Friday, April 27, 2012

Hairy :*(Boo) Who

One of my favorite paintings owned by the Henry Art Gallery.  I asked Gladys Nilsson for permission to reproduce it for my upcoming wedding, and got rejected.  Sad times.

Here's her and her husband artist Jim Nutt in 1961:
& 50 years later, still married!  .

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Stephen Waddell

The frontispiece to Hunt and Gather reads:

"Before trying to isolate the epic quality of modern life and to show, by giving examples, that our age is no less rich than ancient times in sublime themes, it may be asserted that since every age and every people have had their own form of beauty, we inevitably have ours..."

-Charles Baudelaire, "Salon of 1846"

I love all the pictures of people looking away and in mid-action and the way he frames his pictures.