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DATE 6/25/2024

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DATE 6/22/2024

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DATE 6/22/2024

Michael Stipe's poetic new photobook

DATE 6/20/2024

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DATE 6/20/2024

picturehouse + thesmalldarkroom present Yelena Yemchuk on 'Malanka'

DATE 6/19/2024

Celebrate Juneteenth with Mickalene Thomas’s unabashed celebration of Black womanhood

DATE 6/17/2024

Jenny Holzer continues to challenge, opaquely, with 'Trace'

DATE 6/16/2024

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DATE 6/13/2024

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DATE 6/13/2024

ICP presents Eugene Richards on 'Remembrance Garden'

DATE 6/8/2024

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DATE 6/6/2024

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DATE 6/3/2024

In Nan Goldin's 'The Other Side,' you are who you pretend to be


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Ahmed Abdullah with Sun Ra and His Arkestra in Istanbul, Turkey, 1990, from
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/21/2023

Trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah on his time in the Sun Ra Arkestra

New from Blank Forms Editions, A Strange Celestial Road: My Time in the Sun Ra Arkestra is a one-of-a-kind, 512-page goldmine by Harlem-born trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah, recounting decades of national and international touring with the Sun Ra Arkestra and charting the rise of the New York loft jazz scene. Featured photograph is of Abdullah with Sun Ra and His Arkestra in Istanbul, Turkey, 1990⁠. Abdullah quotes Sun Ra: “It’s not easy to play in this band because there’s certain stuff you have to have. You have to belong, you have to be rated by Superior Beings as suitable, and if you’re not rated … I be telling everybody, it’s not my band. It’s the Creator’s band, and if they’re not suitable for the future, they won’t be fit for the present.”

A Strange Celestial Road

A Strange Celestial Road

Blank Forms Editions
Pbk, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 512 pgs / 20 color / 40 b&w.

$29.95  free shipping





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