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Yesterday I got home from a ritzy junket business trip to LA. My plane was late so my wife and I didn’t have much time to celebrate our 11th anniversary. Back at the house, Rachel gave me a card. “You’re more than just a funny, smart and lovable guy,” it said, “you’re mine.” Inside she [...]
The Flooded Grave 1998–2000 by Jeff Wall. See details here In an interview with ChicagoPostmodernPoetry.Com, Graham Foust is asked to name his poetic influences. I love his answer: More often than not, these lists get boring rather quickly, perhaps more for the maker than for the reader. I don’t...
When I assemble reading lists for photo classes, I prefer to use texts by other photographers. My all-time must-read essay for students is Robert Adams’ ‘Making Art New’ from Beauty in Photography. I’m also crazy about David Hurn and Bill Jay’s conversation, ‘Selecting A Subject’ from On Being a...
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This weekend I went to the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin to see a show that included the work of Larry Clark. After recent discussions on this blog (here and here) it was interesting to see Clark’s pictures from Teenage Lust. He shows a girl who is tripping on acid being raped, male hustlers, a [...]
The only good thing I can say about Volta and Scope is that hopefully, with the continued collapse of the economy, we no longer have to trudge to the periphery in order to “see” everything. I am making a final decision for Miami this year: I am only coming for the main fair and NADA [...]
Moshi Moshi, Medici! Completely Biased Adventures in Contemporary Art Collecting...: posted over 45 years ago