May 25, 2014

Pictures At An Exposition

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One thing I noticed while researching Warhol's World's Fair commissions, is that the US Pavilion in Montreal had this sweet photomural of the moon.

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both images by USIA's Jack Masey

And it also had this sweet photomural of the moon. I can't tell which came first or why.

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Bogart, image via CHarstad

I think the way giant photos--of the moon and the stars alike--were used alongside giant paintings and giant graphics in the World's Fair exhibition was one of the most advanced levelings of these supposedly distinct image hierarchies.

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I've really got to get into the USIA Archives for this stuff. Actually what I need to do is get Jack Masey on the phone while I still can.

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