Tag Archives: David Seidner

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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Cy Twombly: Photographs and Text by David Seidner

Cy Twombly’s studio is in Lexington, Virginia, his original hometown. Though he now commutes between Lexington and Rome, and has spent a good deal of his life in Italy, he has never lost the drawl of a Southern gentleman. These … Continue reading

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Warm and glossy sky-blue glaze…

It was a visit to the “Ju Ware from the Northern Sung Dynasty” exhibition, (and the Painting and Calligraphy of the Northern Sung, and Sung Dynasty Rare Books exhibitions), at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan, in 2006, that … Continue reading

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“Goodness and generosity personified… All you have to do is change your mind.”

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 an … Continue reading

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Distortion and Beauty

André Kertész, Underwater Swimming, August 31, 1917 David Seidner, Rosima, ca. 1985 Weegee, [Woman (distortion)], ca. 1946-48/ca. 1955 According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of distortion is as follows: distortion (noun) 1: the act of distorting 2: the quality or state … Continue reading

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Focus on Fashion: Coco Chanel

Horst P. Horst, Coco Chanel, Paris, 1937 David Seidner, Tina Chow/Chanel, 1984 David Seidner, Betty Lago, Chanel, 1985 Coco Chanel was one of the world’s top couturiers. From the founding of the House of Chanel in 1909 until her death … Continue reading

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