- “These pictures ask more questions than they answer.” – Photographer Diane Arbus’s estate has been donated to the Met. A SFMoMA organized show, Diane Arbus Revelations, exhibited here last year. The extent of the archive sounds extremely impressive.
- Landscaping the B & W House. – I must admit a passing interest in landscape architecture, and the following item has a Walker connection. Walker Design Director Andrew Blauvelt’s Julie Snow designed “B & W House”, which has been the subject of a series of podcasts, video and blog posts, is now mostly complete. The landscape architecture firm has posted a series of photos of the landscape design work.
- Thomas Kinkade, watch out. – We’ve been discussing fakes on OffCenter lately, so how about some “hyperfakes“:
These are not counterfeits intended to deceive. No one is fooled into thinking the Van Gogh painting they just bought is painted by Van Gogh. Rather the fake is like a reproduced poster of Van Gogh. But since it has been painted by hand, often with gusto and intelligence, it is much more interesting than a duplication of the original. It is an original reproduction. It is a hyperfake.
Wow. [via boingboing]
- Only suckers pick “stone”. – The Telegraph reports on an article in New Scientist magazine that suggests the best way to win at Rock Paper scissors is to start with scissors. In fact, this is the way Christie’s auction house won the rights to sell a Picasso. The know-it-all’s favorite mag, Mental Floss, lays out the details on how to be a PRS champ. If everyone knows to pick scissors, doesn’t that mean you should pick rock?