Wednesday, September 26, 2012

About yellow... Vivian Maier

New York City, August 1975

Untitled, Self Portrait [1]

November 1977

August 1975

May 1979

Untitled, Self Portrait [3]

May 1958

A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.

Piecing together Vivian Maier’s life can easily evoke Churchill’s famous quote about the vast land of Tsars and commissars that lay to the east. A person who fit the stereotypical European sensibilities of an independent liberated woman, accent and all, yet born in New York City. Someone who was intensely guarded and private, Vivian could be counted on to feistily preach her own very liberal worldview to anyone who cared to listen, or didn’t. Decidedly unmaterialistic, Vivian would come to amass a group of storage lockers stuffed to the brim with found items, art books, newspaper clippings, home films, as well as political tchotchkes and knick-knacks... 
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Untitled, Self Portrait [2]

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