May 19~

Pete Townshend (1945)

art: John Entwistle
bio: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/pete-townshend/biography
video: https://youtu.be/slhQOjMHaDY

 

Grace Jones (1948)
art: Keith Haring
photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe
bio: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/grace-jones-mn0000161920/biography
video: https://youtu.be/EMypXV1YJfw

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/11~

What artist, the leading French sculptor of his time, created works that form a prelude to the art of his student and admirer Auguste Rodin?

What artist went to Hollywood to work with Alfred Hitchcock on the film Spellbound, crafting a dream sequence full of psychoanalytic symbols?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/11/may-11/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/8~

Which 17th century Italian painter, whose principal works are his frescoes, was also a renowned portraitist who won commissions to paint seven consecutive popes?

Which designer — who brought his minimal style to logos, packaging, corporate identities, and more — is best known for his film posters and title sequences?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/08/may-8/

Rudolph Valentino: Born May 6, 1895

While in New York during the spring of 1923, Rudolph Valentino paid a visit to the Brunswick studios and recorded two songs. El Relicario in Spanish and The Kashmiri Song in English. According to legend, Valentino recorded these songs for his new bride, Natacha Rambova since they had recently wed after a few very tense years of legal difficulties concerning Valentino’s divorce from Jean Acker.
It was reported that after he heard his voice, he quipped “There goes my opera career!
http://www.rudolph-valentino.com/rv-voice.htm

Nelle Harper Lee: April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016


On the 50th anniversary of the publication of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, ABC News named her their Person of the Week.

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“[T]he most creative To Kill a Mockingbird book cover designs, both real and conceptual, To-Kill-A-Mockingbird-lob-006that celebrate the coming-of-age spirit of the American modern classic”~ http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/long-lost-to-kill-a-mockingbird-sequel

6de25b970ea4bbb8c7716760a4595924“[A] selection of the film’s original artwork: some of the colour lobby cards and posters from its international release”~
https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/long-lost-to-kill-a-mockingbird-sequel28532006

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, first published in 1960: list of 403 editions on Goodreads~ https://www.goodreads.com/work/editions/3275794-to-kill-a-mockingbird?per_page=100&utf8=%E2%9C%93

John Waters: Born April 22, 1946

WatersFaceThe Hollywood Reporter: You made a hilarious, new 74-minute version of your X-rated 1972 cult film Pink Flamingos, rewritten as a “desexualized sequel” — a children’s movie with an all-kid cast. Why did you decide to exhibit the video here, in this way?
John Waters: I don’t think of it as the next movie in my filmography at all.I don’t want it showing in a movie theater where people have to come in and take a seat and have to watch it straight through. You understand what the piece is if you watch it for 20 minutes.
The Hollywood Reporter: Tell me a little bit about how you reconcile your work in the worlds of art and of film, pop and pulp culture?
John Waters: I have gone to great lengths in my career to keep my art career and my film career completely separate. But my art work is as equal to me as making movies.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/director-john-waters-has-a-762318

Selected work, Marianne Boesky gallery~ http://www.marianneboeskygallery.com/artists/john-waters/works
Selected work, Sprüth Magers gallery~ http://www.spruethmagers.com/artists/john_waters@@overview
“John Waters Curated a Gloriously Bizarre Art Exhibit in San Francisco”~
http://www.papermag.com/john-waters-curated-a-bizarre-art-exhibit-1741110631.html
Interview, 2015, The Guardian~
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jun/30/john-waters-art-lassie-justin-bieber-ansel-adams
Interview, 2015, The Creators Project~
http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/en_uk/blog/we-talked-to-john-waters-about-his-new-art-show
Interview, 2004, BOMB~ http://bombmagazine.org/article/2628/john-waters
John Waters: Born April 22, 1946~
https://schristywolfe.com/2015/04/22/john-waters-born-april-22-1946/

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