Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"They were all my friends, and they died."

2009 lost many famous, infamous, and quiet but much lived lives. I'm always sad and inspired this time of year, happy to remember the lives lived and challenged to do more with the time I have left...

Here is a link to the NYTimes "The Lives They Lived" and  "The Music They Made" plus just a few of my own additions who I thought should be remembered... so many ways to live a life... and of course we still miss you Bob.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Travis the chimp:1995-2009.

He was one of us, until he wasn't.
"After the fact, there were many who questioned his familial bonds as well as the constant anthropomorphizing of Travis. After all, he was not Marat or Little Lord Fauntleroy or an artist; he was not a child or a son of human parents, an actor or even a perpetrator: he was a chimp..." CLICK HERE FOR MORE from the NYTIMES .

My work, your casa: Austin.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sketching in the Galleries.

Small but wonderful group I lead at the Modern in Fort Worth for sketching in the galleries this month. This was the last Sunday and we played exquisite corpse from the collection.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Modern Problems | Jacques Tati Retrospective

The Museum of Modern Art’s retrospective of the French screenwriter, director, and actor Jacques Tati (born Jacques Tatischeff, 1907–1982) features newly struck, gloriously restored 35mm prints of his six feature films—Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, Playtime, Mon Oncle, his long-dreamed-of colorized version of Jour de fĂȘte, the revelatory Traffic, and the little-seen Parade—along with three short sketch films. One of cinema’s greatest comedians, Tati was also one of its most radical modernists. His experiments with sound, color, and image, and with language, design and technology, are a fundamental, if often overlooked, bridge between the innovations of Buster Keaton and Max Linder in the silent era, those of his contemporaries Jean-Luc Godard, Marguerite Duras and Robert Bresson, and filmmakers today who owe much to his style and humor, from Roy Andersson to Wes Anderson, Otar Iosselliani to Elia Suleiman, Takeshi Kitano to Sylvan Chomet.
NYTIMES blog link.
MOMA link.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Eastside Showroom I love you...

Lovely lovely new place in Austin. I am so in love with it I had to give it its own post. Vintage cocktails and amazing food. Silent films and terrific atmosphere. Another reason to live in Austin.

Austin Wrap up: South Congress.

Great weekend in Austin mostly spent on S. Congress.  Shepard Fairey graffiti and jo's.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Half life half lived photostream

Carrie Shield has a beautiful eye, 2 actually.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Camilla Engman

Camilla Engman

One of my favorite blogs
(, artist Camilla Engman who lives in Sweden has a new book out. The Suitcase Series presents in glorious detail the lives of select artists and designers. The books are image-based, full of artwork, sketchbook pages, beautiful photographs and artifacts from where the artists live and work.
Camilla’s book also includes a mini booklet about Morran, the little Swedish dog with a big imagination, a glassine envelope containing 4 postcards, and a baggage tag/bookmark: all held together with a custom-printed band.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Vitamin 3-D

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Paris was a woman.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

VVerevvolf Grehv in Dallas!

Vverevvolf Grehv (pronounced as Werewolf Grave) is the brainchild of my friend Dapose, guitarist/bassist/keyboardist of The Faint. We met him this summer  while he was helping Sean Ward to make THE CAVE at BEMIS.  He'll be doing the Texas circuit this week, Austin tonight and Dallas tomorrow. Support your inner metal child and make a point of going to the show.
Vverevvolf Grehv is touring this fall as the opening act for Skinny Puppy on the band's "In Solvent See" tour.  If not  now then:
Dec 2 2009
Austin, Texas
Dec 3 2009
Granada Theatre
Dallas, Texas
Dec 5 2009
Sunshine Theatre
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec 6 2009
The Marquee
Tempe, Arizona
Dec 8 2009
House of Blues - Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Dec 9 2009
House of Blues - San Diego
San Diego, California
Dec 10 2009
Club Nokia
Los Angeles, California

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tannaz Farsi: Seattle Opening!

I spent a wonderful summer with Tannaz at Bemis  making work, playing ping pong, and having fabulous group dinners. After one such night I left a glittered rose in her mailbox and now there will be the piece that you see above and  a room filled with "400 roses, glittered and dying plus one megaphone".
Tannaz is fabulous and I love her work and miss her very much. So go!  Give her a hug for me and check out the newest gallery in Seattle while your at it: OHGE Ltd.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Rebecca Ward and Tokyo

Austin's own Rebecca Ward's at it again. Images of her recent  installation for the new Kate Spade store in Tokyo. Now I wish I was in Tokyo. Speaking of Tokyo I need to see this film soon! The preview looks amazing.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

John Stoney

The Sword and the Stone, 2007
18 x 42 x 42 inches, polymerized gypsum
A 15.5 Ma petrified Gingko from Utah on a rocky berm
Above: full image and detail

Newest favorite from Jaime Jo Fisher.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Allison V Smith, Marfa, and the New York Times!

So proud of photographer and friend extraordinaire Allison V. Smith, who also did the photographs for my exhibition catalog "ON SUGAR MOUNTAIN...".  Check out her amazingly beautiful images this past weekend in the travel section of the New York Times.  
In Marfa, Texas, Minimalist Art and Maximum Flavor    
Note to self... time for a road trip to Marfa.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Eva Zeisel: Maker of things.

TED series: The ceramics designer Eva Zeisel looks back on a 75-year career. What keeps her work as fresh today (her latest line debuted in 2008) as in 1926? Her sense of play and beauty, and her drive for adventure. Listen for stories from a rich, colorful life.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Art Prostitute Hardcover

Art Prostitute's hardcover relaunch in coming soon! To support the book, The Public Trust is editioning a print suite by artists who will be featured: Steven Hopwood-Lewis, Misty Keasler, M, and Brent Ozaeta, and me!  I'll let you know when it comes out. There will be a 10 page spread of my work plus interview.
You can buy the edition online for $100. An amazing steal to support a great art publication.