Archive for November, 2022

Roz Chast – Cartoons and Memoire

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

  • (Photo via)

    Her 2014 graphic memoir “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” won the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award. Chast combined cartoons, text, and photos to tell the story of how she helped her elderly parents navigate the end of their lives. In her memoir she frankly talks about what it was like to parent one’s parents, as well as how it led her to examine her own mortality.

  • Roz Chast wiki

    Her New Yorker cartoons began as small black-and-white panels, but increasingly used more color and often appear over several pages. Her first cover for The New Yorker was the August 4, 1986 issue

  • Roz Chast homepage

  • Her Memoire

  • Celebrate Our Greatest Talk Show Host Dick Cavett – 2022

    Saturday, November 19th, 2022
  • “I do remember Nebraska idyllic images. Playing guns with my friends, or kick-the-can, or ditch, watching airplanes drone overhead on lazy Sunday afternoons, collecting June bugs in a jar on summer nights, playing statues, making mud slippers. … I know there are people who can’t dredge up a single pleasant memory of their childhood, and I can come up with a hundred from mine, some of them right off a calendar or out of ‘Tom Sawyer,’ ” wrote Dick Cavett in his autobiography, “Cavett,” in 1974.

    Happy birthday Dick Cavett (wiki)

  • Anagram Brando Conversation (Previous Post)

  • Why Dick Cavett was the greatest talk show host of all time

  • Ingmar Bergman, Bibi Andersson & Dick Cavett on youtube here.

  • Dick Cavett’s Top 10 at Criterion

  • Mel Brooks, Frank Captra Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Altman on Dick Cavett Show

  • (Orson Welles Interviews Dick Cavett.)
    Assorted hijinks an interview with Dick Cavett (Paris View)

  • Tacita Dean – The Russian Ending

    Sunday, November 13th, 2022
  • (Tacita Dean )
    Marian Goodman celebrated her birthday on Nov 12, 2022.

    Tacita Dean “Russian Ending” ICA Boston org.

  • Lee Bontecou – (January 15, 1931 – November 8, 2022)

    Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

  • (Photo by Diane Arbus 1966)

    Lee Bontecou wiki

    Lee Bontecou (January 15, 1931 – November 8, 2022) was an American sculptor and printmaker and a pioneer figure in the New York art world. She kept her work consistently in a recognizable style, and received broad recognition in the 1960s. Bontecou made abstract sculptures in the 1960s and 1970s and created vacuum-formed plastic fish, plants, and flower forms in the 1970s. Rich, organic shapes and powerful energy appear in her drawings, prints, and sculptures. Her work has been shown and collected in many major museums in the United States and in Europe.

    Brave and Bold Lee Bontecou a Formidable Artist (Previous post)


  • Actor, Writer, Director, the Passing of Douglas McGrath at 64

    Sunday, November 6th, 2022

  • Bullet Over Broadway Script by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath

    David Shayne: Helen, have you thought about what I said before about the way I feel—
    Helen Sinclair: Don’t speak.
    David Shayne: But, I. . . I want to express—
    Helen Sinclair: Don’t. . .speak. Don’t!
    David Shayne: Just a few things that I want to tell you—
    Helen Sinclair: Don’t. . .speak!
    David Shayne: When we first met—
    Helen Sinclair: No, no, don’t speak. Don’t speak. Please don’t speak. Please don’t speak. No. No. No. Go. Go, gentle Scorpio, go. Your Pisces wishes you every happy return.
    David Shayne: Just one—
    Helen Sinclair: Don’t speak!

  • (Douglas McGrath on Charlie Rose)
    Douglas McGrath talked about Woody Allen and Robert Redford on Charlies Rose. McGrath was directed by Redford in “Quiz Show”, he described Redford having a great sense of ‘humor.

    Douglas McGrath Dead, Oscr, Tony Nominated Writer Director (The Guardian obit)

    Douglas McGrath wiki (February 2, 1958 – November 3, 2022)

  • McGrath would appear on screen for Allen seven times – Celebrity, Sweet And Lowdown, Small Time Crooks, Hollywood Ending, Cafe Society, Crisis In Six Scenes and Rifkin’s Festival. The last two featured McGrath in more prominent roles. On screen he was a calming figure that didn’t seem disturbed by Allen’s manic characters.

    McGrath did lots of work without Allen. Most significantly he wrote the film Emma and the very successful Carole King musical Beautiful.

  • (Toby Jones as Capote and Daniel Craig as Perry)

    Douglas MacGraths messy “Infamous” improves upon Capotes

    Tragic Accident of a Renown Photographer Olivier Metzger in Arles

    Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

  • Photo by Olivier Metzger (See his photos here)

  • Olivier Metzger
    (1973 – November 2, 2022)

    Fatal Accident on the route des Saintes in Arles

  • (Photo of Steven Yeun by Olivier Metzger)

  • (Tahar Rahim, photo by Olivier Metzger, New York)

  • Rencontres Arles Olivier Metzger

  • Rodney Graham (1949 -2022) – A Conceptual Artist from Canada

    Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

  • Rodney Graham Life Scenarios

  • Rodney Graham
    Artforum obit

  • Rodney Graham That’s Not Me

  • Lisson Gallery Rodney Graham
    Inverted Drip Painting #57

  • With a practice spanning five decades, Canadian artist Rodney Graham (1949 – 2022) operated through systems of quotation, reference and adaptation. From the 1980s, Graham expanded his diverse oeuvre to encompass photography, painting, sculpture, film, video and music. As actor, performer, producer, historian, writer, poet, sound engineer and musician, Graham’s art examined the complexities of Western culture through strategies of disguise, as he shifted seamlessly into different roles and characters. Casting himself as a succession of motley characters, Graham inhabited different personae, genres and art forms for the duration of his career. ‘It may be a burden to reinvent oneself every time,’ Graham said, ‘but it makes things more interesting.’- Hauser & Wirth