Sunday, 31 January 2021

George Grosz

Daum marries her pedantic automaton George in May 1920, John Heartfield is very glad of it, by George Grosz. Watercolour, pencil, pen-and-ink and collage on watercolour board.

Metrópolis, 1916-1917
by George Grosz
Oil on canvas, 100 x 102 cm.

Saturday, 30 January 2021


Rio De Janeiro, Couple on a Harley Davidson Bike, 1963
Photograph: Frank Horvat

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Adolph von Menzel

An Uninvited Guest, 1844
Watercolour, pencil & ink

Rat in the Gutter, ca.1873
by Adolph von Menzel

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Claude Cahun

Self-Portrait, 1927
Photograph: Claude Cahun
Gelatin silver print

Self-Portrait, 1927
Photograph: Claude Cahun
Gelatin silver print

Monday, 25 January 2021

Navy Yard Hospital

Brooklyn Hospital. A doctor taking a patient's pulse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, ca.1900. Unknown Photographer. 

Brooklyn Hospital. Patients at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, ca.1900. Unknown Photographer.

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Reclining Nudes

Le Lit de fer (The Iron Bed) 1905

Reclining Nude, ca.1906
by Walter Sickert
Oil on canvas

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Irish Travellers #2

Irish Traveller's Children - Jamie Johnson
Boys being Boys

 In the book’s foreword, Mary M Burke writes: ‘Among the special characteristics of the Traveller children is their passion for fashion. The boys are depicted looking sharp and tough while the girls are shown adorned in designer dresses’.

Growing up Travelling: The Inside World of Irish Traveller Children by Jamie Johnson is published by Kehrer

Friday, 22 January 2021

Irish Travellers #1

Irish Traveller's Children - Jamie Johnson
Girls being Girls

Jamie Johnson has spent more than 20 years photographing children. In 2014 she was invited to Ireland to document the Irish Travellers, a nomadic, ethnic minority who have lived on the margins of society for centuries. While the Travellers don’t usually welcome outsiders, Johnson’s kindness and respect won them over and she was granted access to photograph their lives and culture. (The Guardian)

Thursday, 21 January 2021


Arab cemetery, 1909
Oil on canvas

Picture with houses, 1909
by Wassily Kandinsky
Oil on canvas

Wednesday, 20 January 2021


Sharpie in a Cafeteria, New York, 1946
Photograph: Ted Croner
Gelatin silver print

Tuesday, 19 January 2021


Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen from Les Lauves
by Paul Cézanne
Oil on canvas

Paul Cézanne in his studio at
Les Lauves in front of ‘Large Bathers‘
Photograph: Émile Bernard - 1904

Monday, 18 January 2021

Witold Krassowski

Snow eater in front of the railway station

The bride and bridesmaid during a wedding celebrations in Fakulteta, a Gypsy district of Sofia, Bulgaria. Photograph: Witold Krassowski - 1991.

Sunday, 17 January 2021

André Kertész

Photograph: André Kertész
Gelatin silver print

New York, 1936
Photograph: André Kertész
Gelatin silver print

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Chris Killip

Simon being taken to sea for the first time since his father drowned.

Youth on a wall, Jarrow, Tyneside, 1976
Photograph: Chris Killip

Friday, 15 January 2021

Photochrom Prints

A view of Randolph Street east from LaSalle Street in Chicago, Illinois. Photochrom Colour Print, ca.1900. The Detroit Photographic Co.

Patrick Street, Cork, Ireland, ca.1895
Photochrom Colour Print
Detroit Publishing Co.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Early 20th Century Portraits

Unidentified young woman, New York City
Carte de visite - ca.1900

Ray Strachey - British feminist, politician, mathematician, engineer, artist and writer, ca.1910, LSE Library. Restored by Adam Cuerden.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Alex Merritt

The Guest, 2019
Oil on Linen

Solana, 2020
by Alex Merritt
Oil on canvas, 72" x 84”

Tuesday, 12 January 2021


The ferry Pere Marquette 18, being towed under the State St. Bridge, Chicago, (before 1910). (Detroit Publishing Co.)

The ferry Pere Marquette 18 before she sank. Photo published sometime before 1910. (Detroit Publishing Co.)

Monday, 11 January 2021

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Time of Change

Time of Change (Dancing by the Jukebox, Chicago), 1962
Photograph: Bruce Davidson
Gelatin silver print

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Sail & Steam

Hero Towing Pamir to Sydney Heads, 1940s
Photograph: Max Dupain
Gelatin silver print

Life at the Spit, n/d
Photograph: Max Dupain
Gelatin silver print

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Birney Imes

Riverside Lounge, Shaw, Mississippi, 1989
Photograph: Birney Imes
Chromogenic dye coupler print

Blume with T.P. - Summer, 1986
Photograph: Birney Imes
Chromogenic dye coupler print

Monday, 4 January 2021

Tombstone, Arizona

Famous old bar in Tombstone, Arizona. May 1940. Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. (Shorpy)

Sunday, 3 January 2021

Rosa Parks

Ebony Magazine, ca.1955
Unknown Photographer

Rosa Parks being fingerprinted on
February 22, 1956, by Lieutenant D.H. Lackey
Associated Press: Restored by Adam Cuerden

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Brandi Twilley

Peeing, 2019
Oil on unstretched canvas

Brandi Twilley in her studio, n/d
Photograph: Brad Ogbonna