Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Other sides of myself

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Untitled #2, paper collage, 29,9x35,6cm, 2009

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Untitled #2, paper collage, 29,9x35,6cm, 2009

Sunday, February 14, 2010

This was the Future: Expo 67

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The well-known U.S. pavilion, designed by Buckminster Fuller



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The Canadian Pulp and Paper Pavilion

Pavilion at Expo '67 - Montreal, Quebec



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Expo 67 in Montreal

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ant Farm: a great book I just read

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Cover of the book "Living Archive 7 : Ant Farm" published by Actar


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Environman, 1969 35mm slide. Courtesy Chil Lord/BAM/PFA

Ant Farm was a visionary architecture group founded in 1968. One of their projects was the Environman, a fantastic depiction of the man and a woman of the future who could plug into an "alpha" computer for simulated trips, opening the mind to streams of data.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

The auction of the Athens (Gay) Pride at the Breeder gallery

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Auctioneer Elisavet Logotheti Lyra was capable of selling everything!

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Here with participating artists and sisters Dora and Maria Papadimitriou
(in the background a work by Christina Dimitriadis)

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The Breeder, George and Stathis
(in the background a work by Steven Yiannakos)

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Elisavet Logotheti Lyra with Andreas Angelidakis

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l-r: Kunsthalle Athena's Marina Fokidis, new collector Alexandra Tsesmeli
with 303 gallery director Mari Spirito

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The Breeder's Nadia Gerazouni

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Participating artist Poka Yio with Marina Fokidis

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Artist Deanna Maganias

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A work by Christodoulos Panayiotou

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Participating artist Em-Kei with Iliana Fokianaki
(in the background a work by Katerina Kana)

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Athens Pride's and auction curator Andrea Gilbert with George Vamvakidis

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Participating artist Mantalina Psoma

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Participating artist Katerina Kana

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AMP's Olga Hatzidaki with designer Ilias Lefas

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A work by Theo Michael

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

A blog I recently discovered: Letters of Note

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Letters of Note is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos. Scans/photos where possible. Fakes will be sneered at. Updated every weekday. Edited by Shaun Usher. http://www.lettersofnote.com/

TRANSCRIPT

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
NEW YORK 19

THE MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

11 WEST 53rd STREET
TELEPHONE: CIRCLE 5-8900
CABLES: MODERNART, NEW YORK

October 18, 1956

Dear Mr. Warhol:

Last week our Committee on the Museum Collections held its first meeting of the fall season and had a chance to study your drawing entitled Shoe which you so generously offered as a gift to the Museum.

I regret that I must report to you that the Committee decided, after careful consideration, that they ought not to accept it for our Collection.

Let me explain that because of our severely limited gallery and storage space we must turn down many gifts offered, since we feel it is not fair to accept as a gift a work which may be shown only infrequently.

Nevertheless, the Committee has asked me to pass on to you their thanks for your generous expression of interest in our Collection.

Sincerely,
(Signed)

Alfred H. Barr, Jr.
Director of Museum Collections

Mr. Andy Warhol
242 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York

P.S. The drawing may be picked up from the museum at your convenience.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Osaka Expo 1970

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A general view of Expo with all the national pavillions

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The Tower of the Sun





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The US Pavillion designed by architects Lewis Davis, Samuel M. Brody and Alan Schwartzman

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The Swiss Pavillion designed by Willy Walter, Charlotte Schimid

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( a post dedicated to my Osaka-born friend Mai Ueda)

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