1. My paintings are the ashes of my art. Why produce a work when it is so beautiful simply to dream of it?

    — Yves Klein, La Révolution Bleue

  2. arabamolsamontgiymezdim:

Piergiorgio Branzi. Comacchio, 1956

    arabamolsamontgiymezdim:

    Piergiorgio Branzi. Comacchio, 1956

  3. It is unclear what meaning there is – if any – to heroism in the 21st Century. The hero is an icon. We know that. But he is also something more. The true hero is possessed of fragility and solitude. Most of all … he is wedded to self-ruination.

    — Simon Critchley

  4. grupaok:

Living Theatre, Paradise Now, 1968 — production still

    grupaok:

    Living Theatre, Paradise Now, 1968 — production still

  5. I have rarely desired an end to my desires.

    — Kathleen Graber, from “Book Nine" of The Eternal City (via proustitute)

  6. artmusicvegan:

    On This Day: June 29,1886, renowned Harlem based photographer James Van Der Zee was born in Lenox Massachusetts. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, he produced hundreds of photographs recording Harlem’s growing middle class. Van Der Zee photographed artist Jean Michel Basquiat (featured above) when he was 96 years old (1982). James Van Der Zee died in Washington, DC in 1983.

  7. songandcrest:
“Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will invent walks and the world will envy the dexterity of our feet.

    songandcrest:

    “Style has a profound meaning to Black Americans. If we can’t drive, we will invent walks and the world will envy the dexterity of our feet.

  8. infiniteinterior:

Engineers working on the original WTC antenna

    infiniteinterior:

    Engineers working on the original WTC antenna

    (Source: reddit.com)

  9. And thus the heart will break, yet brokenly live on.

    — George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (via proustitute)