Clown from Barnum & Bailey circus reclining on Eames lounge chair


Gary Peare says:

When I was in Clown College they showed us Charles and Ray Eames' film "Clown Face", which they made in 1971 (I went to Clown College in '79).

Charles apparently liked photographing clowns. I recently discovered this photo that was made apparently as a promo shot for Herman Miller. I don't know if Charles shot it, but the photo is cool, nonetheless.

I found the photo via Pop Art Machine, which somehow has linked into the Library of Congress image database. The image search function through Pop Art Machine (I'm not sure what it's really supposed to be for) is often better than the LOC search page.


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Charles and Ray Eames stamps
Eames molded plywood leg splints
Eames Elephant film
Eames' solar powered "Do Nothing Machine" from 1958
Video: Polaroid SX-70 Commercial by Charles and Ray Eames x The Cramps
Vintage anti-porn propaganda — Commie Terrorist Smutmongers!
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