Thursday, February 28, 2008

I love this camera

I went to my new book reading club.
The Dikeou collection on Warhol.
I have some material on that.
I brought my book.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

My friend Molly

"Great minds discuss ideas;

average minds discuss events;

small minds discuss people."

--Eleanor Roosevelt

Fisher Price Series

Friday, February 22, 2008


The Dikeou Collection Reading Group


6-8pm, The Dikeou Collection will host the inaugural meeting of the Warhol Reading Group.

In effort to provide an organic comprehensive learning platform and interaction with the public, The Dikeou Collection has formed a Reading Group. The Reading Group will follow traditional reading group formats, allowing the members to join together in an informal manner at The Dikeou Collection to talk about books on a monthly basis, however, instead of the members choosing divergent books form many authors/genres/subjects, The Dikeou Collection Reading Group will follow a unified syllabus on a pre-determined topic. The first of our topical Series will be entitled “The Warhol Reading Group”. Each member of the group will have the opportunity to lead discussion, or if they prefer pass and bring refreshments. The Dikeou Collection will from time to time help, steer, or generate structure if needed. Occasionally, Special Guests will join. The group will decide dates, times, how long the meetings will last, and discussion leaders for each meeting of the Warhol Reading Group.

The Warhol Reading Group

(Books/Films will be discussed on a monthly basis unless where indicated)

Syllabus/Reading List

Month One, “Andy Warhol—In His Own Words, Part One”: Andy Warhol’s Philosophy (A to B and Back Again): Andy Warhol with Pat Hackett

Month Two, “ . . . In His Own Words, Part Two”: Popism: Andy Warhol with Pat Hackett

Months Three & Four,“ . . . In His Own Words, Part Three”:The Warhol Diaries: Andy Warhol with Pat Hackett (2 Months)

Month Five, “Andy Warhol & the Market”: I Bought Andy Warhol: Richard Polsky

Month Six, “The Factory, Part One”: Edie: Oral Biography: Jean Stein & George Plimpton, Factory Years: Nat Finklestein

Months Seven & Eight, “The Factory, Part Two”: Holy Terror: Bob Colacello, Swimming Underground: Mary Waronov, Famous for Fifteen Minutes: Ultra Violet (2 Months)

Month Nine, “Me, Myself, and I, Part One: I’ll be Your Mirror: 37 Interviews of the Pop Master: Kenneth Goldsmith

Month Ten, “Me, Myself, and I, Part Two: America, A: By Andy Warhol: both Andy Warhol

Month Eleven, “Warhol the Impresario, The Producer, Part One”: Interview Magazine: Founder Andy Warhol, Velvet Underground: Recordings Producer/Designer Andy Warhol

Month 12, “Warhol the Impresario, The Producer, Part Two”: The Films of Andy Warhol, About Andy Warhol, Inspired by Andy Warhol, or in which Andy Warhol or His Circle is a Subject: “Empire”, director Andy Warhol, “Chelsea Girls”, directors: Paul Morrisey and Andy Warhol, “Warhol”, director Kim Evans, “Downtown 81”, director Edo Bertoglio, “Basquiat”, director Julian Schnabel, “Pie in the Sky”, director Shelly Dunn Fremont,” Painters Painting”, Henry De Antonio and Mitch Tuchmnan

The Dikeou Collection website will have a new Dikeou Collection Reading Group blog so discussion can continue among members after meetings, be accessible for members who cannot attend monthly meetings, and for non members that want to follow and interact with the dynamics of the group discussions on line.

All discussed works/books/films are available at the Dikeou Collection Library for review/viewing during open hours (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11:00-5:00pm), or for reasonable purchase on Further reserved copies for purchase—depending on interest—at the Tattered Cover, and there are at least one of these copies of most reading material available at DPL. Films available for purchase at

Future Reading Groups

Semiotics for Dummies or as Seen Through Select Writings and Films

Conceptual Art of the ‘70s

Writing on the Creative Act

Concept List, and Topics developed by Devon Dikeou, The Dikeou Collection

The Dikeou Collection is located in the Colorado Building, 1615 California St, at 16th St, Suite 515, Denver, CO 80202. For more information please call 303-623-3001 or contact

Bold face names are linked
Check out zingrecsDENVER
and more dispatches from zingmagazine's anonymous intern

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Birth of the It GIrl

Thank you ... Paula Uruburu . An exciting new book
soon to be released.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Mail Art from Paris

I love good old mail.
I recieved this care package today from the wonderful artist Mathew Rose.
I just expected to receive his new book abc .
But got bevy of art.
He has inspired me to make work in this school of collage.
He was friends with mail artist Ray Johnson.
See the documentry How to Draw a Bunny.
Mathew's site:

Monday, February 18, 2008


Photography creates its own compartments. The photojournalist, the fine artist, the well paid celebrity, the bohemian dreamer, the purist, the pragmatist, the classical, the hypermodern, the uncropped image, the setup shot, the Gettys and the Driks. The majority world. The South. The North. The West. The developing world. Red filters, green filters, high pass filters, layers, masks, feathered edges. No photoshop, yes photoshop. Canonites, Nikonites, Leicaphytes, digital, analogue.

The digital divide. The haves, the have nots. Vegetarians, vegans, carnivores. Heterosexuals, metrosexuals, transsexuals, homosexuals. The straight, the kinky. The visionaries, the mercenaries, the crude the erudite, the pensive the flamboyant. Oil, gas, bombs, immigration officials. WTO, subsidies, sperm banks, kings, tyrants, presidents, prime ministers, revolutionaries, terrorists, anarchists, activists, pacifists, the weak, the meek, the strong, the bully. The good the evil. The hawks the doves. The evolutionists, the creationists. The crusaders the Jihadis. The raised fist, the clasped palms. The defiant, the oppressive, the green, the red. The virgin.

Whether cattle are well fed, or children go hungry, whether bombs are valid for defence, or tools of aggression, boundaries – seen and unseen – define our modes of conduct, our freedoms, our values, our very ability to recognise the presence of the boundaries that bind us.

Shahidul Alam

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Proud of you Brady Bill.


Cool Hunting

David Brady: Genesis

by Brian Fichtner

Before relocating to Los Angeles, David Brady cut his teeth on the Colorado art scene, exhibiting at RULE Gallery, Gallery Sink, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. Known primarily as a sculptor (in the broadest 21st Century view of the discipline), Brady is to have his second solo exhibition at L.A.'s High Energy Constructs opening tomorrow. Full article :

Art Forum

Los Angeles

David Brady

990 North Hill Street, Suite 180
February 2–March 8

At first glance, the two works exhibited here from David Brady’s series “Studies for the Movement of Air,” 2008, seem to possess nearly uniform grisaille surfaces bordered by white paper. Initially suggestive of Vija Celmins’s finely rendered drawings, Brady’s pieces quickly reveal themselves to be the results of a different process altogether: The artist attacked the sheets of paper with a charcoal-loaded sandblaster, thus recording the movement of air and capturing ephemeral moments of natural phenomena. Although most of the exhibited works were made with the help of machines, the works—which comprise a diverse range of media, including press-on nails, Bondo putty, wallpaper, and bulletproof glass—are often strange, poetic, and fragile in the most human way.

Brady is not originally from Los Angeles, where he is currently based, but his pataphysical investigations and experiments share certain qualities with work by quintessential LA artists, among them the perpetual tinkering of Tim Hawkinson and the Light and Space elegance of Robert Irwin. But Brady’s tactics prove more sinister than those of either predecessor. Leaning against the gallery’s back wall is Everything Doesn’t Not Have an Opposite, 2008: a handmade coffin lid painted white, whose smooth surface and curving lines bring about an awareness of the material accoutrements of death. On the opposite side of the gallery lean six sheets of bulletproof glass bound together in a black metal frame. The smoky black glass is just barely translucent—a reflective veneered surface as suggestive of violence as the coffin lid is of death.

Though origins, exits, and passages recur throughout Brady's work, they are nowhere more quietly transgressive than in The Origin of the World Wallpaper (G42), 2007, an installation of four rolls of wallpaper custom-designed with the eponymous painting by Gustave Courbet in mind. Comprising digitally manipulated Internet porn images, the patterns make great use of what, to Courbet, was the “origin.” As with much of Brady’s work, the actual subject here is not immediately apparent, but it soon becomes as obvious and physical as it is in Courbet’s painting.

Andrew Berardini

Click to enlarge

View of "Genesis." Foreground: Everything Doesn't Not Have an Opposite, 2008. Background: The Origin of the World Wallpaper (G42), 2007.


Watch for the big blue P around town this March.

and the blog :

and the A-Z list of events :

I am very proud of my little MOP,
and my team Sabin and Rachel.
Its all in-kind to promote photography.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

While I am at it

Arrived today also

The Diana F+

Also arrived :

Another amazing collection of
all the greats that photographed
the Flatiron building in NYC.
I get to represent 1987

Arrived today. Great Collection and book I am proud to be a part of. In with big boys. My thanks goes to our hero Bud Jacobson.

cover Tamarra Kaida "Desert Paint" 1987 Incorporated Color Coupler Print


Monday, February 11, 2008

Sick new mag I feel lucky to be part of.

FM - the fucking mountains

Cover Patti Hallock basement series.

Played with a powerfully forward group.
Fiction and fashion play.
Thankyou FM Aki Getsu Coby and Taylor,
many others too .. like Kristen. I love you.

Saturday, February 9, 2008