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Reading the signs at the SLAM

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I read the signs at the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM):

• The works of art in this gallery have been temporarily removed during construction.

• This object has been temporarily removed. Purpose: Examination.

• Many of the Museum’s amenities and services have been temporarily relocated during construction.

• This exhibition contains mature content. Parental discretion is advised.

• Installation in progress. Please pardon the inconvenience.

• Caution, monitoring in progress.

• Please pardon the inconvenience, this elevator is out of service during construction.

• This stairwell is temporarily closed during construction. Please use the main elevator across Sculpture Hall to access the lower level galleries.

• Many of the Museum’s amenities and services have been temporarily relocated during construction.

• The Museum Auditorium is closed.

• During the current phase of construction, we have limited restroom facilities.

• The Richardson Memorial Library is open by appointment only. Please visit the Information Center in Sculpture Hall for assistance.

• The works of art in this gallery have been temporarily removed during construction

• Gallery closures and art movement throughout the Museum are anticipated as we make progress on our exciting expansion project.

• Your patience is appreciated.

• Thank you for your patience.

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Written by dominiquejames

June 27, 2011 at 9:46 AM

Under the arch

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Hello, St. Louis!

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Interesting and nice

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About the Brownmonkeys:

The Brownmonkeys is a design collective based in Dubai. Purveyor of the lowbrow movement in the region. A group of multi-disciplinary artists. They consist of graphic designers, illustrators, painters, musicians, photographers and videographers. The Brownmonkeys offer an alternative approach to contemporary art and design, keeping the whole work process fun and without inhibition. They have strength in numbers, varied sensibilities and kaleidescope of ideas.

They are: brave, independent, bold, and powerful.

Texture

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A picture of patterns, textures, tones, lines, swirls and forms such as this keeps the eyes looking in every which way. With nothing exactly to fix on, the image becomes merely an impression. We see it even if we don’t really focus on it.

[Photography by Dominique James. Copyright © 2011. All rights reserved.]

Richard Avedon

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I had this sudden urge to look up Richard Avedon on Wikipedia:

Richard Avedon (May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004) was an American photographer. An obituary, published in The New York Times following Avedon’s death said that, “his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century.”

Last year, a few weeks after seeing his exhibit at the International Center for Photography (ICP) in New York City, I had the privilege of being invited to visit his foundation office near the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) where I had the chance to see the entire archive of his negatives and prints.

He’s still my favorite.

Written by dominiquejames

June 21, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Hip!

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Hipstamatic is one of the most popular photo apps on the iPhone for a reason: it’s fun. And it manages to churn out interesting-looking images all the time.

[Photo by Dominique James. Copyright © 2011. All rights reserved.]

Written by dominiquejames

June 21, 2011 at 7:51 PM

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