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ACTRESS SHOOTS ANDY WARHOL… Cries ‘He Controlled My Life’… 43 years ago today.

(photos by Jack Smith, “Ace News Fotog For 48 Years” and Tom Monaster) “Guest From London Shot With Pop Art Movie Man. Shot in attack on underground movie producer Andy Warhol, London art gallery owner Mario Amaya, about 30, walks … Continue reading

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In Praise of Polaroid

Lucas Samaras, Photo-Transformation, August 17, 1976 Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, 1980 Due to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Minnesota’s ruling against Polaroid in 2009, the company had to sell part of its extensive photography collection to meet its creditors’ monetary demands. The … Continue reading

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Say Cheese!

Alexander Liberman, [Robert Rauschenberg in his studio], ca. 1960 Before the invention of the camera, portraiture was  limited to the wealthier classes.  In large part formulaic, portraits tended to be idealized, and contained signifiers that pointed toward the sitter’s wealth and … Continue reading

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This is John Wallowitch!

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

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Happy Birthday Weegee!

Weegee, The Genuis of the Camera, ca. 1935 Weegee, My Studio, 1941 Weegee, Weegee with Mrs. George Washington at Met Opera House, ca. 1943 Weegee, Weegee and Peter Sellers on the set of Dr. Strangelove, 1963 Weegee, Weegee and Andy … 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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Remembering the Ball

Larry Fink, 2nd Hungarian Ball, 1978 “Sometimes you’re invited to a big ball and for months you think about how glamorous and exciting it’s going to be. Then you fly to Europe and you go to the ball and when … Continue reading

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