As I write, my husband and daughter are threatening to cremate my books and preserve them in an urn for me for eternity. This is not going to happen (and they know this). A surefire way to irritate me beyond reasonable measure is to not understand my (perhaps unreasonable) attachment to books. I love their weight and feel and their sense of occupancy, their reason for being—to attempt to communicate something beyond time and distance. I particularly love my art books.
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If you missed it, David Byrne was brilliant on The Colbert Report last night. You can watch Colbert’s “deep” interview with him here and his artfully intimate performance here. It was an awesome way to drift off into white-angeled sleep.
So people seem to have been pretty fascinated with the opening of GREED, A New Fragrance by Francesco Vezzoli, an exhibition at Gagosian’s gallery in Rome. This is the entire Roman Polanski-directed commercial, starring Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams, and it comes across to me as a very short idea that is dead on arrival. [...]
This just in (via The Art Law Blog and Artnet): Who knew that Obama (you can read my earlier post on the contested copyright here) was sitting next to George Clooney and that it would become a subject of debate? You can read Shepard Fairey’s complaint against the AP here. According to Charlie Finch, Jim [...]
Mike Kelley’s wall hanging More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid, with a related work, The Wages of Sin, both 1987. I’m the type who falls in love with artists based on the language they speak–figuratively or literally it doesn’t matter–I’m in search of a sense of communion. I am fascinated by the words [...]
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