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Permanent Liberty

Permanent Liberty

Last summer while I was traveling Scan 1 in the Hudson Valley, NY and poking around in antique shops, I stumbled upon this 1986 tear-out book of postcards by Michael Langenstein.  The publisher’s (Dover)  note explains that the postcards combine world famous masterpieces with the surreal. Weirdly, 30 years later, Langenstein could be foretelling  Cassandra-like warnings and predictions about  global warming, a plane crashing into an architectural  icon, and the futuristic construction of the Chinese CCTV building by Rem Koolhaas.

Empire State Building and the World Trade Center at Sea

Empire State Building and the World Trade Center at Sea

Magnitude Manor

Magnitude Manor

Excalibur

Excalibur

 

2 Comments

  1. I am trying to find the artist Michael Langenstein, creator of “Play Ball”. He taught art in NYC a few years ago but the college no longer has his contact info.

  2. Hello Aaron,
    I tried to contact him through Facebook with no luck. That’s all I know. Good luck.

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