Portrait of Frida Kahlo found in Isamu Noguchi’s archives, ca. 1930s.
In all likelihood, this photo was taken by Noguchi during the time he was working on his commission at the Mercado Abelardo Rodrigues in Mexico City in 1936. The pair stayed in touch throughout the 1940s, when Frida made occasional visits to New York for treatments for her ongoing ailments. A framed collection of butterflies hangs above Frida’s bed in the Casa Azul in Mexico City, a gift from Noguchi.
The Noguchi Museum Archive
Cy Twombly at home in Rome, by Horst P.Horst for Vogue (1966)
Our Monday inspiration is Pari Ehsan, aka @paridust on Instagram, who pairs chic outfits with various artworks and exhibitions. See more of her stunning fashion and art photos on her website.
Micol Hebron, In Decent Exposure: Café (2010). Archival inkjet photograph, 20 inches x 20 inches (framed). Courtesy the artist and Klowden Mann.
Museum Singer in Laren sells replicas of the Rodin ‘thinker’ in several sizes and I think this picture is kind of awesome.
Another Twenty-Six Gas Stations, Gregory Eddi Jones (2014)
Another Twenty-Six Gas Stations is a new media artist book that blends notions of surveillance, crime photography, advertising and found text. Together these elements form a dark and incisive commentary on an American culture that embraces violent spectacle - real and imagined - as a commercial product.
Fifty-one years after the publication of Ed Ruscha’s iconic artist book, Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Another Twenty-Six Gas Stations examines how the American Identity has shifted from the idyllic media messages and car culture of the 1950s and 60s to the coarse post 9/11 age we occupy today.
See also: Twentysix Gasoline Stations, ver. 2, Parasitic Ventures Press (2010)
Paula Modersohn-Becker [February 8, 1876 – November 21, 1907] was a German painter and one of the most important representatives of early expressionism. In a brief career, cut short by an embolism at the age of 31, she created a number of groundbreaking images of great intensity.
Swann Galleries, Old Masters through Modern Prints, Oct. 30th
Masque au Petit Nez.
Aquatint, 1948. 432x346 mm; 17x13 5/8 inches, full margins. Artist’s proof (there was no published edition). Signed and inscribed “Essai” in pencil, lower margin. A superb impression of this exceedingly scarce print.
Duthuit notes only two artist’s proofs, both signed in pencil lower right. Duthuit 798.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000
Frantisek Kupka, self-portrait