Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Alias Marcel Duchamp

Rrose Selavy, pseudonym/alter-ego of Marcel Duchamp, artist, French, 1887-1968, photograph by Man Ray, artist, photographer, American, born Emanuel Radnitzky, 1890-1976.

The Fly Is As Deadly As A Bomber

The Fly is as Deadly as a Bomber, WPA poster, 1941-1943, designed by Robert Muchley, American.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Primula Auricula

Primula auricula, a species of primrose, illustration from The Florilegium by Alexander Marshal, English, botanist, entomologist, (1620-1682). Exact date of illustration unknown.

Brigitte Helm

Publicity still of Brigitte Helm, born Brigitte Eva Schittenhelm, German, actress, (1906-1996), from the mid 1920s, exact date and photographer unknown.

La Tormenta

La Tormenta, 1985, by Gronk, American, born Glugio Nicandro (1954-), acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


John Wayne, American, actor, born Marion Robert Morrison, 1907-1979, as The Ringo Kid in Stagecoach, released 1939, directed by John Ford, American, born John Martin Feeney, 1894-1973.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The New York Housing Authority From the WPA

Poster created for the New York Housing Authority by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) 1936, artist unknown. WPA established 1935, eliminated 1943.

Back Stage With Weegee

The Gold Painted Stripper, 1950, photograph by Weegee, American, born Austria-Hungry, now Ukraine, born Usher Fellig, changed to Arthur Fellig, 1899-1968.