Archive for January, 2020

RIP Carla Herrera Prats – (1973–2019)

Friday, January 31st, 2020

  • Carla Herrera Prats

    Camel Collective

    It is with deep sadness and profound gratitude that I and many others mourn the passing of Carla Herrera-Prats, a beloved teacher, artist, and friend to so many of us.

  • Carla Herrera Prats Homepage

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    Glass Art, Robert Gardner – Four Elements

    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
  • Four Elments
    Sculpture by Robert Gardner

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    (Weathered Composition 2)

    “The Book Ends” retitled by Fung Lin Hall, Robert originally titled it as “In God We Trust”

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    (Glass art by Robert Gardner)

  • The Year of Metal Rat – Happy New Lunar Year 2020

    Friday, January 24th, 2020

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  • Hieronymus Bosch
    (11 Things I learned from the Hieronymus Bosch by David Byrne)

  • Chinese New Year Zodiac Rat

    Rats are clever, quick thinkers; successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life.

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    2008 Rat year

    Personality and characteristics

    Optimistic and energetic, people born in the Rat year are likable by all. They are sensitive to other’s emotions but are stubborn with your opinion. Their personality is kind, but due to weak communication skills, their words may seem impolite and rude.

    On the financial side, they like saving and can be stingy. However, their love for hoarding will sometimes cause them to waste money on unnecessary things.

    Jim Jarmusch is for Mystery & Beauty – 2020

    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
  • Jim Jarmusch Interiew July – 2019

    Jim Jarmusch: ‘I’m for the survival of beauty. I’m for the mystery of life’


    As a film-maker, Jarmusch likes to make movies about the world’s little details; about drifters and seekers and the rambling detours that add up to a life. It’s an area of interest that has served him well, from 1984’s meandering, monochrome Stranger Than Paradise through to 2016’s soulful, meditative Paterson. But it’s hard to focus on the small pictures when the big one is so scary: when a river is burning or the whole planet’s aflame.

  • Tigrero a film that was never made
    More on Sam Fuller here (see a photo of them talking)

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    Coffee and Cigarettes – Cate Blanchet in two roles.

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    “Nagase from Mystery Train reuninted with Jim Jarmusch in Paterson)

    My journey from Marine to actor | Adam Driver (see youtube)

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    Mystery Train – Jim Jarmusch

    (Tilda Swinton in Broken Flowers)

    On why Jim Jarmusch dedicated “Broken Flowers” to Jean Eustache.

    There’s something in him that I want to carry in myself: making a film the way you choose to make it, true to yourself without being concerned with the marketplace or anyone’s expectations – just the pure spirit of wanting to express something in your own style. That’s very important to me.(via)

    Aaron Brookner (Howard’s nephew) and Jim Jarmusch at the Burroughs’ bunker.

    Emir Kusturica’s Documentary of Uruguay President + A Spy Thriller “Farewell”

    Sunday, January 19th, 2020
  • El Pepe Uruguay President – Intimate Documentary by Emir Kusturica

    Former Uruguayan president José (Pepe) Mujica is drinking mate. Emir Kusturica is smoking his cigar. The Serbian director, so happy sharing the spotlight with his stars, be it Monica Bellucci (On the Milky Road) or Maradona (Maradona by Kusturica), is quietly watching the subject of his documentary. By the end of El Pepe, A Supreme Life, it’s Mujica who’s watching, smiling playfully at Kusturica’s novice mate-drinking skills, the two of them having shared talks on a vast range of topics, from world economics to gardening, from Uruguayan politics to the politics of love. And Kusturica has clearly fallen under the spell of this most unusual voice in world affairs.

  • Farewell

    Rottentomatoes-Movie Info

    Engaging, emotional and riveting, “Farewell” is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history — about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece of history — largely unknown until now, “one of the most important espionage cases of the 20th century.”

    Francis Alÿs, Film Sandlines, Selfie in Mosul

    Monday, January 13th, 2020
  • On January 21, 2020, Francis Alÿs will receive the Art Icon Award . The award will be given at an evening event hosted by Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick, OBE, and Swarovski Executive Board member Nadja Swarovski.

    (photo by Parwar Tariq)

    Francis Alÿs will debut his new film Sandlines (2018) in the “New Frontiers” category at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Filmed during multiple trips over the past few years, the work is part of a larger body of work focused on Iraq, the beginnings of which were first exhibited at the Iraqi Pavilion during the 2017 Venice Biennale.

    Sandlines the story of history
    (Sundance Institute, Saturday, January 25th 9:00 PM Temple Theatre Park City Theaters)

  • (Film still from Sandlines)

  • With Kurdish Army in Mosul (Artforum-Interview)

    Photo by Fung Lin Hall

    Francis Alys via Phoenix Art Museum (With other Latin American artists)

    Francis Alÿs (See his projects here – like this one “Cut” )

    Sharon Tate, Nancy Kwan & Bruce Lee

    Sunday, January 12th, 2020

  • (Nancy Kwan, Bruce Lee and Sharon Tate)

  • (Sharon Tate with Vittorio Gassman )

  • Vittorio Gassman (previous post)

    Buck Henry, Left to Join Bowie in Heaven on his Birthday

    Thursday, January 9th, 2020

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    Buck Henry passed away on the anniversay of David Bowie’s birthday Jan 8.

    He was twice nominated for an Academy Award, in 1968 for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Graduate and in 1979 for Best Director for Heaven Can Wait alongside Warren Beatty. His long career began on television with work on shows with Steve Allen in The New Steve Allen Show (1961). He went on to co-create Get Smart (1965-1970) with Mel Brooks, and hosted Saturday Night Live 10 times from 1976 to 1980. He later guest starred in shows such as Murphy Brown, Will & Grace, and 30 Rock.

    Buck Henry Appreiciation

    the master of despair whose comedies seduced Hollywood
    He helped shape one of the most revolutionary films of the 1960s (The Graduate), co-wrote one of the funniest of all time (What’s Up, Doc?) and scripted the movie that became the springboard for Nicole Kidman’s career (To Die For).

  • During the October 30, 1976, episode, Buck Henry was injured in the forehead by John Belushi’s katana in the samurai sketch. Henry’s head began to bleed and he was forced to wear a large bandage on his forehead for the rest of the show. As a gag, the members of the SNL cast each wore a bandage on their foreheads as well.

    With Humphrey Bogarde and Buck Henry (Maltese Falcon – Mystery)

  • RIP John Baldessari will not make more boring art

    Sunday, January 5th, 2020
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    (Beethoven’s Trumpet John Baldessari)

  • John Baldessari Radically Influential, Conceptual Artist, Dies at 88 (LA times)

  • Art News obit

    John Baldessari, Fearless Conceptual Artist Who Put Big Ideas Before Pretty Pictures, Is Dead at 88

    Baldessari was frequently asked where he got his ideas, and he often cited art history itself. He was an admirer of art from all periods of art history, and he even named his dogs Goya and Giotto. In a New York Times interview from 2016, he fantasized about an alternate life in which he became a historian who could be called Dr. Baldessari, adding, “I do believe that art comes from art.”

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    Baldessari’s Yellow Fin and Tristram

  • I’m at a rare loss of words now that John [Baldessari] is gone. He was literate. He was witty. He was a curmudgeon. But I remember him always having a list of jokes he had heard.” – Lawrence Weiner (thanks to Marian Goodman Gallery)

  • See more from previous post Recycling John Baldessari

  • Rollercoaster – 1989-90

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  • John Baldessari photographed in his studio in Santa Monica by Larry Sultan

    Posted by Pascal Blanchard on Monday, January 6, 2020

  • Jacob Dylan – Echo in the Canyon

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020

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    Dylan has written notable hits such as “6th Avenue Heartache” and “One Headlight”, which is listed at number 58 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Pop Songs”. He has won two Grammy Awards, and released two solo albums: Seeing Things in 2008 and Women + Country in 2010. Women + Country became Dylan’s highest-charting album since the Wallflowers’ 1996 breakthrough Bringing Down the Horse, peaking at number 12 on the Billboard 200.

    Echo in the Canyon (Laurel Canyon Music Scene documentary) – Rolling Stone

    The film, directed by Dylan’s manager and former record exec Andy Slater, combines history lessons with new performances of the era’s music (from “In My Room” to “Goin’ Back”) from Fiona Apple, Beck and others. Dylan found himself nostalgic for an era before his birth. “There was a lot of support,” he says, “and a lot of tradition.”

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    Bob Dylan

    To Edna Gundersen, USA Today:
    GUNDERSEN: Your son Jakob has been very much in the spotlight this year. Do you worry about him?
    DYLAN: I’m proud of his accomplishments. He’s still young, and he’s come a long way in a short time. I worried about him when he started out. I just didn’t want to see him get roughed up. This business can really throw you into deep water. He’s had his ups and downs. What he does with the future remains to be seen, but he and his band have done rather well. In the contemporary music scene, they have got a voice to be heard.

  • The Passion of Pete Postlethwaite

    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
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    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    (Ralph Fiennes and Pete Postlethwaite from the Constant Gardner)

  • In the Name of Pete Postlethwaite
    (See and read more from here, enjoy!)