Sunday, May 31, 2009

Francis Capra“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.”
Umberto Eco

Dr George Tiller
Jean Seberg
Jimmy Sellars

Carol Channing
Cori - Ru Paul's Drag Race

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Kalup Linzy

Abib Zounkara wears a Marc Jacobs light blue printed jacket and dark blue printed shirt. Patrik Ervell blue-and-green striped pants. Giorgio Armani shoes. Assan Sylla wears a Duro Olowu black-and-white polka-dot coat. Marc Jacobs yellow shirt. See by Chloé cream-orange-and-green floral skirt. Zoraide shoes. Roberto Cavalli bag. Rike Feurstein hat. Sekouba Sidibé wears a Marc Jacobs light blue shirt. Adam Kimmel blue striped vest. Yigal Azrouel blue-and-white check pants. Salvatore Ferragamo sandals.
Photo: Malick Sidibé for The New York TimesThankx Zing!
Etta James & Beyonce Knowles

Abdoulaye Diakibé wears a Viktor & Rolf suit. Bottega Veneta shirt. Dolce & Gabbana shoes. Burberry hat. Mamoutou Koné wears a Dries Van Noten suit and shirt. Etro tie. Paul Smith shoes.
Photo: Malick Sidibé for The New York Times“Cultural Pluralism Versus the American Canon.” - Lowery Stokes Sims

Fataumata Cissé wears a Junya Watanabe multicolored top and green plaid skirt. Miu Miu bag. Zoraide shoes. Mamadou Gamara wears a Dsquared2 blue-and-white striped shirt. Missoni multicolored vest and pale blue pants. Gucci shoes. Mariam Sidibé wears a Nicole Miller multicolored dress. Tsumori Chisato multicolored wrap-skirt. Christian Louboutin shoes. Albertus Swanepoel hat. Dries Van Noten necklace.
Photo: Malick Sidibé for The New York TimesMoral and universal are concepts up for grabs; my notion of beautiful may leave you cold. Many of our masterpieces owe their origins to the distinctly immoral ambitions of power politics, their survival to prosaic strokes of luck, their present pre-eminence to institutional marketing, scholarly attention and popular sentiment. Even so, survival can be chancy. Fine things are tossed out and crummy things kept all the time. - Holland Cotter, NY Times

Friday, May 29, 2009

A scan of the catalog’s biographies confirms that, almost without exception, the artists in the show are products of art schools, as often as not intensely professionalized, canon-driven environments. This may help explain why so much of the work on view comes with art historical references and borrowings, tweaks on tweaks on tweaks so intricate and numerous as to defy listing. - Holland Cotter, NY Times
Phil Spector was sentenced Friday to 19 years to life in prison for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, who was shot through the mouth in the music producer's home six years ago. Spector, 69, looked straight forward and showed no emotion as Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler ordered a term of 15 years to life for second-degree murder plus four years for personal use of a gun. -LINDA DEUTSCH AP
Where Humans Can't Leave
and Mustn't Complain
by Les MurrayWhere humans can't leave and mustn't complain
there some will emerge who enjoy giving pain.

Snide universal testing leads them to each one
who will shrivel reliably, when the rest will then shun.

Some who might have been chosen, and natural police,
do routine hurt, the catcalling, the giving no peace,

but dull brilliance evolves the betrayals and names
that scar dignitity and life like interior flames.

Hormones get enlisted, and consistancy rehearsed
by self-avengers and failures getting in first,

but this is the eye of fashion. Its sniggers stare
breeds silenced accomplices. Courage proves rare.

This models revolution, this draws flies to stark pools.
This is the true curriculum of schools.
Camilo Jose Vergara“319 West 125th St., Harlem,” 1996.
The Earliest Map
by Ruth Padel
Two hundred dry miles north of Babylon
they found the earliest map.
A delta, one river through it
four or five thousand
years ago inscribed
on a small clay leaf.

This neat obedient man
sitting beside me in the hot night train
to Larissa, traces Greek football pools
on yellow paper. What else is there?
We transfer space,
hide in the yellow spice of the acacia,

the routes by which we came
untraceable, except the stigmata
of educator, doctor, rail-time-table.
We live Babylonian hours, minutes, space.
Their "three hudnred and sixty"
enfolds us. Their river

veins through to our end:
this shanty littoral,
a wishful, forgetting mind
penned on a dry clay leaf.
by Derek WalcottThe time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome, and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
Charles Irvin
Llyn Foulkes - Dali and Me
Victoria Reynolds - Flight of the Reindeer
Susan Boyle

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Grey Gardens Levittown Doilys For Sale

Grey Gardens Levittown Doily by Lost LeRoy. Acrylic printed on fabric with a Scarface Shoe and trimmed with lace. Edition of 4. email for price, ask about Celebrity discounts!Grey Gardens Levittown Print by Lost LeRoy. Acrylic printed on grey paper with a Scarface shoe. includes DVD of movie above. email for price, ask about Celebrity discounts!
Sidwell Friends Doilies For Sale

Sasha and Malia Sidwell Friends (oops its backwards) Levittown Printed Doily by Lost LeRoy
Acrylic printed on fabric with an Issac Mizrahi shoe and trimmed with Lace. Edition of 4. email for price, ask about Celebrity discounts!Sasha and Malia Sidwell Friends (oops its backwards) Levittown Print
by Lost LeRoy
Acrylic printed on pink paper with an Issac Mizrahi shoe. Print includes DVD of above video. email for price, ask about Celebrity discounts!
Tricia Walsh-Smith
Veronica Lario

Rachel Marsden
Elizabeth Edwards

The fundamental act of art occurs when we find the right word in a poem or the dance move that captures what we know and cannot say. We spark the arts connection when we enter a "world" made by someone else (a work of art, a spoken image, a story, an eloquent gesture) and find a personally relevant connection inside it. We fire the art connection when we pick just the right song to play for a suffering friend and when we listen deeply to a friend's story and connect to its unspoken core. We slip into the physics of art when we resonate inside with the note just played, when we experience a sense of eternity under a night sky. - Eric Booth
The Corpse of Love

Marriage isn't a process of prolonging the life of love, but a process of mummifing the corpse. -PG Wodehouse

from BRIEONA CRACKER'S facebook


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lisa Anne Auerbach

The Giver (excerpt)
by James Baldwin

If the hope of giving
is to love the living,
the giver risks madness
in the act of giving.

Some such lessons I seemed to see
in the faces that surrounded me.

Needy and blind, unhopeful, unlifted,
what gift would give them the gift to be gifted?
The giver is no less adrift
than those who are clamouring for the gift.