Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Fairfeild Porter - Portrait of Frank O'Hara

Joe Fafard - Statue of Clement Greenberg

Chris Lemmon

Peggy Lipton

"Soulman" Rocky Johnson

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

...I am having one of those days in which I never had a future. There is only a present, fixed and surrounded by a wall of anguish. The other bank of the river, because it is the other bank, is never a bank we are standing on: that is the ultimate reason for all my suffering. There are ships sailing to many ports, but not a single one goes where life is not painful: nor is there any port of call where it is possible to forget. All this happened a long time ago, but my sadness began even before then. - Letter to Mario de Sa-Carneiro from Fernando Pessoa

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Barry Le Va & Little LeRoy Le Va - Velocity-Impact Dance Puppet Show

Barry Le Va

Robert Morris

I have cultivated several personalities within myself. I constantly cultivate personalities. Each of my dreams, immediately after I dream it, is incarnated into another person, who then goes on to dream it, and I stop.

To create I destroyed myself; I made myself external to such a degree within myself I do not exist except in external fashion. I am the living setting in which several actors make entrances, putting on several different plays.

The Book of Disquiet - Fernando Pessoa

Monday, July 28, 2008

Bill Plympton
Poem (Hate Is Only One Of Many Responses)
Frank O'Hara

Hate is only one of many responses
true, hurt and hate go hand in hand
but why be afraid of hate, it is only there
think of filth, is it really awesome
neither is hate
don't be shy of unkindness, either
it's cleansing and allows you to be direct
like an arrow that feels something

out and out meanness, too, lets love breathe
you don't have to fight off getting in too deep
you can always get out if you're not too scared

an ounce of prevention's
enough to poison the heart
don't think of others
until you have thought of yourself, are true

all of these things, if you feel them
will be graced by a certain reluctance
and turn into gold

if felt by me, will be smilingly deflected
by your mysterious concern

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Disney Industrial Complex

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"to be purged of the sin of pride, a person must also purge the pride that comes from being humble" - Saint Augustine

Erich Salomon "King of Indiscretion"

The Del Byzanteens

Monday, July 21, 2008

Fenton Bailey (at left) and Randy Barbato in Los Angeles.
Yet another astute take from Bailey and Barbato on our ugly celebrity age. “Fame is the disease of the 21st century, and it’s peaking at a pandemic stage,” says Bailey. “Everyone has pustules and sores. Everyone suffers, the unfamous perhaps more because they are written off as non-entities. So they are longing to be something which drives you mad. It’s a bit like everyone is sitting around craving a deadly affliction.” By Gabriel Snyder W Magazine Photograph by Sian Kennedy

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tomb of Fernando Pessao

Robert Kushner - Three Philodendron Monstera
Robert Kushner - Cherries