Monday, August 30, 2010

Ed Ruscha Says Goodbye To College Joys

Ed Ruscha Says Goodbye To College Joys

Okay I am responding to Andrew Russeth's prompt to post Ed Ruscha's Jan 1967 Artforum advertisement... 'Ed Ruscha Says Goodbye To College Joys'.

I've been collecting artist's ads as art for about a year, wanting to post them all someday but keep waiting for it to be complete... although I doubt it ever will be... the newsprint stuff is impossible to find.

Plus I think David Platzker or someone has the same eBay 'watch list' that I do and keeps outbidding me.

RELATED: the NYMagazine cover with Dan Colen, Dash Snow, Ryan McGinley... January 2007, exactly 40 years later.

shows to see

Sarah Peters, at Winkleman, opens 9/9.
Polly Apfelbaum, at D'Amelio Terras, opens Friday 9/10.
Rob Pruitt, at both Gavin Brown and Maccarone, opens 9/11 at GB...
Dike Blair, at 980 Madison Ave Gagosian, opens 9/11.
John F. Simon Jr., at Gering & Lopez, opens 9/11
Real Nonfiction, group show at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, opens 9/15.
Lily van der Stokker, at Leo Koenig, opens 9/16.
Austin Thomas, at Storefront, opens 9/17.
The Jewel Thief, group show at Tang Museum (Saratoga, NY), opens 9/18.
Deborah Kass, at Paul Kasmin, opens 9/23.

what else?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

on painting

Paintings inevitably get good when you give up hope, then it's easy to take a risk because there’s nothing to lose. It's all about ruining shit and thus saving it from predictability
. - Nicole Eisenman, with Butt Johnson, for Rereveal.

Painting is a lot like fishing. Stick your brush in the water and wait. Hope for something big (or at least funny looking…) Read the paper. Eat a sandwich. Think about painting. Call Baselitz (no answer.) Read “Hunger”. Crossword puzzle. Whistle. Paint. Curse God. Go home. - Joe Bradley, for Peres Projects.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Jamison Brosseau

Jamison Brosseau Studio.

Jamison working...

Looks like a painting of a vessel, that looks like a spider... it's flat but I'm imagining volume... I keep thinking of Mary Heilmann talking about painting her ceramics.


Jamison Brosseau
Jamison Brosseau

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Patrick Brennan

Patrick Brennan, in Shape Language, at Nicole Klagsbrun, CLOSED 8/13.

Many interesting artists... Joe Bradley, Wendy White, Blinky Palermo, Amy Sillman, Ned Vena, Zak Prekop.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Lighter Side Of Tom Nozkowski

The Lighter Side Of..., Mad Magazine, June 1994

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


This is awesome... a video of my old roommates The Knife and Fork Band... recently performing Bromirski (!).

(can't figure out how to post the video here without cutting the image in half... click here to see it)

pine pollen