From the NY Times:
“Kusama Arrives. Is It Worth Your Time to Wait in Line?”
By Jason Farago
Nov. 8, 2019
“And the erotic or psychedelic excesses of Ms. Kusama’s early art are long gone, too. In her orgiastic
“body festivals” of the 1960s,
she encouraged audiences to slather one another with paint; now others must be cropped out of the cameraphone frame. Sex and drugs are nothing compared with the thrill of “likes.””
Link in the NY Times links to a Weegee photo, one of these:
Great return to Vogue.
(images from ebay)
Sold for: $11.99
Sold by: photoart50
“From world famous archive!
This photo was among a collection of stamped weegee photos there is a photo of the stamp in description.
That is how we know this is a weegee photograph.. but because it is not stamped we cant charge the going rate.
this photo is not stamped!
Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig, a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography…
PHOTO IS IN GOOD CONDITION FOR ITS AGE AND RARITY”
(words from ebay)
Obviously this was not made by Weegee.
(screenshot, NY Times, July 19, 2019)
“Ida Wyman, Whose Camera Captured Ordinary People, Dies at 93
Ms. Wyman photographed for Life, Business Week and her own enjoyment, satisfying “an immense curiosity to learn and understand the lives of others.”…
After graduating in 1943, she found work at Acme, first in its mailroom and then as a printer. At lunch hour, she photographed nearby laborers and office workers with her Graflex Speed Graphic camera…
The six years featuring her most memorable work ended in 1951. By then she had married Simon Nathan, a photographer at Acme, who encouraged her to join the Photo League, a radical collective. Working there further inspired her to produce honest photographs that could effect social change…”
(Images are screenshots… perhaps from… davidhartnyc.com – maybe?)
Made by David Hart, in NYC.
For more info, please see https://davidhartnyc.com/
Weegee, Naked City (1945)
Weegee, Weegee’s People, (1946)
““You want to see George’s love of art? Look at the cover for Listen Without Prejudice — that solo album. It’s got this beautiful picture by Weegee, the photographer. It doesn’t have George’s face. It doesn’t even have his name I think. George fought to have that cover.” Sue Webster”
“George Michael Loved Art. What Was in His Collection?” NY Times, March 7, 2019