Seeing My Shadow (Or Not)
If Map #5 will crown the Salesforce Tower through February as part of the Midnight Artist Series (midnight - 1a every day, dusk 'til the wee small hours the weekend of 16-18 Feb.). Performances & talks are lined up including Maptime SF/OAK on 13 Feb, Stanford's David Rumsey Map Center on 29 Feb, Other Cinema w/Sean Ocean on 2 Mar, West Oakland Sound Series w/Unpopular Electronics on 3 Mar, and more to come.
As always, please be in touch with ideas or questions.
Recent Blog Posts
The Museum of Jurassic Technology: Harbinger of Major Gift Fails
10 Jun 2023
Lawrence Weschler’s Seeing Is Forgetting The Name Of The Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin and True to Life: Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney are essential for an understanding of those artists’ thinking, the trajectories of their careers, and the impacts of their work. But when Weschler lectured at the San Francisco Art Institute (9 Feb 2009) in commemoration of the University of California Press’ publication of expanded editions of his Irwin and Hockney books, the book I brought for him to sign was neither of those.
A QuickTake and Radio Valencia Cafe
28 Dec 2022
You’re forgiven if you’re thinking “surely he meant to title this A Quick Take on Radio Valencia Cafe”.
Warhol, Empire, the Met Life Tower, and Me
03 Aug 2022
It’s tautological to say I’m resigned to being a fatalist but disappointments take their toll and I tend to set my expectations low. I learned late that the second volume of The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné was nearing publication and while Callie Angell had been gracious in crediting me in her publications for providing the clue necessary to sequence the reels of Empire, I was anxious about whether I’d make it into what would become the definitive source of truth.
For Sale: Robert Indiana 'MECCA I, II, III'
02 Aug 2022
Pop Artist Robert Indiana was commissioned to design the basketball floor for the Milwaukee Exposition Convention Center and Arena (MECCA). The floor made its debut in October 1977 and was disassembled after the Bucks began playing in the BMO Harris Bradley Center in 1988. I don’t know the current status of the floor, only that it was saved from a salvage sale by Greg Koller, then passed to the stewardship of his son, Ben, and that a replica was reconstructed for one game in 2017 to celebrate the fifty year anniversary of the Bucks’ first season.