Wednesday, September 4, 2019

RIP Peter Lindbergh

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:20 PM

Screenshot of the online New York Times :

See also Lindbergh in this  journal.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Art Criticism for the Chateau Marmont

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 AM

"Nice work if you can get it." — Classic song lyric

Photo credit: Peter Lindbergh

See also . . . Sunset Boulevard Revisited  and . . .

“Do not block intersection.” — City of Los Angeles

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Art Space

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 PM

Detail of an image in the previous post

This suggests a review of a post on a work of art by fashion photographer
Peter Lindbergh, made when he was younger and known as "Sultan."

The balls in the foreground relate Sultan's work to my own.

Linguistic backstory —

The art space where the pieces by Talman and by Lindbergh
were displayed is Museum Tinguely in Basel.

As the previous post notes, the etymology of "glamour" (as in
fashion photography) has been linked to "grammar" (as in 
George Steiner's Grammars of Creation ). A sculpture by 
Tinguely (fancifully representing Heidegger) adorns one edition
of Grammars .

Yale University Press, 2001:

Tinguely, "Martin Heidegger,
Philosopher," sculpture, 1988

Monday, October 10, 2016

Mono Type 1, by Sultan (1966)

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"Sultan" was a pseudonym of Peter Lindbergh, now a 
well-known fashion photographer. Click image for the source.

Related art — Diamond Theory Roullete, by Radames Ajna,
2013 (Processing  code at ReCode Project based on
"Diamond Theory" by Steven H. Cullinane, 1977).

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Strike a Pose

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Online Vogue  today —

"For the first time, an exhibition at the Kunsthal Rotterdam
'Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography'—
will offer a robust survey of the photographer’s opus."

I find Lindbergh's early work as "Sultan" more interesting.

Grammar and Patterns

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"May, / The months [sic ] of understanding" — Wallace Stevens

Saturday, May 21, 2016


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Related material 

The Lindbergh Manifesto and The Leibniz Medal.


"If pure mathematics does spring from sub-conscious intuitions— already deep-structured as are grammatical patterns in the transformational-generative theory of language?— if the algebraic operation arises from wholly internalized pattern-weaving, how then can it, at so many points, mesh with, correspond to, the material forms of the world?"

— Steiner, George. Grammars of Creation
(Gifford Lectures, 1990). (Kindle Locations 2494-2496).
Open Road Media. Kindle Edition. 

Good question.

See Bedtime Story (Sept. 1, 2016).

Saturday, June 20, 2015


Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

'Wim Wenders and Peter Lindbergh in Conversation'

See also Wenders and Lindbergh in this journal.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


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You’ve got to make him
Express himself
Hey, hey, hey, hey


See May 21, 2014, here and in Cannes.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Lindbergh Manifesto

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"Creation is the birth of something, and
something cannot come from nothing."

— Photographer Peter Lindbergh at his website

From a biography of Lindbergh —

" it took Lindbergh awhile to find his true métier.
Born in Krefeld, Germany, in 1944….
Barely out of his teens, he became a painter who
embraced conceptual art and — for reasons he
has since forgotten — adopted the professional
name « Sultan. »   Lindbergh was a few years
short of his 30th birthday when he turned to

— "The Man Who Loves Women," by Pamela Young,
Toronto Globe & Mail , September 19, 1996

A Lindbergh work (at right below) from his conceptual-art days —

For a connection between the above work by Paul Talman and the
above "Mono Type 1" of Lindbergh, see…

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