Don Judd is the new Henry Moore. Everyone seems to think highly of the late Don Judd's sculpture. Like Henry Moore the general opinion rates Judd as best of his age, though some folks like myself feel his sculpture functions more like formalist abstract geometric painting than like a sculpture. As Henry Moore's sculptures seem to have a function like illustrations for noble feelings ie. grief , rage etc. But I like the Judd's art better though it seems a form of sculpture which arises from painting and especially his color.
Of course that was mid 1970's the talking with Dr Hopps. Correspondence between us is in Smithsonian Files from National Gallery - a slim manila posterity with me and the man who loved Marcel Duchamp's art so much - Hopps did the first American one person show of Duchamp at Pasadena Museum of Art . Hopps started Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles on the beach in Venice district. Showed the big kahunas Robert Irwin the fetish finish artists including John McCracken whose shiny planks in so many colors ..
Lived for many years just a couple blocks from the Lake Street Kmart. My kids grew up there too. I worked at the art school for many years as an apologist for elitist modern art and for the fading Give Peace A Chance generations. The disillusionism following the end of the VietNam war was deep. It was so much the place where the country perished.
Geez I returned to Wastebook, I guess I have to start over, it's against my better judgement but my better judgement was never very good! Without Wastebook I get next to nothing coming in on the pc. Stu Mead will return a message on the email but my son Peter not as often as he once did, he's busier now . Tomorrow is Thanksgiving a holiday I used to love which I'm not so crazy about these days, a big meal can mean gout.
This is the story of my three sons, or part of the story since the story goes on in actual time. Peter my oldest son invented the Internet and owns WSJ see his site there. Sam owns a string of Magic Card distributorships in Western US. Max is close to performing with (Name Withheld). Honestly Maximilian is 25 little boy now huge like a WR.
So how did this happen? It's kind of personal, like when you are intimate with someone for the length of the sex act.
No it's more than being Salmon eggs !! NO it's the return to Jerusalem (on Lake Street)!
Yves Klein the work does seem of a different time with different criteria that we use now. It's that proud progressive modernity that was served up to us in the mid-1950's. Modernism is good for you your town ought to have an art center where you could see modern European art and new Americam Abstract Expressionism. But you can lead a museum visitor to modern culture but you can't make him dig it. Yves Klein fitted his historical epoch as comfortably as Warhol fit his.
These creepy guys in Navy blue sports coats caught my attention outside the Walker Cinema where the curators were giving a presentation about Yves Klein I saw at least three of these cats and they had on this little red thing around their necks that is a badge meaning they are Rosicrueans, members of the Order of The Rosy Cross. Yves Klein had been in this order and was married in their ritual with swords drawn.
Whoa! Republicans on the verge of congressional majorities, scary monsters our Taliban. GOP platform military build-up and cut taxes for the corporate buddies who help us scare the populace about those FDR loving Liberal Demon-crats! So as a result of this election we are apt to have a deadlocked congress and maybe even a shut-down of the government with the lovely mess to clean up that goes with it. Are voters stupid? Would then have voted against FDR when he was cleaning up the depression, which took years and never really ended for a lot of poor people.
At Walker yesterday, Yves Klein exhibition next in main temporary exhibition galleries 4,5,and 6 in Barnes Tower.
A young man was pleading with me for sex in art school. As if I had it, sex that is. My strange adventures in the Land of Hebrew Princesses and Human doormats begins with Miss Jaffe my 8th grade teacher who though she was a Jew her hair was bright red like fire. She was rather voluptuous though not fat just very womanly and she dressed a bit young and slutty ( but that maybe why I am not objective that is my crush on her) On preference for Jewish women - like a biblical curse you get want you desire now live with it .