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Merry XMAS! (Photography Done Upstairs) And Happy New Year!

Weegee, [Letter from Weegee in Paris to Wilma Wilcox in New York City], December 23, 1961 (2009.70.42) Ralph Steiner, [Merry X-Mas Card], 1963 (760.1986) Philippe Halsman, [Halsman’s Christmas Card], 1967 (283.1995) Robert Mapplethorpe, [Christmas Tree], 1987 (2010.23.10)

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Robert Mapplethorpe’s Christmas Tree

Robert Mapplethorpe, [Christmas Tree], 1987

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Say Cheese!

Alexander Liberman, [Robert Rauschenberg in his studio], ca. 1960 Before the invention of the camera, portraiture was  limited to the wealthier classes.  In large part formulaic, portraits tended to be idealized, and contained signifiers that pointed toward the sitter’s wealth and … Continue reading

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