Mysterious figures slowly emerge from clouds of white smoke in Alex Wein's series, entitled Sirens. The Oakland-based artist produced this series of work in what he describes as an ongoing exploration of "fiction and the uncanny realism that it inspires.
Smoke Signals Fire. #orange #blue
'The Big Black Kansas City Painting' by Egyptian-born NY-based artist Ghada Amer Acrylic, embroidery & gel medium on cnavas, 108 x 144 in. via Gagosian Gallery
Farewell To Departing Troops At New York’s Penn Station, April 1943
A soldier hugs his wife goodbye at Penn Station before he leaves for war (Alfred EisenstaedtThe LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)