Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"I don't like museums. There's nothing to buy." - Violet Truefusis
Womanizing - Henry XIII's Sex Change Opperation
Famous People - Jaymes Foster and Todd Palin

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Modern Man Discourse
Sir Thomas More with the hands of Dora Mar.

Hank Greenberg

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Aaron Curry
Werksatz by Franz Erhard Walther
Rachel Menken
The drama takes as it's setting an advertising agency, the place where the world is refigured into representation, organized into a narrative revolving around prompts for desire and identification, illumination and reflexivity - but only at the direction of self-interested parties. - Tim Griffin

Franz West

Warren BuffettForbes magazine currently lists "the 400 Richest People in America," and nobody can even get on the list unless they have at least $1.3 billion. (A lot of them have many more billions.) So I was thinking, why doesn't somebody organize these very lucky, generous, probably gifted and deserving billionaires to simply ante up just one of their billions, to help solve our crisis. They'd still have gobs of money left and together they could make quite a dent in the Wall Street problem. Or, they could apply their gift directly to the national debt. Maybe this $100-bil- lion-dollar gift would encourage other Americans to help Uncle Sam and each other. Not a single one of the so-called "Richest People in America" would ever even miss that extra $1 billion they'd be giving away. And it would mean that ordinary taxpayers who didn't really bring all this trouble on themselves would have less to worry about. Maybe with a few lessons attached, you and I could learn to stop living beyond our means. Liz Smith - The New York Post

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A sculpture showing Prince Harry, who was stopped from serving with the British army in Iraq, "dead" in his military uniform went on show at a London art fair today. The piece, entitled Iraq War Memorial Featuring The Death Of Prince Harry, The Martyr of Maysan Province, suggests how Harry - son of Prince Charles and the late princess Diana - would look had he gone to Iraq and been killed. Harry, 23, is an officer in the British army like his elder brother William. Earlier this year, officials decided he would not be able to serve in Iraq because of the risk, despite previously saying he could go. The sculpture shows a life-size Harry lying on his back, clasping a locket featuring a picture of his mother, with pennies placed over his eyes, his head resting on a copy of the bible and a vulture perched on his boot. The head is earless - a reference to a reported threat from an Iraqi militia leader to send him back to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, without his ears. A bronze casting of Harry's "ears" is to be sold on internet auction site eBay, while organisers are also inviting visitors to the show to leave cards and flowers at the memorial. The statue, by United States artist Daniel Edwards, was unveiled as part of the Bridge Art Fair today. Edwards's previous work includes a life-size sculpture of pop singer Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug and a piece purporting to show the first excrement of actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's daughter Suri."Prince Harry's spirit must have died the day they told him he couldn't serve. That's what this memorial is about," the artist said in a statement.
Damien Hirst - Black Sheep with Golden Horn $4.7 MillionThey even went to a kind of money rehab, where, in six days of group therapy they dug deep into the roots of what psychologists call “money disorders,” the slew of unhealthy and self-destructive behaviors that are not as extreme as pathological gambling, kleptomania or compulsive shopping, but nevertheless afflict large numbers of people. Experts in psychology and financial planning say the number of professionals offering to treat money disorders has multiplied in the last few years.
"In Memory of George Dyer" - Francis Bacon 1971
Prince HarryAmong the problem financial behaviors identified by psychologists in recent years are: overspending, underspending (a k a Depression mentality), serial borrowing, financial infidelity (“cheating” on a spouse by spending and lying about it), workaholism, financial incest (lording money over relatives to control them), financial enabling (throwing large sums at, say, adult children who then are not motivated to support themselves), hoarding, and plenty of guilt and shame around poverty and wealth. The financial storm thundering from Wall Street is likely to force many people to examine their relationships with money well beyond their portfolios and bank accounts, some psychologists say.
Wilhelm Franz von Habsburg-Lothringen
Tilly and The Wall
Tegan and Sara
Job's Daughters
Alison Malone

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cloris Leachman
Rock Hudson
Tatum ONeal & Madeline Kahn "Creative without strategy is called 'art'. Creative with strategy is called 'advertising'. - Jef I. Richards

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Paul Lynde
Agnes Moorhead I want to care. Dear God, Please help me deconstruct my indifference so I may move through it and care. I wish I cared.
an aesthetic is also an ethos
Return to Nature - a belief in the superiority of primitive life
Kelly Jolley - Auburn UniversityDavid Geezzer - The New York Times - In Jolley’s ideal world, every student would catch the philosophy flame, but he knows this will never happen. He says that philosophy requires a certain rare and innate ability — the ability to step outside yourself and observe your own mind in the act of thinking. In this respect, Jolley recognizes that his detractors have a point when they criticize his approach to teaching. “It’s aristocratic in the sense that any selection based on talent is aristocratic,” he told me. “I know it offends everyone’s sense of democracy, this idea that everyone’s equal, but we all know that’s just not true.”

"Van Gogh accepted night as a distorting condition, almost the way later modernists like Marcel DuChamp and Jean Arp would use chance to experiment and to break habits. - Roberta Smith