The roundup of the turkey
Post #911 • November 22, 2006, 8:36 AM • 95 Comments
Thanksgiving preparations, submission of a few choice items for the this weekend's show at Dorsch, and more work on the project I can't tell you about preempted yesterday's post, and imminent festivities seem to be taking needed press contacts out of their various offices. Let's call it a week and get suitably overfed.
The Getty collaborates with Orthodox monks in the Sinai for an icons show.
Chris Ware does collectable covers for the New Yorker this week. (Kottke) Elsewhere in the New Yorker, Peter Schjeldahl wets himself over Kiki Smith. "In a way, Smith creates nothing but tours de force: one-of-a-kind coups of an indefinite style that has no consistent middle range." In a way, I'm a chocolate cupcake. A poor, poor moment for Schjeldahl. [Update: Recanted. See below.]
Modern Kicks springs back into action. Onward, stalwart blogger.
Edward Winkelman, sweetly, full of feeling, and with his heart in the right place, gets it totally wrong. It's not communication, it's infection, as Tolstoy put it, and the aesthetic comes first.
"We don't teach long division; it stifles their creativity." Does this sound familiar? It does to me: "I have never had an advanced painting student." And this: "Clearly basic drawing and the skills associated with it have been radically reduced."
The tees are en route and will be ready in time for Art Basel/Miami Beach. Order yours today.