July 2009 Blog Posts (14)

Brooklyn Movie Posters XIV

Added by Stuart Alexander on July 30, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

Lance's Damien Hirst Butterfly Bike

Lance Armstrong asked several artists to decorate the bikes that he rode in the Tour de France this year. Lance rode this Damien Hirst model today. Those are real butterfly wings that Hirst found a way to adhere to the frame. The bikes will be auctioned off and all the proceeds will go toward the Livestrong Foundation, dedicated to providing cancer sufferers the support they need to overcome the illness. For more about Lance's bikes go here:… Continue

Added by Stuart Alexander on July 26, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Brooklyn Movie Posters XIII

Added by Stuart Alexander on July 24, 2009 at 1:39am — No Comments

Speedy Descent

Added by Stuart Alexander on July 22, 2009 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Alexander Knows II

Added by Stuart Alexander on July 21, 2009 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Arles Exhibition Spaces

One of the pleasures of Arles is the variety of exhibition spaces. Many are held in churches, former theaters and massive railroad workshops. Often the spaces are more interesting than the photographs on the walls.…

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Added by Stuart Alexander on July 20, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Brooklyn Movie Posters XII

Added by Stuart Alexander on July 18, 2009 at 7:34pm — No Comments

The Astro-Zombies

This 1968 cult classic also features Tura Satana. You might remember her from Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! below.

Below is the trailer for The… Continue

Added by Stuart Alexander on July 15, 2009 at 8:13am — No Comments

Reversal of Fortune

Added by Stuart Alexander on July 10, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Photos in the Streets

In Arles now for Les Rencontres. In addition to there being photographers everywhere, there are also photographs, large and small, everywhere including on the walls in the streets. Above is a nice tribute to Brassaï. Someone posted a portrait of him from when he was in Arles about 35 years earlier. And below is probably the largest in Arles ever.

Most of the exhibitions are in old churches, municipal… Continue

Added by Stuart Alexander on July 8, 2009 at 3:28am — No Comments

Tour de France in Arles

I arrived in Arles in time to wait for the Tour de France to pass through in the afternoon.



First to pass about two hours before the bikes is the 'caravane' - a parade of promotional vehicles of the sponsors which are decorated in a variety of ways. Samples and souvenirs are tossed into the crowds of spectators all along the route. The vehicles pass at about 30 miles an hour. Competition for the goodies is stiff. I managed to get a cap, a… Continue

Added by Stuart Alexander on July 7, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Okänt Paris

This is an excellent, often overlooked book by Tore Johnson (1928-1980) that was published in Stockholm in 1954. Johnson was a member of the advanced group of Swedish photographers that called themselves Tio Fotografer (ten photographers).

For more pages from the book, see the album on the slide viewer… Continue

Added by Stuart Alexander on July 4, 2009 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Brooklyn Movie Posters XI

Added by Stuart Alexander on July 4, 2009 at 12:52am — No Comments

Conquest of the Universe

Cover of Dobytí Vesmíru by Konstantin Selucky, published in 1933

Added by Stuart Alexander on July 3, 2009 at 1:47am — No Comments

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