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Art Blakey Centenial

Art Blakey, Nothing But the Soul, (A drum improvisation), 1954. Herman Leonard, Art Blakey, Paris, 1958 (2008.3.13) (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Art Blakey (1919-1990), one of the greatest and most influential drummers and bandleaders, was born in Pittsburgh on … Continue reading

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“and friends”

Jill Freedman, Sam and Star, County Leitrim, Ireland, 1981 (19.1988) Lou Bernstein, Barney and Friends, Pony Foundation, 1970 , (62.1992) Elliott Erwitt, Brussels, 1957 (2007.4.38) Dennis Stock, Grey Advertising, 1959 (2015.31.25) Chim (David Seymour), [Peggy Guggenheim on Grand Canal, Venice], … Continue reading

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“The First Woman to Fly the Atlantic Alone”

Unidentified Photographer, [Amelia Earhart], ca. 1932 (1335.2005) Vu, “La ‘Girl Lindbergh’ A Traversé L’Atlantique,” May 25, 1932, (2009.61.15) Vanity Fair, “Miss Amelia Earhart: A new portrait by Steichen of the famed American flier who is now the wife of Mr. … Continue reading

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Audrey Hepburn (“Funny Face”)

Chim (David Seymour), [Audrey Hepburn holding balloons on the set of “Funny Face,” Tuileries, Paris, France], 1956 (42.1990) Chim (David Seymour), [Audrey Hepburn and designer Givenchy, trying on her gown for ballet sequence], ca. 1956 (41.1990) Chim (David Seymour), [Audrey … Continue reading

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Atget’s Magnificent Door Knockers (5)

Eugène Atget, Hotel de Bourbon Busset, 118 Rue de Grenelle, 1898-1927 (2011.52.13) Google Street View, 118 Rue de Grenelle, May 2018 Sadly this magnificent and leonine door knocker appears to no longer exist dans la nature… Eugène Atget, Heurtoir, 18 … Continue reading

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Atget’s Magnificent Door Knockers (4)

Eugène Atget, Heurtoir, Hotel de Conflans, 24 Rue de l’Universite, 1909 (2008.111.37) Google Street View, 24 Rue de l’Université, April 2018 Fortunately this magnificent door knocker, painted blue, (and there’s a pair of them!) appears to still exist in the … Continue reading

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“A joyous confusion of the mysterious, the unknown, and the miraculous” – Jean Painlevé, Vu 1931

Vu, March 25, 1931 (2011.7.32), p. 420 (photos by André Raymond) Mysteries and Miracles of Nature Does the complete understanding of a natural phenomenon strip away its miraculous qualities? It is certainly a risk. But it should at least maintain … Continue reading

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