Some loot from Milwaukee and Northern Wisconsin, returning to our favorite antique haunts. Native American blanket-throw with flying birds/Huge Serape with beautiful color gradation and silk fringe/Vintage L.L. Bean rabbit hunters cap manufactured by J.J Seifter & Sons Inc. N.Y.C/Mighty Mac plaid cotton, tab collar sports jacket 1950's/Vintage lambswool Marshall Field & Company sweater, made in Italy/Vintage woolen snow pants-needed!
Images from Yanni Florence's self published book Self Conscious, an edited selection of photographs taken between 1976-1983 (age 11-18).
When I first met Yanni ten years ago he was starting to design books for other artists and galleries after (temporarily) winding down Pataphysics journal which he co-founded and edited with Leo Edelstein (there's a neat story of Florence sneaking into a vacant university office in the middle of the night to phone John Cage for an interview). It's great to see this archive of images surface, intimate and beautifully awkward, it maps a photographic learning curve, a suspended vulnerability dangling between subject and photographer.
Pair of wave splitters from Papua New Guinea circa 1940's 50's. Both carved from different wood, the darker one being a dense hardwood- painted with trade pigments and worn & weathered from time at sea. Collected from ebay this past month.
This elusive and perfect album is back in print after 25 years along with Jansch's other two charisma recording thanks to Drag City- cd features bonus noodling/recording movie. Original pressings of L.A. Turnaround are so rare Jansch himself had to snipe one on ebay recently.
Ree Morton ends Dec 18th at The Drawing Center, New York. James Castle till Jan 20th at The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. Both these galleries have such great programs- and thankfully publications for those of us missing the shows in person.
Douglas Hyde buy one get one free xmas book sale, details.