Saturday, March 10, 2012

Pescadotes: blue whale*

Pescadotes: blue whale*:
New from Joe Warren

'via Blog this'

Orchids - Jon Gelman, letters - O'Keefe and Stieglitz

photo by Jon Gelman
Georgia O'Keefe made this sort of thing popular - with her paintings of vaginal flowers.  Perhaps she missed her partner Alfred Stieglitz with whom she carried on a copious correspondence during the long periods when they were apart.  (NPR reports on Sarah Greenough's volume of   the letters - My Faraway One.) I suspect there's not much literary treasure in all today's email, tweets, and blogging, but the photography is really good now, as Jon Gelman shows us in this set taken at the orchid show. 

Alfred Stieglitz attached this photograph to a letter for Georgia O'Keeffe, dated July 10, 1929. Below the photograph he wrote, "I have destroyed 300 prints to-day. And much more literature. I haven't the heart to destroy this..."
Stieglitz and O'Keefe - reunited