Sunday, October 03, 2004

Basil Brush!

Who was Basil Brush?

Camel Racetrack, etc

A camel race track will be built in Sohar, Oman. Meanwhile, The PR of China is moving towards a flexible currency. Meanwhile, the first presidential debate took place last night. I watched so I could participate in liberal outrage and feel like I'm part of a community of like-minded peoples. The post-debate coverage is making me crazy. Instead of watching more news this evening, I'm going to continue reading writing by artists associated with Pop Art so I'm prepared to teach on Tuesday.

Claes Oldenburg says: "I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum" ("I am for an Art," 1961).

And then Mr. Warhol, talking about life and TV in a way that is a bit dated but also rather relevant despite the fact that it sounds like a cliche: "Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there--I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life" (Philosophy of Andy Warhol, 91).