"I heard recently that Nawab Sahib had died. Not of an illness, but by falling into the sea. Many people say it was deliberate. Because his will was rather unusual. It said, "I hereby bequeath all my property for the betterment of the poor. I do not have a penny left now. How will I pass the rest of my life?"
—Banaphool, from “Nawab Sahib”.
(Illustration by Guillaume Gilbert) High-res

"I heard recently that Nawab Sahib had died. Not of an illness, but by falling into the sea. Many people say it was deliberate. Because his will was rather unusual. It said, "I hereby bequeath all my property for the betterment of the poor. I do not have a penny left now. How will I pass the rest of my life?"

—Banaphool, from “Nawab Sahib”.

(Illustration by Guillaume Gilbert)


All you need is some good sun and a tiny hole the size of a pin in order to draw an exact image of the world on the opposite wall, inverted but intact: a singular landscape well-lit, the colors, the shadows, the clouds, the ripples on the water, the flight of birds, all seen under a nicely brilliant sun.

Read a longer excerpt from Suzanne Doppelt’s mesmeric Lazy Suzy, on art, photography and the problems of ‘borrowed light’ at Asymptote.
The images are by Suzanne Doppelt. The translation from French is by Cole Swensen.
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All you need is some good sun and a tiny hole the size of a pin in order to draw an exact image of the world on the opposite wall, inverted but intact: a singular landscape well-lit, the colors, the shadows, the clouds, the ripples on the water, the flight of birds, all seen under a nicely brilliant sun.


Read a longer excerpt from Suzanne Doppelt’s mesmeric Lazy Suzy, on art, photography and the problems of ‘borrowed light’ at Asymptote.

The images are by Suzanne Doppelt. The translation from French is by Cole Swensen.

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l-amour-a-trois:

Robert Picault : Pablo Picasso, Diane et Georges Bataille et Michel Leiris(de dos) écoutant Manuel Angeles Ortiz chanter dans la cour du laboratoire d’oenologie d’André Castel à Nîmes, 24 septembre 1950
RMN

[Robert Picault: Pablo Picasso, Diane and Georges Bataille, and Michel Leiris (back view) listening to Manuel Angeles Ortiz sing in the courtyard of André Castel’s wine-tasting laboratory in Nîmes on September 24, 1950. — AM] High-res

l-amour-a-trois:

Robert Picault : Pablo Picasso, Diane et Georges Bataille et Michel Leiris(de dos) écoutant Manuel Angeles Ortiz chanter dans la cour du laboratoire d’oenologie d’André Castel à Nîmes, 24 septembre 1950

RMN

[Robert Picault: Pablo Picasso, Diane and Georges Bataille, and Michel Leiris (back view) listening to Manuel Angeles Ortiz sing in the courtyard of André Castel’s wine-tasting laboratory in Nîmes on September 24, 1950. — AM]