February 15th, 2014
Art

“American Cool”

Joan Didion 2

The March issues are starting to fill my mailbox, a bright spot on these snowy days. As I was flipping through the new Vanity Fair, I came across this great pic of Joan Didion from 1970. The image is included in the “American Cool” portrait exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D.C. I think a field trip is in order.

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  • i literally just tore this picture yesterday and put it on my desk to inspire….

    mark d. sikesFebruary 15th, 2014  1:50 PM

     
  • Love it ! Thanks

    judiFebruary 15th, 2014  3:18 PM

     
  • Let me know if you come to DC, will take you to the show, maura (molly’s sister-in-law)

    MauraFebruary 16th, 2014  12:07 AM

     
  • I find this image rather frightening. Something about her exhausted expression, her frail frame and the cigarette, all make me feel like I am viewing someone very tragic.

    Tori MordecaiFebruary 16th, 2014  1:42 AM

     
  • I don’t think there was too much tragedy in her life in 1970…although she certainly did have to deal with tragic events much later on…

    bisbeeFebruary 17th, 2014  9:19 AM

     
  • Love Joan.

    That's Not My AgeFebruary 17th, 2014  12:40 PM

     

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