Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Weird Barbie for Halloween

My friend Renee doing a great job rocking the Weird Barbie vibe.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

I am a god unto the ants

I am a god unto the ants.
With a tiny effort I could
lift the bottle cap, that is now
blocking their procession and which
they must manuever around, thus
making all those lives easier.
Or I could crush them underfoot
even without knowing I have,
while wearing these heavy workboots.
Smiling on the oblivious
I hurry on my own business. 

~ N. G. McClernan 

Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Here is my Valadon exhibition

When I was in France last March, I made a trip to the Georges Pompidou Center specifically to see work by Suzanne Valadon - and they had nothing!

I was like Où sont-ils, les tableaux ? All these paintings by Suzanne Valadon are supposed to be here!

Turns out they had removed all her paintings in preparation for a big exhibition of her work. But by the time the exhibition happened I was long out of Europe. 

Worst of all, I had already seen some of the paintings at the Barnes Foundation show - but they didn't have the portrait of Erik Satie. Which they had in this exhibition, based on its image that flashes by at minute 4:46.  That's what I wanted to see, most of all.