Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Beatles Arrive in New York 1964

Hey hey it's The Beatles! John, Paul, George and Ringo arrive in JFK Airport in New York, in 1964, the first stop in their US tour. Photo: The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Mittwoch, Haushalten & Whirlaway - 3 New Prints By Matthew Rose For Keep Calm Gallery

Lalande Digital Press is happy to be working with Keep Calm Gallery, the hip-online gallery for fine art prints in the UK. The newest works from Matthew Rose are from his A KICK IN THE KUNST series, exhibited at Galerie Rossella Junck Berlin.

Mittwoch, 2007, is German for "Wednesday," (literally middle of the week) and artist Matthew Rose's puppet-master/puppet collage. First exhibited in Berlin at Galerie Rossella Junck, Mittwoch (Limited signed and numbered edition of 21) plays with both silhouette and shadow, each exhibiting a presence but Mittwoch is oddly absent an actual protagonist. The artist says this is something of a self-portrait, and he is somewhere in the gap of here and there.

Haushalten is German for "keeping house," and in this piece, the house is not what it seems to be: constructed of 1950s advertising, the woman of the house shows off her newest gadget, a giant thingamajig, or if you like, a...dohickey, gizmo, gismo, or a thingamabob – on an ancient Roman pedestal. The surreal qualities of this good housekeeping moment – the blue sky blows through the gadget – points to terribly sunny days ahead from America's recent past. Haushalten, was produced in an edition of 19, is signed and number; it is also part of the A Kick in the Kunst series exhibited in Berlin at Galerie Rossella Junck.

Whirlaway, 2007, is one of the more complex of Matthew Rose's collage works from the A Kick in the Kunst series. The name, a feature from a mid-century Oldsmobile, purports a strange and perhaps violent future as a man hacks away at a tree. In the panel opposite, a girl and her shadow climb in a nether-space, a plate of prunes and cereal functioning as her head. The artist, who grew up in the American suburbs, reiterates the hidden and bizarre drama of the American middle-class dream. Whirlaway is produced in a limited edition of 12, each signed and numbered on high quality cotton paper.

Interested in these prints? Get in contact with Haley and Lucas at Keep Calm Gallery. Interested in making your own prints? Get in touch with Burning Boy Press Paris. 

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Berlin Wall

Peter Leibing is a German photographer known for his 1961 photographs of escaping East German border guard, Conrad Schumann jumping a barbed wire fence during construction of the Berlin Wall.

On 15 August 1961 Leibing, working for the Hamburg picture agency Contiepress, had been tipped by police that an East German border guard might escape the Berlin Wall, then in its third day of construction.[1] At that stage of construction, the Berlin Wall was only a low barbed-wire fence. As people on the Western side shouted Komm rüber! ("come over"), Leibing captured a photograph of Schumann jumping a barbed wire fence and making his escape. The photo became a well-known image of the Cold War and won the Overseas Press Club Best Photograph award for 1961.[2]

The Berlin Wall

Matthew Rose, Installation View, A KICK IN THE KUNST, Galerie Rossella Junck, Augustrasse 28 Berlin. Through 5 September 2008.

Sunday, July 6, 2008



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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

La Coupole Paris

An early photograph of LA COUPOLE at 102, Boulevard Montparnasse, Paris. Thanks to

Anonyme Zeichner

Blütenweiss is an association headed by the wonderful Berlin artist, Anke Becker. Several times a year, Anke puts on one of the most popular and interesting exhibitions to be held anywhere in Europe, Anonyme Zeichner, or Anonymous Drawings. The concept is simple: Artists send in drawings that are roughly A3-sized, unsigned (except on the back) and then offered for sale for 150 euros. The Anonymous Drawings exhibitions have been wildly successful with nearly 1000 entries and thousands of visitors and sales.

The next Anonyme Zeichner exhibition takes place this weekend, 4 July - 6 July at Galerie in der Stadtscheune, Sackstrasse 4, 21762 Otterndorf in Germany. Opening: July 4th, 2008 / 7pm. Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 8pm. The works are from the archive and selected by Anke.

Further information about the show and previous exhibitions click here.

See the Otterndorf Hadler Haus site, here.

Lalande Digital Press Paris loves art...of all flavors, and we're happy to have Anke Becker and Blütenweiss as friends. Interested in hosting an Anonymous Drawing exhibition in your city? Paris? London? Barcelona? Get in touch.


Matthew Rose, Installation view, A KICK IN THE KUNST, Galerie Rossella Junck, Augustrasse 28 Berlin. Exhibition runs through the end of August 2008.