June 30~ Pride Month

Andy Warhol and Jed Johnson

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The celebrated designer Jed Johnson, who died tragically in 1996 in the crash of TWA Flight 800…first met artist Andy Warhol when he was hired to sweep the floors at Warhol’s famous factory. He would go on to become Warhol’s companion and lover—helping him find and decorate the East 66th Street townhouse where Johnson and the artist lived until the two split in 1976… ~curbed.com/

Jed Johnson and Archie by Andy Warhol
c.1975 / Polaroid prints / Private collection
Jed Johnson by Andy Warhol
1978-87 / Gelatin silver print / Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Jed Johnson by Andy Warhol
c.1978 / Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen / The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

June 27~ Pride Month

George Tooker and Paul Cadmus and Jared French and Margaret Hoening

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Beginning in the late 1930s, Cadmus, Jared and Margaret French – and sometimes Tooker by the mid-1940s – spent summers in Provincetown, Fire Island, and Nantucket. Most of the time was spent in Saltaire, Fire Island, which became the setting of paintings that A. Hyatt Mayor [museum curator, art historian, and writer] once dubbed the ‘Fire Island School.’ ~Cadmus, French, & Tooker, the Early Years

George Tooker (1920–2011), Bathers (Bath Houses) by George Tooker
1950 / Egg tempera on gessoed board / The Huntington, San Marino, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Point O’View by Paul Cadmus
1945 / Egg tempera on panel / Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three women and a Lifeguard by Jared French
ND / Oil on canvas / Private collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Moon by Day by Margaret French
1939 / Egg tempera on canvas mounted to board / Private collection

June 23~ Pride Month

George Platt Lynes, Monroe Wheeler, and Glenway Wescott

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Wescott was the author of novels, poetry, short stories, and essays…He met Wheeler, his life partner, in 1919 in Chicago; they settled in France in 1925, but returned to the U.S. in 1934, establishing residence in New York City. In 1927, [photographer George Platt Lynes] met Wescott and Wheeler and they formed an intimate threesome that endured for nearly twenty years. ~https://www.lib.umd.edu/kaporter-correspondence/individuals/glenway-wescott-monroe-wheeler-and-george-platt-lynes

1. Self Portrait, George Platt Lynes, n.d. / Gelatin silver print / Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

2. Monroe Wheeler c.1930-49 / Gelatin silver print / National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

3. Glenway Wescott, n.d. / Gelatin silver print / Keith de Lellis Gallery, NY, NY

June 22~ Pride Month

Gilbert and George

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They met in 1967, in London, at St Martin’s School of Art. Was it love at first sight? “No,” says George. “We never thought ‘Let’s do art together!’” He describes their relationship as a friendship, something that came about slowly and imperceptibly, “like an atmosphere – or a cloud.”
~BBC Front Row

The Singing Sculpture by Gilbert & George
1971 / At the opening of the Sonnabend Gallery, NY, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here by Gilbert & George
1987 / Hand-dyed photographs, mounted and framed in 35 parts / MoMA, NY, NY

June 18~ Pride Month

Joan Eardley and Audrey Walker

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Recent publicity has hinged on the nature of <<<Eardley’s relationship with Audrey Walker>>>…Andreae’s book includes a series of previously unpublished letters from Eardley to Walker, and a brief tribute by Walker. These documents make clear the strong emotional bond between the two women. ~http://gilessutherland.blogspot.com/

Joan Eardley at Work, Catterline by Lady Audrey Walker
ND / Photograph / Dumfries & Galloway Council, Scotland, UK
Seeded Grasses and Daisies, September by Joan Eardley
1960 / Oil, grass stalks and seedheads on hardboard / National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

June 16~ Pride Month

Horst P. Horst and George Hoyningen-Huene

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After studying at Hamburg in late 1920s, [Horst] soon moved to Paris and was taught by architect Le Corbusier. During his time in Paris, <<<Horst became close with Vogue photographer Baron George Hoyningen-Huene>>>; Horst became his lover and photographic assistant, soon his interests swayed from architecture towards photography. ~https://www.hamiltonsgallery.com/

Mainbocher Corset by Horst P. Horst
1939 / Gelatin silver print / Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standing Model with Greek Busts by George Hoyningen-Huene
1934 / Gelatin silver print / The Met, New York, New York

June 14~ Pride Month

Berenice Abbott and Elizabeth McCausland

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The art critic <<<Elizabeth McCausland sought out Berenice>>> in 1934 and transformed her life. For thirty years, until McCausland’s death, the two women were devoted companions and professional soul mates. ~The Paris Review

 

 

In 1937 the Museum of the City of New York mounted an exhibition, Changing New York, of Abbott’s photographs for the FAP. This prompted interest in publishing a Changing New York book that would include both the photographs and captions written by Elizabeth McCausland, a writer, art critic, and Abbott’s longtime partner.
~MCNY Blog: New York Stories

McSorley’s Ale House, 15 East 7th Street, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott
1937 / Silver gelatin print / from the Book Changing New York

June 13~ Pride Month

Marcel Moore and Claude Cahun

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The creative alliance between Cahun and Moore formed in provincial Nantes, where, in 1909, the fifteen-year-old Lucie Schwob (who would later adopt the pen name Claude Cahun) encountered the seventeen-year-old beaux-arts student Suzanne Malherbe (Marcel Moore) in what they both described as “une rencontre foudroyante.” [an electric encounter] ~Acting Out: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore

Self-portraits by Marcel Moore and Claude Cahun
c.1920 / Gelatin silver print / Jersey Heritage Collections/Jersey Heritage

Fashion illustrations by Marcel Moore
1916 & 1915 / Sketch on paper / Jersey Heritage Collections/Jersey Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Je Tends les Bras by Claude Cahun
1931 or 1932 / Gelatin silver print / Tate Britain, London, UK

June 6~ Pride Month

Frances Benjamin Johnston and Mattie Edwards Hewitt

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Around the time she turned thirty, Fannie met Mattie Edwards Hewitt, the then-wife of the St. Louis photographer Arthur Hewitt — a marriage the arrangements of which remain unclear, but appear to have been largely for practical purposes. Mattie worked in her husband’s darkroom and was herself passionate about photography, so when Johnston first encountered Hewitt’s work, she was impressed and complimented it effusively. This mutuality of creative admiration soon blossomed into romantic love… ~brainpickings.org/

 

 

Puritan Simplicity in the Loomis Chapel by Mattie Edwards Hewitt
c.1917 / Gelatin silver print / New York Public Library Prints & Photographs

 

 

 

 

Albert Herter house, Georgica Pond, East Hampton, New York
by Johnston-Hewitt Studio
1913 / Digital file from original gelatin silver print