Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Image of the Day

Gregory Blackstock, The Great Americas Jays, 2012 
(graphite, colored pencil and permanent marker 
on paper, 31 x 41 in.)
A show of the self-taught, Northwest artist's recent works on paper opens November 15 at Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle (with a booksigning for his 2006 monograph, Blackstock's Collections, from 6 to 8 p.m.).
The artist, who is autistic, has a prodigious memory for visual objects, musical tone and compositions, and foreign languages. . . . For Blackstock, the world is made up of countless things which need to be identified, ordered, and arranged. One thing or another is seemingly of no greater weight but, once he decides to draw the chosen subject, he seeks to record all of the specific variations within that group.

Monday, October 29, 2012


The John Lennon Letters was published earlier this month by Little, Brown. New York reprinted a few from 1971, the year after the Beatles broke up (click to enlarge).

 "Yoko...never, but never wears clogs 
(or anything resembling clogs...!)"

 "When people ask me questions about 
'What did George Martin really do for you?', 
I have only one answer, 'What does he do now?'"

 "Dear Linda and Paul, 
I was reading your letter and wondering what 
middle aged cranky Beatle fan wrote it."

"Yoko's been an artist before you were ever a groupie."