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(Lachrymose Diaspora) Coins Jewels & Things Lost & Found (Colmar Treasure)

With all due respect, the paltriness of the so-called Colmar Treasure, now on view at the Cloisters, is a lachrymose little testament. On loan from the Musée de Cluny in Paris, the “treasure” refers to the remains of valuables (coins, … Continue reading

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(A Photograph) Muselmann (Henryk Ross)

I was not aware that such a thing exists, but this seems to be a photograph of a “Muselmann.” The designation refers to those suffering hollowed out people, physically alive while pushed to the brink of psychic-spiritual death. Perhaps the … Continue reading

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Night of the Cabbalist (Tim Gidal) (1935)

Yes, you can stage photograph the spiritual in art. Found the image on Twitter and then tracked the reference to the Jewish Museum where i found these details. About Tim Gidal, you can find here his Wikipage: Tim N. Gidal … Continue reading

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Camera Lucida (Trump Rally)

I bet we see a lot of this photograph by Nate Gowdy, of a Trump rally in Loveland, CO, on Oct. 3rd, 2016. Someone on FB said it could win a Pulitzer. It has the stuff of icon all over … Continue reading

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(Photographs) Facts on the Ground (Shimon Attie)

My initial thoughts going to see Shimon Attie’s recent show Facts on the Ground were going to be a little unkind. The reproduced images that I saw beforehand looked flat, and the use of text and illuminated light boxes looked gimmicky. And … Continue reading

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Dye Sublimation Metal Prints (Cindy Sherman)

Saw these new photographs by Cindy Sherman at Metro Pictures in Chelsea. They construct throwbacks to the cracked and glamorous masks worn by wealthy, ageing, independent women from the 1920s. The pictures all carry the uniform title, Untitled 2016. They are all … Continue reading

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Photography & Painting (The Weinfeld Family) (Frédéric Brenner)

In the Weinfeld Family (2009), Frédéric Brenner collapses photography and painting across multiple registers. Panning out, [1] paintings of rabbis and rabbinic tables hang over the family scene, [2] the pater familias himself looks very much like one of those painted figures, … Continue reading

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