a last quarter moon

Paul Klee (Switzerland, Munchenbuchsee, 1879 – 1940)
In the Kairouan Style, Transposed in a Moderate Way, 1914
Paper; Multi-media, Watercolor and pencil on paper on bristol board, 5 11/16 x 8 7/16 in. (14.5 x 21.5 cm)
Partial, fractional and promised gift of Janice and Henri Lazarof (M.2005.70.51)
Modern Art Department.
Currently on public view: Ahmanson Building Room 210
Image from the Orange County Register article by Richard Chang, dated December 12, 2007, “Couple gives artworks worth more than $100 million to museum,” which is linked.

I visited LACMA  last week, and then my mind wandered. Cheers.

Construction for Noble Ladies, 1919
Mixed media/assemblage/collage, Cardboard, wood, metal, and paint, 40 1/2 x 33 in. (102.87 x 83.82 cm)
Purchased with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Norton Simon, the Junior Arts Council, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Weisman, Mr. and Mrs. Taft Schreiber, Hans de Schulthess, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Janss, and Mr. and Mrs. Gifford Phillips (M.62.22)
Modern Art Department.
Currently on public view: Ahmanson Building Room 207

Kurt Schwitters
Untitled (Relief with Hourglass Shape), 1939
Painting, Oil and wood, 7 5/16 x 5 13/16 in. (18.5 x 14.7 cm)
Partial, fractional and promised gift of Janice and Henri Lazarof (M.2005.70.124)
Modern Art Department.
Currently on public view: Ahmanson Building Room 210

Our County museum gives up thumbnails only. Hence this sad little guy. I like the specificity of the lengthy text ( :

Lace; Costume/clothing accessory/carried,
Gift of Park View Antique Shop, Mrs. J. Lofsky (M.65.61.20a-b)
Costume and Textiles Department.
Not currently on public view

Jean-Pierre Leclercq, L’effacement des souvenirs, artist website linked

Alberto Giacometti (Switzerland, Bogonovo, 1901 – 1966)
Portrait of Isaku Yanaihara, 1956
Painting, Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 1/2 in. (81.28 x 64.77 cm)
Partial, fractional and promised gift of Janice and Henri Lazarof (M.2005.70.30)
Modern Art Department.
Currently on public view: Ahmanson Building Room 212
(This image from Rocor’s Flickr stream, which is linked and which should be checked out. Rocor gathers photographs from every museum – even those who resist such sharing. LACMA source linked below.)

LACMA Giacometti page

Jean Dubuffet (France, Le Havre, 1901 – 1985)
The Effacement of Memories, 1957
Painting, Oil on canvas, 35 x 46 in. (88.9 x 116.8 cm)
David E. Bright Bequest (M.67.25.15)
Modern Art Department.
Currently on public view: Ahmanson Building Room 218
This image from Twitpic, @alnowar (Alnowar Al Khulaifi), which is linked.
LACMA link below.

LACMA Dubuffet page

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laughingravy21.com linked

“I’ll swim you out beyond the breakers and back!”


Kathe Kollwitz (German, 1867–1945)
For Greater Berlin (Für Gross Berlin)
MoMA collection
Printer: Reklamekunst Hans Lindenstaedt, Berlin. 1912. Lithograph, 28 5/8 x 37 11/16″ (72.7 x 95.8 cm). Paper: Tan, smooth, wove. Anonymous gift. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Erich Heckel (German, 1883–1970)
Kneeling Nudes (Kniende Akte) cover from the portfolio Brücke 1910
MoMA collection
(1910). Woodcut cover from a portfolio of two woodcuts, one drypoint, and one woodcut cover, composition (irreg.): 12 x 15 7/8″ (30.5 x 40.4 cm); sheet (folded): 16 9/16 x 21 5/8″ (42 x 55 cm). Paper: Yellow, smooth, laid. Publisher: Künstlergruppe Brücke, Dresden. Printer: Erich Heckel, Dresden. Edition: unknown (approx. 70). Riva Castleman Endowment Fund, The Philip and Lynn Straus Foundation Fund, Frances Keech Fund, and by exchange: Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Bequest, Gift of James Thrall Soby, Anonymous, J. B. Neumann, and Victor S. Riesenfeld, Lillie P. Bliss Collection, and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund. © 2012 Erich Heckel / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

Pretty much what you see is what you get. $24.95 at Ooga Booga, which is linked.

Ooga Booga is linked here, too. No lube required. Enjoy.

Marion Kalter, Johannes, 2000
137.at is linked

Hubert Schmalix, Die Nacht, again 137.at is linked

Susan Sontag in Paris, 1979.
Photo: akg-images / Marion Kalter
akg-images is linked

Marion Kalter / Portraits d;artistes femmes dans les annees soixante-dix – Centre Pompidou blog

“récif extinction” (detail)
Christian Jaccard, à l’espace d’art contemporain André Malraux de Colmar
Image from Pierrepaul43’s Flickr stream, which is linked.

Jean Pierre Pincemin, Sans titre,
1999 Peinture sur papier marouflee sur toile, 121 × 121 cm
Galerie Jacques Elbaz, which is linked.

Jean-Pierre Pincemin, Sculpture bois
120 x 120 x140 cm
Link to Galerie Jacques Elbaz

Kristen Headlam, (Oscar Wilde Set) What A Wonderful Piece of Luck, printed by John Loane at Viridian Press, available at Chrysalis Gallery, Australia (linked)

Black Box of 100 Self-Portrait Etchings, 1, 1992.
Printed by John Loane. Photo by Paul Green. Courtesy Viridian Press, Melbourne.
Art Asia Pacific Magazine, Issue 62 is linked
Decapitations and Protestations—Cut, Burn, Stitch and Draw
Mike Parr

Mike Parr, CARTESIAN CORPSE, 2008, photo documentation of an endurance performance by the artist and Anthony Bond, at Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, 20008. Photo by Paul Green. Courtesy Detached, Hobart.
source, link typ.

INTEGRATION 3 (A. LEG SPIRAL), from “Rules and Displacement Activities Part II,” 1975, still from 16mm film. Digital manipulation by Debra Petrovich.

Michael Joo, SALT TRANSFER CYCLE, 1993–95, still from eight-minute video. Photo by and courtesy the artist.
ArtsAsiaPacific Magazine again linked. From article titled
“Devolution – Michael Joo” current issue
I’d suggest clicking through and visiting the archive at AAP. They kind of rock.


  1. I’d like to receive more of your selections. They seem very special to me. Thanks for sharing. h.

  2. You are welcome, Hem Young. Thank you for this kind comment. I hope that you and Dominic are well.

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