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EYES WIDE SHUT, DUMBTo The Stranger: Thanks for your Mudede review/revelation of the genius and many meanings in Eyes Wide Shut ["Stoned Love," by Charles Mudede, July 22]. How wrong I was in seeing the film as stupid, self-indulgent, outrageously long, and amateurish posing by Mr. and Mrs. Beautiful, in a simpering and sophomoric flop by people who lack the nerve and talent to do PORN. Duh? Garbage. Quote me. Gordon Anderson, Seattle


Posted by Mr. Poe | February 27, 2008 10:46 AM

First dude sounds like he's been reading the futurist manifesto.

Posted by Rotten666 | February 27, 2008 10:55 AM

I so love Jumbo Shrimp. I make great sushi with them.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 27, 2008 11:09 AM

All this fuss to find out who, exactly, is the world's tallest midget. Lovely.

Posted by Chris B | February 27, 2008 11:11 AM

That first letter is pretentious and snobby as hell. Christ, no wonder people hate art.

Posted by Jason Josephes | February 27, 2008 11:32 AM

So somebody else used the phrase "lead pencil" 30 years ago? So fucking what?

Posted by J.R. | February 27, 2008 11:38 AM

When you look at the art that's in galleries these days you start to see a lot of similar threads. That is because this is a time in which artists all over the world can see and be aware of the same things/artists and be influenced by them. I believe a lot of artists are being compelled to create similar work at around the same time. With all of us seeing and digesting random mixes of images and info taken from the same pot there are bound to be some similar regurgitations. Also, there are some ideas so obvious, they are bound to surface more than once. Like the name Lead Pencil Studios, it was inevitable someone would settle on that, if not by them then a design firm or animation team. Assuming the same idea can't be had twice is ludicrous. We are all products of the same stuff, of course some artists are going to get the same ideas.

Posted by hrm | February 27, 2008 11:57 AM

I had a friend named Brad. I wonder if that's him. It seems like the sort of letter he would write.

Posted by Abby | February 27, 2008 11:59 AM

I'm in Los Angeles, but there are still pieces down here that seem to look familiar...
I was at the Japanese American National Museum a couple of weekends ago to see their new exhibit and this image, Elemental by Ala Ebtekar, reminded me of all the pieces that have been posted:

Posted by Carly D. | February 27, 2008 12:47 PM

Hey, did you guys hear they're finally granting degrees to the Japanese students relocated to prison camps during WW II who had been at the UW?

It's coming up in May, I think.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 27, 2008 1:07 PM

Roy McMakin is not an architect.

Posted by scharrera | February 27, 2008 1:38 PM

Hey, we dont want him either.

Posted by An Artist | February 27, 2008 2:16 PM

Holy shit, ive done drawings with Lead Pencils, does that make me a copy cat!? I hope LPS ignores all this shit, enjoys the weather in Rome and keeps making art.

Posted by Common | February 27, 2008 7:09 PM

I just would like to let you know that Jade Townsend Installation YARDSALE is

Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
547 West 27th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11AM-6PM

through March 8th, 2008

Posted by Priska C. Juschka | February 29, 2008 9:26 AM

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