Post #895 • October 27, 2006, 9:49 AM • 53 Comments
Scott Adams is the Lance Armstrong of cartooning.
An artist records his own descent into Alzheimer's.
The Art-O-Meter. Via Andrew, who asks, "So how can we expand this useful concept? The wank-o-meter, which counts the number of inane, wanky comments people make in front of a work? Perhaps including a bullhorn that emits an ear-splitting blast should some threshold be passed."
Boston ICA to open December 10. "That puts the opening nearly three months later than originally planned, and on a waterfront where daytime temperatures usually hover in the low 40s," notes Geoff Edgers.
Roberta Smith on Brice Marden, currently at MoMA. With Scully simultaneously over at the Met, I believe its time for that long-overdue trip to New York. (Robert Colescott's over at Kravets/Wehby, too, as Holland Cotter reports.) I have generally loved Marden's post-minimal works, but this recent thing in the article isn't landing on me right.
"A Danish court has rejected a libel case brought by several Muslim groups against a paper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad." Artblog.net, its libertarian sympathies spiked this morning by this headline (leave it go already, people; what the hell, I'm just going to link to Richard Dawkins' blog; take that, pious hypocrites) approves.
Department of Customer Relations: I skipped yesterday to exert a mighty push upon the mechanism that will allow me to accept advertising and orders for merch. (As I said to Hovig, someone noted that arguing with slaves turns you into one. Guess what idiot-proofing your forms turns you into?) Sorry, the primary content provider and the head of the IT department is the same cat around here.
Update 2: Should have checked in with Reddit this morning. "It was the jewel of Pompeii's libertines: a brothel decorated with frescoes of erotic figures believed to be the most popular in the ancient Roman city." And it's back on display after a recent cleaning.