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
First dude sounds like he's been reading the futurist manifesto.
I so love Jumbo Shrimp. I make great sushi with them.
All this fuss to find out who, exactly, is the world's tallest midget. Lovely.
That first letter is pretentious and snobby as hell. Christ, no wonder people hate art.
So somebody else used the phrase "lead pencil" 30 years ago? So fucking what?
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.
I had a friend named Brad. I wonder if that's him. It seems like the sort of letter he would write.
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:
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.
Roy McMakin is not an architect.
Hey, we dont want him either.
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.
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
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