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DAILY PIC: Allan Sekula, the great artist-documentarian, died Saturday at the age of 62 – three days after the Daily Pic happened to have lingered on one of the images from his great “Fish Story” series, recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. I’d known he’d been sick with cancer for some time, but had no idea he was so near the end. So today’s Pic, another MoMA image from the same series, is in Sekula’s memory. It’s a 1992 image titled “Pancake, a former shipyard sandblaster, scavenging copper from a waterfront scrapyard. Los Angeles harbor. Terminal Island, California.” Vimeo has a nice little video of him speaking a few years ago; its most Sekulian quotes come toward the end. (Image courtesy Christopher Grimes Gallery: cgrimes-news.blogspot.com)
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Aug 12, 2013

DAILY PIC: Allan Sekula, the great artist-documentarian, died Saturday at the age of 62 – three days after the Daily Pic happened to have lingered on one of the images from his great “Fish Story” series, recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. I’d known he’d been sick with cancer for some time, but had no idea he was so near the end. So today’s Pic, another MoMA image from the same series, is in Sekula’s memory. It’s a 1992 image titled “Pancake, a former shipyard sandblaster, scavenging copper from a waterfront scrapyard. Los Angeles harbor. Terminal Island, California.” Vimeo has a nice little video of him speaking a few years ago; its most Sekulian quotes come toward the end. (Image courtesy Christopher Grimes Gallery: cgrimes-news.blogspot.com)

For a full visual survey of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive. The Daily Pic can also be found at the bottom of the home page of thedailybeast.com, and on that site’s Art Beast page.

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