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Post #787 • May 13, 2006, 8:40 PM • 11 Comments

JM (on phone): So, how's it going up there?

Me: Fog, rain, temps in the high forties. Beautiful. I'm happy.

JM: Miami has been sweltering.

Me: Good luck with that. You want to talk to Supergirl?

JM: Yeah. Take care up there.

Me: You too. Thanks for checking in.

Supergirl: Hey! How's it going?

JM: Well, once you left, there was a mass exodus of idiots out of Miami. No idiots are left in South Florida.

Supergirl: Really.

JM: People are dancing in the streets and holding hands. Also, everybody only likes good art now.

Supergirl: I believe it. The New Times named Dorsch the Best Local Gallery. People are finally coming to their senses.

Me: Not to mention the rainbows.

JM: Rainbows too. I'm not sure, but I might have seen a unicorn.

Comment

1.

Jack

May 13, 2006, 10:32 PM

Well, I'm happy for Dorsch, I guess, but New Times has gotten so cheesy that one has to think twice about being seen picking up a copy. Still, I suppose one shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth.

2.

alesh

May 13, 2006, 10:35 PM

wow. actually, it's a little difficult to believe that artblog has really gone away. i was reading KH's post about an artblogging community, and, while I realize that there may be IFAC/New-World students and recent graduates who could (and should, damnit) pick up slack in some of those categories, there is a void left by your departure that will never be filled, and it makes me profoundly sad.

what are oldpro and jack going to do? (my suggestion: arm them with SD400's (which are absurdly affordable now), throw a wordpress install up on http://www.miamipainters.com/, and let them go crazy)

in any case, farewell, my friend. more power to you.

3.

Jack

May 13, 2006, 10:57 PM

Alesh, what is an SD400? As you can see, I'm not exactly technologically savvy. Sometimes I wish I was a computer geek, and I have the occasional fantasy about being Bill Gates (or being in his position, at any rate), but I'm afraid I'm too low-tech for the modern world. I actually hate having a cell phone, and I sure as hell hate paying for the thing--don't even ask me what I think of those people that run around with microcell phones clipped to their ears like freaking air traffic controllers. I mean, please. But maybe some other nasty person will rise to the challenge and take up where Franklin left off.

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Franklin

May 14, 2006, 9:45 AM

Alesh, thank you. My ambitious nature wouldn't let me keep doing what I was doing. I feel, right off the bat, that I escaped my decaying orbit around Miami, and while Miami may have lost Artblog.net for itself, Artblog.net gained the entire northeast and mid-Atlantic. It's going to be good. Thanks for the kind wishes.

A group blog up on Miamipainters.com is a capital idea.

5.

George

May 14, 2006, 9:49 AM

OT. Sat. NYC gallery hop.

I saw a great show of paintings in a two man show of Dubuffet and Basquiat at the Pace Wildenstein Gallery in Chelsea. I put some of the pics of the Dubuffet's up on FutureModern This was an absolutely stunning show, the Dubuffets were knockouts. They are big and complex, so they do not come across all that well in a postcard sized jpeg.

Also, I saw the Larry Zox show at the Stephen Haller Gallery, someone here had asked about it awhile back. It was a nice mix of his periods, I'm not a big fan, but it was nice to see.

For the sculptors..
Post mortum fabrications of some 60's Tony Smith sculptures at Matthew Marks Gallery.
Slabs and slugs by Richard Serra at Gagosian, heavy heavy heavy.
A large piece by Mark de Suverio at Paula Cooper that even the Canadians would like.

6.

oldpro

May 14, 2006, 11:14 AM

Thanks for the Wildenstein link, George. It is a clever idea, and both painters look pretty good.

Basquiat keeps holding up. There was an auction piece recently called "collaboration" which was a crude Basquiat face drawn over an unfinished Warhol "dollar sign" and the Barquate drawing turned the Warhol painting into the meekest sort of background fluff.

The Zox link came up "not found", but that is probably just my computer.

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oldpro

May 14, 2006, 11:16 AM

I swear those typos are not there when I post.

8.

George

May 14, 2006, 11:56 AM

OP try this
http://www.stephenhallergallery.com/index.html

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oldpro

May 14, 2006, 12:22 PM

Thanks. That works.

10.

jordan

May 15, 2006, 12:46 AM

#4 - you mean a capitalist idea....

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jordan

May 15, 2006, 12:50 AM

I swear that those typos were not there at the time that I had posted.
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