Archive for the ‘Artists’ Category

SUB-SAHARAN.

October 8, 2009

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Books published in 1960-1975 on Sub-Saharan African Art.
via Vrije Universiteit Brussel

ALEXANDER GIRARD is not new.

October 5, 2009

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I found a perfect quote for NisN while reading about Girard today.

Nothing is new, but personal interpretation can often be so.
– Alexander Girard, 1956

via SFMOMA


CONSTANCE WEST ALBUM.

August 26, 2009

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via George Eastman HouseConstance Sackville West album 1867.
Though there is debate that it could be Constance’s sisters Amy’s album. It’s beautiful either way.

TRADING POST.

August 16, 2009

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via Northern Arizona University – Cline Library

PACIFIC PLANTS.

August 15, 2009

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Woven plant fibers c.1920-30s. Made in Cook Islands.
via Museum of New Zealand

PORTRAITS & TEXTILES.

July 16, 2009

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Pearl Bailey.

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Archie Savage.

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Thelma Carpenter.

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Billie Holiday.

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Inez Dickerson.

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Ladybird Cleveland.

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Carmen De Levallade.

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Diahann Carroll.

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Eartha Kitt.

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Alvin Ailey

Lush rich portraits & incredible layers of textile by Carl Van Vechten. Color galore!!! via Beinecke Rare Book Library

Do Your Own Thing.

June 11, 2009

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The Diggers were one of the legendary groups in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. The Diggers took their name from the original English Diggers who had promulgated a vision of society free from private property, and all forms of buying and selling. The San Francisco Diggers evolved out of two Radical traditions that thrived in the SF Bay Area in the mid-1960s: the bohemian/underground art/theater scene, and the New Left/civil rights/peace movement.

“Do Your Own Thing.” Words of wisdom from the Diggers.

via The Digger Archives

CRAFTING & HIKING.

June 10, 2009

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Kady at Gay Pride Crafts Fair, New York City, 1971

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Hikers in the Country Near New York City

NisN posts have been few and far between. I have been busy at work (& offline) crafting new projects for a book. We’re finishing up this week and I’ll be back in the computer saddle. I’ve also been enjoying the glories of spring spending time outdoors hiking & biking. BS & I started a new blog Day Tripper to document our weekend explorations outside NYC.

via NYPL

UNDONE NEEDLEWORK.

May 27, 2009

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via Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

STILL LIFE.

May 13, 2009

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I hosted a Fine Arts Party for my birthday, complete with still life.
via George Eastman House