I went to see a documentary about Bruce Bickford at the Frye last weekend. His claim to fame is Frank Zappa's "Baby Snakes." The film was great and Bickford was there afterward to answer questions and hock his wares which were tiny clay figures used in the films which he had incased in some kind of foamcore with cut pieces of found plasitc for windows. I waited around after the show to get a look that the figures and even wanted to buy one. He said make him an offer but he was unable to give anyone a price for any of them. It was all a hassle so I purchased a DVD. The trailor for the documentary, "Monster Road," can be seen here:
Monday, April 20, 2009
While visiting SF I went to 2 incredible shows. The first at the MOMA was a retropective of William Kentridge. Kentridge is a South African artist that makes stop motion animation with shadow puppets.When you see behind the scenes you realize his work is put together with simple materials. He works mostly with black and white drawings and cut outs. I said he was a genious while we were at the museum so it must be true.
The second at the Deyoung was looking at Andy Warhol's work from the perspective of his involvement in Music and Dance. Each room represented a period of time in Warhols life. There were many artifacts including a record contract signed by the Velvet Underground and a silver trunk from the factory. I was very happy to see an original polaroid of Candy Darling. Ah, it's the little things in life.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
This game was sent to Nell for her birthday. Reworked it about 400 times...I think I had it with me too long. Best to get them on the road so I don't fiddle too much. Nothing is ever perfect and that needs to be OK with me if I want to produce more than one thing a year.