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Lacombe, Lucien – Louis Malle (1974)

Review by Pauline Kael: “Introducing himself to a delicate, fine-boned parisienne, the farm-boy hero of Louis Malle’s new movie does not give his name as Lucien Lacombe; he gives the bureaucratic designation—Lacombe, Lucien. He presents himself name inverted because he … Continue reading

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Alberto Giacometti

Studio in Paris in 1958 “Alberto Giacometti (…10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker. Beginning in 1922, he lived and worked mainly in Paris but regularly visited his hometown Borgonovo to see … Continue reading

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Yves Klein (1928 – 1962)

“Yves Klein (28 April 1928 – 6 June 1962) was a French artist and an important figure in post-war European art. He was a leading member of the French artistic movement of Nouveau réalisme founded in 1960 by art critic … Continue reading

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Jean-Paul Sartre & Albert Camus: Their Friendship and the Bitter Feud That Ended It

“At the end of World War II, as Europe lay in ruins, so too did its ‘intellectual landscape,’ notes the Living Philosophy video above. In the midst of this ‘intellectual crater’ a number of great thinkers debated ‘the blueprint for … Continue reading

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“You Are Sometimes in the Trance of What Is Beyond You”: Upheaval, Incantation and Ed Dorn in the Summer of 1968

“I. Love in the Time of Barricade:  When the radical students at the University of Essex, in Colchester, England, voted to dismantle the structures of established power at their university in May 1968, they took up a continental, if not … Continue reading

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Mythologies – Roland Barthes (1957)

“Mythologies is a 1957 book by Roland Barthes. It is a collection of essays taken from Les Lettres nouvelles, examining the tendency of contemporary social value systems to create modern myths. Barthes also looks at the semiology of the process … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Company, Paris – A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart

“This first-ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated with the shop–Allen Ginsberg, Anaïs Nin, Ethan Hawke, Robert Stone and Jeanette Winterson, among others–with hundreds of never-before-seen archival pieces, including … Continue reading

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Salut les Cubains – Agnès Varda (1964)

“Agnès Varda’s pictures of Cuba had been sitting untouched in boxes since the mid-1960s. The images – of female bodies in form-fitting silhouettes, and men harvesting in cane fields – ‘were never meant to be shown,’ says the grande dame … Continue reading

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How did Situationism Influence Art History?

“It is rare for an art movement to be completely original. The go forward meanings of avant-garde do not mean that its movements are a tabula rasa and this is certainly true for Situationism. Spurred by many previous concepts, this … Continue reading

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Gruppe SPUR

1957: German painters Heimrad Prem, Helmut Sturm, and Hans-Peter Zimmer and the sculptor Lothar Fischer “Gruppe SPUR was an artistic collaboration formed by the German painters Heimrad Prem, Helmut Sturm and Hans-Peter Zimmer and the sculptor Lothar Fischer in 1957. … Continue reading

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