Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Rosalind Solomon

Trinity Site explosion, 0.016 seconds after explosion, July 16, 1945

First microseconds of atomic blast.
We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, “Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
J. Robert Oppenheimer

Joao Miro: Untitled (Collage) 1934

Lewis Wickes Hine, Building the Empire State Building, 1931

‘Construction of the Empire State Building was one of the most remarkable feats of the 20th century. It took only 410 days to build, by 3,400 workers, many of them desperate for work at the height of the Depression. The work force was made up largely of immigrants, along with hundreds of Mohawk Indian iron workers.’

Cy Twombly, The Fire that Consumes All before It (1978), Oil, oil crayon, graphite on canvas 118 1/8 x 75 5/8 in

George Inness 1889

Stan Brakhage

Takeshi Kitano by Nicolas Guerin

Friday, October 4, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013