"I’m going to read what I want, and listen to what I want, and I’m going to look at paintings and watch French films, and I’m gonna talk to people who know lots about lots."
-Jenny, An Education (2009)
Mister Blue From Day-to-Day
Edition Lebeer Hossman, Brussels
Filliou wrote this book for his two children in 1963, but it wasn’t printed
until 1983 (now for his granddaughter). Illustrated by Dieter Roth,
Robert Filliou, Stefan Wewerka, Bjorn Roth, Jan Voss, Emil Schult, and
Andre Thomkins. English and German text. Edition of 1000 copies.
Robert FILLIOU, “A Filliou Sampler”
New York : Something Else Press, 1967, 14 x 21,5 cm, plaquette agrafée, “A Great Bear Pamphlet », offset noir et blanc, tirage à 1000 ex. sur papier rose.
(Via Les abattoirs)
Joshua Schwartz - Microsoft Word Doesn’t Understand Duchamp, 2008
11” x 8.5”
This photograph shows Helene Abelen, wife of the Cologne painter, Peter Abelen. During the 1920s August Sander befriended many Cologne artists because of his involvement with the Cologne Progressive Artists Group (Gruppe Progressiver Künstler Köln). In 1926 Sander was asked by Peter Abelen to create a portrait of his young wife. With her short, slicked-back hair, collared shirt, thin necktie and trousers, Frau Abelen is presented as a distinctly androgynous figure. Her masculine garb and haircut, as well as the cigarette held between her teeth, signal a defiance of traditional gender roles. Staring determinedly out at the viewer Helene Abelen’s animated expression is unusual for a Sander portrait and falls somewhere between bravado and agitation.