There's a lizard on the wall of my bedroom, right next to the ceiling. She's about 2 and a half inches long and has barely moved over the past three days. In the day, to encourage her to flight to freedom, I leave the window open, but so far she hasn't wanted to escape. Desired… Continue reading year one of two, for Marvin!
How important is a photographer's personal life to the way in which their work is received? And what happens when very little is known about them? The recently discovered collection of Vivian Maier addresses these issues, in addition to raising questions about the dissemination, distribution, and sale of a deceased artist's work. Read… Continue reading Vivian Maier
Richard Prince, reigning king of appropriation, has just been dethroned. Or maybe just temporarily demoted. On March 18th, Prince and the Gagosian Gallery lost the suit brought against them by French photographer Patrick Cariou for copyright infringement. For his 2008 show at the Gagosian called 'Canal Zone', Prince took a large number of photographs from… Continue reading Appropriation troubles
Like Rony said, it's fucking cold in New York. The temperature dropped 20 degrees from yesterday, and all I can think of today is what I was doing last year at this time. I was heading through the Panama Canal on my aunt's 40-foot sloop. From Panama City, we went on to the Galapagos Islands,… Continue reading A year ago
Two inclinations compete on a regular basis in my mind. One is to stop the information flow, stop the inundation of images and thoughts and sounds and words. The other is to make images, a compulsion to add my two cents to the pile. My aunt’s house burned down a few months ago in the… Continue reading So much, and a little more