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Edificio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz de la Unidad El Rosario I (Álvarez, Meza y Álvarez, [plan maestro: Legorreta Arquitectos] 1974-75), 1975 x Julius Shulman

© J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989)
Lisa Lyon
1981
Gelatin silver print
45.1 x 35 cm (17 ¾ x 13 ¾ in.)
Promised Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

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At MoMA, Yves Klein's Other Leaps? - artnet News
THE DAILY PIC: Photographers Shunk-Kender shot many versions of Klein's fake jump.

Happy Leap Day! Learn how artist Yves Klein worked with photographers Harry Shunk and János Kender to stage his infamous photo Leap into the Void.

[Yves Klein with Harry Shunk, János Kender. Leap into the Void. 1960. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photograph: Shunk-Kender © J. Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles]

Eye-to-eye with a young man with congenital blindness.

This was made from August Sander’s negative for Inmates of a Home for the Blind.

Sander believed that physiognomy revealed character. Though the man’s eyes don’t meet the gaze of the camera, an intimacy and connection come through.

See the full picture here.

Eye-to-eye connects the peoples of yesterday to you through art.

Blind Man, Congenitally Afflicted (detail), 1930, August Sander. The J. Paul Getty Museum. © J. Paul Getty Trust

City Hall dominated downtown Los Angeles’s skyline through the 1960s. It became a backdrop for Los Angeles history to unfold, including the rise of the LA Times. The Huntington captures that moment.

We’re teaming up The Huntington’s tumblr to bring you historic Los Angeles images on Wednesdays through August 6 as part of No Further West.

[Los Angeles City Hall], 1935, Julius Shulman. © J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute

The Leatoli Footprints and Early Human Ancestors

In 1978 a team led by British paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey found trace fossils of animal footprints left in ash several million years old.  Searching further, Leakey’s team found the oldest trace fossils of early hominids in Leatoli, about 30 miles south of the famed Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania.  The footprints are though to come from three individuals from the australopithecus afarensis family.  Like the pithecanthropus (see recent post here), the australopithecus was named under the assumption that it represented a missing link between humans and primates.  The name australopithecus comes from the Latin word australis meaning south and the Ancient Greek word pithekos meaning ape.  The name was given that same year by Donald Wilson and Tim White, who found fragments two thousand miles north of the Leatoli site in the Afar region of Ethiopia, hence afarensis.

Happy Birthday, Mary Leakey, born on this day, February 6, 1913.

Shout out to my little man, Rowan, another Ethiopian treasure!

Photo via J. Paul Getty Trust, copyright 1995.

The Leatoli Footprints and Early Human Ancestors

In 1978 a team led by British paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey found trace fossils of animal footprints left in ash several million years old.  Searching further, Leakey’s team found the oldest trace fossils of early hominids in Leatoli, about 30 miles south of the famed Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania.  The footprints are though to come from three individuals from the australopithecus afarensis family.  Like the pithecanthropus (see recent post here), the australopithecus was named under the assumption that it represented a missing link between humans and primates.  The name australopithecus comes from the Latin word australis meaning south and the Ancient Greek word pithekos meaning ape.  The name was given that same year by Donald Wilson and Tim White, who found fragments two thousand miles north of the Leatoli site in the Afar region of Ethiopia, hence afarensis

Happy Birthday, Mary Leakey, born on this day, February 6, 1913.

Shout out to my little man, Rowan, another Ethiopian treasure! 

Photo via J. Paul Getty Trust, copyright 1995.