Sol Lewitt

04/09/07

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Sol Lewitt died this morning.

Let's Go!

04/06/07

Friday:
Drop in and visit me as I work the gallery hours at Live With Animals in Williamsburg. The show that's up is called Fancy's Follower and is paintings and drawings by Francesco Lo Russo, Michelle Mcshane, and Linnea Vedder. It's good! Also bring me a sandwich! 4-7pm 210 Kent Ave at Metropolitain, Brooklyn.

Saturday:
Capricious Magazine & Loden Dager Invite you join
ARI MARCOPOULOS Celebrating the publication of his new photo book FLOW: Selected Photographs 1982-2006, Texts by Angelique Spaninks, Jeremy Sigler
Kate Fowle and Will Bradley, Published by MU/Veenman / Distributed by D.A.P.

7 to 9pm, Saturday April 7th, 2007
147 West 29th Street – 5th floor
Between 6th & 7th Avenue
New York City
Music by DJ Mitchalota
www.lodendager.com / www.becapricious.com / www.artbook.com

Sunday:
Hm. Sunday is Easter. So you'd think there'd be something fun to do like Metal Karaoke or I don't know something with strippers or a city-wide easter egg hunt. But I can't find anything good. I'll probs get some brunch somewhere but if anyone has any other ideas, let me know.

XO, have a good weekend.

outOk... I try to keep my magazine rack choices on the affordable side - but this is a brilliant design. The price is absurd, but I'm showing it to you because anyone with even the most elementary wood-working abilities could duplicate this just by glancing at it. Basically you just need plywood cut at Home Depot, some small nails, wood glue and varnish. This would look really great in a large open loft space.

If you are crazy enough to buy this, it's available at Unica Home for between $1850.00 and $2213.00, depending on the size and finish.

paper.jpgI have a friend who used to sit around in a storefront on Stanton Street all day and make her own paper. She often stained it with tea to make these nice muted colors. I woke up thinking I'd like to try to make some paper just to see what it's like. I found an easy to follow flickr set of instructions with photos. Follow this woman B. Zedan's instructions and you'll be all set. She also has other tutorials on her flickr site, including how to make a monotype print. Also related, from those crafty kids at Make: Zine, here's how elephant dung paper is made. Siick.

Shameless Plug

04/04/07

outMid-Afternoon
Edited by Linnea Vedder
Published by R&S Media
4.25" X 5.5"
30 pages, full color, Hand stamped cover
$5.00

Back in 2004 we made our first book project. It's a lovely full-color, palm sized book that details the slump we all encounter between the hours of 3 and 5. Our book proves that ennui can be sexy! The design is inspired by the tiny illustrated Shakespearean qoute book my mother kept in the bathroom. Photography by Sarah Forbes Keough (Ms. Keough to the likes of you), Maggie Foster, Tim Sullivan and Linnea Vedder with an introduction by Amy Squires and Jay Barmann. We still have a few copies left - so buy a piece of history! Only $5.00, plus $4.05 for shipping.



Specific Things

04/03/07

dogpile09.jpgSpecific Things is an online art project made possible by one of Josh Greene's Service Works grants. The site asks for collections of specific items, such as photographs of dogpiles (pictured), stories about finding money, and photographs of luaus in the continental United States. Currently there are 14 more items on the list. So if you have stories about physical flaws coinciding with picture day, self-portraits taken on roller coasters, or pictures of TP'd houses, send these people an email... I like this thing. All the stuff they are asking for are the things you find in the garbage at 1-hour photo places--everyman sorts of moments. I used to go through those dumpsters all the time as a kid and have an interesting collection myself. I can definitely send Specific Things a bunch of photos of people toasting at holiday dinners.

OUT

04/02/07

outOUT
By Bob Colacello
Published by Steidl
33 cm x 23.5 cm
232 pages, 211 tritone plates
Plastic softcover
$50.00

Out, a book of photographs by former Interview editor Bob Colacello will be out early next month from Steidl Press. Bob was the editor of Interview from 1971 to 1983 and wrote a column called Out about his life going out all over town—from art openings, to dinner parties, to after hours. Two years into his documentation of the crazy '70s New York art and social scene, some Swedish art dealer gave him a camera, one of the first miniature 35-mm cameras to come on the market, a black plastic Minox small enough to hide in his jacket pocket. I love these cameras. I have one of their 8x11 spy cameras. So he started carrying around his secret pocket camera and he got these cool party photos of everyone kind of off their guard. They are very much photos taken by someone in the middle of the fun, not looking at it from the sidelines. The party guests included such fabulousness as: Diana Vreeland, Jack Nicholson, Raquel Welch, Mick Jagger, Yves Saint Laurent, Nan Kempner, Gloria Swanson, Anita Loos, Willy Brandt, Joseph Beuys, Robert Rauschenberg, Truman Capote, Halston, Studio 54’s Steve Rubell, Egon von Furstenberg, Tina Chow, and Warhol himself. Oh and not really related, I was searching around for information on Bob and found this totally bizarre interview he did with Warhol Superstar Viva.

Yawn. Stretch. Good Morning, everyone! The sun is out and March is just about over. It's time to look at some new issues of the magazines we love. I'm going to put the coffee on and get to it.

Found Magazine has a new hardcover book out of found polaroids. I haven't bought it yet but I am looking forward to a lazy afternoon of looking through other peoples' stuff. They also have some dates coming up on their current Found and Dirty Found tours. I haven't been to one of their events. Have you? What're they like?

Me Magazine's new issue is out and the subject is fashion designer Thakoon. It looks pretty, and has some nice photos of Thakoon's stuff.

The current issue of i-D is the Tissue Issue. Siick! This is what they have to say about it: "Sex is red hot and sexy right now – it’s XXX, it’s romance, it’s a beautiful thing. Get down and dirty with i-D this month, go inside our love and make love, not war. Mwaaaah!" I like when people spell out things like a kiss noise. Clemence Poesy is the cover star and she's adorable but I must confess I had no idea who she was until a google search informed me she is French and was in Harry Potter.

Computer.......Crashing.......Ack!@#%!@
Stay tuned for afternoon posting...........from a different computer. Sigh. In the meantime, here's a photo of my cat:

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What is it with magazine people and lists?! Check out The American Society of Magazine Editors list of top 40 magazine covers of the last 40 years. HALF on the list are AFTER 1990! Ludicrous.

Mr. Magazine's list of The 30 Most Notable Launches of 2006. MORE damn lists!

Read Oliver Reichenstein's 10 Newspaper Myths Deconstructed.

Print out and construct your own paper robots!



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