Poor Annie, after years of
going MJ mismanagement of her own funds, and a heap of legal troubles, it has finally come to this. Officially she sells the house to move closer to her daughter, unofficially, she's broke.
From the official listing at BHS real estate:
"WEST VILLAGE COMPOUND
Occupying a superb corner of the West Village, 755 Greenwich Street is an extraordinary compound of approximately 10,202 square feet and comprises three distinct townhouses positioned on the northeast corner of Greenwich and
West 11th Streets: 757 Greenwich, 755 Greenwich, and 311 West 11th Street, surrounding a private garden. Thoughtfully arranged now to provide living, office, and guest space, the buildings may be reconfigured inside to create a variety of floor plans.
THE RESIDENCE AT 757 GREENWICH
Entering directly into the living room, the soaring ceilings, twin wood-burning fireplaces, and wide plank floors create a stunning living and entertaining space. Two doors at the rear of living room lead to the formal dining room while a third leads to a beautiful chef's kitchen overlooking the slate patio and West 11th Street private courtyard. There is a main stair leading up to the private levels and a second rear stair from the kitchen leading to a guest triplex equipped with a kitchen and living room on the second floor and a bedroom and full bath on the third floor, flooded with southern light.
The third floor master suite includes a large front bedroom featuring a wood-burning fireplace, several closets including a large walk-in, and a windowed full bath. The rear of the master suite is a large den with wood-burning fireplace, opening onto a sun room. From the den a separate doorway leads to 755 Greenwich, directly into the studio.
The top floor of the residence includes four bedrooms, each with a wood-burning fireplace, two full baths, several hallway and bedroom closets, laundry room, and a playroom with a large skylight. The English basement level is configured with one bedroom and full bath, a laundry room, ample storage, a large mud room, and a separate entryway to the private West 11th Street courtyard as well as the studio at 755 Greenwich.
THE STUDIO AT 755 GREENWICH
From the front stoop, the parlour floor of the studio is entirely open to the rear wall with incredibly high ceilings. Configured as a large workstation and reception room, there are two wood-burning fireplaces and the rear windows overlook the private West 11th Street courtyard and flood the parlour floor with sunlight throughout the day.
The third floor of the studio is configured as a large workspace in front and an office/library in the rear. In the English basement there is additional studio space, a kitchen, and ample storage. Access to the West 11th Street courtyard and the 757 residence is made possible in the rear of the English basement.
All in all, this compound offers multi-faceted space in a perfect Greenwich Village location, with extreme beauty and privacy."
2012 has been an exciting year for photographers. The onslaught of new products was unprecedented, as well as the rapid advancement of several segments and technologies.
Photo taken in August of 1943. The location is Northern Australia, and it depicts a ring tailed possum examining a camera belonging to the Australian Department of information. Shot by young Department photographer Harold George Dick with a Graflex Speed Graphic camera, who was killed in an airplane crash in December 1943 while returning from an assignment at the Pacific war theater, more specifically, the Battle of Arawe. A couple of his war images can be found here and here.
"New work by Annie Leibovitz goes on exhibit today at the American Art Museum in Washington, DC., and it’s only distantly related to the celebrity portraiture she’s so famous for: Leibovitz has turned her camera on the personal effects and ephemera of celebrities from bygone eras, especially notable women."