Archives for the month of: November, 2015



Mean Clown Welcome, Bruce Nauman

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Posters for “Salò or the 120 days of Sodom”, 1975

dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini


Olivier de Sagazan, as seen in an extract from 24h dans la vie d’un performeur, Directed by Sacha Krasicka, 2011.


For the purpose of maintaining order, the future classroom will come
equipped with watchful robots that rap students on the head if they lose
focus or act up.
– Illustration by Shigeru Komatsuzaki, featured in the article, ‘The Rise of the Computerized School.’ One in a series of articles entitled ‘Computopia’ which depicted life in a pleasant future pervaded by computers. The series ran in the Japanese Shönen Sunday magazine, 1969. (via pink tentacle)


Art Bookstore Printed Matter Has New Home

Now in its 40th year, Printed Matter continues to thrive. In October, it relocated to a bigger and more flood-resistant, two-story space at 231 11th Avenue. And once again, the move was made possible in part by the hands of artists like Bruce Nauman, Chuck Close and Xaviera Simmons, who recently donated works to raise money for the new space.

Such generosity is a testament to the space’s singular role in the city’s art scene. For many, Printed Matter is regarded less as a bookstore, and more of a scrappy community archive teeming with decades of works, including vintage political posters from the AIDS activist group Act Up, and new underground art zines that can be taken home for $10 or less.

“In the context of an art market that can now feel really alienating to artists in New York, it is a really important meeting place where a community of artists, designers and publishers can develop relationships and see itself,” said David Senior, a bibliographer at the Museum of Modern Art Library.


11/26/15 – Day 330 – I’m Thankful For These Two Bed Hoggers!


Thanksgiving Prayer William S Burroughs

Thanksgiving Day, Nov 28,1986 first appeared in the chapbook Tornado Alley, with illustrations by S. Clay Wilson. Gus Van Sant then made a short film of Burroughs reading the text.

Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1986
For John Dillinger
In hope he is still alive

Thanks for the wild turkey and the Passenger Pigeons, destined to be shit out through wholesome American gutsthanks for a Continent to despoil and poison

thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger

thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin, leaving the carcass to rot
thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes
thanks for the AMERICAN DREAM to vulgarize and falsify until the bare lies shine through
thanks for the KKK, for nigger-killing lawmen feeling their notches, for decent church-going women with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces
thanks for Kill a Queer for Christ stickers
thanks for laboratory AIDS
thanks for Prohibition and the War Against Drugs
thanks for a country where nobody is allowed to mind his own business
thanks for a nation of finks — yes,
thanks for all the memories all right, lets see your arms you always were a headache and you always were a bore
thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams.


From Death Laid an Egg (1968). More on the homepage.


11/14/15 – Day 318 – Dirty Harry. SE Portland.