MAD MISSIVES

MonaKuhn_MetasAndMorphs

CIRQUE du SOLEIL | Trust

MONA KUHN | Acido Dorado

LAIRD HAMILTON | Just keep driving the car

CAROLINE McHUGH | Who Do You Think You Are? + IDology

photograph | MONA KUHN

PHILIP GUSTON @ Hauser & Wirth

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I think a painter has two choices: he paints the world or himself. And I think the best painting that’s done here is when he paints himself, and by himself I mean himself in this environment, in this total situation.

Philip Guston | 1960

The Hauser & Wirth exhibit, Philip Guston Painter, 1957-1967  of Guston’s paintings during a decade in which he was grappling with moving away from the figure and towards the abstract is excellent. Do not miss it if you are in the city!

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Ojai | 2011

NAMASLAY

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The slay in me

* recognizes *

the slay in you.

 

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Selfish | 2016

to be nobody but 
yourself in a world 
which is doing its best day and night to make you like 
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle 
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting

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MAD CRUSH | NATHANIEL MARY QUINN

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Tried to get my hot little hands on one of his pieces from the M+B show in LA, but was late to the game so I’ll have to sit on those hands and wait! These are not collages. Everything is drawn or painted by hand using oil sticks, gouache, charcoal and other mediums on paper. A little bit of Francis Bacon with a splash of Basquiat. Mind boggling, provocative, and original . . . . .

♥ TONI ♥

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Bryant Park | 2016

I’ve been coming to New York City for my birthday for the last eight years. I tell my mom what musical I want to see and she somehow manages the tickets. I really wanted to see Hamilton, but there is no way! I’ll miss seeing the original cast, but that’s okay. I heard they’re making a film of it. We’re going to see The Color Purple tonight. I loved that book so much. My mom wrote her dissertation on African American Women Writers. I’m named after Toni Morrison and my middle name is Alice for Walker. Last night we saw An American in Paris. That was a little different because the dancers are actually ballerinas. Tomorrow, we head back to Philly, but I’m moving to New York as soon as I graduate. I’ll be spending all my money on Broadway tickets.

THE RASPBERRIES IN MY DRIVEWAY

FEZ, 2013 24x36 on board

The raspberries
in my driveway
have always
been here
(for the whole eleven years
I have owned
but have not owned
this house),
yet
I have never
tasted them
before.

Always on a plane.
Always in the arms
of man, not God,
always too busy,
too fretful,
too worried
to see
that all along
my
driveway
are red, red raspberries
for me to taste.

Shiny and red,
without hairs—
unlike the berries
from the market.
Little jewels—
I share them
with the birds!

On one perches
a tiny green insect.
I blow her off.
She flies!
I burst the raspberry
upon my tongue.

In my solitude
I commune
with raspberries,
with grasses,
with the world.

The world was always
there before,
but where
was I?

Ah raspberry—
if you are so beautiful
upon my ready tongue,
imagine
what wonders
lie in store
for me!

Erica Jong | Becoming Light

Juana Olga Barrios | Fez

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Notebooks | 2016

GOODNIGHT, NEW YORK