Archive for December, 2010

The Typography of Jean-Luc Godard

December 16, 2010

Titles for Une Femme Est Une Femme by Jean-Luc Godard

The Movie Title Stills Collection just dropped the mother load of all blog posts with an amazing entry on the films of Jean-Luc Godard and his creative use of typography.

For all you typography maniacs out there, this is an incredible resource. I particularly love the use of typography in Une Femme Est Une Femme from 1961, Pierrot Le Fou from 1965 and Masculin Féminin from 1966.

Click on each film title to see the beautiful images and a wider selection of stills.

Pierre Le Hors – Daily Drawings

December 14, 2010

Pierre Le Hors, Drawing 12-13-2010

Pierre Le Hors, who’s Firework Studies is being published early next year by Hassla, has been busy working on an ambitious project of daily drawings sent via email.

I have been receiving the emails since the beginning and it’s been great to see the drawings progress and transform over time. It’s also exciting to see someone with a photographic background taking risks and trying something different.

The only way to actually see the drawings is via an email subscription, so contact him if you want to participate.

A Lecture by Jerry Saltz

December 13, 2010

This lecture by Jerry Saltz is definitely worth watching if you have a chance. Saltz is pretty entertaining and could probably do stand-up if he wanted to.

Don’t miss parts II and III.

Robert Rauschenberg

December 10, 2010

Robert Rauschenberg, Nabisco Shredded Wheat (Cardboard), 1971

Gagosian continues it’s extraordinary run of museum worthy shows with an exhibition of works by Robert Rauschenberg.

Focusing mostly on his work from the 70’s and 80’s, it’s another must see exhibition and will only up for about another month. You will be surprised at how good most of the works looks. Rauschenberg wasn’t only a prolific artist but he was also a deep down explorer, willing to try anything and what seems like everything in the book.

Christopher Williams

December 3, 2010

Christopher Williams held an artist talk in connection with his exhibition: For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 10) earlier this year.


Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011

December 2, 2010

The nominees for the 2011 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize have been announced and it’s definitely an interesting mix of styles and approaches to contemporary photography: Thomas Demand, Roe Ethridge, Jim Goldberg and Elad Lassry.

I only visited one of those exhibitions, the Demand in Berlin, so I can’t make any judgments as to who should win but I’m curious to hear from others who have seen all or some of the exhibitions.

More info here.