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Steven Arnold Redux

April 22, 2020 Blog

Steven Arnold (1943-1994), the larger than life photographer and filmmaker,  took this 1985 photograph of his larger than life friend Rachel Rosenthal (1926-2015.) I spotted it when Jason Jenn wrote about it on the Torrance Art Museum’s online program Hobson’s Choice. .

Coincidentally,  Christopher Knight had just sent me a link to Heavenly Bodies, a new documentary Steven Arnold, that was all too briefly on vimeo. Produced by Joan Quinn, it is a worthy effort with nods to Salvador Dali, Holly Woodlawn, Ed Moses and Tony Duquette, for goodness sakes.

Back to my files I went, this time to 1984 and my profile of Arnold from the Herald Examiner where Christopher and I worked at the same time.

Glamour never dies.

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp writes about modern and contemporary art, architecture and design.