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.