Elsa Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven

Born in Germany, she studied art in Dachau and later worked in New York City. She was an avant-garde artist, actress, and poet. Body Sweats, a collection of her poetry, was published posthumously in 2011. Dadaist royalty. 
 

"Why didst though go away from me?
Say — why?
art not enslaved by balmy wizardry
out of mine jeweled eye?


musk — amber — myrrh and frankincense —
gold — damask — ivory —
mine gothic cathedral —
is that upbuild in vain
for thee — ?"

— “Cathedral”, Body Sweats

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“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum
“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum
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An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
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Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann
Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann

Audio

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Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
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Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
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Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium
Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium