Monthly Archives: December 2011

Lorenzo de Medici, 4 Portraits

Lorenzo de Medici, Agnolo Bronzino, Lorenzo de Medici, Girolamo Macchietti Lorenzo de Medici, Raphael, 1518 Lorenzo de Medici, Giorgio Vasari

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Henri Michaux’s Mescaline Drawings and more

Extremely hard to see these some of these because of the quality of reproduction. But you can get the sense of them and use your imagination! Asger Jorn on Michaux: The reason I choose to put so much emphasis on … Continue reading

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Drawing in Progress Department

A rare behind-the-scenes peak at the MAGIC…. as it occurs….  

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John Tenniel’s Alice in Wonderland

Sir John Tenniell made his original drawings for Alice in Wonderland on boxwood blocks which were then engraved by the Dalziel brothers. The engravers advised Lewis Carroll that the engraved blocks shouldn’t be used for printing the illustrations in the … Continue reading

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The Performance Artist

Tonight’s book reading will be from The Melancholy of Resistance by Laszlo Krasznahorkai…. I’m pressed for time at the moment and also in recognition of the limits of cyber-communication I’ll just read the first two sentences: Since the passenger train … Continue reading

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Mike Leigh/Sally Hawkins

I just sent this off to my friend in Rouen and thought I’d post it here as well. Dear Jean-Emmanuel, Sally Hawkins I just love! She’s terrific in Happy-Go-Lucky. Another great Mike Leigh film: This is Sally in All … Continue reading

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Wowie Zowie Michelle McGee

From W magazine, December 2011: What has Michelle McGee, Jesses James’s home wrecking stripper of choice, ever achieved besides posing in Nazi regalia and getting a lot of tattoos? Does the fact that one of Charlie Sheen’s pornstar “goddesses,” Bree … Continue reading

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