Tag Archives: Life Magazine

Breaking News

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With talk of the media and “fake news,” what better way to celebrate the media than by seeing an exhibition dedicated to artists inspired by the news. “Breaking News: Turning the Sense on Mass Media,” currently on view at the Getty Center until April 30, artists such as Donald Blumberg and Alfredo Jaar provide commentary on the media by utilizing news footage and prints to create new works of art that challenge society’s interpretation of the media and the news presented.

fullsizerender-60Searching for Africa in LIFE // Alfredo Jaar // 1996 // chromogenic prints mounted on Plexiglas

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Untitled // Donald Blumberg // From the series Television Abstractions, 1968 – 1969 and Television Political Mosaics 1968-1969 //  gelatin silver prints /// 1968-1969

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Untitled // Donald Blumberg // From the series Television Abstractions, 1968 – 1969 and Television Political Mosaics 1968-1969 //  gelatin silver prints /// 1968-1969

Kissing in Color

IMG_0117The V-J Day photograph of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square at the end of WWII was featured first in Life Magazine. It is a photo that became instantly famous and is still celebrated. While the original photograph was in black and white, this iconic image has been brought to life in color. Bright yellow, green, blue, red, purple, orange and pink all radiates out from the central kissing couple who are also vibrantly painted with the sailor’s hat a striking white. Now, thanks to this artist, the image can continue its life in color.