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Open Sesame

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These have gone unused for almost 16 years, yet I still take them everywhere.

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Lawrence Weiner’s Voice

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If you’ve ever had the opportunity to hear him speak, you’ll know what I mean.

I count myself lucky, having had that pleasure on several occasions over the years. The latest of which was this past weekend, at the launch of his show Dicht Bij, at BAK, Utrecht, with the Stedelijk Museum’s brand new director, Ann Goldstein.

If you missed it, make sure to check the Former West website, for the video reportage, or even better, see the show.

7,000 Pines

Probably more.

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East.

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West.

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Up.

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Down.

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Red.

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Black.

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Old.

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New.

Inside

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After seeing the video report of the Philip Guston show at McKee gallery, by James Kalm, I knew I had to see the show.

I was not disappointed.

Token

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I never thought I’d pay the price of subway fare to see ‘subway art.’ When it comes to Sol Lewitt’s Whirls Twirls (MTA), I’m willing to make the exception.

Never say never.

Inspiration

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A couple of years ago, I was reading a Joe Zucker interview, by Chuck Close, in BOMB magazine. There was one segment, where Zucker briefly discusses the fear of many an artist, including yours truly. The plague of writer’s block. The quote above, was Close’s response.

While it sounds like something I’ve heard for years, it was one of those moments of clarity that we all seek.

Maybe, one of these days, I’ll actually get around to following his advice.

Social Observations

Having never studied architecture, sociology, let alone urban planning (a pity in retrospect), I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I missed this classic film by William H. Whyte. I think I’ll chalk this one up to better late, than never. Enjoy.