David Schonauer

Agenda: Buying a Piece of Magnum's "Great Journeys"

By David Schonauer   Tuesday October 31, 2017

On the occasion of Magnum's 70th anniversary and Aperture Foundation's 65th (see item 6), the two organizations have joined forces to present "Great Journeys," the final in the cycle of four Square Print Sales inspired by each of Magnum's founders. The sale, which continues online through 6 pm EST on November 3, features signed or estate-stamped, 6x6-inch museum-quality prints for $100 ...   Read the full Story >>

What We're Reading: Why This Is the Golden Age for Printed Photos

Digital Trends   Tuesday October 31, 2017

This year, it is estimated that billions of humans armed with smartphones will take some 1.2 trillion pictures. Many will be shared on social media, but few will make the transition into the physical world as prints. And yet Digital Trends makes the case that we are living in the golden age of the printed photo. “We may no longer print every photo by default, but this can actually be a good thing for printing. It is now about quality rather than quantity, and the pictures we choose to print deserve the best treatment,” notes the website. On the other hand, notes PetaPixel, Verizon-owned Flickr will no longer be printing photo books or offering wall art.   Read the full Story >>

Books: A Tribute of Discarded Library Books

HYPERALLERGIC   Tuesday October 31, 2017

The books featured in photographer Kerry Mansfield’s new book Expired  were beloved — hence the dog-eared pages of To Kill a Mockingbird   and the copy of Lad: A Dog with a chunk missing from its cover. They have also been exiled from the libraries because of their age and condition. “There is something bittersweet about a library tome so well used that it has fallen to pieces, its tactile decay reflecting a collective act of reading,” notes Hyperallergic, which spotlights Mansfield’s work.    Read the full Story >>

Agenda: Barbara Kruger to Stage First Live Performance

THE ART NEWSPAPER   Tuesday October 31, 2017

Artist Barbara Kruger, best known for her text-based photo works critiquing the mass media, is due to stage her “first live performance” as part of New York’s Performa Biennial  on November 2, reports The Art Newspaper. Details surrounding Kruger’s upcoming work, Untitled (The Drop), are secret for now. The performance will take place on three consecutive Thursdays in November, from 4 pm to 8 pm, at the Markus Miessen-designed Hub in SoHo, the festival’s headquarters. Tickets are $5. New Yorkers can also get Barbara Kruger mass transit MetroCards  starting tomorrow.   Read the full Story >>

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