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Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, the film is riveting—a history of modern photography, a psychological study and a noir tale of mystery.
"Oh, it’s a perfect day / I’m glad I spent it with you / Oh, such a perfect day / You just keep me hanging on … just a perfect day / You made me forget myself / I thought I was someone else, someone good."
— Perfect Day by Lou Reed
Robb Putnam is an artist who creates large scale sculptures of cartoon-like dog heads and figures out of discarded materials. The Bark profiled his work in 2009 shortly after his graduation from the Mills College MFA program. Robb’s new work will be featured in the exhibition "Larger than Life: Exploring Scale in Contemporary Art" — June 2 through August 18, 2013 at the Bedford Gallery/Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA.
Mocha is a bright young Pitbull/Lab mix in New Jersey who needs a permanent home. Your patience will be rewarded ten fold. www.ehrdogs.org
One of a dozen photos found on Ebay of this young girl and her dogs over a period of 5–7 years.
Last week saw the passing of Deanna Durbin, the wholesome star of Depression-era films, who wryly called her image that of “Little Miss Fix-It Who Bursts into Song.” Her stardom was meteoric and for a short 12-year period, she was hugely popular. Both Winston Churchill and Anne Frank were fans. Durbin is shown here with her beloved dog Tippy, said to have been purchased at a pet store for $2.
The Hyena & Other Men, a series of portraits by Pieter Hugo of Nigerian itinerant performers who use animals—monkeys, pythons and hyenas to entertain townspeople. The photographs are haunting, surreal, cruel but fascinating imagery, and another indication of man’s brutality. Hugo details the project in an essay entitled "The Dog’s Master."
Leather dog collars made for Louis Bernacchi’s sled-dog ‘Joe’, who worked on Borchgrevink’s Southern Cross expedition in 1899, and with Bernacchi on the Discover expedition from 1901 until his death in 1902/1903, with brass studs and two brass name plates impressed ‘Joe Southern Cross’ and ‘Joe Discovery’. These extremely rare historical artifacts will be auctioned at Bonhams December 4, 2012.
This New York street art protests puppy mills and quotes Trilussa, the Italian poet.