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Justin Mortimer, Family Dollar (2009)
Courtesy of the Artist and Master Piper, London. Photograph by Anna Arca. 
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Rain On Your Old Tin Hat

The mist hangs low and quiet on a ragged line of hills
There’s a whispering of wind across the flat;
You’d be feeling kind of lonesome if it wasn’t for one thing–
The patter of the raindrops on your old tin hat.

An’ you just can’t help a-figuring–sitting here alone–
About this war and hero stuff and that,
And you wonder if they haven’t sort of got things twisted up,
While the rain keeps up its patter on your old tin hat.

When you step off with the outfit to do your little bit,
You’re simply doing what you’re s’posed to do–
And you don’t take time to figure what you gain or what you lose,
It’s the spirit of the game that brings you through.
But back at home she’s waiting, writing cheerful little notes,
And every night she offers up a prayer
And just keeps on a-hoping that her soldier boy is safe–
The mother of the boy who’s over there.
And, fellows, she’s the hero of this great big ugly war,
And her prayer is on that wind across the flat.
And don’t you reckon maybe it’s her tears, and not the rain,
That’s keeping up the patter on your old tin hat?

American 89th Division

Written at the battle front in France and sent to his mother the night before he was KIA September 12, 1918


Les Gouttes de Pluie sur ton Vieux Casque

La brume suspendue en silence sur les collines échancrées
Passe le souffle du vent a travers le plat
On pourrait se sentir seul, si ce n’était pour une chose,
Le crépitement des gouttes de pluie sur ton vieux casque
Tu ne peux pas t’empêcher d’être là assis seul,
Pensant à cette guerre et à ces trucs de hero et puis,
Tu t’interroges, s’ils avaient emmêlés ces choses,
Pendant que la pluie continue à crépiter sur ton vieux casque.

Quand tu sors avec ton uniforme pour faire ta part des choses,
Tu fais simplement ce que tu es suppose faire,
Et tu ne prends pas le temps de chiffrer ce que tu as perdu ou gagné
C’est l’espirit du jeu qui t’aide à t’en sortir.

Mais là-bas à la maison, elle attend, écrivant des petits mots pour t’encourager
Et chaque nuit elle offer une prière,
Et elle espère juste que son soldat de fils reste en vie,
La mère du soldat qui est là-bas.

Et les gars, c’est elle le hero de cette grande et affreuse guerre,
Et le vent transporte sa prière sur le plat,
Et, ne reconnais-tu pas ses larmes, et non pas la pluie,
Qui continue à crépiter sur ton vieux casque ?

2Lt. J Hunter WICKERSHAM, né le 3 Février, 1890
Médaillé d’Honneur
89ème Division

écrit la nuit avant qu’il ne trouve la mort sur le champ d’honneur
le 12 septembre, 1918
Il repose dans ce cimetière Plot B – Rangée 19 – Tombe 12

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Grow Cable

“Umbilical cord” phone charger, meant to represent people’s dependence on their iPhones

Iizawa Mio, 2016


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Junk Sculptures 

Dario Tioni & Koji Yoshida. Made of glue and random discarded objects
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We are the shoes, we are the last witnesses.
We are shoes from grandchildren and grandfathers,
From Prague, Paris, and Amsterdam,
And because we are only made of fabric and leather
And not of blood and flesh, each one of us avoided the hellfire. 

~Moses Schulstein
Holocaust Memorial Museum, DC

Agnosia, an Illuminated Ontology

Installation of over 40 “neon” works by Joseph Kosuth. 1965-2015
Sean Kelly Gallery, NYC
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Easter and the Totem

Jackson Pollack, 1953
“A Collection Survey” @ MoMA, NYC
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“One must suffer for beauty”

‘The hairstyle a la Chinoise is definitely a major makeover. All the hair from the forehead to the nape is collected on the top of the head, then twisted and tied.’

Handcoloured engraving from Pierre de la Mesangere’s Le Bon Genre, Paris, 1817. Jean-Baptiste Isabey
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Antonia at the Star Ferry

Sotheby’s fall auction 2015
Francisco Scavullo, 1962


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Tony Smith, 1967. Aluminum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Portrait of Sakip Sabanci

9,216 LCD screens of people who crossed paths with Turkish businessman and philanthropist Sakıp Sabancı, created for the tenth anniversary of his death.

Kutluğ Ataman, 2014
“All the World’s Futures”  – The Venice Biennale
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