Birthday of Armenian-American painter, Arshile Gorky - April  15, 1904 - 1948…
Arshile Gorky: Summation, 1947 - Pencil, pastel, and charcoal on buff paper mounted on composition board (MoMA)
“‘This is a world’, Gorky said of Summation. But it is an ambiguous world. The plant– and animal–like forms that appear to blossom, flop, poke, and tickle each other defy identification, even while their forms are crisp and clear. Gorky’s interest in the Surrealist practice of spontaneous and unplanned ‘automatic’ drawing freed and mobilized his line, allowing him to create what Surrealist leader André Breton called ‘hybrids’, or linear units with multiple metaphoric meanings. - MoMA text on-line

Birthday of Armenian-American painter, Arshile Gorky - April  15, 1904 - 1948…

Arshile Gorky: Summation, 1947 - Pencil, pastel, and charcoal on buff paper mounted on composition board (MoMA)

“‘This is a world’, Gorky said of Summation. But it is an ambiguous world. The plant– and animal–like forms that appear to blossom, flop, poke, and tickle each other defy identification, even while their forms are crisp and clear. Gorky’s interest in the Surrealist practice of spontaneous and unplanned ‘automatic’ drawing freed and mobilized his line, allowing him to create what Surrealist leader André Breton called ‘hybrids’, or linear units with multiple metaphoric meanings. - MoMA text on-line

Danny Lyon (b. March 16, 1942) is a self-taught, activist photographer and film-maker… In the 1960s he photographed outlaw bikers, prisoners in Texas jails, condemned buildings in lower Manhattan - in all cases living with his subjects and participating in their struggles. His New Journalist ethos remains unchanged as he has moved on to book topics such as Indian Nations based on multiple visits to reservations in the Western US…
Danny Lyon: Crossing the Ohio, Louisville, 1966 (from the book The Bikeriders)

Danny Lyon (b. March 16, 1942) is a self-taught, activist photographer and film-maker… In the 1960s he photographed outlaw bikers, prisoners in Texas jails, condemned buildings in lower Manhattan - in all cases living with his subjects and participating in their struggles. His New Journalist ethos remains unchanged as he has moved on to book topics such as Indian Nations based on multiple visits to reservations in the Western US…

Danny Lyon: Crossing the Ohio, Louisville, 1966 (from the book The Bikeriders)

American photographer Larry Fink was born March 11, 1941…
Fink has been dubbed the Kerouac of photographers, partly because he doesn’t shy away from the grimy aspects of life in his work. He also has a keen eye for class and its little games, as seen in the above shot…
Larry Fink: English Speaking Union, New York City, December 1975

American photographer Larry Fink was born March 11, 1941…

Fink has been dubbed the Kerouac of photographers, partly because he doesn’t shy away from the grimy aspects of life in his work. He also has a keen eye for class and its little games, as seen in the above shot…

Larry Fink: English Speaking Union, New York City, December 1975