Tag Archives: David Seidner

Merce Cunningham

Barbara Morgan, Merce Cunningham – Totem Ancestor, 1942 (545.1986) (Totem Ancestor: Choreography: Merce Cunningham; Music: John Cage; Costumes: Charlotte Trowbridge) Arnold Eagle, Merce Cunningham in Appalachian Spring, Martha Graham Company, 1944 (552.1987) (Appalachian Spring: Choreography: Martha Graham; Music: Aaron Copland; … Continue reading

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John Cage

The large loft on West 18th Street that John Cage shared with Merce Cunningham was a simple, sunny, skylit living-working studio. It was divided into a sleeping area, a working space with a desk right off the kitchen (which was … Continue reading

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“And we both laughed. John laughed a lot.”

The large loft on West 18th Street that John Cage shared with Merce Cunningham was a simple, sunny, skylit living-working studio. It was divided into a sleeping area, a working space with a desk right off the kitchen […] and … Continue reading

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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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