About: Nancy Perloff

I’m associate curator of modern and contemporary collections at the Getty Research Institute. My scholarship addresses the Russian avant-garde, European modernism, and the relationship between music and the visual arts. I’m at work right now on a book publication, provisionally titled Books to Look at, Books to Listen to: The Great Russsian Avant-Garde Experiment, which builds upon the exhibition I curated at the GRI on Russian Futurist books.

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Harry Smith’s Archives and Collections Now at the Getty Research Institute

Harry Smith at Allen Ginsberg's Kitchen Table, New York City, 16 June 1988 / Allen Ginsberg
© Allen Ginsberg LLC

Best known for his experimental films and his anthology of American folk music, Harry Smith was a fascinating multidisciplinary artist and avid collector. More»

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      "Hey Dude!"

      That doesn’t seem like too far off for a cry of a street vendor from the series called “Cries of Paris.

      However, this is an idealized depiction of a peasant who has sturdy clogs, a short jacket, and apron. Such vision sold higher numbers of these small sculptures to wealthy patrons.

      Figure of a Street Vendor, about 1755 - 1760, Mennecy Porcelain Manufactory. J. Paul Getty Museum.

      10/02/14

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