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Make Art Not War: Frida Kahlo on Silver Gelatin

8 May , 2017  

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Do it for the arts! RARE Frida Kahlo on Silver Gelatin by the late photographer Leo Matiz.


“An up-close portrait of Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican artist. One of the most prolific female artists of the twentieth century, Kahlo was lauded for her celebration of indigenous Mexican culture and the female form. The photographer, Leo Matiz (1917-1998), was known as an eclectic artist, born in Colombia and best known for taking portraits of famous Latin American artists. Blindstamp Leo Matiz, Leo Matiz ink stamp verso. Originally taken in 1945, this gelatin silver print was printed in 1991 and is signed in pencil by Matiz. Edition: 19/37. It is offered unframed.”

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Donald Trump piñatas deliver smashing sales | OLIVIA NILAND via Mashable

8 May , 2017  

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“Many vendors and customers in the Piñata District are Latino, and some political pundits, including University of Southern California professor of political science and public policy Christian Grose, view the piñatas as a means of expressing the demographic’s feelings toward Trump.”

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‘Art is my weapon’: meet the Turkish artist taking on Erdoğan | Nosheen Iqbal via The Guardian

12 Apr , 2017  

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“Ekin Onat’s project for the Venice Biennale sensationally exposes police brutality and political revolt in Turkey. As the country prepares for a historic referendum, Onat explains why she faces exile

It started, somewhat innocuously, with a tree. Ekin Onat waves a hand across Gezi Park in central Istanbul, on a bright but quiet Saturday morning, pinpointing the recent history of protest that galvanised all but two of Turkey’s 81 provinces in the spring of 2013. “A tree! Green space!” Nothing more radical than the environment, she says, walking me through the greenery hitched to the concrete slabs of Taksim Square. Peaceful demonstrations against government plans to bulldoze the park to build a shopping mall spiralled; mass revolt led to brutal police violence which left at least four people dead and more than 8,000 injured. The momentum of Occupy Gezi swept Turkey – and flipped Onat’s life for ever…”

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Artistic and Culinary Pioneer | Maria Rodale via Huffington Post

5 Sep , 2016  

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While Georgia O’Keeffe is known for her vividly erotic paintings of flowers, she is lesser known for her culinary skills. In this article Maria Rodale explores O’Keeffe’s Santa Fe studio including the garden and kitchen as well as her other residence, “Ghost Ranch.” A Tasty read: Georgia O’Keeffe: Artistic and Culinary Pioneer.

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