Weegee (1899-1968), [Exposition inteRnatiOnale du Surréalisme, or EROS, Paris], December 1959 – February 1960, (Screenshot)

To celebrate the 91st birthday of Jasper Johns (born May 15, 1930)… a pair of screenshots… “à la galerie Daniel Cordier…” Weegee à Paris…

Perhaps this exhibition introduced and/or exposed Weegee to art and artists that influenced his photographic practice… It’s not impossible that Weegee’s presence at this exhibition was influential in his “distorted”-in-a-darkroom (human sculpture, etc.) photographs… (see: food for thought)…
Fellig the Zellig hobnobbing with the heady gourmands and leggy crustaceans; exquisite corpses… Weegee à Paris…

William Klein (born April 19, 1928), Vogue, (Screenshot)






WEEGEE, Four Polaroid Experiments, Photography Annual, 1959
“I like to experiment. The Polaroid camera was the last challenge and this is the best camera to experiment with. When I get an idear (sic), before it skips my mind, I have it on paper… with out the fuss and bother of darkroom chemicals, etc.”

In addition to four amazing Weegee Polaroid photos this edition of Photography Annual contains the “First publication: W. Eugene Smith’s monumental Pittsburgh story.”

(Things, like magazines, you find when cleaning up and moving…)