Tonight Michele and I both have installations in the show OFF THE MAP.
OFF THE MAP is an exhibit of 43 artists in a private home in Mt.
Washington, Los Angeles.
Open to the public Saturday July 30, 6-10 pm
(see attached invitation)
522 W. Avenue 46
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Hope to see you there.
Constantine! Get your head out of the gutter!
Giant unicorn found living underground in Chicago. Or proposed something to that effect…
Full story here.
“The gang unit would probably be called in,” he continued. “It appears there’s grand larceny here, felony assault there, and Jesus would probably be charged with inciting a riot.” Counting 17 people in the scene, he added: “Good thing there are plenty of witnesses.”
New York detectives pay a visit to the Frick to hone their observational skillz. From TMN.
“Alan Moore knows the Score” – to quote Pop Will Eat Itself.
Anyway, the trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of his brilliant V for Vendetta – which I have only just recently read – is up. I would like to hope they won’t screw this one up. V looks fantastic – but Natalie Portman… I don’t know how that will work out.
La Coquette runs into the Tour de France:
“As the second batch of cyclists passes, a little American girl to her Lacrosse coach-esque mother:
‘We’re clapping for them so they wont feel bad for losing?'”
Always a good read on a Monday. Apparently its also a classic rock Monday – judging by the office audio stream so far.
And. Its still too hot out here. I wish I had a nice wine cellar to retreat to. Or a grotto. Now that’s fucking living.
The Central Artery Tunnel in Boston is getting its leaks patched – over 191 defects in the slurry walls – and the contractors will be footing the bill. Only a few of the defects were considered major, but still the total bill will add up to around 6 million dollars.
Attention Rhode Islanders and other New Englanders:
Does anyone out there have photos of the infamous, and now defunct (I think), Skate Hut. I used to jet down there to ride the spine ramp back in high school. They also had a crazy three corner bowl wedged in the space. Pretty sure it was tucked away in an industrial corner of Providence or nearby – and would love to see it again.
Send em our way and we’ll post em.
jquinn at rise-ind dot com
Fort Thunder lives on as Jim Drain wins the Art Basel Prize, and curator Carol Greene sells out his work in the first hour of the show.
A UCLA fine art student’s Russian Roulette performance prompts the early retirement of Nancy Rubins and Chris Burden – famous for his performance Shoot where a friend shot him in the arm with a 22 caliber rifle.
“Standing in front of the class, Deutch pulled out a real-looking gun he had carved from wood. To make it seem genuine, Price said, Deutch had bought a .357 Magnum to use as a model — then returned it to the gun dealer. He inserted what appeared to be a bullet, spun the cylinder and put the barrel against his head.
Deutch pulled the trigger, producing a click. Then he dashed into an adjoining hall. His lawyer said that he had pre-positioned “a big firecracker” in a can there and that he set it off, producing a bang. Then Deutch returned to the room, where normally a discussion and critique would have followed. Instead, “it was pandemonium,” Deutch said in a telephone interview. “The idea of a class structure or any critical thinking was blown out of the water.'”