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    ART: Maya Lin, Blue Wave, 2013. Crystal, 1 1/2 x 14 x 14 1/2 inches. Courtesy Pace Gallery. Photo Kerry Ryan McFate

     
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    1, 2, 3. 3, 2, 1. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 1st.

     
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    ART: Ryan Estep Sterilized Dirt BB 2, 2014 (Sterilized dirt on canvas 60 x 48 x 1 1/2 inches. Part of the group show AIN’TINGS at Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York. Photo Elise Gallant Source Purple Diary

     
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    ART: Two works/ideas by Scott Campbell

     
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    STREET: Scott Campbell Prison Tattoo

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    PHOTOGRAPHY: Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), “Columbus Circle” 1933, “Gunsmith and Police Department,” “Cheese Store” 1937, “Jacob Heymann Butcher Shop” 1938. New York City. Originally from Springfield, Ohio, Abbott moved to Paris in 1921 and it was there that she developed an interest in photography, working as an assistant to Man Ray. Her return to New York City was meant to be temporary, but when she saw how much the city had changed – the skyscrapers replacing nineteenth century classical columns, new towers and structures popping up all around her – she decided to move back permanently to capture this transformation through the lens of a camera.

     
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    ART: Paint Showers by MIGUEL JIRON

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    BOOKS: Online catalogue listing for TAKA KI RO WAI (Fell In The Water) by Keri Kaa and Martin D Page. Really exciting to see our book in the local library, and a copy has been borrowed too!

     
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    STREET: GHOST SIGNS, old hand-painted signage that has been preserved, uncovered, or has somehow survived. Some images courtesy of messynessychic.com and others from fadingad.com, a treasure trove of faded glories, the work of Frank H Jump who has published a book Fading Ads of New York City.

     
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    PHOTOGRAPHY: HOLLYWOOD, DOUBLE STANDARD, and BILLBOARD, LOS ANGELES, by the late great Dennis Hopper. Source: Photo Sensible

     
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    BOOKS: Founded in 1976, Idea Books is a specialist wholesaler and distributor of books, exhibition catalogues on contemporary architecture, art, photography, design, fashion, and film.

     
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    ART: Jenny Holzer’s I FEEL YOU For San Diego, 2007, and works from the LIVING SERIES (1980-1982) shown at the Armory Show 2014, New York.

     
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    BOOKS: An image taken from Juergen Teller’s book KOLKATA published for PURPLE FASHION #21. “Aveek Sen, the Indian writer who recently returned to Kolkata after years living abroad, warned me that the city is a trap for photographers because it is so picturesque. It is true: the colors, the Kali sculptures, the powerful Ganges, the filth, the romance of a city lagging behind the brash Indian economic boom due to 34 years of communist government, the South Kensingston feel of the colonial buildings, the weave of secular cultures in a dense and tolerant city, the drama of lives being lived with no sense of privacy, and the dramatic divide between White Town and Black Town… All of it is seductive. Walking around the city every morning at 8 a.m., I had Aveek’s words in my head, and my intention to avoid emotional images of poverty and decay that would shortchange this place, was a constant thought. A city as complex as Kolkata is a feast of light, color, and detail, and its tender spirit intoxicated every moment of our adventure there. My eyes — my camera — were dizzy trying to suck it all in.” — Text and photo Juergen Teller 

    To see more of KOLKATA click here

     
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    ART: Heritage 2013 part of Cai Guo-Qiang’s exhibition, featuring 99 replicas of wild animals situated around the circumference of a pond.

     
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    TYPOGRAPHY: Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type and Borders (1874). Some select pages from the exquisite Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders, Etc. (1874), a specimen book produced by the William H. Page wood type company. Chromatic types, were made to print in two or more colours. It is William H Page’s book that is considered to be the highpoint of chromatic wood type production. The book can also be seen, at times, to act as some sort of accidental experimental poetry volume, with such strange snippets as “Geographical excursion knives home” and “Numerous stolen mind” adorning its pages. See more at: Public Domain Review