BOY: Hey! Mister what made you so big and healthy? MAN: I eat some of — Jimmie's celery every day! July 1939. Washington, D.C. "Sign in wholesale market." Medium format acetate negative by David Myers for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.
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Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / During the pre-Mad Men golden age of roadside America, advertising billboards set a tone of warm and friendly commercialism. Perhaps the most notable and culturally durable ones were those of Burma-Shave, a then-novel brushless shaving cream. Show More Summary
The artist's wearable work makes for a subtly provocative show at at Chimento Contemporary in L.A.
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On Black Friday, textile artist and activist Carole Frances Lung will examine unseen networks of labor and capital in the garment industry. The post A Pop-Up Alterations Shop Run by an Artist Considers the Cost of Labor appeared first on Hyperallergic.
According to new data from the video giant Netflix, about 12 per cent of Americans who watch television shows or movies outside of the home admit to having done so in a public restroom. And 37 per cent say they’ve watched at work.
A Kerry James Marshall work originally donated to a museum's benefit auction sold at Christie's for a record-setting price. The post From Benefit to Blockbuster, a Kerry James Marshall Painting’s Dramatic Flip appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Photojournalist Wallace “Wally” McNamee, whose career at The Washington Post and Newsweek magazine spanned more than 40 years, died November 17 in Virginia, the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) has reported. McNamee was 85. Show More Summary
History is never objective and our relationship to the narrative is often deeply personal. The post A Trio of Political Photographs Rendered in Lint appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Make coconuts ‘grate’ again Even today, no one knows where the coconut originally came from. However, thanks to the fact that it floats, it found its way across parts of...
Unlike most of my colleagues, I liked, and was even a little moved by the world première of Nico Muhly’s Marnie by the English National Opera (it goes to the NY Metropolitan next year). I particularly relished Nicholas Wright’s libretto (despite about fifteen minutes-worth of repetition, which could be cut to the piece’s benefit). The […]
As I am a regular contributor to The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, and still earn a bit of my keep by writing obituaries for the British national newspapers, it is a rare delight to pen a tribute to a living person. But I have the excuse of having been asked to provide a summary […]
Justice League’s underperformance was startling. Studio estimates pegged it earning about $115 million, around what the Superman film Man of Steel opened to in 2013; it came in well below that. Whatever appeal Warner Bros. had hoped would be generated by the union of Ben Affleck’s Batman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, and Henry Cavill’s Superman was nonexistent.
“The practice of making my art public is a new one, because often drawing is a coping mechanism for me. Scanning & posting my drawings feels scary because my sketchbook acts as a visual diary of my life, but ultimately it seems worth the vulnerability.” Phoebe Funderburg uses her sketchbook like a visual diary, reflecting on … read more... Show More Summary