Tony Vaccaro, 1960. One of a series of architectural hats for an article in Look magazine, for which the hats were created to match the buildings, here the Guggenheim. Which never looked better! In fact, as astonishing as the Guggenheim Museum - the last great work of Frank Lloyd Wright - is - it looks so much greater sitting behind this beautiful woman wearing this amazing hat. Neither could look this good without the other. It is just so much More.
Nefertiti, I love you, but your profile just has nothing on this....
One of hundreds of photos of the exhibition ‘Not an Ostritch and Other Images’ at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Century City, Los Angeles. For this truly excellent show, the noted photography curator Anne Wilkes Tucker was given access to the 14 million photographs in the Library of Congress, the biggest collection of photographs in the world. Ms Wilkes brief was to create a ‘best of’ collection of about 500 photographs - what a task! Photography is a relatively recent art, beginning around the time of the American Civil War, 1861-1865, which was the first war ever to be captured on film. The effects on the populace were tremendous, the true shock and horror made known to civilians in an undeniable way, which greatly effected the politics of that war and its aftermath. Astonishing, beautiful photographs of America, Americans and Americana, through present time. A reminder of the “great experiment” of the highest ideals that the American constitutional democracy has always been; and a painful contrast to the reality we are living in 2018.
A fantastic documentary film was made to go with the exhibition, which I hope will travel everywhere. #guggenheim #guggenheimmuseum #nyc #photography #notanostrich #annenberg #gift #annenbergspaceforphotography #hats #architecture #tonyvaccaro #marvelous #deep #beauty #fashion #seeit #loveit #gift #wantthehat #wherearetheothers #mustsee @petabeckerprojekt @dianewright60 @silverinthebarn @margaretwpickett @margaretwpickett @anncalamel @elizabethcalamel @susan.painter @mackerel.sky @pamgood2 @patricia.swenson @galaboutla