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Post #1453 • February 10, 2010, 5:23 PM • 26 Comments
iPhone photos from February 8, 2010.
February 10, 2010, 7:51 PM
No. He looks like Lenin, only smarter and less homicidal. This is no way to become an art world poster boy. Maybe a fez would help. It apparently works for Damien Hirst.
February 10, 2010, 8:24 PM
Jack's pick from #2 on this thread was a winner (Opie gets an honourable mention).
My sculpture pick didn't make either the critics or people's choice. I guess I'm just a contrarian.
I'm seeing a hint 'o Zappa, too... it's all in the 'stache.
February 10, 2010, 10:18 PM
They had every conceivable category, except ceramics. Yankee barbarians.
February 10, 2010, 11:13 PM
I thought the realist was more interesting, but the winner was pretty solid.
It's interesting that the critics & public made a good choice. Gives me some hope for painting, in a distant & limited way.
February 11, 2010, 8:32 AM
OP, I think crappy painting has become so pervasive at the officially "validated" level that a certain amount of weariness or boredom with the stuff may be afoot.
February 11, 2010, 10:18 AM
I certainly hope so. Your basic everyday man on the street will agree. As always, he is a stabilizing factor in any area of human endeavor.
February 11, 2010, 11:13 AM
Opie, rejected works from a 1977 exhibition my current employer hosted and for which you served on the jury have been found in storage. Since the stern letters sent to the artists through the summer and fall of that year do not seem to have motivated them to pick up their works, I think it's your final responsibility as a juror to track them down and bring them their art. We'll expect you later in the week.
February 11, 2010, 12:16 PM
I just made this photo of snow outside my door on the Blackland Prairie of North Central Texas.
February 11, 2010, 12:36 PM
I can't believe anyone would call that "snow". It is just a heavy frost, where I live now. (We had ten inches of "frost" yesterday.) Had it fallen during the Cowboy's wildcard game with the Eagles, though, it would have made it more interesting. Woops! I forgot the new stadium has a roof if such is desired. I guess a billion bucks gets you something.
February 11, 2010, 12:43 PM
Oh, big money gets you stuff, all right. The question is whether the stuff is worth it.
February 11, 2010, 12:44 PM
Oh, and Tim, be sure to send a nice note to Al Gore.
February 11, 2010, 12:52 PM
Well, John, I was just trying to relate to our NE bretheren.
Jack, nobody seems to know which rabbit hole ol' Al ducked into this time.
February 11, 2010, 12:57 PM
Well Tim I accept the the good will with which you made your gesture. Everyone in Dallas who drives a BMW, I trust, will stay off the road.
February 11, 2010, 1:32 PM
John, the Chevy Suburbans (official State Car of TX) will have to be driven more carefully than usual as well as the BMWs and Porsche's. The problem we have here is with black ice, that is, the melt that freezes on the roads the night after a 'big' snow like today's. Wouldn't you like to be out in that and have one of those Toyota accelerators stick on you? WHEEEEEE!!!!
But by this weekend it'll be back up into the 60s and sunny, ahhhh....
February 11, 2010, 1:45 PM
I didn't know Suburbans came in diesel - or is it only Okies who use 4WD diesel trucks to get their groceries?
February 11, 2010, 2:05 PM
I think they do that in Arkansas too. And some other things.
February 11, 2010, 2:11 PM
This is like reading about the Visigoths and the Huns.
February 11, 2010, 2:29 PM
OK, JL, just forward air fare & my usual feel
February 11, 2010, 2:37 PM
Nice perks, Opie!
February 11, 2010, 2:39 PM
Damn. I meant FEET.
Sometimes typos are better than the intended.
February 11, 2010, 2:54 PM
OP, I think you meant fee.
February 11, 2010, 3:24 PM
I think he meant free.
February 11, 2010, 4:16 PM
feedle deedle dum dum
February 11, 2010, 4:36 PM
Feel free to use whatever remains from your 1977 payment for all expenses, Opie. I trust that should cover it. Thanks!
February 11, 2010, 6:23 PM
Well, I was very busy in 1977, jurying in Massachusetts Texas Idaho and NJ. Unfortunately I can't forward any of the huge sums I was paid for these. What else would I live on?
February 10, 2010, 6:04 PM
I love the names these guys go by. Gm7? Fantastic.
Your facial hair is becoming surprisingly Zappalike.