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Abstraction of the Berlin Wall

Henry Ries, Brandenburg Gate, September 1989 (1.1991) Born in Berlin Henry Ries emigrated to the United States in 1937 to avoid persecution from the Nazi’s, but was sent back because of his lack of immigration papers. Ries finally made it … Continue reading

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Political Graffiti: A Brief History in Images

Robert Capa, [Anarchist graffiti, Santa Eulalia, Aragón front, Spain], 1936 (623.1992) Dan Weiner, [Graffiti protesting the government’s removal and resettlement of Africans to reserves, Sophiatown, South Africa], 1954 (752.1974) Charles Pratt, Edge of City, 1960 (65.1996) Susan Meiselas, Wall graffiti on Somoza supporter’s … Continue reading

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The Carousel

Florence Henri, Cygne, 1928 Brett Weston, Carousel Horse, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1937 Weegee, [Injured sailor riding rooster carousel], ca. 1945 Henry Ries, Germany’s future swings in front of Germany’s past, 1946

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The Wall As Photographic Surface

Tina Modotti, Diego Rivera: Festival of the Tractor, ca. 1927 Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Paisaje Inventado, 1972 Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Mexican, 1902-2002) was born in Mexico City on and grew up in the midst of a violent and politically unstable Mexico … Continue reading

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