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This Just In: The Shunk-Kender Archive

Harry Shunk (left) and Janos Kender in 1961
Harry Shunk (left) and János Kender in 1961 at a dinner for artist Lucio Fontana at La Coupole in Montparnasse, Paris. Photo: Shunk-Kender. The Getty Research Institute, 2014.R.20

The 20th-century art scene, told in photographs. More»

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By Paddleboat, By Inner Tube, By Car

July 4, 2013. Images by Terry Evans, courtesy of Amon Carter Museum
July 4, 2013. Images by Terry Evans, courtesy of Amon Carter Museum

An ever-changing relationship between a community and a river. More»

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Glamour in Old Beijing

Young Pioneer with the Three Gorges, 2008
Copyright Chen Man. Courtesy of L.A. Louver
Young Pioneer with the Three Gorges, 2008 Copyright Chen Man. Courtesy of L.A. Louver

“All reality is a phantom, all phantoms are real.” More»

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Experimental Music Built on Provocative Films

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Photo: Adela Loconte

Body/Head combines improvised music with films that explore deep sexual and psychological themes. More»

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Where Is Yucatan? Julius Shulman at Chichen Itza

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Julius Shulman photographs the Yucatan, mecca for the midcentury consumer. More»

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Larry Sultan’s Visions of Suburbia

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On Larry Sultan, intimacy, and photography. More»

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Watch Charlie Chaplin’s “Shoulder Arms” Online

Charles Chaplin / Shoulder Arms

An uneasy collision of violence and comedy around World War I. More»

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Remembering Lewis Baltz

Lewis Baltz, Paris, 1992
Lewis Baltz standing in front of his installation, Ronde de Nuit, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1992

The influential photographer, writer, and teacher has passed. More»

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Two Darkly Humorous Czech Films about the Craziness of Politics

Poster for the film The Joke, 1968
Poster for The Joke (Žert), 1968

“What’s so bracing about Czech New Wave films is how honest and artful they are.” More»

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Discovering “Daisies”

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A film as beautiful as it is weird. More»

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