I was speaking with an artist who recently had a solo show here in Los Angeles. He told me that I needed a response (I assume to other artists) when commenting on my work, say the whole image/text thing has already been done.
"You mean like painting?" I replied.
Speaking of text and art, I received two e-mails the other day with images of books (above and below). Above is the postcard announcemnt for the Martha Rosler Library, a 6,000 book selection from her personal collection. While it is easy to see the public face she wishes to present, one wonders what tomes were edited out.
The image below comes from the announcement for Contemporary Arab Representations, a project produced by the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona. The image on the announcement--taken in 2002--is of a bookshop in Bagdhad.
April 26, 2006
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