Download Artists Unframed: Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives by Merry Forresta PDF
By Merry Forresta
Tucked away one of the letters, diaries, and different ephemera within the Smithsonian's data lies a trove of not often noticeable snapshots of a few of the 20 th century's so much celebrated artists. not like the commonplace legit pics and genius-at-work photographs, those humble snaps trap inventive giants with their safeguard down, within the second, dwelling lifestyles.
Pablo Picasso stands proudly on a balcony with younger daughter Maya—a tiny, meticulously inked annotation penned through an unknown hand announces that "he's greatly in love." Jackson Pollock morosely carves a turkey whereas his mom, Stella, and spouse, Lee Krasner, glance on. a tender Andy Warhol clowns for the digicam with university pal Philip Pearlstein, and in a later shot extra heavily resembles his famously enigmatic public self at a gallery establishing with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
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