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Notes From A Very Long Drive

A long looping road trip, to see and judge art, find vintage paperbacks, and the search for something amazing…

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Simon Sellars’ Applied Ballardianism: “When you have to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk.”

“I always think of Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly when he’s ambushed by a man who talks so much he doesn’t realise Tuco has whipped his gun out. Tuco kills him, then gives the corpse some excellent advice: ‘When you have to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk.’ Likewise, with academics: when you have to argue, argue. Don’t blather on.”

New York Postcard: Familiar stories, highly ambiguous [NSFW]

George Shaw, resting and relaxing in New York City with guns, nuts and beer…

Modernism Monday #33

Frances Hodgkins, Still life: self-portrait, circa 1935. New Zealand.

Modernism Monday #31

“In 1966, IBM awarded John Whitney its first “artist in residence” status to “explore the aesthetic potentials of computer graphics”. The film, or rather collection of analog effects entitled” “Catalog” was completed in 1961, a 7 minute, full color exploration of visual effects set to the music of Ornette Coleman.”

Postal de Mejico: Chichen Itza Top Seven

“Seven reasons why Chichen Itza – one of the largest pre-Hispanic Mayan cities in Mexico (455-967 AD or CE if you are PC) – is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World…”

Modernism Monday #30

Charles Tole, Quarry Buildings, 1967. New Zealand.

Modernism Monday #29

Birger Carlstedt, Composition in Green, c. 1950’s. Finland.

Modernism Monday #28

Holiday Home for Writers, 1965-69, Sevan Lake, Armenia.

New Work Friday #239

“The history of art is in my work.”