Tag Archives: David Seidner

Studio Visit: “Little” and “Big” Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell lived and worked in a suburb about an hour from Paris called Vétheuil. The house was a rambling stone structure, not grand but very comfortable. In the back was her studio, a separate traditional, skylit artist’s atelier, down … Continue reading

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John Cage was born 102 years ago today

David Seidner, John Cage, 1977 (2007.120.19) The large loft on West 18th Street that John Cage shared with Merce Cunningham was a simple, sunny, skylight living-working studio… It was a magical day for me: the guru and his disciple. I … Continue reading

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Boys’ Room

Tina Barney, The Son, 1987 (2.1998.a) Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998 (9.2001) Gran Fury, Read My Lips (boys), 1988 (1138.2000) David Seidner, [Pavlos, Prince of Greece], ca. 1994 (2007.65.13) Sheng Qi, Memories (Me), 2000 (7.2004) The son becomes the part of … Continue reading

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Better Dressed Than Barbie

Balenciaga, Schiaparelli, Nina Ricci, and Hermès are all names associated with French high fashion, but in 1944, each designer tried their hand at outfitting a much smaller client–a miniature wire mannequin measuring at just a third of the size of … Continue reading

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Focus on Fashion: Footwear

Edward Steichen, [Shoes], 1930 (698.2000) David Seidner, Martial & Armand, 1990 (2007.69.4) Ferenc Berko, Woman’s Legs, Brookfield Zoo, October 1950 (595.1993) Elliott Erwitt, New York City, 1974 (743.1986) Chris Collins, Mouse in Shoe, 1990 (278.1991)

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Focus on Fashion: Coats

David Seidner, [Yves Saint Laurent], 1983 (2007.63.7) Louise Dahl-Wolf, Natalie in Grès coat, Kairouan, 1950 (82.1982) Alfred Eisenstaedt, A New York vacationer in Miami Beach, 1940 (331.1989) Martin Munkacsi, [Woman wearing Jaeger travel coat on wing of airplane], 1939 (2007.110.2267)

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Focus on Fashion: Hats

Seeberger Frères, [Two Unidentified Women, Deauville, France], August 18, 1912 Alfred Eisenstaedt, Janet MacLeod wearing a black-eyed veil attached to a hat by Lilly Daché, New York City, 1937 LIFE, October 5, 1942 Jack Delano, Miss Selma Barbour, Manager of … Continue reading

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