Friday, May 24, 2013
As part of Instant Coffee's Take the Easy Way Out exhibition, I will be presenting a ten minute slide presentation at MKG127 tomorrow, alongside Adam David Brown, Bill Burns, Ulysses Castellanos, and Paulette Phillips.
I will be presenting excerpts and outtakes from my latest book project The Morning Has Gold In Its Mouth, a fully fan-annotated run down of Kubrick's The Shining, frame by frame.
The event takes place between 5 and 6 pm, tomorrow.
Saturday May 25th
1445 Dundas St. W.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Please visit the companion site
which I started yesterday. I won't post anything there that isn't here also, but will repost relevant (and semi-relevant) things from other tumblr sites that may not end up here.
Robert Sabbag, Damien Hirst
Snowblind: A brief Career in the Cocaine Trade
Edinburgh, UK: Canongate, 1998
320 pp., 23 x 14.5 x 2.5 cm., hardcover
Edition of 1000 signed and numbered copies
Published by Canongate books (who have also published works by Miranda July, David Shrigley, Christian Bok, Nick Cave, etc.), this collector's edition of Sabbag's 1976 cult classic about smuggling features an elaborate and functional design by Damien Hirst. It is housed in a slip cover featuring a collage of reproduced dollar bills and bound between reinforced mirrors. A metal credit card (in the name of the protagonist Zachary Swan and in the style of an American Express card) can be used as a bookmark. Inside the book, a die-cut trench runs through the pages hiding a rolled up $100 bill. The final three digits of the note, which were specially secured from the US Treasury, correspond to the number of the edition.
The title page is also numbered and signed by the collaborators — Hirst, Howard Marks (who contributed the introduction to this edition) and Sabbag.
Available for £950.00 (which I think is close to the original publication price), here.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
London, UK: The Multiples Store, 1998
7.5 x 3 x 4.2 cm
Cast plastic found inhaler
Edition of 50 initialed and numbered copies
"What at first appears to be a true-to-size plastic model of an asthma inhaler turns into an object with a very different recent history. Life-enhancer for some, the inhaler, once redundant, takes on another life as a travelling pipe for the urban crack addict. For Keith Coventry this is a departure from painting and from his previous large-scale work in bronze into a new, non-traditional material – cast plastic."
Still available from the publisher, here.
Richard Prince (ed)
New York City, USA: Tanam Press, 1985
234 pp., 8.4 x 5.8", softcover
Edition size unknown
An anthology of writings compiled by Richard Prince, who also contributes a story. Other contributors include Tina Lhotsky, Reese Williams, Anne Turyn, Constance Dejong, Peter Nadin, Roberta Allen, Glenn O'Brien, Gary Indiana, Kathy Acker, Richard Prince, Sylvia Reed, Robin Winters, Tricia Collins/Richard Milazzo, Cookie Mueller, Lynne Tillman, Paul McMahon, Spalding Gray, and Wharton Tiers.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Jenny Holzer and Peter Nadin
Eating Through Living
New York City, USA: Tanam Press, 1981
176 pp., 13 x 20 cm., softcover
Edition size unknown
"I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT BRAINS, TUMORS, AND CAULIFLOWER LOOK ABOUT THE SAME AND I ALWAYS PICTURE THEM ON WHITE PLATES."
"IT CAN BE STARTLING TO SEE SOMEONE'S BREATH, LET ALONE THE BREATHING OF A CROWD. YOU USUALLY DON'T BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE EXTEND THAT FAR."
"THERE IS A PLEASURE IN STAYING HOME TO ADJUST EACH PHYSICAL DETAIL SO THAT WHEREVER THE EYE FALLS, THERE IS HARMONY. THEN YOU GO OUTSIDE AND DO THE SAME."
“HAVING 2 OR 3 PEOPLE IN LOVE WITH YOU IS LIKE MONEY IN THE BANK”