Accidental rediscovery: the closing slide for Maira Kalman’s @creativemorning presentation
This is currently my weekend wandering soundtrack.
"It’s a time of glut. Greed is rampant. I’m just exposing it, trying to wake people up. I simply want to present people with their ruins…I think of the Gluts as souvenirs without nostalgia.” - Robert Rauschenberg
[Image: Robert Rauschenberg; Mercury Zero Summer Glut, 1987]
"Hound Dog" - Little Richard & The Sounds Incorporated, 1964
It takes a great deal of time and thought to install work carefully. This should not always be thrown away. Most art is fragile and some should be placed and never moved again. Some work is too large, complex and expensive to move. Somewhere, a portion of contemporary art has to exist as an example of what the art and its context were meant to be. Somewhere, just as the platinum-iridium metre guarantees the tape measure, a strict measure must exist for the art of this time and place. Otherwise, art is only show and monkey business.
Donald Judd, from ‘Statement for the Chinati Foundation’, 1986
[source: Art & Place]
Boris Karloff’s unlikely guacamole recipe has a secret ingredient: sherry (not wolfbane and batwings).
Diana Vreeland’s lunch habits.
[via The Ann Freedman Weekly]
A train on the Lucin Cutoff trestle bridge over the Great Salt Lake in Utah, April 1923.
Photograph by the Southern Pacific Railroad Co.
A place I’d like to go.