Archive for February, 2012

Eleanor Callahan, 1916-2012

February 28, 2012

Eleanor, Chicago by Harry Callahan, 1951

There are so many great photographs of Eleanor Callahan made together with Harry Callahan, I find it hard to choose just one. In any case, the photographs are a testament to their long, loving and creative relationship together.

More about Eleanor here.

Claude François

February 21, 2012

They made a Serge Gainsbourg biopic, so why not Claude François? Based on the images and videos out there of the real man, it looks like a pretty accurate portrayal.

Christopher Gianunzio's Tactics

February 21, 2012

Artist and curator Christopher Gianunzio has released a new book.

Tactics, is a carefully constructed image study of one anonymous organization’s wide-ranging training techniques. Incongruously set in and around a modernist architectural landscape, the ominous tone and general air of mystery multiplies with the turn of each page.

This endlessly cryptic spiral bound book is self-published and handsomely produced in an edition of 20. At a price of $25, I would say it’s a steal and probably won’t be around for very long.

The book is also printed on a very interesting gray security paper which only adds to its strangeness.

Get your copy here.

There is also a Tactics poster.

Read more about Gianunzio and his various projects here.

Jessica Eaton

February 16, 2012

“Photo League’s Artist Lecture Series will be held on Thursday, February 16th, 2012. It will begin at 12:45 pm in Pratt’s ARC building, Room E2. Pratt’s address is 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. The closest subway stop is the G at Clinton Washington. This line can be easily accessed through both the A,C line and the L line.”

Dirk Braeckman

February 12, 2012

Dirk Braeckman, S.K.-A.N.-96

“We would like to inform the visitor that this website is merely a documentary tool. Please keep in mind that the rendering of the original prints on a digital platform is only approximate and involves considerable loss of quality, contrast and depth when shown on most computer monitors. With their very specific tactile values, textures and the (mostly) large formats, the original photographs are thus extremely difficult to reproduce. It goes without saying that only seeing them in reality can do them justice.”

-Disclaimer taken from Dirk Braeckman’s fairly extensive website.

Doug Wheeler's SA MI 75 DZ NY 12

February 11, 2012

Definitely not to be missed, Doug Wheeler’s SA MI 75 DZ NY 12, a site specific “Infinity Environment” is now on view at David Zwirner.

There are long lines forming throughout the day, so your best bet and my advice is to get there early, around 9am or so before the gallery opens at 10. I arrived at the gallery yesterday around 9:20. I was already the 6th person in line but luckily made it into the first group of people allowed into the installation.

Doug Wheeler’s SA MI 75 DZ NY 12 is on view through February 25, 2012.

Of The Ordinary

February 10, 2012

Doug Rickard at ICP

February 8, 2012

Doug Rickard, #41.779976, Chicago, IL. 2007. 2011

Watch it live right now at ICP.

Dorothea Tanning, 1910 – 2012

February 2, 2012

Dorothea Tanning, Autoportrait, 1948

More info here and here.