Paul Soto, a talented LA dealer, tried to sell me a great Mark Rodrigues work for $40,000.00, comprised of wooden shelving units housing hundreds of bootleg Grateful Dead audio cassettes acquired from eBay. In doing so, he assured me that Mark was in the collections of dealer David Kordansky and artist Mark Grotjahn. I’m not casting aspersion on the dealer, but I think we’ve entered a new universe where dealers and market-star artists are the conferrers of value rather than your traditional collectors, if they still exist.
And then, one day, sitting in the shed I live in, I had a revelation: within the current climate of misinformation, and society's willingness to believe absolute bullshit, maybe a fake restaurant is possible? Maybe it's exactly the kind of place that could be a hit?
stumbled across this yesterday: the detectorists. definitely wistful and subtle. think its on netflix.
This "wistful, subtle comedy" (Guardian, UK) was selected by the New York Times and the Hollywood Reporter as one of 2016's best shows. Winner of the BAFTA Award for best comedy, the series follows the eccentric members of the Danebury Metal Detecting Club as they search for treasure in the English countryside. Written and directed by star Mackenzie Crook (The Office), Detectorists also features outstanding performances by Toby Jones (The Hunger Games), Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle), and Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones).
watched two more netflix series over the long weekend, the soderbergh produced western, godless and another margaret atwood adaptation, alias grace. the second was more engrossing but both entertaining. upcoming, curious bout the marvelous mrs maisel out in a couple of days on amazon then season 2 of the crown and the errol morris docudrama wormwood, both on netflix. does tv happen on tv anymore?
Oregon Thanksgiving Breakfast
Breakdown reel showcasing David Fincher's invisible visual effects in the Netflix Original Series Mindhunter.
dont have any recollection of this ever having existed. Dana Carvey Show. funny as a making of doc. some ripe LCK moments to boot. timely.
Asked my LA team mate where to breakfast this morning near downtown and he said Sqirl.....
golden ratio / Mozart effect
guess which famous italian american director is currently making my block over to look like 1970s little italy?
1000+ lined up down the block for these sneakers.
I owe Penck for Beefheart. In East Germany, there was a lively black market for LPs, and Beefheart’s records were the most expensive of all. Penck was a huge fan of Beefheart as a musician, and revealed to me one day that Beefheart was also a painter; so I got in touch with him. He had stopped playing music because he hated the music market, and although as a painter he was totally authentic, no one really took him seriously. The most unbelievable freaks -- rock fans -- came to his exhibitions; occasionally a few pictures would be sold.
However, I was not able to position him, and so far there has been only one museum exhibition of his work, in San Francisco. I visited him a few times in California. He lived in a wooden house, and I could always find him sitting on the veranda and looking out to sea. Once I asked him what he saw. He replied: “Seals. Seals. Sometimes it looks like a seal, but it’s a surfer. And then a shark gets him.”
"Slough" Performance by Steve DiBenedtto, Steven Doughton, Mr. Alexander Wilson. Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Doomtown Curated by Kristan Kennedy and Steven Doughton
behold, the woolly bear