Thursday, April 25, 2013

Black Mountain (I)

Postcard Self Portrait, Black Mountain (I), Robert Rauschenberg, 1952


Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Obsession, unknown photographer, c. 1870

From the lot notes at ”The images in this album predates Freud and the Surrealists' preoccupation with aggression and eroticism by almost half a century. The album was created by an anonymous French amateur photographer, and consisted of about 100 pages containing 200 photocollages, salt prints and hand-colored photographs. Its date of 1870 is tied to a newspaper clipping from that year which appears in another of the collages.”

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Chez Halévy

Chez Halévy (Double Exposure), Edgar Degas, December 1895

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I Am the Magic Hand

I Am the Magic Hand, John Gutmann, San Francisco, 1937

Monday, February 18, 2013