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May Day forty years

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Lee Wells sent me these images in celebration of May Day--
There's also a great pdf attached -- see below
Mai 68Mai 68


SCOPE ART FAIR- A FLANEUR'S VIEW

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FURNITURE LEGS

CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORMS ON FEMALE MANNEQUINS

PHOTOS OF FARM ANIMALS

B&W PATTERNS ON FEMALE NUDE PHOTOS

HUMIDIFIER/DE-HUMIDIFIER

GUY IN SUPERMAN COSTUME BOUND & BLINDFOLDED

LUMPS OF CHARCOAL HUNG FROM MONOFILAMENT

STACK OF VINYL LP'S (APPRX. 4 FEET TALL)

BLACK BOX WITH GOLD MYLAR SLICED CURTAIN

DOLLEY WHEELS ATTACHED TO CARPET SQUARES

STEEL BOX WITH NUDE WOMEN VIDEO

PLASTER CAST OF COWBOY BOOTS

GIANT STYRENE BUDDHA HEADS

BUNDLES OF CLOTHES

POSTAL BOX & DELIVERY JEEP


Spiral Jetty Jitters

Is Spiral Jetty threatened by petro-greed? Two environmental organizations, Friends of the Great Salt Lake and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, recently alerted Nancy Holt, the widow of Robert Smithson, of a wildcat oil company seeking state permission to do exploratory drilling of the West Rozel Field, an underwater oil deposit in the Great Salt Lake just a couple of miles from Spiral Jetty. Holt appealed to her friends in the arts and media, urging them "to save the beautiful, natural Utah environment around the Spiral Jetty from oil drilling." Over a thousand emails of protest were sent to the Utah Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office, which in response has extended the period of public comment to February 13, 2008 on Application to Permit Drilling #08-8853.


Review of DEEP TRANCE BEHAVIOR IN POTATOLAND

Review of DEEP TRANCE BEHAVIOR IN POTATOLAND
(A RICHARD FOREMAN THEATER MACHINE)
by Joseph Nechvatal
DEEP TRANCE BEHAVIOR IN POTATOLAND Photo @ Paula CourtDEEP TRANCE BEHAVIOR IN POTATOLAND Photo @ Paula Court


The politics of 'Facebook'

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With friends like these ...
Facebook has 59 million users - and 2 million new ones join each week. But
you won't catch Tom Hodgkinson volunteering his personal information - not now that he knows the politics of the people behind the social networking
site

Tom Hodgkinson
The Guardian,


Steven Kaplan ... Miami Diary 2007 … Part One

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Saturday, December 1: Big Paintings

Made it to LaGuardia with time to spare, courtesy of a moving performance by Eric “to the airport” Payson. Adam Cvijanovic was already standing at Departures, draped in a long black leather coat, awaiting his dealer Becky Smith. We were on the same Jet Blue flight, beating the crush down to Art Basel, while also sidestepping New York’s first seasonal ice storm, due to arrive in less than twenty four hours. Several days (and several score of Art Basel events) later, I would eventually view his panoramic landscape painting, huge, green and vegetal, which wrapped around the walls of the Bellwether booth at NADA and was one of the hits of
that particular fair.

A stiff tailwind brought us into Ft. Lauderdale 45 minutes ahead of schedule. I judged this a good omen. It allowed me to spend some quality time in Wynwood before dropping off my luggage at my Miami apartment. I cruised by various tents still under construction (Scope, Photo Miami, AIPAD) and visited a number of local spaces which held “soft” openings that night for the local audience, in advance of the great influx.


“Kunst muss hangen!” – Basel Pesto

Upon my return from Miami Basel, I have a bad morning dream, a common one for art historians. I am preparing to participate in a panel discussion... the chair, a friendly man I know slightly (who was he?), approaches me as everyone readies: "Where are your slides?" he asks. I have none. And no notes. I don't even know the topic. "I thought this was an informal colloquium kind of thing," I reply.


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