Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lost and Found

Photo by Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was a street photographer whose work was acquired by John Maloof at an auction in Chicago. Maloof says the collection of over 100,000 negatives also contains over 600 rolls of undeveloped film. As Maloof tried to piece together the life of the woman behind the cameras he discovered she died only days before he began his search. He has found out that she was a nanny and was born in France. Please visit Vivian Maier: Her Work Discovered.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Has It Become Convention?

The US Postal Service did a really nice job with their Abstract Expressionist set of stamps they recently released.

According to the USPS release:
"Abstract expressionism refers to a large body of work that comprised radically different styles, from still, luminescent fields of color to vigorous, almost violent, slashes of paint. In celebration of the abstract expressionist artists of the 20th century, art director Ethel Kessler and noted art historian Jonathan Fineberg (Gutgsell Professor of Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) selected ten paintings to feature on this colorful pane of self-adhesive stamps. Kessler used elements from Barnett Newman’s Achilles (1952)to frame the stamps. The arrangement of the stamps suggests paintings hanging on a gallery wall."
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