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Modern art swimsuit issue

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 22, 2011

Jealous of all the attention garnered by Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue, Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes decided to compile his own swimsuit publication. Here’s a sample from a Mr. P. Picasso:

Picasso Bathers

We Work Remotely

Muybridge, but not by Muybridge

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 21, 2010

Possible clues have emerged that Eadweard Muybridge may not have taken all the photographs attributed to him.

Naef explains why he thinks that stereographs attributed to Muybridge were in fact taken by Watkins, who sold the negatives to Muybridge. Muybridge then printed and sold them under his own name. “I think from what I’ve seen and knowing what I know about Muybridge - and I’m not an expert on Watkins by any mean and Weston is - I think yes Muybridge published pictures by other people,” Brookman said. “Some by Watkins potentially, but I think Muybridge was also a photographer and a significant photographer.”

Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes has a three-part interview with photography curator Weston Naef about why he thinks this is so. Part one is here. (No word yet on why Muybridge has so many unnecessary letters in his name.)