Anselm Kiefer (69 today): Untitled, 2006 - Charcoal, chairs, branches and plaster on canvas (Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Fl.)
Lotsa backlash these days against Frank Gehry, Canadian-born, LA-based creator of iconic late-20th C. buildings such as the Bilbao Guggenheim, the LA Walt Disney Concert Hall, the ‘Fred and Ginger’ house in Prague a.m.o. — at 85 today I am sure he is laughing all the way to the bank, knowing that his legacy is secure!
Above: Olympic Fish, Barcelona, 1992
In news from Atlantis:
4.500 year-old petrified forest emerging out of the sea - Cardigan Bay, Wales
(Source: Daily Mail)
Birthday of M. Surréalisme himself:
André Breton - Feb. 19, 1896 - 1966 - French writer, provocateur, art collector, creator and dissolver of circles…
Above - Max Ernst: At the Rendez-vous of Friends, 1922
Key - seated from left to right: René Crevel, Max Ernst, Dostoievsky, Théodore Fraenkel, Jean Paulhan, Benjamin Péret, Johannes Baargeld, Robert Desnos. Standing: Philippe Soupault, Jean Arp, Max Morise, Raphaël, Paul Éluard, Louis Aragon, André Breton, Giorgio de Chirico, Gala Éluard
Huey P. Newton, b. Feb. 17, 1942 (d. 1989, homicide) - co-founder (1966) and leader of the Black Panther Party, and one of the important African-American activists in the struggle for civil rights and the ability for Blacks to practice self-defense.
Despite many attempts by authorities and racially biased police to discredit Newton as a common criminal and a murderer, he consistently proved himself as an intellectual and an organizer and a writer…
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