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Morning. O. Grove. October 23, 2020. Paul Goldfinger photo © Click to enlarge.  With permission.

 

KENNY VANCE AND THE PLANOTONES:

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Princeton University, August 11, 201`6. From the current exhibit "Material Legacy"

Princeton University, August 11, 2016., from the current exhibit “A Material Legacy”

By Paul Goldfinger, Photography Editor @Blogfinger.

Carl Hoffman and I made our annual pilgrimage to the Princeton University Art Museum. They have a superb collection of photography donated by David McAlpin, Class of 1920  (1897-1989.)  He began his collection in the 1920’s and he knew many of the greats personally including Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keefe and Eliot Porter.

The current exhibit, celebrating the legacy of McAlpin, consists of 43 prints  from the collection including one of the most famous images “Moonrise Over Hernandez”—1941 by Ansel Adams.  We posted a piece about that (see link below—“Vanishing Magic.”).

Image by Evelyn Nesbit (1903) of "Gertrude, a Gibson girl.")

Image by Evelyn Nesbit (1903) of “Gertrude, a Gibson girl.”)

Edward Stieglitz was featured in the exhibit. He published the magazine Camera Work where all the images were beautiful photogravures and which are collectibles today.  He was Georgia O’Keeffe’s husband as well as a famous photographer and a gallery owner in NYC who brought many important European painters to the attention of the American public.

"Blue Marilyn" by Andy Warhol, 1961.

“Blue Marilyn” by Andy Warhol, 1961.  Blogfinger photo 2016.

We also saw a multimedia display of contemporary art called “A Material Legacy.”

In addition were items from their permanent collection including a Marilyn Monroe painting by Andy Warhol, a portrait of Jean Cocteau by Modigliani, and an imposing portrait of George Washington by Charles Wilson Peale.

Marilyn’s portrait was made by Warhol after her death using a movie still from a 1953  film Niagra.  He coupled that photo with a variety of new printing methods.

The permanent collection. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger. © 8/10/16.

The permanent collection. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger. © 8/10/16.  Click to enlarge.

There were few students in sight last week, but soon she will be greeting 8000 others. Paul Goldfinger photo © 8/10/16

There were few students in sight last week, but soon she will be greeting 8,000 others. Paul Goldfinger photo © 8/10/16

 

The Museum is a short walk across campus from the Nassau Street entrance, and admission is free.  There are lots of eateries and coffee shops in the neighborhood.  It takes about 1 1/2 hours to get there and park.

Link:

https://blogfinger.net/2015/03/21/vanishing-magic/

LUCIANO PAVAROTTI  with the Theater Orchestra of Bologna.  “‘A Vucchella”

 

 

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Winter rust.  By Prosper Bellizia, Blogfinger staff. ©

Winter rust.Ocean Grove. February 2015.  By Prosper Bellizia, Blogfinger staff. ©

 

JESSICA MOLASKEY. “By the sea, by the sea, you and me, oh how rusty we’ll be.”

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5th Avenue in the '70's.  August, 2014. By Paul Golfinger from the NYC Street series. ©

5th Avenue in the ’70’s. August, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger from the NYC Street series. ©  Click to enlarge this uptown girl.

BILLY JOEL 

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