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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Miami Mosaic

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 2:00 PM

He “…believed the art to be real….”
— Lawyer for  Mosaic Miami Church pastor
accused of trying to sell forged Damien Hirst art

A Miami mosaic from this journal last Dec. 21

IMAGE- Miami/Dade County schools page

The indicated link is to…

See also St. Ursula’s Day, 2010, and Emil Artin’s dies natalis  in 2003.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bit by Bit, Putting It Together…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

This morning's earlier post linked to a 2009 essay by the late Denis Dutton on Damien Hirst and Acheulian Hand Axes.

Related material on hand axes —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110101-AcheulianDetails.jpg

Related material on Damien Hirst

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110101-HirstSkull500.jpg

The large stone of the Hirst diamond skull —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110101-SkullStone.jpg

 

Related philosophy — "And that  is the state  of the art ." — Stephen Sondheim

See also this  journal on the date of the above Hirst skull post.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dry Bones

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:59 PM

The webpage of Cullinane College — "For Love of God…."

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Related material —

From a post for the opening of Cullinane College on January 29, 2003:

"Young man sings 'Dry Bones'"

Illustrations:

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http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101228-ThePrisonerEandE.jpg

What prompted the above meditation —

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From an obituary of Bill White (who reportedly died at 66 on November 14)—

"During his career, he was consulted by, among others,
the crime writer Patricia Cornwell, and the artist Damien Hirst
(who used his expertise when working on his 2007 piece
For the Love of God, a platinum cast of a skull, encrusted with diamonds)."

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday November 7, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:11 AM
The Getaway

Log24 on St. Luke’s Day this year:

An example of lifestyle coverage at The New York Times— a 2006 story on visual art in Mexico that included a reference to…

Damien Hirst’s gory new series
 ‘The Death of God–
Towards a Better Understanding
of Life Without God
Aboard the Ship of Fools.’

For descriptions of such life, I prefer the literary art of Robert Stone– in particular, Stone’s novel A Flag for Sunrise.

Credit must be given to the Times for an excellent 1981 review of that novel.

The review’s conclusion:

A Flag for Sunrise is
 the best novel of ideas
 I’ve read since Dostoyevsky
 escaped from Omsk.”

The author of that review, John Leonard, died Wednesday, Nov. 5. This morning’s Times has his obituary.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday October 18, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:07 AM
Allure
(continued from
July 3, 2006)

This morning’s New York Times
has an obituary for the father
of the paper’s executive editor,
Bill Keller:

NY Times obituaries Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008

For more on George Keller and on
the more colorful Levi Stubbs,
who also died on Friday,
see the Times‘s AP obituaries.

Keller’s son Bill has emphasized
what he calls the “allure” of the
Times‘s lifestyles coverage.

An example of such coverage–
a 2006 story on visual art in Mexico
that included a reference to…

Damien Hirst’s gory new series
 ‘The Death of God–
Towards a Better Understanding
of Life Without God
Aboard the Ship of Fools.’

For descriptions of such life,
I prefer the literary art of
Robert Stone– in particular,
Stone’s novel
A Flag for Sunrise.

Credit must be given to
the Times for an excellent
1981 review of that novel.

(This was well before
the younger Keller
joined the Times in 1984.)

My own views on life are
less like those of either Keller
than like those of Stone and
perhaps of Levi Stubbs, the
other father figure who
died on Friday.

Related material:

“Yes, you’ll be goin’ loco
down in Acapulco,
the magic down there
 is so strong.”
— Levi Stubbs   

The Four Tops: Goin' Loco Down in Acapulco

Monday, July 3, 2006

Monday July 3, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:07 PM

Culture War

The New York Times, August 6, 2003,
on its executive editor Bill Keller:

“‘It is past time for our magnificent coverage of culture and lifestyles, so essential to our present allure and to our future growth, to get the kind of attention we routinely bestow on hard news,’ Mr. Keller wrote in an e-mail message to the staff.”

The New York Times, June 25, 2006,
on art in Mexico:

“At the Hilario Galguera gallery, newly opened in a fortresslike, century-old building, was Damien Hirst’s gory new series ‘The Death of God– Towards a Better Understanding of Life Without God Aboard the Ship of Fools.’  He conceived the work at his part-time home in the Mexican surf town Troncones.”

Raymond Chandler in The Big Sleep:

   “I went over to a floor lamp and pulled the switch, went back to put off the ceiling light, and went across the room again to the chessboard on a card table under the lamp. There was a problem laid out on the board, a six-mover.  I couldn’t solve it, like a lot of my problems.  I reached down and moved a knight, then pulled my hat and coat off and threw them somewhere.  All this time the soft giggling went on from the bed, that sound that made me think of rats behind a wainscoting in an old house.

…………

    I looked down at the chessboard.  The move with the knight was wrong.  I put it back where I had moved it from.  Knights had no meaning in this game.  It wasn’t a game for knights.”

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