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Salty Sap Green Black

August 28, 2009


Extracted from the strong smelling asphalt froth
A deep red female scale insect
Ho, yes, ho!

The lips of her ship is moldy
The dosh in her pocket is gone

Since roving`s been her ruin
Oh aye, oh

The stairs are sleep inducing
Way, hay up, steady she goes

The chimes of bells she faintly hears
be all ears – Be ALL ears
Then cast her mind in the stream
with fusticwood shavings and soot colored tears

kut-kut-kut hissed the vacuum
Beep beep! purred the dusty chimes of chrome

Oh poor old horse
is buried in sand
All dat done
has drifted from land

– Ida Ekblad

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June 26, 2009

Two images of Jordan Wolfson’s Neverland. Michael Jackson’s eyes from his “Live from Neverland Ranch” broadcast have been isolated and placed on a background taken from a pixel sampled from his skin. Interestingly, the color of the background in the image on the artist’s site (bottom) is different from that on his gallery’s (top).

Jordan Wolfson, Neverland, 2001, 4 minutes

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Christopher Wool

June 10, 2009

Spent some time going through Wool’s website last night. Surprised by what a thorough online archive he’s established. His “East Broadway Breakdown” photo series always sparks a touch of nostalgia.

Apocalypse Now, 1988

Trouble, 1990

Untitled, 1993

East Broadway Breakdown, 2002

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Out of Context

June 1, 2009

Jonathan Monk, This painting should ideally be hung opposite a John Baldessari, 2004

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Sam Taylor-Wood

May 26, 2009

Noticed Sam Taylor-Wood’s Escape Artist series in my rss today, and got thinking about how she produces these impossible portraits. It appears the London Evening Standard wondered the same.

Production shot, before digital removal of the apparatus.

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Robert Morris at Tate Modern

Morris’ Bodyspacemotionthings was originally created for the Tate Gallery in 1971, but it’s been recreated for the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. On view until June 14.

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Never Forget

April 17, 2009

It’s My Scar is a project that lets people create jewelry that matches their scars. An attempt to help people remember their past rather than forget it.

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Beuys puns are too easy

March 25, 2009

Sonne statt Reagan (1982)

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Resident Amiga Artist

March 22, 2009

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Jenny Holzer

March 18, 2009

Got to see several works from this series last year in Berlin and was really impressed by their precision and rhythm. Now at the Whitney.

Jenny Holzer, Purple, 2008

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