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Ed Ruscha Revisits Some Los Angeles Apartments

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in June 2013 My pictures are not that interesting nor the subject matter. They are simply a collection of facts. —Ed Ruscha Fifty years ago, contemporary artist Ed Ruscha published Twentysix Gasoline Stations, the first of sixteen photo books that would help to redefine the art book…

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Punk Poetics: The Life of Richard Hell

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in May 2013 Poetry must be made by all and not by one —Comte de Lautréamont The ripple effect of an influential life creates plot developments to rival the greatest novels. In his new autobiography “I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp”, singer, songwriter, musician, publisher…

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China’s Terracotta Warriors on view at the Asian Art Museum

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in April 2013 Through May 27, 2013, The Asian Art Museum will have on display ten figures representing over 7,000 life-sized sculpted soldiers found in the tomb of China’s first emperor, Quin Shihuang. The underground burial complex of Quin Shihuang was first unearthed in 1974, revealing an…

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Garry Winogrand at the SF MOMA

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in March 2013 “I like to think of photographing as a two-way act of respect. Respect for the medium, by letting it do what it does best, describe. And respect for the subject, by describing as it is. A photograph must be responsible to both.” –Garry Winogrand…

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The Book and the Binding at the Legion of Honor

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in February 2013 Through May 12, 2013, the Legion of Honor Museum will feature the art of book design in the exhibit The Book and the Binding. This exhibit features unique selections from the Reva and David Logan Collection and contributions from Earl M. Collier, Jr. Before…

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2013: We Have Well Arrived

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in January 2013 If you’re reading this, then the world didn’t come to an end on December 21, 2012. But was that the real story behind the Mayan Calendar end date? My cousin sends me letters. Snail mail. Written words. But, they aren’t always his words. He…

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Sociopolitical Art: Ai Weiwei retrospective in Washington D.C.

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in December 2012 “Liberty is about our rights to question everything.” — Ai Weiwei In early 2011, the artist Ai Weiwei was arrested at an airport in Beijing. He was held for months by the Chinese government, though no official charges were filed. Questions arose. What, in the…

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Flea Market Find turned Stolen Goods: The adventures of a Renoir painting

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in November 2012 Treasures are found in the strangest and most unexpected of places, sometimes in our own backyard. That’s what a woman in Virginia discovered recently when she found a box in her shed. She’d purchased the collection of kitsch for $7 at a local flea…

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