Monday, December 10, 2012

12 Beys of Chrismas or 8 of Chanuka

1. For Chanuka (sic), Peggy bought me Dawoud Bey, Harlem, USA. This is a book of photographs taken by Mr. Bey in the 70s. Mr. Bey grew up in Queens but his family is from Harlem.

For the next 12 (or 8) days, I will post a photo from the book.

This one is on the cover.

It is called, " A boy in front of the Loew's 125th Street Movie Theater, 1976 printed in 1976.

This kid is cool. At ease and confident. The tile work on the box office reminds me of something. A belt. A poster. It is very evocative of that era of the 70s. The kid's shadow on the glass of the box office. It is very spiritual.
What is that book in his hand? Is it musical notes? Is the kid a musician?

I received this book on the 3rd night of Hanukah. Recently in the N. Y. Times, the 6th night of Hanukah, was on the "meh" list. Not hot, not not. Just meh." I  have no opinions on the nights of Hanukah. They are like 8 children. Who are your favorites?

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