Sunday, January 27, 2008


Some photos from today's event. It was a really great show - I met some contemporaries that I had never met before like Martin Wittfooth whom I showed with in Yves Laroche gallery and Christopher Conti who does these stunning bronze works as well as getting to met Wayne Coe whose take on US war policies and current consumerism is a must see. It was a great time.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I have to say I found myself quite sad at the death of Mr. Ledger the other night. I am reminded years ago of Brandon Lee who died right before the film "The Crow" opened back in 1993. Anyhow Heath's Joker portrayal is going to rock I'm sure and I can't wait to see it. I liked his work. I'll miss him.

He made the cover of the papers today and I picked one up to add to my collection. I collect (have been for years) newspapers with full front page death announcements. Only the ones that have the whole page as the image of ther person. they don't happen often. The last one in New York City was Phil Rizzuto back in August of '07. Come over sometime I'll show them to you - I have hundreds of them packed away.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Came across a blog this evening - it was in Russian - it was a dark arts site and I went to translate what they wrote from the online translator and came up with this convoluted gem. If anyone can figure out what this means, shoot me a note -- especially the second sentence had me rolling.

"Michael Marariana's creativity can like impressionable young parents not so. On a shower, most likely, there will be a unpleasant deposit. Also there will be a desire сгрести in an armful the beloved child, to make sure, that all pricking and cutting subjects reliably спрятаны, pets are full and friendly, windows and are locked doors, and nurses and governesses diligently carry out the duties. Otherwise... To the Useless parent on a note: "