Tag Archives: USA

2015: Grid

Victor Hugo Zayas: Grid Series 16 (2015)

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1941: A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever

Russell Lee: Candy stand run by Negro. Southside, Chicago, Illinois (1941) A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a … Continue reading

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1966: Coleslaw

From a 1996 essay by Elisabeth Roudinesco, “Lacan and Derrida in the History of Psychoanalysis”: The first encounter between Lacan and Derrida took place…at a famous symposium held in Baltimore in October 1966, which, under the auspices of the Center … Continue reading

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1980: Burnt House

Robert Gober: Burnt House (1980)

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1928: Damaged

Walker Evans: [Workers Loading Neon “Damaged” Sign into Truck, West Eleventh Street, New York City] (1928-1930)

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19th Century: Provenance Unknown

Portrait of a child holding a lizard. Nineteenth or twentieth century, maybe American.

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1889: Artist-in-Residence

The celebrated 19th century French painter and sculptor Rosa Bonheur was known for wearing men’s pants, shirts, and ties, as well as participating in traditionally masculine activities such as hunting and smoking. She lived with her lifelong partner, Nathalie Micas … Continue reading

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1961: A Song Bob Dylan Never Wrote

From Dylan’s Chronicles Volume One (2004): I can’t say when it occurred to me to write my own songs. I couldn’t have come up with anything comparable or halfway close to the folk song lyrics I was singing to define … Continue reading

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1965: The Girl Who Took Care of the Turkeys

The Girl Who Took Care of the Turkeys Now we take it up. (audience)Ye——s indeed. There were villagers at the Middle Place and a girl had her home there at Wind Place where she kept a flock of turkeys. At … Continue reading

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1932: New Art Saves Strange Beasts

A headline from this article in Popular Science Monthly, January 1932:

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