THE BOOK (1966) THAT GAVE TRUMAN CAPOTE (1924-1984) FAME, MONEY, AND POWER.
This is my second image (of four) on this page of the New York Times Real Estate (of Sunday, May 27, 2001), after Breakfast at Tiffany's (you saw here yesterday, also a book by Capote).
This today’s book is credited to be the first non-fiction novel, or at least the first huge success of the genre.
It is the story of a real event, happened in the little village of Holcomb, Kansas. Capote learned about the event from a short article on the New York Times in the morning of Monday, November 16, 1959. (you will see the article here tomorrow!).
The event was a massacre of an entire rural family of father, mother, and two children for apparent no reason. Two other children of the family, living in other places, survived.
Interesting that they not only made a movie after the book, in 1967, but also TWO movies about "Capote researching for the story". These two movies went out almost simultaneously, “Capote” in 2005, and “Infamous” in 2006. In “Capote” the protagonist was played by late Philip Seymour Hoffman (winning the Oscar for this performance) while “Infamous” was really full of stars, of the caliber of Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Sigourney Weaver, to name a few.
I wish to know the real story behind the birth of these two movies on the same story!
Remembering Ed Moses (04/09/1926- 01/17/2018):
Moses had his first exhibition at Ferus Gallery in 1958 while still a graduate student at UCLA. It was at Ferus that Moses would become a member of the raucous group of artists known as the “Cool School”; a group that included Kauffman, Billy Al Bengston, Robert Irwin, Edward Kienholz, Ken Price, Ed Ruscha, Larry Bell, John Altoon and Wallace Berman—all of whom pushed the boundaries of Post-War art and shaped the nascent LA art scene at a time when almost none existed. His decades long friendships in the art world include Ed Ruscha (pictured), Frank Gehry, Tony Berlant, Vija Celmins, Alexis Smith, and James Hayward.
"Unsettled" at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, closes this Sunday, January 21. Don't miss it! "Unsettled" amasses two hundred artworks by eighty artists spanning two thousand years to explore the geography of frontiers characterized by vast expanses of open land, rich natural resources, diverse indigenous peoples, colonialism, and the ongoing conflicts that inevitably arise when these factors coexist. Work by Chris Burden and Ed Ruscha is included. Click on the link in our bio for more info!
"All the Submarines of the United States of America," Chris Burden @nevadaart #UnsettledFrontier
"The End evokes a split second of film projection on the big screen. The effect of instantaneity is enhanced by the imperfections and vertical lines in the gray field, which are intended to resemble the tiny scratches, scrapes, and particles of dust that can mar film and projector lenses. The fuzzy, out-of-focus contours of the airbrushed letters, split between the top and bottom of the canvas, suggest that something is amiss in the projection of this particular movie reel; the illusion of continuity is not being created. This "illustration of an out-of-sync mode," as the artist has described it, refers to the past (the Old English typescript recalls medieval manuscripts and the Bible) and the future — once the technology of celluloid film is obsolete, if not totally forgotten, will the painting be recognizable? The title and subject of the work remind us that the continuum of time is composed of the momentary; a flash of ending differentiates past from present and present from future, and a final, apocalyptic end would render time meaningless." - from MoMA, about The End by Ed Ruscha
Original artwork for a page from my 1993 artist’s book ‘Some Broken Windows’ (a fairly early Ruscha artist’s book ‘parody’/‘homage’ ... but not included in any of the literature on Ruscha book homages!) The images of broken windows were all taken from glaziers ads in the Yellow Pages. This will be included in the ‘Imprint 93’ exhibition opening this Friday at Printed Matter. Organized by the Whitechapel Gallery the exhibition focuses on my 1993-1999 publishing project Imprint 93. Reception is 6-8pm, Friday. All welcome. @printedmatterinc #matthewhiggs#somebrokenwindows#edruscha#imprint93 @whitechapelgallery
NEW IN THE BOOKSHOP: MEDIUM FOTOGRAFIE
FOTOARBEITEN - BILDENDER KÜNSTLER VON 1910 BIS 1973 (1974)
"Medium Fotografie" was published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at Städtisches Museum, Leverkusen, 18 May - 5 August 1973.
Foreword by Rolf Wedewer; Artists featured include Herbert Bayer, Hans Bellmer, Anton Giulio, Marcel Duchamp, Theodor Fraenkel, Hannah Höch, Layos Kalsas, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, George Mucha, Man Ray, Luigi Veronesi, Stuart Wiese, Christian Boltanski, Marcel Broodthaers, Hamish Fulton, Christoph Kohlhöfer, Ingrid Kohlhöfer, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Johannes Theodor Baargeld, Tristan Tzara, El Lissitzky, John Heartfield, Raoul Hausmann, Jörg Immendorff, A.R. Penck, Edward Ruscha, Pablo Picasso,Gilbert & George, Walter de Maria, and many more. Heavily illustrated throughout, texts in German.
One copy via our website and in the bookshop tomorrow.
having all the mixed feels about my 6 year anniversary in LA this week. this townnnn ❤️💔 (ps always take fountain)
I’ve called you Home
for perhaps too long
but it’s been six years
and it feels wrong
one long summer
of passing time
endless days blend into line •
Poem by me, Art by #EdRuscha / #art#poem
Ed Ruscha saiu da casa dos pais aos 18 anos para começar seus estudos no Chouinard Art Institute. O curador Douglas Fogle diz que as obras de Jack Kerouac e Ruscha dialogam desde sempre. "De muitas maneiras, durante toda sua carreira, Ruscha ofereceu um corolário artístico para o retrato linguístico que kerouac fazia da paisagem americana, dando uma forma visual concreta para a poesia do nosso vernáculo estradeiro." Com 5 litografias o artista Ed Ruscha participa da exposição coletiva Antes e Depois da Imagem com curadoria de Luisa Duarte na Galeria Houssein Jarouche em cartaz até 27 de Janeiro.
Confira aqui a entrevista de 2011 da Folha de s. Paulo com o artista Ed Ruscha.