Daily Archives: October 12, 2010

Rikki Kasso



Reverse Engineering, 2010, 
sumi ink on paper, 64.8 x 50.1 cm

Permanent Reminders, 2010, 
sumi ink on washi paper, 54.1 x 67.3 cm


Shibuya in the Rain, 2009, 
sumi ink on canvas, 72.3 x 60.1 cm


Sunday Life Observation, 2009, 
sumi ink on paper, 177 x 88 cm


Saki in the Bathroom, 2008, 
sumi ink on wood panel, 90 x 90 cm


Crossbreeding, 2009, 
sumi ink on paper, 177 x 88 cm



Juan Genoves | Escape Into Life

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Brightness, 2003, silk-screen print, 47 x 90 cm

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Yellow Circle, 2003,  silk-screen print, 80 x 80 cm

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Eclipse, 2003, silk-screen print, 70 x 96 cm

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The Vaults, 2002, acrylic on canvas on board, 240 x 200 cm

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Four Roads, 2006, acrylic on canvas on board, 200 x 210 cm

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Escape, 2006, acrylic on canvas on board, 200 x 180 cm

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Espontaneos, 2008, acrylic on canvas on board, 76 x 92 cm

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Escalinata (Staircase), 2008, acrylic on canvas on board, 150 x 180 cm

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Plataforma II, 2009, acrylic on canvas on board, 90 x 90 cm

Artist Bio

Juan Genovés’ Website

Juan Genovés at Marlborough Galley

Juan Genovés at PicassoMio


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Letters of Note: Kurt Vonnegut

From Letters of Note:

From celebrated humanist, author and one-time prisoner of war, the late-Kurt Vonnegut, comes a 1991 letter to activist Robert Henry Walz, in which the Slaughterhouse Five novelist responds to a request for assistance with regards to the support of American war veterans. Writing just four months after the end of the Gulf War, Vonnegut was admittedly “down in the mouth”, and very clearly exasperated with the “rich and powerful”. 

Transcript follows. 



Box 27. Sagaponack, NY 11962

June 29 1991

Dear Robert Henry Walz —

Sure, I’d help if I could. But, as you may have noticed, I have spent most of my adult years trying and failing to get the attention of the rich and powerful. There are so many worthy causes they find easy to ignore, such as education and public health and bettering the deplorable conditions in so many VA hospitals and on and on.

Plenty of hell has been raised about our hostages in Lebanon or wherever, to absolutely no effect. So I am discouraged, to say the least.

If you were to hook me up to a lie-detector this evening, I think, but I’m not sure, that we would find out that I believe PW’s were kept somewhere after the war’s end, but that they are all dead now. In my own much more civilized war in Europe, I saw several American bodies burned along with all sorts of other people in a big funeral pyre after the Dresden raid. I was on a PW train which was bombed by the British on the way to Dresden. God only knows what was done with all the body parts. 

There is all this talk now about our wonderful troops. Anyone who has been a troop in a shooting war finds this out pretty quick: our government doesn’t give a good fuck about our troops. 

Go ahead and use my name any way you like. What the heck. As I say, though, I am very down in the mouth these days. 



Kurt Vonnegut



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Dancing in the Rain

Let me set the stage for this: Last December, Richard Davis (22 years old) was killed in a car accident at the corner of 90th and MacArthur in East Oakland, California. Days later, the half brother of the victim, Darrell Armstead, a popular turf dancer, and his crew, The Turf Feinz, paid an artful tribute at the scene of the crash. Filmmaker Yoram Savion captured the dance that unfolded in the cold winter rain. It was just another RIP video … until the video went viral late this summer, and now again this October. You can find more work by Savion and The Turf Feinz on YouTube (find the videos here). Or head over to this collection on Vimeo

via The East Bay Express

by Dan Colman | Open Culture



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