Self Obsession: “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade” at the Brooklyn Museum of Art
Sep13

Self Obsession: “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade” at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

The Brooklyn Museum of Art closed its Warhol exhibit this past Sunday but not before our own contributing writer, Jeff Price, could pass through the icon’s creations. Expectations. In regard to the 1968 attempt on his life by a woman whose script he had agreed to read (“Up Your Ass,” it was called), Andy Warhol is quoted as having said, “Before I was shot, I always thought I was more half-there than all-there… I always suspected...

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Rock & Roll, I Thee Wed: Who Shot Rock & Roll at the Brooklyn Museum of Art
Feb04

Rock & Roll, I Thee Wed: Who Shot Rock & Roll at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

“The world, in truth, is a wedding.” –Erving Goffman Chuck. Mick & Keith. John & Paul. Jimi. Patti. Madonna. Bjork. These names we know. Annie. Philip. Richard. Gered. Judy. Amy. Stephane. These, somewhat more vague. As intrinsic to the pull of rock star allure as the music itself are photographic images, or so the recent exhibition, Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present, at the Brooklyn Museum...

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Tiananmen Square and The Iconic Image
Jun01

Tiananmen Square and The Iconic Image

What would Jeff Widener, a renowned photojournalist, say to the man whom his photograph immortalized? In the iconic image, the Chinese citizen, whose fate to this day is unknown, blocks the path of a procession of tanks in what remains a defining moment of the June 5th, 1989 Tiananmen Square aftermath. “I would ask him,” says Widener, “what finally carried him over the top emotionally? Had he lost a loved one in the military...

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