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ever the asshole...

The first thing Lou Reed does when he walks into the Steven Kasher gallery, which will open one-half of his first major New York photography exhibit, "Lou Reed: New York," on Friday, is make fun of my name (too punny). The second thing he does is make fun of my tape recorder (too low-tech). Then, after he scolds the genial gallery owner about the font of some signage that displeases him, he settles in across a table from me, arms arranged protectively before him, fixes me with that cold stare that's oft been called reptilian and takes my questions.

Well, he doesn't exactly take my questions, but he does talk to me, and over the course of the next 45 minutes -- longer, much to the surprise and confusion of the trio of press handlers eavesdropping on our conversation from behind a half-wall, than our scheduled time -- the rock icon reveals himself to be a man of opposites, as high-contrast as the Warhol-era photography that first seriously inspired him to pick up a camera nearly three decades ago.

- bill 1-19-2006 8:23 pm [link] [3 comments]

Not sure if it's art, but it makes for a pretty cool paint job: Notes on the Denial of Perspective 02 - Felice Varini.
- jim 1-17-2006 9:25 pm [link] [1 ref] [3 comments]

Danish artistsí group Parallel Action attempted to culturally hijack Guantanamo Bay last month with the aid of a ghettoblaster and a recording of Beethovenís Third Symphony.

- bill 1-13-2006 9:52 pm [link] [add a comment]


- bill 1-11-2006 8:40 pm [link] [add a comment]

"The Yellow Peril, generated great public antipathy."

too yellow (i like the sculpture graffiti)

- bill 1-09-2006 11:56 pm [link] [add a comment]

had to post this because of the odd arrangement of "artists" including my friend tilly.

"Geometric Issues in Contemporary Art"

Artwork by

Larry King, Herb Alpert, Anthony Quinn,
Leonardo DiCaprio, Emilio Pucci, Frank Stella,
Tillamook Cheddar, Chuck Close, Trova,
Little Mike Anderson, Sol Lewitt, Kurt Vonnegut,

Curated by Baird Jones

Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, 10:00 - midnight

Quo Nightclub, 511 w 28th St. (between 10th and 11th Aves.)

Private free vodka mixed drinks reception from 10 - 11:30 in the back VIP Gallery

Free admission for you and your guests from 10 until midnight by saying
that you are there for "The Geometry Show" and doorman Chris

- dave 12-30-2005 11:07 pm [link] [add a comment]