November 25th, 2006

Chris Keeley

My Favorite Artist Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell

http://americanart.si.edu/collections/interact/slideshow/cornell/index.html







Joseph Cornell Slide Show
Cornell artwork in SAAM's Collection
Cornell Biography
Archives of American Art Cornell Collection

Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination
Now through Feb. 19, 2007

"Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination" is a landmark exhibition that expands the critical and public appreciation of Cornell as a modern American master. This major retrospective, the first in more than 25 years, presents new insights into Cornell's career, illuminating the richness of the themes he explored across all media. The exhibition features 177 of Cornell's finest box constructions, collages, dossiers, films and graphic designs, as well as an array of source materials from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Joseph Cornell Study Center. More than 30 Cornell works will be on public display for the first time. "Navigating the Imagination" presents a number of new ideas and new opportunities for understanding Cornell's work. The exhibition marks the first time that his films, a greater range of his collages and the open-ended projects called "explorations" are being shown in the company of the box constructions for which he is best known. Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, chief curator at the Peabody Essex Museum, is the guest curator for this exhibition.


Credit
"Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination" is co-organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass., with support from the Henry Luce Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts, as part of "American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius;" The Mnuchin Foundation; the Ridgestone Foundation; and James Corcoran, Los Angeles, and with the cooperation of The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. Richard and Joanne Brodie, the James F. Dicke Family, Tania G. and Thomas M. Evans Jr., and Shelby and Frederick Gans support the presentation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.


Tour
Following its presentation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition travels to the Peabody Essex Museum (April 28, 2007–Aug. 19, 2007) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Oct. 6, 2007–Jan. 6, 2008).

http://americanart.si.edu/collections/interact/slideshow/cornell/index.html

Chris Keeley

“This is wild,” said Dr. F. Lee Cantrell, a toxicologist and director of the San Diego division of t

substantial amounts of polonium 210 were used to poison Alexander V. Litvinenko, whoever did it presumably had access to a high-level nuclear laboratory and put himself at some risk carrying out the assassination, experts said yesterday.

A Rare Material and a Surprising Weapon

If substantial amounts of polonium 210 were used to poison Alexander V. Litvinenko, whoever did it presumably had access to a high-level nuclear laboratory and put himself at some risk carrying out the assassination, experts said yesterday.

Polonium 210 is highly radioactive and very toxic. By weight, it is about 250 million times as toxic as cyanide, so a particle smaller than a dust mote could be fatal. It would also, presumably, be too small to taste.

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Chris Keeley

Every penny they got they bought either heroin or cocaine

she had once taken the Boston woman with her to perform oral sex on a customer in a parked van for $50 each. “Afterward she said, ‘Oh my god, that was the easiest money I’ve ever made in my life

Broken Lives and Victims in Shadow of Taj Mahal

Sometimes, when troublemakers enter Papa Joe’s diner on Tennessee Avenue, Joe Boccino glares at them until they leave. Other times, he pulls out his black Easton baseball bat and raps it hard — once, twice, three times — on the counter.

“You’re in the middle of crack city,” Mr. Boccino said yesterday at his restaurant, surveying this blighted corner of Atlantic City, where the authorities think at least some of the four women found dead in a drainage ditch on Monday were known and spent much of their time.

Not far from the Boardwalk, it is the kind of neighborhood where trouble puts its feet up. Drugs and prostitution are the main pursuits of those who visit here, and of those who stay.

Up the street, on Pacific Avenue, prostitutes lean against pawn shop windows lined with engagement rings, scouting for customers.

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Chris Keeley

Jessica Dimmock

Photography who spent eight months shooting these pictures

Jessica Dimmock





The Heroin Den Next Door
Eight months in a Flatiron shooting gallery.

    * By Colin Moynihan

The shades were always drawn on the ninth-floor apartment at 4 West 22nd Street. “Shhh,” Mike whispered from his dingy mattress as the sun rose one morning. “If you close your eyes, you can pretend it’s not happening.” Morning was a time for “getting straight,” which actually meant getting high for the rotating cast of a dozen addicts who hid out in this unlikeliest of heroin dens.

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