January 15, 1951~ Photograph of “The Irascibles” appears in LIFE magazine

The Irascibles by Nina Leen

Photographed November 24, 1950

“From left, rear, they are: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne; (next row) Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst (with bow tie), Jackson Pollock (in striped jacket), James Brooks, Clyfford Still (leaning on knee), Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin; (in foreground) Theordoros Stamos (on bench), Barnett Newman (on stool), Mark Rothko (with glasses).”

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Entire issue online here~ https://tinyurl.com/LIFE-magazine-Google-Books

Previous January 15 posts:

Winter~ January 15

Frances Benjamin Johnston: Born January 15, 1864

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/15~

December 11, 1936~ Edward VIII announces he has abdicated the throne

Woman of the Year 1936 by Dorothy Wilding

TIME named Wallis Warfield Simpson as their first-ever Woman of the Year

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Left: Cover of TIME magazine by Dorothy Wilding / January 4, 1937
Hand colored photograph / Volume XXIX, Number 1
Right: Wallis, Duchess of Windsor by Dorothy Wilding / 1935 / Bromide print
9 7/8”x7 1/8” / National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

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Previous December 11 posts:

December 11~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/11~

October 24, 1931~ George Washington Bridge dedicated; opens to traffic the next day

George Washington Bridge,
Riverside Drive and 179th Street, Manhattan
by Berenice Abbott

1936 / Gelatin silver print / 9 15/16”x7 15/16” / Various, incl. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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Previous October 24 posts:

Autumn~ October 24

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/24~

October 7, 1955~ Allen Ginsberg reads “Howl” at Six Gallery in San Francisco

Carl Solomon by Allen Ginsberg

1953 / Gelatin silver print; printed later / Image: 13 1/4”x13 7/16” / © The Allen Ginsberg LLC.

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Howl by Allen Ginsberg
For Carl Solomon~
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49303/howl

Previous October 7 posts:

Autumn~ October 7

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/7~

September 5, 1977~ NASA launches the Voyager 1 spacecraft

The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park  by Ansel Adams

1942 (Negative) / Gelatin silver print / This photo was one of the images included on the Golden Record
launched into space on both Voyager spacecrafts

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The Golden Record Both Voyager spacecrafts carry a greeting to any form of life, should that be encountered. The message is carried by a phonograph record—a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. The contents of the record were selected for NASA by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan of Cornell University. Dr. Sagan and his associates assembled 115 images and a variety of natural sounds. To this they added musical selections from different cultures and eras, and spoken greetings from Earth-people in fifty-five languages.
~ https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/frequently-asked-questions/fast-facts/

Index of images~ http://re-lab.net/welcome/images.html

Previous September 5 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 5

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/5~

August 29, 1966~ The Beatles’ final live concert

The Beatles, Exiting Plane  by  Jim Marshall

1966, San Francisco Airport / Silver Gelatin Photograph / Various collections

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Audio: Candlestick Park, San Francisco: The Beatles’ final concert~
https://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/08/29/candlestick-park-san-francisco-final-concert/

Previous August 29 posts:

Self Portraits~August 29

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/29~

August 23, 1995~ Photographer and photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt dies

Big Fish, Sarasota, Florida by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Photographed in 1959 / Gelatin silver print / Image: 13 1/16”x10 1/16” / Various collections

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Previous August 23 posts:

Self Portraits~August 23

Alexander Milne Calder: Born August 23(?), 1846

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/23~

August 5, 1979~ Willie Mays inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Untitled (Willie Mays, No. 43) by David Levinthal

2003 / Polaroid (Polacolor ER Land Film print) / 25 3/8”x20 3/4”
Various collections, incl. San Jose Museum of Art, CA

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Previous August 5 posts:

Self Portraits~August 5

Roberta Dodd Crawford: Born August 5, 1897

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/5~

July 29, 1836~ Inauguration of l’Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, in Paris

The Marseillaise (The Departure of the Volunteers of 1792),
Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, 1833-36, by François Rude

Photograph by Gustave Le Gray / 1852 / Salted paper print / 19”x14 1/2” / Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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Previous July 29 posts:

Summer~ July 29

Marguerite Mahood: Born July 29, 1901

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/29~