My friend Tim Hull has curated what appears to be a great show at BAM:
Cover Version LP
Curated by Timothy Hull
Opening Reception: Tue, Jan 11, 6—9pm
Exhibition on view through Mar 20
Natman Room, Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
Cover Version (LP) is an exhibition in which diverse artists reimagine the cover art of albums they find influential. These unique reinterpretations of the iconic LP bring new life to the art that covers vinyl, highlighting the intersections of art and music.
Featured Artists: Glen Baldridge, Kadar Brock, Colby Bird, Jessica Cannon, Mathew Cerletty, Devon Costello, Justin Craun, TM Davy, Langdon Graves, Joseph Hart, Elizabeth Huey, Scott Hug, Butt Johnson, Faten Kanaan, Denise Kupferschmidt, Josh Kline, Erica Magrey, Michael Mahalchick, Eddie Martinez, Dave McDermott, Keegan McHargue, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Nolan Simon, Colin Snapp, Jennifer Sullivan, Nick Van Woert, Ryan Wallace and Will Yackulic
Stefan Hagen, my architecture client and a highly sophisticated photographer, is having a show of his work at White Box Munich later this month.
Diptychs and Triptychs
Photography by Stefan Hagen
Grafinger Straße 6
Kultfabrik Gebäude 44
On view at White Box Munich from November 13th 2010 until November 28th.
Ari Berman has a great editorial in this Sunday’s New York Times:
Boot the Blue Dogs
By ARI BERMAN
Published: October 23, 2010
IN 2008, Barack Obama’s presidential campaign seemed to rewrite all the rules in electoral politics and herald a new progressive era in America. Democrats assembled a huge Congressional majority and, in the euphoria that followed the historic election, were poised to enact sweeping change. However, despite some notable successes the stimulus package, health care reform, tighter rules for the financial industry things have not gone according to plan. Just two years later, Democrats face a bad economy, a skeptical public, a re-energized Republican Party and a coming avalanche of losses in the midterm elections.
What happened? One important explanation is that divisions inside the Democratic coalition, which held together during the 2008 campaign, have come spilling out into the open. Conservative Democrats have opposed key elements of the president’s agenda, while liberal Democrats have howled that their majority is being hijacked by a rogue group of predominantly white men from small rural states. President Obama himself appears caught in the middle, unable to satisfy the many factions inside his party’s big tent.
Jim Gray is a brilliant businessman, savvy collector, and all around great guy, and he is running for mayor of Lexington Kentucky. If you live there, vote for him!
I donated a print of this photo to the Jim Gray for mayor fundraiser happening this weekend.
I was just in Rome and went to Zaha’s new Maxxi Museum. I was beyond impressed. It truly deserves all the praise it is getting.
I met Aleksey, the owner of Works MFG under extreme circumstances. I needed the helm of my boat welded on a Friday night at 7pm and done by morning at the latest. They stayed open late and took care of it it in less than 30 minutes. When I was there I discovered that they have designed and built places like Matchless and Smith and Mills among others. Great People. Check out their work here.