Bas Jan Ader Fall 2 (1970)
(Via @schamspeare)

Bas Jan Ader Fall 2 (1970)

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1963 MoMA catalog. #TBT #Lartigue #BlackAndWhite #Photography

1963 MoMA catalog. #TBT #Lartigue #BlackAndWhite #Photography

Something about this memento mori in a polychrome sculpture up at the Hispanic Society of America… I just can’t stop looking at this photo. I probably took it in 2006 or earlier.

Something about this memento mori in a polychrome sculpture up at the Hispanic Society of America… I just can’t stop looking at this photo. I probably took it in 2006 or earlier.

This reminded me of a fascinating exhibit on “then and now” psychiatric diagnoses I saw at exploratorium in San Francisco last week, called The Changing Face of What Is Normal: Mental Health
. I definitely recommend taking some time to check it out when you visit (http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/west-gallery/whatisnormal).
The Exploratorium exhibit even has a Tumblr of visitor responses: http://changingnormal.tumblr.com/Here’s a silly favorite response of mine to “How do you decide if a behavior or idea is abnormal?”
"Normal is eating the pointy…" [click to find out]
thegetty:

This placard for a prize lottery to fundraise for a local asylum for the insane features eight daguerreotypes in a single frame. 
An elaborate gesture to persuade contributors that this cause was worthy and humane. 
Lottery Announcement, about 1852, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.

This reminded me of a fascinating exhibit on “then and now” psychiatric diagnoses I saw at exploratorium in San Francisco last week, called The Changing Face of What Is Normal: Mental Health. I definitely recommend taking some time to check it out when you visit (http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/west-gallery/whatisnormal).

The Exploratorium exhibit even has a Tumblr of visitor responses: http://changingnormal.tumblr.com/Here’s a silly favorite response of mine to “How do you decide if a behavior or idea is abnormal?”

"Normal is eating the pointy…" [click to find out]

thegetty:

This placard for a prize lottery to fundraise for a local asylum for the insane features eight daguerreotypes in a single frame. 

An elaborate gesture to persuade contributors that this cause was worthy and humane. 

Lottery Announcement, about 1852, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.

I’m getting one of those! Greg is super-talented.

I’m getting one of those! Greg is super-talented.

(Source: gregorygentert, via kchayka)

So psyched for this! Winogrand is a big favorite.
sfmoma:

NEWS: SFMOMA DEBUTS FIRST MAJOR TOURING EXHIBITION OF GARRY WINOGRAND’S WORK IN 25 YEARS
The first retrospective in 25 years of work by artist Garry Winogrand (1928–1984) will debut at SFMOMA on March 9 and run through June 2, 2013.
Jointly organized by SFMOMA and the National Gallery of Art, Garry Winogrand brings together the artist’s most iconic images with newly printed photographs that have never been exhibited or published until now.
Known primarily as a street photographer, Winogrand captured everyday strangers on the street and the rich and powerful; protesters and politicians; airports and zoos. The photographs in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue will paint a vivid portrait of the artist as a chronicler of postwar America.
After premiering at SFMOMA the exhibition will travel to Washington, D.C., New York, Paris, and Madrid.
For more information, read the full press release.
Image: Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, ca.1980-83; gelatin silver print; Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona; © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

So psyched for this! Winogrand is a big favorite.

sfmoma:

NEWS: SFMOMA DEBUTS FIRST MAJOR TOURING EXHIBITION OF GARRY WINOGRAND’S WORK IN 25 YEARS

  • The first retrospective in 25 years of work by artist Garry Winogrand (1928–1984) will debut at SFMOMA on March 9 and run through June 2, 2013.
  • Jointly organized by SFMOMA and the National Gallery of ArtGarry Winogrand brings together the artist’s most iconic images with newly printed photographs that have never been exhibited or published until now.
  • Known primarily as a street photographer, Winogrand captured everyday strangers on the street and the rich and powerful; protesters and politicians; airports and zoos. The photographs in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue will paint a vivid portrait of the artist as a chronicler of postwar America.
  • After premiering at SFMOMA the exhibition will travel to Washington, D.C., New York, Paris, and Madrid.

Image: Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, ca.1980-83; gelatin silver print; Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona; © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Saw and loved these at the NADA art fair in Miami Beach. Your picture is better than mine, Blake. 
blakegopnik:

DAILY PIC: Disposable cameras, given to 24 artists to do with as they please, then offered for sale for $1,000 each – with no instructions for what the buyer should do with the camera, its film or the images on it (if any). This project, by W/ (pronounced “with”) of New York and on view at the NADA art fair, was one of my favorite works at this week’s artfest in Miami Beach. It poked fun at the obsessive act of shopping and choosing that art fairs are all about, and short-circuited any normal connoisseurial impulse. Buyers were simply asked to put themselves in the artists’ hands, and trust that good would come of it. If I were to buy one of these signed cameras, I’d keep it unopened, allowing hope and potential to rule the day.
For a full visual survey of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive. The Daily Pic, along with more global art news, can also be found on the Art Beast page at thedailybeast.com.

Saw and loved these at the NADA art fair in Miami Beach. Your picture is better than mine, Blake.

blakegopnik:

DAILY PIC: Disposable cameras, given to 24 artists to do with as they please, then offered for sale for $1,000 each – with no instructions for what the buyer should do with the camera, its film or the images on it (if any). This project, by W/ (pronounced “with”) of New York and on view at the NADA art fair, was one of my favorite works at this week’s artfest in Miami Beach. It poked fun at the obsessive act of shopping and choosing that art fairs are all about, and short-circuited any normal connoisseurial impulse. Buyers were simply asked to put themselves in the artists’ hands, and trust that good would come of it. If I were to buy one of these signed cameras, I’d keep it unopened, allowing hope and potential to rule the day.

For a full visual survey of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive. The Daily Pic, along with more global art news, can also be found on the Art Beast page at thedailybeast.com.

I’m so glad Jen Bekman is doing this!
jenbekmanprojects:

Art for Sandy ReliefImages clockwise from top left: Commack, New York 1976 by Joseph Szabo, Seaside Heights, Post Sandy by Stephen Wilkes, Cuchifrito Vista Alegre by Arlene Gottfried, View of Midtown Manhattan, circa 1939 by Alfred Eisenstaedt, Bronx River, Summer 2007 by Joel Meyerowitz, 68 Chevelle, Raptor Point, Floyd Bennett Field, Gateway, 2009 by Laura McPhee.We’ve collaborated with TIME’s photo editors on a special selection of 12 images—the first 6 are available now—from legendary photographers to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief. All net proceeds from these benefit editions will go to six local charities, all working directly on the ground to aid recovery efforts. Collect and help us give back to the nurturing and rebuilding of our beloved city and its surrounds. Learn more in our newsletter.

I’m so glad Jen Bekman is doing this!

jenbekmanprojects:

Art for Sandy Relief

Images clockwise from top left: Commack, New York 1976 by Joseph Szabo, Seaside Heights, Post Sandy by Stephen Wilkes, Cuchifrito Vista Alegre by Arlene Gottfried, View of Midtown Manhattan, circa 1939 by Alfred Eisenstaedt, Bronx River, Summer 2007 by Joel Meyerowitz, 68 Chevelle, Raptor Point, Floyd Bennett Field, Gateway, 2009 by Laura McPhee.

We’ve collaborated with TIME’s photo editors on a special selection of 12 images—the first 6 are available now—from legendary photographers to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief. All net proceeds from these benefit editions will go to six local charities, all working directly on the ground to aid recovery efforts. Collect and help us give back to the nurturing and rebuilding of our beloved city and its surrounds.

Learn more in our newsletter.

Click awolerizku to see his other photos at the wonderful Dia:Beacon.

Click awolerizku to see his other photos at the wonderful Dia:Beacon.