Thelonious Monk and Town Hall Band in rehearsal, c. 1957-1964. Photo: W. Eugene Smith Archive
John Berg, cover artwork for Thelonius Monk: Underground, 1968. CBS. 📷 Steve Horn, Norman Griner. Photo cortesy of John Berg, Guild Hall, hamptonsarthub
"The title of the album came from a current jazz movement, which I twisted into a version of the French anti-Nazi underground of World War II. An entire set was built and the scene was full of costumed extras. There was no problem with budgets in those days. I won a Grammy for that cover, by the way". John Berg, via aiga
'Hours of Joanna the Mad', Bruges 1486-1506.
BL, Add 18852, fol. 89r
Heinz Mack, Untitled, 1961. Oil on canvas.
Lyubov Popova. Fabric samples 1923-1924. State Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow. Gift of George Costakis
Kazimir Malevich. “Formula of Suprematism” (1920 watercolour, gouache and graphite pencil on paper)
* Suprematism was an art movement focused on fundamental geometric forms (in particular the square and circle) which formed in Russia in 1915-1916. It was not until later that suprematism received conventional museum preparations. It was founded by Kasimir Malevich.