The photo was taken on May Day, 1947 at the bottom of the Empire State Building. Photography student, Richard Wiles, was across the street, and heard a loud crash. He rushed to the scene and took the photo four minutes after one Evelyn McHale jumped off from the Observation Deck. Like the movie said, the picture is sad, but it is simultaneously serene. It isn’t full of gore, and Evelyn looked as if she was sleeping. Her calm repose contrasted greatly from the grotesque wreckage of a bier she herself created beneath her.
Life magazine wrote at the time: “On May Day, just after leaving her fiancé, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale wrote a note. ‘He is much better off without me … I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody,’ … Then she crossed it out. She went to the observation platform of the Empire State Building. Through the mist she gazed at the street, 86 floors below. Then she jumped. In her desperate determination she leaped clear of the setbacks and hit a United Nations limousine parked at the curb.”
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- The creativity and huge variety of these figures were candy to my brain as a kid. #Things I #collect #inspiration
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- 43 Estudiantes by Munk One 2015 Acrylic painting on mounted board 4X5 feet tall. First Exhibited at Manifest Justice in Los Angeles CA In this painting, the character, a female Zapatisa, is a figure of strength. She rides a bicycle while dressed in bold colored clothes, holding up a sign demanding JUSTICE FOR ALL! My grandmother once told me that she never learned how to ride a bike because her father didn’t allow her to since she was a female. It just wasn’t something a young lady living in her region did at the time. The character in the painting was painted in reference to the people in the world who were and are still not allowed to do simple things like ride bikes, things that most people take for granted. The number 43 painted in red on the mask also represents those who will never be able to try new things because their lives were tragically cut short. In 2014, 43 students from a teachers college in Ayotzinapa, MX were kidnapped and murdered. According to government investigations, they were forcibly taken by Iguala local police authorities and then handed to local crime syndicates who brutally tortured and killed the students and then tried to erase all evidence of the crimes committed. The students were on their annual journey to Mexico City to commemorate the anniversary of a previous Massacre. Some arrests have been made since then, and the detailed collusion between government authorities and crime syndicates have in turn brought many communities, both local and afar, together to speak out against these injustices. One of the groups who stood up in solidarity with the parents of the fallen are the EZLN, commonly known as the Zapatisas. The monarch butterfly has represented the souls of the dead who return to earth to visit the living since pre-hispanic times. It sits on the handle bars as a sign of hope. . . . #painting #original #colorful #art #acrylic #paint #artist #arte #justice #artistoninstagram #munk #gallery #creative #artsy #artwork #bicycle @invisible_industries #bike #rebel
- This little guy came by the studio today and patiently waited while his owner Artist Sean Cliver signed and numbered some prints. More info on those soon! @seancliver #invisible_ind #prints