Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Angus McBean's Christmas Card

Christmas Card, 1949, by Angus McBean, English, 1904-1990.

Great Indian Fruit Bat

Great Indian Fruit Bat, 1777-1782, attributed to Bhawani Das, Indian, pencil ink, and opaque watercolors on paper.

"Ah, there he is, the king of the indiscreet."

Portrait of Aristide Briand (pointing) at a diplomatic reception, 1930, by Erich Solomon, German, 1886-1944,  murdered at Auschwitz.  Aristide Briand, French, 1862-1932, diplomat, Prime Minister of France, winner of The Nobel Peace Prize.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Watching Television

Watching Television, 1982, by Ed Paschke, American, 1939-2004.  Oil on canvas.

Atom Bomb Explosion

Atom Bomb Explosion, circa 1950, by Harold Edgerton, American, 1903-1990.

Insane Manifesto Given To Me On the Streets Of Los Angeles

Hand out from mentally ill street person, Los Angeles, CA.  2013.  From my collection.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Blue Balls V

Blue Balls V, 1962, by Sam Francis, American.  Oil on canvas.

Tujunga Canyon

Tujunga Canyon, 1935, by Walter Elmer Schofield, American, 1867-1944.  Oil on wood panel.

Extreme Pressure

Postcard, publisher, illustrator unknown.  From my collection.  Note, I have two copies of the card in my collection, sent and addressed to different people.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela in prison, early to mid 1960s, photographer unknown.  Nelson Mandela, herd boy, lawyer, political activist, political prisoner, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, President of South Africa, 1918-2013.

December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor

The U.S.S. West Virginia, 1941, photograph credited to the U.S. Navy.  The West Virginia, commissioned 1923, struck from the navel registry, 1959.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Peignoir In Soft Breeze, Harpers Bazaar

Peignoir In Soft Breeze, 1936, by Martin Munkacsi, born Mermelstein Marton, Hungarian, born Austro-Hugarian Empire, now Romania, 1896-1963.  Model and designer unknown.

Typhoon Haiyan From the International Space Station

Typhoon Haiyan as seen from space, 2013, photograph by Karen Nyberg, American, mechanical engineer, astronaut, 1969-.

Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald posing with the rifle he used to kill President John F. Kennedy,1963,  by Marina Oswald (Porter), born Marina Nikolayevna Prusakova, American, born Russia/Soviet Union, 1941-.  Lee Harvey Oswald, American, laborer, political agitator, assassin, 1939-1964.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Self Portrait With A Model

Self Portrait With A Model, 1928, by George Grosz, born Georg Ehrenfried Grosz, American, born Germany, 1893-1959.  Oil on canvas.

Self Portrait With Mirrors

Self Portrait With Mirrors, 1931, by Ilse Bing, American, born Germany, 1899-1998.

Irma Vep of the Vampires

Musidora, stage name of actress Jeanne Roques, French, 1889-1957, as Irma Vep in Episode Three of Les Vampires, 1915, directed by Louis Feuillade, French, 1873-1925.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Bar Braun

Bar Braun, by Max Beckmann, German, 1884-1950.  Oil on canvas.

Swimsuit, Vogue 1956

Fashion photograph from Vogue Magazine, 1956, Richard Rutledge, American, 1923-1985.  Model, designer unknown.

Lacoochee, QSL

QSL Card, Lacoochee, Florida, from Danny Roberts.  From my collection.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Cafe Terrace At Night

Cafe Terrace At Night, 1888, by Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch, 1853-1890.  Oil on canvas.

Lee Miller

Portrait of Lee Miller by Edward Steichen, born Eduard Jean Steichen, American, born Luxembourg, photographer, painter, 1879-1973.  Lee Miller, born Elizabeth Miller, American, model, photographer, journalist, 1907-1977.

Step Up

Poster from the Workplace Incentive Series. 1920s, published by Mather & Company, Chicago, Illinois.  Illustrator unknown.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Putnam's Handy Map Book and Sample Maps

Putnam's Handy Map Book, published 1922 by G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1838-1996, Penguin Putnam, Inc. 1996-.  Founded by George Palmer Putnam, American, 1814-1872.  Cartographer/illustrator unknown.  From my collection.

Ice Skater In Red

Ice Skater In Red, 1950s, by Fritz Willis, American, 1907-1979.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Outdoor Advertisements, New York City

Outdoor Advertisements, New York City, 1929, by Walker Evans, American, 1903-1975.

Rose and Shovel

Rose and Shovel, 1956, by Kansuke Yamamoto, Japanese, artist, photographer, poet, 1914-1987.

Nude 21

Nude 21, 1936, by Andreas Feininger, American, architect, photographer, 1906-1999.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly, 1955, by Tom Palumbo, American, photographer, theater director, 1921-2008.  Grace Kelly, Monegasque, born United States, actress, model, Princess Consort of Monaco, 1929-1982.

Simultaneous Counter-Composition

Simultaneous Counter-Composition by Theo van Doesburg, born Christian Emil Marie Kupper, Dutch, 1883-1931.  Oil on canvas.

The Rest Cure

Postcard, publisher, illustrator, date unknown. From my collection.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Marlene Dietrich and Kurt Gerron

Publicity still from The Blue Angel, 1930, directed by Josef von Sternberg, born Jonas Sternberg,  American, born Austria-Hungary, now Austria, 1894-1969.  Marlene Dietrich, born Marie Magdalene Dietrich, actress, singer, American, born Germany, 1901-1992.  Kurt Gerron, actor, singer, cabaret performer, theater director, film director, German, 1897-1944.

Light Red Over Black

Light Red Over Black, 1957, by Mark Rothko, born Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz, American, born Russia, now Latvia, 1903-1970.  Oil on canvas.

Speaking Aleut Plus Sample Pages

The Aleut Language, The Elements of Aleut grammar with a dictionary in two parts containing basic vocabularies of Aleut and English by Richard Henry Geoghegan, edited by Fredericka I. Martin, United States Department of the Interior 1944.  From my collection.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Jambes de Lee Miller

Jambes de Lee Miller (Lee Miller's Legs), 1930, by Man Ray, American, born Emmanuel Radnitzky, painter, photographer, 1890-1976.  Lee Miller, born Elizabeth Miller, American, model, photographer, journalist, 1907-1977.

Street Scene, New York

Street Scene, New York, 1920-22, by Joaquin Torres-Garcia, 1874-1949, Uruguayan.  Oil on canvas.