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Blowing in the Mind
Blowing in the Mind/Mister Tambourine Man. Martin Sharp. 1968. Screenprint on copper foil paper, 29 5/16 x 19 3/8 in. Gift of Sara and Marc Benda. 2009-12-25 Martin Sharp’s vivid, multi-stenciled Bob Dylan poster features two distinct portraits of Dylan: a large, central, frontal image in which the singer wears dark sunglasses that contain the...
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Book Choice – The Story of Eames Furniture
Two Volume Set, The Story of Eames Furniture This is my favorite design book from 2010. Yes, it’s huge! That’s a twelve inch ruler in the photo. It runs to 800 gloriously printed pages containing over 2,500 images, with a sturdy box to protect the volumes. Congratulations to Gestalten for such a superb production! And...
Video: Provoking Magic
Ingo Maurer’s most lively exhibit in the historic Andrew Carnegie mansion was his installation of the Carnegies’ portraits above the grand staircase. Andrew and Louise Carnegie gazed out over the magical exhibition Provoking Magic: Lighting of Ingo Maurer and provided their own commentary on the mansion’s transformation under the lighting wizard.
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“It was time for a change, Louise…”
Ingo Maurer and his extraordinary team of designers and technicians have managed to dramatically transform the second floor of the Carnegie Mansion into a fiesta of lights and objects. But Maurer uses a sensitive touch while maintaining the original character of this grand domestic space. If anything, he has made it even more intimate and...