Thursday, December 31, 2020

George Maciunas | New Flux Year

George Maciunas
New Flux Year
New York City, USA: Fluxus, c. 1967
11.9 x 7 x 7 cm. [closed]
Edition size unknown

A commercial relief printed box with transfer type, containing a cloth covered spring, noise maker, and offset confetti printed with the title.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

On Kawara |vOne Million Years: Past – For all those who have lived and died & Future – For the last one

On Kawara
One Million Years: Past – For all those who have lived and died & Future – For the last one
Antwerp, Belgium: Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier, Antwerp, 1999
16 x 11.5 x 9 cm.
Edition of 570, the first 60 of which were signed

On Kawara was born on this day in 1932. He died at the age of 81 in 2014.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat was born on this day, sixty years ago.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Harold Budd | Budd Box

Harold Budd
Budd Box
London, UK: All Saints Records, 2018
5.12 x 5 x 1.06"
Edition of 1000 

A retrospective anthology boxset containing six Harold Budd albums: The Serpent (In Quicksilver) (1981) Abandoned Cities (1984) The White Arcades (1987) By The Dawn's Early Light (1991) Music For Three Pianos (1992) Luxa (1996). The discks are accompanied by a 68 page softbound book compiling interviews, essays, poems and archival photos. 

The collection omits his best-known albums, collaborations with Brian Eno (The Pavilion of Dreams, Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, and The Pearl) and The Moon and the Melodies, a 1986 recording with Simon Raymonde, Robin Guthrie and Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins. 

Budd died this week at the age of 84, from COVID19. 

Read an obituary at the Guardian, here

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Yoko Ono on the 40th anniversary of her husband's death

Eighteen years ago Yoko Ono sent me this postcard, an image of John Lennon's bloodstained glasses on the windowsill of their Dakota apartment, looking out onto Central Park. The caption indicated that 676, 000 people had been killed by guns in the United States since the death of her husband, John Lennon. 

Today, she once again uses the anniversary of his death to highlight gun violence and to call for stricter gun control measures. 

Lennon was shot dead in front of their apartment forty years ago today, at the age of forty. The number of deaths from gunfire has more than doubled in the last 18 years, to 1,436,000. 

Monday, December 7, 2020

Cary Leibowitz | Vomit-bag

Cary Leibowitz
Dusseldorf, Germany: ID Galerie, 1991
39 x 44 cm
Edition of 500

An early shopping bag by Candyass/Cary Leibowitz, from John Goodwin's series of posts of works by the artist this week at: