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17 August 2010

two asian things

two images that define monday and tuesday by spuring me into video exchanges with a pc. in each case the pictures expose how slamming asian cultures into western visual architecture (alain renais style french cinema modernism and a sardonic late 70's disillusioned disco-protohipster album cover) can be moderately exciting.

1. the first turning into a video that prada paid " "avant-garde" " - their quotes initially - video artist yang fudong five million grains of rice and a $35 gift card for to make them look great.  the idea was that this year is somehow supposed to be a lucky for the company according to the chinese calender.

2. kimono themed album cover for something that has nothing to do with kimonos, japan, - or earth.  this is "the number 1 song all over heaven".

16 August 2010

my visual weekend - thursday friday

 work was about finding paintings of english horses and fox hunts for the new Nanette Lepore website magazine page.  Lots of red and rich girls.
so the first and third were by george stubbs.  this next image took me in two devastating directions. it was the leopard.

this eventually reminded me of the sensational victorian suicidal mammals of walton ford.

the second was to cats, reclining nudes, and corot. which eventually just became corot and then just nudes.