Lourraine

Soy la loca a la que nada le da miedo y todo le fascina.

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.

—Emily Dickinson (via observando)

But I don’t shut up and I don’t die.
I live
and fight, maddening
those who rule my country.

For if I live
I fight,
and if I fight
I contribute to the dawn.

—Otto René Castillo (via observando)

manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the work of Minor White.

On the first segment of the show, J, Paul Getty Museum curator Paul Martineau discusses "Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit," a retrospective on view through October 19. It’s the first White retrospective in 25 years, since a show that was organized by the Princeton University Art Museum and that debuted at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Getty itself published the catalogue for Martineau’s exhibition and it’s terrific. It’s a must-own not just for the many rarely published White photographs, but for Martineau’s unusually strong essay. Amazon offers it for under $30.

White was one of the most important and influential American photographers of the mid-20th-century. Not only was he a teacher and a founder and editor of Aperture magazine, but White’s brand of metaphorical modernism was perfect for an era in which much of what individuals thought or felt could not be said for fear of repercussions from the state.

Each of these pictures is from White’s 1960 “Sequence 16: Steely the Barb of Infinity” series, which MAN Podcast host Tyler Green and Martineau discuss on this week’s program. From the top of this post, these are:

  • Stony Brook State Park, New York (1959);
  • Stony Brook State Park, New York (1960); 
  • Stony Brook State Park, New York (1960); 
  • Stony Brook State Park, New York (1960); 
  • 72 N. Union Street, Rochester (1960); 
  • Haags Alley, Rochester (1960); and 
  • 72 N. Union Street, Rochester (1960). 

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program above, on SoundCloudvia direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

acehotel:

Perhaps our greatest president, laying down the straight sauce. 

acehotel:

Perhaps our greatest president, laying down the straight sauce.