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Modern Art Monday Presents: Yves Tanguy, My Life, Black and White

yves tanguy my life black and white photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

Interlocking organic shapes of dull and sharp appendages support one another like a monument in the characteristic space of Yves Tanguy’s  My Life, Black and White (1944).  Having met the poet Andre Breton in 1925, Tanguy remained true to the Surrealist movement throughout his work, borrowing shapes and motifs from Jean Arp and Joan Miro.

Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

Eye On Design: Inflatable Chair By William H. Miller Jr.

Inflatable Chair
All Photos By Gail

Composed of Vinylite and manufactured by a chemical company (Gallowhur Chemical Corp. of Windsor, VT) this Inflatable Chair (1944) typifies the application of innovative materials and production techniques — heightened during wartime — to domestic products. Designer William H. Miller was an employee of Gallowhur Chemical.

Inflatable Chair

During World War II, Miller collaborated with a cousin of Franklin D. Roosevelt to design a pocket-sized water-desalination device that became standard equipment for Army and Navy Fliers.

Photographed as Part of the Exhibit The Value of Good Design, On View Through June 15th, 2019 at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Inflatable Chair Installation View
Installation View

Jimmy Page is 70!

Jimmy Page Double Neck
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Led Zeppelin Guitarist Jimmy Page celebrates Seventy (70, Wow!) years on the planet today, January 9th, having been born in the year 1944. Happy Birthday Jimmy, You Are the Best!

Happy 68th Birthday, Jimmy Page!

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page on the Cover of Rolling Stone Magazine

Led Zeppelin Guitarist Jimmy Page turns 68 years old today, having been born on January 9th, 1944. Happy Birthday, Jimmy! You still rock harder than all the rest!

Happy Birthday, Roger Daltrey!

Happy Birthday to The Who’s Roger Daltrey, born on March 1st, 1944! I had such a hard crush on him when I was 12.

Happy 67th Birthday, Jimmy Page!

Led Zeppelin Guitarist Jimmy Page celebrates 67 years on the planet today, having been born on January 9th, 1944! I love you, Jimmy!

Emerson Lake & Palmer: "Karn Evil 9"

Keyboard wizard and all-around musical genius Keith Emerson celebrates his Birthday today, having been born on November 2nd, 1944. This video is so much fun! What a great fucking song, and look how thin Greg Lake was! The 70s were Awesome. Happy Birthday, Keith!