When I saw the image above of Rhode Island’s pitch for Amazon’s HQ2, in today’s Providence Journal (“Envisioning Amazon’s HQ2 in heart of Capital Center… 274 more words
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By Hans Ebert
Synchronicity happens for a reason. It’s like playing mental Snap. The night earlier, South African based racing writer and friend Robyn Louw was talking about how she feels the sport could do a better job of promoting and marketing its own heroes before bringing in celebrities for cameo appearances. 1,910 more words
“The Painted Word hit the art world like a really bad, MSG-headache-producing, Chinese lunch.” – Rosalind Krauss.
“The Painted Word” sounds good, and towards the end of the book, we end up with just words flatly painted on the wall as the ultimate distillation of contemporary art/theory, but really, what he’s talking about is just the opposite, “The Written Painting”.2,108 more words
You might recognize this trope from the intro to Tom Wolfe’s reviled “The Painted Word”, which he typed up in, get this, 1975. The book is still hated by the art world today, and loved by the outlying visual artists who cling to imagery and the visual imagination like a life-raft. 2,052 more words