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From, April 11, 2014

Great Google translation:

“American photographer is honored to Toulouse.
Weegee, born Arthur H. Fellig, is not a paparazzo, he values ​​and sense of justice. This does not prevent strafe like hell and order crime scenes to his liking. Nobody arrives at the ankle and the history of photography, without him, would be sad to die. Sometimes reduced to a vampire attracted by blood, Weegee (1899-1968) immortalized the New York injustice, racial segregation (photo of a cinema cut in half), those who sleep on the floor and the rich parading as these men back, wearing high-hat, straight out of a painting by Caillebotte.
Weegee was a surefire thing, a sudden flash of his signature to Zorro, which turns any moment into hallucination. His Chevrolet coupe, equipped with a radio plugged into the police frequencies, allowing it to be the first on the scene of various facts, photographs faster than his shadow and be the headlines. Nothing can resist him or the guys or Marilyn Monroe. It is a crazy and daring plays, on occasion, its role mortician paper with panache. In a hundred photographs, the Water Tower offers the best of the American Stanley Kubrick loved and who was set photographer for Dr. Strangelove.”

Weegee Gallery Water Tower, 1 place Laganne, Toulouse (31). Until May 18 Rens. :
(video interview, conference audio, and educational kit).

Liberation article here…

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“WEEGEE the Famous

“The Black Photography”

in partnership with Quais du Polar Under the Polar Platform 2014 festival, the Blue Sky joins the event to present the famous Weegee styled and famous in his exhibition entitled “Black photograph.” For the first time on Lyon photographs of the “famous” photographer will be presented. His work, entirely Black and white, focus on the nightlife of the city of New York and lead us to a succession of sordid or tragic incidents. For the artist, his photographic approach is to “show how, in a city ​​of ten million people live in complete solitude. ” The Ukrainian Usher Fellig emigrated with his parents to the United States at the age of 11 years, fleeing the rise of anti-Semitism. A click is when it takes a picture in the street: it will be a photographer. He worked several years at ACME Newspictures then becomes independent. He inherited his nickname Weegee is a reference to the spiritual game Ouija, which is to communicate with the spirits. Giving the impression of knowing in advance where and when interesting events would unfold, he had done in his car radio connected to the police frequencies. Penetrate New york unknown 20s, through the objective of Weegee, whose crackling flash could capture more of a scene of crime. Disasters, fires, regulations mafia account, prostitution and freaks of the night, jet-set debauched or pinch the subject of his work.”

Dossier de Presse PDF here…

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PM Daily, June 2, 1944
A Weegee Gets Attention At Museum of Modern Art
The big picture at lower right is the center of attraction in Weegee’s section of the Art in Progress photo exhibition now on view at the Museum of Modern Art…

Weegee Daily, June 2, 2013
A Weegee Gets No Attention At Museum of Modern Art
Deservedly Dieter Roth did… And Claes and Andy and…
(When was the last time photographs, in a museum, received such physical and comical attention, with or without a “No Photography” sign…)
Maybe, for a few brief moments we can not be as myopic as we usually are; we can lift a our Weegee blinders, our Weegee colored glasses, for a few seconds… What else was going on in the world on June 2, 1944?
Locally, a chlorine “heavy greenish-yellow” gas leak effected hundreds in Brooklyn… And more importantly:
And most importantly, a roller-skating extravaganza!

To be continued…

Film Culture – Expanded Arts, special issue, designed by George Maciunas, cover and page 10, no. 43, winter 1966, offset

Speaking of great exhibitions (perhaps coincidentally both in academic institutions), wee stumbled into the last day of the amazing George Maciunas exhibition, “Anything Can Substitute Art: Maciunas In SOHO” at Cooper Union (December 11, 2012 – February 2, 2013, 41 Cooper Gallery, 41 Cooper Square, LL1, New York, NY 10003), and unexpectedly, ran into an old friend…

“…I am the best part of the show… A COLOR BOX… half reality and half fantasy…”

(Weegee was a lot cheaper, and more fun, than La Monte Young;-)

(To be continued…)