Wednesday, November 28, 2007

'Rock Dreams', by Guy Peellaert and Nic Cohn.

copyright Guy Peellaert
"Sam Cooke. Sam Cooke, shot dead in a motel, was black but dressed up white, sang Soul but wrote Teendreams, wagged his ass but gently, with a certain deference." Nic Cohn

Copyright Guy Peellaert
'Buddy Holly. Hey, what happened? One moment I was in Lubbock, Texas, and I had bad teeth, bad eyes and sang with my nostrils and adenoids, hiccoughing and whining. Everyone said I was crazy, so I left and came to New York, an I met a man who straightened my teeth, gave me new glasses, dressed me up real Italian sharp. Next he called me Buddy Holly, and what kind of name is that? Then he sent me out on tour, and put me on TV, and now I'm a Rock'n'Roll star. I like it. Everywhere I go, girls scream at me, boys ask for my autograph and I ride around in a Cadillac. But sometimes I can't believe it - I remember Lubbock, Texas, and everybody laughing and I ask myself, can it last?"... Nic Cohn
I got this book featuring incredible works by Belgian illustrator Guy Peellaert accompanied by Nic Cohn's writing as a present at the age of 12. Having not seen the work in years I was really happy to buy myself a new copy.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bob Richardson

copyright Bob Richardson

The last times I went to Strands Bookstore to view through photo books the new Bob Richardson book edited by his son Terry Richardson really stood out to me.

The Trouble With Bob

New York Times Magazine
San Diego Union Tribune

Monday, November 26, 2007

1001 (Part 6)

copyright Matias Aguilar
right here

Bernard Faucon

Copyright Bernard Faucon
Bernard FAUCON - Summer Vacation - The Banquet 1978
...upon watching a Faucon photo you instantly know that the picture you are viewing might be ingrained in your memory forever.
more here

Sunday, November 25, 2007

1001(Part 5)

Copyright Matias Aguilar are more pictures from my 1001 series

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Wim Wenders - Don't Come Knocking

Copyright Donata Wenders

Wim Wenders' Don't Come Knocking movie is shot at amazing looking locations, precisely

Butte,Montana.....Elko and Wendover, Nevada.....Salt Lake City and Moab,

What is the origin of road movies?

WALTER SALLES writes an interesting article here @

WimWendersPhotography here DonataWendersPhotography/Don't come Knocking site here

Friday, November 23, 2007

Martin Parr

©Martin Parr

©Martin Parr

Stephen Daiter Gallery has Martin Parr pictures displayed here

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Neo Rauch

Neo Rauch (German, born 1960)Vater (Father), 2007Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin & David Zwirner, New York© 2007 Neo Rauch/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, BonnPhoto: Uwe Walter

Now, these paintings are great! FAZ describes Rauch’s painting as a mix of surrealism, socialist realism and nightmarish pop art and states that the painter will withdraw from the public for the next years. Considering the attention and praise he has been receiving recently it is probably a smart move. I’m sure the negative critics are already hovering over Rauch. Isn’t it ironic that people in the arts have a tendency to tire of quality work and often prefer to praise something new and fresh that probably nobody will care for in the near future? (in German)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Luke Stephenson

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Luke Stephenson takes great portraits of Spectacle Wearing Folk. Make sure to catch his other series, too.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


copyright ata08

Hungry and don't know what to eat? ... ata08 dishes up food pics and sometimes even tells you where to find it in the New York area.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Daniel Richter

Daniel Richter draws portraits in the street of Paris for Euro 5.

here for video link (courtesy of

© F.A.Z.-Julia Zimmermann

David Zwirner Gallery

Oil on canvas
Image Size: 82 1/2 x 102 3/4 inches

more Daniel Richter here

Monday, November 12, 2007

Rinko Kawauchi

Copyright Rinko Kawauchi

Interview with Rinko Kawauchi here @ PingMag.
I am glad I didn't miss her show @ Cohan and Leslie.

stripper_polaroids' photos

courtesy of stripper_polaroids

...photog shares 60's polaroids of So. Cal

Sunday, November 11, 2007

1001 Series are some new pictures from my 1001 series.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


A Cartography of Filipino American Visual Arts Curated by Rico Reyes

April 5th - 25th, 2007
Reception April 5th, 5:30 - 7:30pm

The artists presented are Filipino, Filipino American, American Filipino, scholars of Philippine Studies or Pinoyphiles, marking the growth and development of the Filipino visual arts community; Overmapped is a pause, to look, and take stock of what is happening with young artists, established artists and their career trajectories, with hobbyists who find themselves deep in serious artmaking, along with many others.

....features 8 works of mine.