Tag Archives: 1960’s

1969: Better Than Those Motherfuckers

Wadsworth Jarrell: Compared to What – I Am Better Than Those Motherfuckers and They Know It (1969) My painting Compared to What: I Am Better Than Those Motherfuckers and They Know It was critiqued. The form consists of graffiti-style words … Continue reading

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1967: Alice in Wonderland

The 1967 report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders opens with a now-famous conclusion: “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white–separate and unequal.” The closing of the report is less well known: One of … Continue reading

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1966: Dublin Sky

Evelyn Hofer: Dublin Sky (1966); from Dublin: A Portrait (1967).

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1964: The Street

Romare Bearden: The Street (1964)

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1966: A Riot is the Language of the Unheard

Martin Luther King, Jr. on “60 Minutes,” September 27, 1966.

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1967: The Flying Nun

Sally Field as Sister Bertrille in The Flying Nun (1967)

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1963: Red and Yellow

Sadamasa Motonaga: Red and Yellow (1963)

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1961: The Disaster of Everyday Life

The distinction between “disaster” and “normal” conditions is implicit in most treatments of disaster behavior. The everyday, ongoing life of the society is usually equated with the “normal,” and those conditions that result from disaster are viewed as “abnormal” and … Continue reading

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1955: 憶西環

Fan Ho: Surreal Sai Wan (c 1950-1960)

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1784: Whimsical Associations

From Paul Fussell’s Poetic Meter and Poetic Form (1965): “In ‘The Poplar Field’ …William Cowper…unwittingly allows the whimsical associations of triple meter to work against him.” The poplars are felled, farewell to the shade And the whispering sound of the … Continue reading

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