Friday June 17 - Sending out Men Beg books slowly only have 50 now closer to 25 . Heard from Vince Leo yesterday a post card he's found an image in one of my notebooks that he's fascinated with, it's Greek a youth carrying a giant penis under her arm. It's one of my favorites too. Last week heard from the Sherarts they were very sweet. Several people sent nothing which may just be they are in Venice. It's a Venice Bienale summer. No Venice for Bruce Nauman who was a big star 2 years ago. But this year seems like NoName artists with a few exceptions .
More thoughts regards show at CO. And other matters; David Goldes told me that painter film director Julian Schnabel liked my big painting at the Walker Art Center (in Midnight Party). Apparently he was really taken with my painting and I was very happy to have a new admirer. The painting has always been difficult for me since it seemed to precipitate my first nervous breakdown it sort of personifies my extreme position in this work which included nearly two years of work on the 8 by 7' canvas.
Waiting for the other shoe to drop, the next inevitable thing the new music of pictures
G-d knows the church made a lot of work for artists and architects and composers et al.
At one point Jackson Pollock took art to the brink of chaos. Or the world before it was controlled by art dealers auction
Artist Frank Gaard discusses art, life, and his work in this short documentary video for CO Exhibitions(Mpls,MN). Interviewed by news/art vet, Robyne Robinson, and filmed at the artist's home in South Minneapolis, the video is a companion piece to Gaard's new solo exhibit "The Best and Worst of Frank Gaard" opening at CO Exhibitions on Saturday, May 7th, 2011.
Shinders bookshop, news stand on 7th was the first place I'd stop downtown Minneapolis, one of the few places in town that got the New York Times for us news freaks in 1970's. They had tons of magazine titles and books on Kabbalah -astrology everything, it was a free speech shop. I bought most of my Weirdo magazines there - Weirdo was quite a nice deal always an R. Crumb cover in color very swank.I worked there for one day, I'm not very good cashier. Porn sells big time, must be alot of sexual issues or something. Art sells at a different pace slow or never!
Time is a sure poison no matter how you live you do succumb to it's relentless wear on your being, At first it's charming to be young looking at photos of your child self but always heading for your destiny of nonexistence which mommies never talk much about, every baby has to die one day and perish from this sad old blue orb.
Greetings art lovers - Blogging ain't easy, uh huh uh huh. Art at best is easy as pie indeed these days it might be the pie. I remember the first time I saw the films of the liberation of the concentration camps in newsreels at the neighborhood cinema.It was like looking at the human condition and realizing the depth of the hatred in this world. Why the Jews were scapegoated over and over in history, made demons by the propaganda machine.
Deliver me to history, I studied a lot of art history a sort of side effect of becoming a professional fine artist. I admit I slept through some classes on abstract art but otherwise I know a bit. Which brings me to Victorine Meurent a woman who modeled for Manet's most significant works whose name I've used in several works including the show in Berlin with Stu Mead named WHEN LOVE BECOMES POISON - I love that title it's my best effort at melodrama noir art. So I've been thinking about Stu because of a book we are doing and talking a bunch recently getting jpgs bigger.
Airstrikes over Libya, Andy Warhol's 15 minutes of fame statement should be corrected to reflect new time measurements of fame. A nanosecond celebrity standard, some come and go pretty quickly. And that's the only way it can be in a world such as ours, a world always in a hurry calling to say they are coming they are on the way. Nanoseconds are tiny millionths of a second divided ever so carefully, as light as sound as the beating heart of the atom a measurement sublime.