (2012.77.4) Helen Levitt, New York, 1972 (313.1984) Melissa Ann Pinney, Team Evanston, 2006 (T.L.2011.75) Gillian Laub, Noam in her yard with some neighbors, Tel Aviv, 2002 (2009.75.1) Weegee, [Women with children making silly … Continue reading

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Happy Centennial, Grand Central!

Grand Central Station, despite all the opposition it received from its owner, The Penn Central Railroad, is and will remain a landmark in New York. Larry Silver, Grand Central Station, New York, 1952 (50.1984) Beautifully conceived by William J. Wilgus … Continue reading

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Old, Small, and “Fat” Televisions Are Dying out!

Bill Wood, [Television cabinet with record player], 1966 (2010.14.17) Bruce Davidson, The New Jersey Meadows, 1965 (190.1975) Micha Bar-Am, Hotel Alexander, Beirut, 1982 (234.2002) Bernard Plossu, Pie de la cuesta, 1981 (238.1995) Hiroh Kikai, A man watching the horse races … Continue reading

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“Ice is water frozen into the solid state”

Soichi Kiyooka, Nikko, Tochigi, March 1974 (14.1994) Charles Pratt, Roxbury, 1965 (16.1996) Paul Caponigro, Ice No. One, Newton Mass., 1960 (66.2001.6)  Aleksandras Macijauskas, Beginning, 1984 (1144.1986)

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