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January 13, 2013 at 4:37pm
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Presentness is Grace. Art and Objecthood.

Micheal Fried

"1) The success, even the survival, of the arts has come increasingly to depend on their ability to defeat theatre. …For theature has an audience—it exists for one—in a way the other arts do not; in fact, this more than anything else is what modernist sensibility finds intolerable in theatre generally. Here it should be remarked that literalist art, too, possesses an audience, though a somewhat special one: that the beholder is confronted by literalist work within a situation that he experiences as his means that there is an important sense in which the work in question exists for him alone, even if he is not actually alone with the work at the time. It may seem pradoxical to claim both that literalist sensibility aspires to an ideal of “something everyone can understand” (Smith) and that literalist art addresses itself to the beholder alone, but the paradox is only apparent. Someone has merely to enter the room in which a literalist work has been placed to become that beholder, that audience of one—almost as though the work in question has been waiting for him. And inasmuch as literalist work depends on the beholder, it is incomplete without him, it has been waiting for him. And onece he is in the room the work refuses, obstinately, to let him alone—which is to say, it refuses to stop confronting him, distancing him, isolating him. (Such isolation is not solitiude any more than such confrontation is communion.)

…Like Judd’s Specific Objects and Morris’s gestalts or unitary forms, Smith’s cube is always of further interest; one never feels that one has come to the end of it; it is inexhaustible. It is inexhaustible, however, not because of any fullness—that is the inexhaustibility of art—but because there is nothing there to exhaust. It is endless in the way a road might be: if it were circular, for example.

…We are all literalists most or all of our lives. Presentness is Grace.”

November 19, 2012 at 12:42pm
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Society for the Advancement of People of Elegance

Le Sape Society (Society for the Advancement of People of Elegance)
by Daniele Tamagni in his book Gentleman of Bacongo.

September 12, 2012 at 10:00am
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Anna and I, in matching outfits at Lincoln Center.
Quick on the draw, Lucy Laucht.

Anna and I, in matching outfits at Lincoln Center.
Quick on the draw, Lucy Laucht.

July 3, 2012 at 2:11pm
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What I Won’t Miss

Dry skin
Bad dinners like the one we went to last night
Technology in general
My closet
Washing my hair
Illness everywhere
Polls that show that 32 percent of the American people believe in creationism
Fox TV
The collapse of the dollar
Bar mitzvahs
Dead flowers
The sound of the vacuum cleaner
E-mail. I know I already said it, but I want to emphasize it.
Small print
Panels on Women in Film
Taking off makeup every night

What I Will Miss

My kids
The concept of waffles
A walk in the park
The idea of a walk in the park
The park
Shakespeare in the Park
The bed
Reading in bed
The view out the window
Twinkle lights
Dinner at home just the two of us
Dinner with friends
Dinner with friends in cities where none of us lives
Next year in Istanbul
Pride and Prejudice
The Christmas tree
Thanksgiving dinner
One for the table
The dogwood
Taking a bath
Coming over the bridge to Manhattan

— Nora Ephron, list of things she won’t and will miss — in 2010.

February 29, 2012 at 7:58am
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Nyt →

February 2, 2012 at 6:51pm
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Oscar Wilde Dance Party

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Peter Som


Nanette Lapore
“Oscar Wilde Dance Party”


December 7, 2011 at 4:14pm
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Advanced Style: Age and Beautyfrom Ari Cohen on

this makes me so happy

November 8, 2011 at 4:00pm
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lip grid

this project looks like a better lit, and professional executuion of a 2008 kate spade valentine I made.

November 2, 2011 at 3:11pm
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video of the day: Carly Simon - la dee da dee da