Thursday, October 29, 2009

Queens Museum of Art Poster [41]


Artist and curator Louise Weinberg asked me if I could produce a poster for The Queens Museum of Art.  Above is the result, with wonderful typography help from David Rager, a designer who produced one of the original posters for the exhibition at The Emily Harvey Foundation.  You are free to download and print this out; the high resolution PDF will scale quite large.

This image is from my series, A Perfect Friend.

If you are in Queens this weekend, please attend the opening.  More than 100 new works have been mailed in to the Queens Museum over the last week.  "And there are more coming everyday," said Louise.  Photographs of the installation will be posted soon.

In the meantime...

DOWNLOAD THE QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART POSTER FOR A BOOK ABOUT DEATH.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Peter Ciccariello : Reflections On A Homeless Book About Death [40]


Peter Ciccariello, painter, poet and contributor to "A Book About Death," offers his reflections on his experience visiting the gallery with his wife Sandra... 

[Photo: Sandra and Peter Ciccariello. Below, Peter's contribution to the project]

The idea was brilliantly simple: Artists would contribute 500 post cards each to create an unbound book about death to be exhibited at the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in New York City. Visitors were invited to assemble their own ‘book’ which was then an ‘exhibit’ in itself. If you had a complete set, you could, in theory, produce the exhibit in another town, another country, or in your own living room.

On Friday, September 18th, Sandra and I took the number six subway downtown to the gallery on Broadway determined assemble our own ‘book’. I was quite unprepared for the solemnity of the task, the boxes of cards were lined up in rows along the floor, the empty white painted gallery space, all referents suddenly to little coffins in a stark bright empty church. Both of us immediately began the process of collecting one postcard from each box. 

With her disciplined eye for data acquisition, Sandra’s determined approach was to assemble a complete set, mine was to more or less let the cards speak to me somehow in a random intuitive way, and those would be our personal books. Both of us found immediately that there was so much more here than expected, and our silence spoke of how overwhelmingly profound the project and the process was. The experience was not unlike the grief, and bottomless, nameless emotions and contradictions of actually confronting the death of one’s lover, child, sibling, pet or parent, or even one’s own. Cards about unforgivable suicides, about being old and finally giving up, unexpected, unacceptable deaths, and quiet, welcomed ones. How each card represented that fine and private space inside us all, that space we would prefer to ignore and pretend did not even exist at all.


After about an hour and a half, we had our sets, two huge piles of cards balanced and unruly in makeshift plastic bags, the sharp edges poking out, almost violently, as if they had a life of their own, these cards about death, this formless, homeless book about death that I had now taken responsibility for, that I would lug all over New York City, back to Grand Central, and back to Rhode Island. Later, on the train, we went through the bag, one by one, sharing the most painful, the most joyous or the most horrifying. Finally coming to a sense that this was perhaps what death was all about. No beginning or end, just an endlessly unique, precious, and personal narrative told by those still living, carried on our backs forever, offered to anyone that has the sense and compassion to listen.

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Peter Ciccariello is an interdisciplinary, cross-genre artist, poet, and photographer. His work is a pastiche of language and text in 3-D digital environments. His image “Poem filled with terror" was part of A Book About Death. Peter lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.  Visit his web sites: http://invisiblenotes.blogspot.com/ and twitter feed: https://twitter.com/ciccariello

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Angela Ferrara : Uma carta do Brasil [39]

Uma carta do Brasil : Houve um tempo de muita depressão e eu quis experimentar a morte, um tempo acompanhado de pesadelos e pavores noturnos. Em um de meus pesadelos eu havia conseguido passar para o mundo dos mortos, mas minha angustia continuava, sentia me como “Agnes” do filme de Ingmar  Bergman. Acordei aliviada por estar viva e decidi me dar uma segunda chance, busquei ajuda em sabedorias milenares e aprendi de alguma forma que a morte é uma extensão da vida, que as fugas nos levam ao caminho inicial e que atalhos não existem. Três anos depois, recebo da artista Vera Goulart um e-mail sobre a exposição chamada “A Book About Death,”senti uma atração imediata pelo tema e entrei em contato com Matthew Rose, eu imaginava que além da homenagem a Ray Johnson, haveria um motivo muito forte para essa realização....

Um pouco depois eu ví uma colagem feita por Matthew Rose, havia uma mulher linda, do tipo das antigas atrizes de hollywood sentada em uma prancha, pronta para saltar para o desconhecido, em baixo estava escrito Doris Rose (1925-2009).

“A Book About Death” também possui um caráter de manifesto contra a violência mundial, representado pelo rosto de uma jovem em Tehran. Acompanhei os trabalhos que estavam sendo enviados, cada um com uma impressão muito forte de cada artista, consegui ver as varias faces da morte, a face cômica dos trabalhos de Rob White, a morte cravada no peito como nos trabalhos de Ria Vanden Eynde, que exorciza suas dores como Frida Kalo. O trabalho de Sarah Clayton me fez pensar na proximidade da morte e do sono profundo.



A sutileza gráfica de Branka Djordjevic mostra a fragilidade da vida. Jane Wang me fez ver a linha tenue entre depressão e morte. O coelhinho de pelúcia de Patti Singer sugere que a morte não poupa crianças. Talvez a morte seja a fusão no outro como em Betty Esperanza. Como a antiga musica os mortos podem dançar em Keith Buchholz. Mark Bloch expressa todo seu talento fluxus na interpretação da morte. Bibiana Padilla consagrou a visão do cemitério. O belo sofá vazio de Sonja Benskin demonstra saudade de alguém. Eva Brunner me transportou as cenas de Eugène Atget em Paris. O lindo palimpsesto cheio de nuances do tempo de William Evertson. A morte projetada no tempo como em Louise Weinberg. Também me chamou a atenção o trabalho de Yoko Ono, onde as árvores nasciam em cima de caixões de madeira, isso me remeteu as lendas indígenas brasileiras. Cada artista em sua singularidade mostrou uma visão única que enriqueceu o todo. Gostaria muito de falar da riqueza estética de cada um dos quase quinhentos trabalhos, mesmo não sendo possível expresso minha total admiração e gratidão por cada um deles. Finalmente em meu trabalho eu quis expressar a crença em algo além da vida, algo como este projeto que mesmo tendo sido programado para “morrer” insiste em viver, em ganhar o mundo.

Resumo sobre a vida de “A Book About Death” (Um Livro Sobre a Morte) A mostra “A Book About Death” idealizada e organizada pelo artista Matthew Rose (norte-americano que vive e trabalha em Paris) foi realizada em setembro na Emily Harvey Gallery em NY, EUA. Matthew Rose convidou quase 500 artistas de todo o mundo para participarem da mostra de mailarts em homenagem a Ray Jonhson, muitos dos artistas são envolvidos com o movimento Fluxus como Yoko Ono.

Cada artista colaborou com 500 cartões, que durante a mostra poderiam ser escolhidos pelos visitantes para fazerem o seu próprio livro sobre a morte. Artistas partilharam suas visões sobre a Morte e a morte foi vista por diversos ângulos. A exposição havia sido programada inicialmente para “morrer” quando todos os cartões acabassem… Mas antes que isso acontecesse “Um Livro Sobre a Morte” adquiriu vida e uma artista envolvida com o projeto “Jane Wang” levou a exposição para Boston no The MOBIUS Gallery, enquanto isso o MOMA, Museu de Arte Moderna de Nova York mostrou interesse e está adquirindo a coleção para seu acervo permanente. Como se não bastasse a pós-vida do “Um Livro Sobre a Morte,” uma outra integrante do grupo Mara Thompson com a ajuda de Bibiana Padilha levou a Mostra para a Otis College of Art and Design de Los Angeles. Em Los Angeles também o “Livro” esta sendo adquirido pelo Los Angeles County Museum of Art Research Library, Los Angeles. Também foi para The River Mill Art Gallery em New Jersey e já está marcado para iniciar outra mostra no dia dos mortos no Queens Art Museum em Queens, New York, graças a outra integrante do grupo Louise Weinberg. Todo o mérito a Matthew Rose que do Facebook coordena todos os artistas engajados neste projeto, e mérito também dos artistas por manterem o idealismo “Paz e Amor” típico dos anos 60 bem vivo em tempos difíceis. Digo idealismo porque os artistas do grupo ainda se correspondem freneticamente por MailArt mantendo a essência da mostra “A Book About Death” em homenagem a Ray Johnson! Já estão sendo organizadas exposições em Montreal, Ciudad de México, Berlim e possivelmente São Paulo.

(Foto: Angela Ferrara, in her studio, São Paulo, Brazil).

O Fotografo francês Ari Rossner, amigo de Matthew Rose está em São Paulo para verificar a possibilidade de expor “A Book About Death” na cidade. Se alguma Galeria ou Museu de São Paulo tiver o interesse em expor este projeto tão original, por favor entre em contato.

Aguardamos as próximas atrações de Um Livro Sobre a Morte – A Book About Death….
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– Angela Ferrara [http://angelaferrara.com/]

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Caterina Verde : Death & Other Stories [38]


Skype, March 2009
matthew rose (paris) -- hey verde...
caterina verde (east hampton, ny) -- mister rose...
mr -- say, i have a project i'm working on.
cv -- oh yeah? what kind of project?
mr -- it's called a book about death. an unbound book on death. should be very interesting.  i was thinking – do you want to make the website?
cv -- a website on death? not sure, maybe, perhaps, what's it involve?
mr -- it involves hundreds of artists, maybe a thousand.
cv -- uh, well, um...no.

Yeah, okay, so Mister Rose had a way of convincing me to do the website. It became "The Wall," a massive design that included every artist submission to what has become A Book About Death. And, I must admit, I became rather obsessive about it, in that I not only succeeded after months, in getting nearly 1000 images onto a single page (so that the page could expand), but so it would be a big open book where all the artists were present, and their worlds connected.  It had to be something of a memorial, but also something of a living work, a window that constant changed and constantly said, open this thing up...the worlds of the artists who contributed and the content that they shared. 

As I began to design the site, much like many of the artists in this project, reflecting on death and how my life has been touched by it.  Death has had a huge impact on my life – so working on this project provided yet another reason to help this unbound cause of international proportions.

A Story About Me About Death

Well, death has been all around me since I was eight, like a rain cloud that followed me from bed to school.  Some have had the good fortune of living their lives along a fairly even progression, think babbling brook or Route 70.  Grandparents leave us first, the parents 20 or so years later...and ultimately we leave this cozy world, and the song goes on and on. I suspect that the majority of the world does not have that luxury. I haven't.

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was just learning to understand who she was, and over the next six years I watched her slowly die. I was 14, just starting high school. Nobody wanted to hear about a dead woman.  The year before my mother's death one of my classmates died at age 13. Russell was on the operating table for open heart surgery.  That was my first hit of reality that you could die young. A year or so later, two teenagers who worked as stock-boys for my father died; one was 16 the other 17.  The youngest died in a car accident while the other was driving; then the older boy hung himself in his parents' back yard. "Mom and Dad...I'm home." 

Seems like a common enough thing to say, but when you bite into life after these events, it's never the same, never common.

I suppose I became a bit wild then with news of yet another of my classmates shooting himself in his parent's bedroom while they were on vacation.  That must have been a happy surprise. My close friend in high school, Tim, also shot himself in his bedroom with a big shot gun.  In his suicide note, he blamed it on his girlfriend. That must have kept her right in the head. I had danced with Tim the week before and he seemed happier than he had ever been.  So much for happiness.  School friend No. 3 was run over by a car while he was in a drunken stupor. He was 16. The daughter of a friend of our family who had obtained her license only recently died when she hit a tree after leaving a party. She was beautiful and bright; her mother was almost suicidal at the loss. To round things out during this four year period of what seemed like unrelenting loss, my beloved grandfather died in Mexico.  He was 77. At least this had some kind of natural order. It wasn't a war zone but it felt like one. I've since realized that I probably could have been diagnosed with some version of PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder].  Those were times when you were just supposed to shut up, and go back to school. The result was: I didn't have a right to live. Yet, I was beginning to feel a bit like a specialist. And some years later my cousin Noah was shot and killed by a gang in a drive-by shooting in San Francisco. My uncle, Jack Greene, made a piece about Noah (his son). It's now one of the pages in A Book About Death. 

My father always said he wasn't afraid to die.  But when my brother and I watched him die three years ago he didn't look exactly relaxed.  He had left some very serious unfinished business and now he understood that he was dying and there was nothing he could do to fix things.  He was too feeble. He hadn't properly anticipated his situation. He thought death wouldn't happen to him. He even said: "I'm tricky Dick and I always get out of situations."  Which brings me to my contribution to this show – "Shoulda, Woulda Coulda."  The work is a response to a lifetime of self-deception, to what we (myself included) think we can get away with, avoid and escape. In the end, one realizes there are some things you just might need to do – have to do – before you buy the farm. It's a fragile place. And I've come to realize, too, that many either just never get to the table to do these things, or never realize that it's something worth doing.  "Liar, Cheat, Good Person," the flip-side of the work, is a reflection on judgment – the judgment we make of ourselves and and the judgment we pronounce upon others.  It's all dormant (or suppressed); there appears to be no separation between the liar and the good person at times; we're both and neither. And I think this is perhaps what is scariest about our sense of superiority as humans. It's difficult when people talk about death in a sentimental way because it ain't sentimental – it's a force of life.

When I think about my overall body of art work in relationship to death, I've come to realize the core is about the slowing down of things. It's about letting things play themselves out over time. Feeling the actual tenor of an action and its repetition is a tenuous walk, and my experience with death so far has made me appreciate the fragility of our perceptions. To look twice and three times. And ask of the world: "Hey, you looking at me?"

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Caterina Verde is an artist based in Easter Hampston, NY. Photo top, right: Caterina, age 8, getting groomed for her role in Le Vielle Homme et L'enfant, by Claude Berri (1966). Her web sites are: http://caterinaverde.com  http://strangepositioningsystems.org and http://tankhousepictures.com

A Powerpoint About Death : Phil Shinn [37]


Death - The Powerpoint from philshinn on Vimeo.

Powerpoint montage by PC Shinn, industrial linguist/artist, from his presentation at A Book About Death at The Emily Harvey Harvey Foundation in New York.  This piece concerns "euphemisms about death," says Shinn.  "There are more than 200 here in English, Spanish, Chinese, German, Polish, French.  The funniest is 'I'm comin' Elizabeth' and I'm not sure of the origins of this phrase." Shinn is asking viewers to send more euphemisms – in any language – about death and dying to his site, Ride The Crane. "I'd like to add phrases from some of the world's other languages," he says.  "Tagalog and others more than welcome."

DOWNLOAD THE FULL 17 mb FILE, WITH ALL THE FADES AND THE MUSIC TO YOUR PC/MAC.  IT'S A .mov FILE.  IF YOU ARE PLANNING  TO EXHIBIT A BOOK ABOUT DEATH YOU WILL WANT  TO HAVE THIS IN THE SHOW.  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Day Of The Dead/Dia De Los Muertos : ABAD At The Queens Art Museum [36]



The exhibition of A Book About Death at The Queens Art Museum opens on November 1 and runs through November 15, 2009. Go to the Queens Art Museum web site, leave a comment, participate, plan to visit. 

Many thanks to artist Louise Weinberg for organizing this exhibition of A Book About Death in conjunction with celebrations around Dia de lost Muertos. She has also called for artists to contribute new works to the exhibition and has created a workshop for the show in Queens. So...cross the bridge!

Click the image to enlarge and read, or go to the Queens Art Museum site.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A BOOK ABOUT DEATH : A Short Film By Artist Jac Charlesworth & Friends [35]



This film was made for A Book About Death by UK artist Jac Charlesworth. It was screened opening night, September 10, 2009 at The Emily Harvey Foundation in New York.  If you repost this on your blog, please credit Jac Charlesworth, A Book About Death and The Emily Harvey Foundation.

Friday, October 16, 2009

ABAD Crosses The Bridge To The Queens Museum of Art : Nov 1 Opening [34]

Louise Weinberg has been busy, and will go into overdrive in the next 10 days, installing a selection of the artists' postcards created especially for A Book About Death collaborative project up at the Queens Museum of Art as one of a trio of exhibitions celebrating the Day of the Dead. The exhibition opens on November 1st and runs through November 15. A reception will be held on November 1st from 3 to 6 pm.

Selections from "A Book About Death" is an artists' collaborative project conceived by collage artist Matthew Rose (an American living and working in Paris) for the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York City where the original exhibition took place from September 10 - 22, 2009. Over 500 artists contributed 500 postcards each created from artworks made especially to create an unbound book about death in homage to Ray Johnson (father of mail art), a celebration of Emily Harvey, and a global exploration of how we celebrate memory and death. The only requirement was to include the words "a book about death" somewhere on the card. Since then, the exhibition has traveled to the Otis College of Art and Design in LA, the Mobius Gallery in Boston, The River Mill Art Gallery in New Jersey as well as becoming part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the LA County Museum of Art Research Library.

The Queens Museum is presenting a selection of cards from the exhibition and are also asking the community, in an artist-led workshop, to create their own postcard about death and add it to the exhibition. 

Artist Call: To be included in this exhibition, make a postcard and send it to: Louise Weinberg, Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368.

For more information, please contact: Louise Weinberg : artphotogirl1@gmail.com

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Otis Installation In LA [33]

The exhibition of A Book About Death, organized by Mara Thompson, at The Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles opened on October 11 and runs through October 31. Here are some photographs of the installation lifted from Mara's Face Book Photo Album. The works were aligned along the bottom edge of a wall, and affixed above as they were in New York.  Visitors can create their own book in Los Angeles as well. Some 50,000 cards were sent via FED EX to Otis after the exhibition closed in September.

Photos: A tracing of Kate Harding on the window serves as counterpoint to the exhibition. Mara, Bibiana and Alexandra take a break after installing the works.  One visitor checks out Ray Johnson's works for his A Book About Death, the loose photocopied book that inspired the name of this current project. Posters designed for the show in New York were printed up (free high resolution PDFs are available on the main site, click here), and visitors were encouraged to do the same for themselves. Other views of the installation wall and visitors can be viewed here.

Mara reports that the opening was well attended, and that the President of Otis, Samuel Hoi was "intrigued" by the show. She writes: "While we were installing the show a staff member was giving a tour to some friends of the college, going into the adjacent Ben Maltz gallery.  They stopped to see what was going on and loved the concept, got sidetracked from the Ben Maltz and spent time walking the row.  One gentleman's grandfather had been on the Lusitania and took that card as well as several more."

Other exhibitions are currently being planned for Montreal, Savannah, Mexico, Belgium and possibly Wales, Budapest and elsewhere. If you would like to work with the exhibition to re-exhibit a complete set of the works, organize a panel discussion, create a sister event to go along with the works, please contact Matthew Rose (MATTHEW.ROSE.PARIS at GMAIL.COM) and we will do our best to assist you. Several artists and collectors have complete sets of the book and have made it clear they would be more than happy to lend it to organizers.

All materials for this "boîte en valise" – the exhibition in a box (or blog) – are free and easily used to set up the exhibition. Some organizers are using the entire catalog on the main site to create a slide show; others are printing the posters large on tyvek for outdoor installations, while still others are working out panel discussions, and inviting local communities to produce their own books for a live and ongoing new exhibition to go along with the original works.  

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Otis College of Art And Design [31]

Artist Mara Thompson takes A Book About Death to Los Angeles this month with an interactive re-make of A Book About Death, at The Otis College of Art and Design. The ongoing exhibition opens on October 11 and runs through October 31 (or until all the post cards have been taken).

A large shipment of nearly 50 of each of the artists works was sent and delivered to the Otis School of Art and Design, a project spearheaded by Mara Thompson.  These works will be featured in an exhibition at the art and design school, and students and others in the Los Angeles area will be invited to attend and collect the works.

Mara's initiative is the most ambitious thus far to restage the exhibition and engender interaction. Otis is one of the country's top art and design schools and is highly regarded for its innovative program, faculty and most important, its students. Otis students and others are encouraged to comment here about about the exhibition at their college.

Download the press release for the Otis Show.

The exhibition was exported to Los Angeles thanks to long time friend Mark Saltzman, an executive with a Teacher's Training concern.  He gathered up about 50 cards from each artist, packed them into seven boxes.  Christian Xatrec, director of the Emily Harvey Foundation New York, then sent them via FEDEX to Otis. Mara writes: "Yesterday five boxes arrived... today two more... I began unpacking and sorting last night and will continue on until the end of the week."

It's the exhibition that keeps on giving. Artists have taken the show on the road and  put it into the world. It's unlike any other art exhibition in that all the nearly 250,000 works were freely given  away. Of course, the content is unique, the edition of the entire book is limited to 500 complete copies. Indeed, this is a bit of mail art play very much in line with the late artist who inspired the name of the project, Ray Johnson. It's great to put a little Ray in LA.


"I've sent out a few press releases and contemplating with other artist minds how best to display the postcards," says Mara. "I'll most definitely send a packet to the LACMA Research Library.  All the posters are printed and we will mount the Ray Johnson series of images (via Bill Wilson) for A Book About Death to display as well – and of course one each of the cards as was done in New York City."

Students will slowly catch on to this exhibition and participate but, Mara notes that she's letting "the viral nature of the project infiltrate to certain key individuals, low key with high aspirations." For information about the exhibition contact Mara Thompson [mthompson at otis.edu] or Matthew Rose [matthew.rose.paris at gmail.com].

Otis College of Art and Design, Galef Center, 1st floor, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Artists Alphabetically [30]

Listed alphabetically, all the artists involved in A Book About Death, thanks to artist Angela FerraraYou can find each artist's work on the main site by typing in their name in the search box on the upper left hand corner of the blog.  Feel free to repost this list elsewhere along with the links to the blog/sites, and all the materials on the sites.
PHOTOS: CHRISTINA STAHR.

Abha Iyengar, Adam Benjamin Fung & Sonja Bendel, Aga Silva, Alana Delts (Yelena Deltsova), Aldo Tambellini, Amanda Peskin, Amy White, Alejandra Lundén, Alejandra Phelts, Alessandro Rolandi, Alex Hunter, Alex Tennigkeit, Alexia Creusen, Alexandra Rutsch, Allan Revich, Amanda Peskin, Amanda Curreri, Amber George, Ambra Corinti, Amir Ghazi-Noory, Ana Himes, Anahita Bathaie, Andrea Moni, Andrea Williamson, Andrei Rozen, Andrew Bretherton, Andrew Eyman, Andrew Johnson, Angela Ferrara, Ania Gilmore, Anja Christine Roß (Anja Ross), Anki King, Ann Giordano, Ann Klefstad, Ann Stoddard, Anna Boschi, Anna Bresnick, Anna Schwamborn, Anna Ursyn, Annelise Ream, Audrey Fox, Aviva Beigel, Barbara Nessim, Ben Altman, Ben Elmer Brown, Benoit David, Benoit David & Dominique Richard, Benoît Delhaye, Bernd Reichert, Berty Skuber, Beth Grabowski, Beth Robinson, Bethany Schlegel, Betty Esperanza, Bibiana Padilla Maltos, Birgit Huttemann-Holz, Bonnie Gloris, Bonny Finberg, Bradley Lance Moore, Branka Djordjevic, Brendan Jamison, Buddha University, Buz Blurr, C. Mehrl Bennett, Camille Dela Rosa, Camelia Elias, Camilla Fallon, Carlos Luis De Medeiros, Carisa Swenson & Steve Harrison, Carol Caputo, Carol Tedesco, Carol Todaro, Carol Starr, Carolena Costa, Carolyn McKay, Carrie Chalmers, Carrie Crow & John Greiner, Carrie Iverson, Carrie Scanga, Caterina Verde, Cathie Borrie, Cecil Touchon, Cecilia Muhlstein, Cecilie Dahl, Cesare Oliva, Champe Smith, Chloe Sherman-Pepe, Chris Coffin, Chris Graefensteiner, Chris Gunton, Chris Lusher, Chris “Mudhead” Reynolds, Christelle Montus, Christine Tarantino & Claudio Romeo, Christopher Baker, Christopher Dunkle, Christopher Westlund, Christina Stahr, Christy Ann Brown, Cindy Zimmerman, CJ Tanedo, Claude Cortinovis, Claudia Drake, Closed Chan 正面 , Clyde Espenschied, Coco Gordon, Colette Copeland, Colette Coughlin, Corinne Bunzl, Constance Sloggatt Wolf, Constantine Ladikos, Cynthia C. Petry, Dale Copeland, Dame Mailarta, Dan McCormack, Dan Shulman, Daniel Zitka, Daniela Akerblom, Danielle Voirin, Daina Almario-Kopp, Daque, Deborah Goldman, Deborah T. Colter, Denyse Murphy, Diane Bertrand, Diane Lou, Dominic Khoo, Dominica Sanchez, Dominique Richard, Don Boyd, Don M. Salubayba, Donna Ruff, Donna & Kyle Hackney, Dorothée Selz, Draga Šušanj, Edie Shimel, Edith S. Ambühl, Edward Mackenzie, Ektoras Binikos, Ella Nitters, Ellen Wallenstein, Eline ‘t Sant, Elin O’Hara Slavick, Elizabeth Michelman, Elizabeth Sarah, Elke Reva Sudin, Emmanuel Garibay, Emma de Clario, Emily Anne Ach, Emily Parsons, Eric Andersen, Eric Anglès, Erin Cross, Esther Waldron, Eva Brunner, Flora Kao, Fluxmuseum, Froilan Calayag, Fran Bull, Fran Freeman, Francesca Pirillo, Francis van der Riet, Frank Krasicki, Frans van Lent, Fred Cray, Gabriel Klavun, Gabrielle de Montmollin, Gary A. Bibb, Geoffrey Hendricks, Geoffrey Owen Miller, Gianfranco Maletti, Ginny Lloyd, Gloria Zein, Grace Graupe Pillard, Grace Yang, Graham McDougal, Gwen Plunkett, Gwyn Michael, H. Rand Swansey, Haley Nagy, Hanjo Schmidt, Harold Lohner, Heather Matthew, Helen Amyes, Helene Berson, Henry Royales, Herb Nolan, Herman James, Horizontal Division Character, Igan D’Bayan, Hilarie Goodenough, Ilona Bogdane, Ingrid Christie, Ira Schneider, Irene Chan – Ch’An Press, Irene Gennaro, Iris van Bebber, Isabelle Battolla, Ivana Rezek, J. Tomas Lopez, Jack Greene, Jack Ryalls, Jack Seiei, Jack Cymber, Jacob Mann, James Baker, James Cook, James E. Hathaway, James Groeling, James Meyer, James Thomas Josephs, Jamie Adams, Jan Kather, Jana Liptak, Jane Tuckerman, Jane Wang, Janice McDonald, Jason K. Dy, Jassy Lupa, Jeanne Jo, Jeffrey Morrison, Jelena Butorac, Jen Nugent, Jennifer D. Anderson, Jennifer Cushman, Jennifer Gioe Peper, Jennifer Scales, Jennifer Zoellner, Jerimiah D. Syme, Jessica McCarrel, Jigger Cruz, Jim Pepe, Jim Shirey, Joan Hain, Joan Harrison, Joanne Licsko, Johanna Bresnick, Jody Jenkins & Mark Claywell, Joel Gendreau, John Coffman, John Held Jr & Mike Dickau, John M. Bennett, John Moore Williams, John Stefanick, John Strauss, John Zoller, Joy Adams, Joyce Sherman, Juan Lazaro, Judith Olivia, HeartSong, Judith Stadler, Judy Negron, Julia Hoffmann, Julie Sadler, Julie Weaverling, Julie Wornan & Peter Lippman, Jurgen Trautwein, K-soul, Kara Petraglia, Kathleen McHugh, Kathy Slamen, Katie Herzog, Katrina Bello, Kay Tuttle, Kaye Mahoney, Keith Buchholz, Kelley Voegelin, Kellie G. – The Undertaker, Keri Marion, Kim Triedman, Kit Brown, Krim Azeddine, Kris Amels, Lan Yan, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Lucy Meskill, La Taon Vinh, Larry Lytle, Laura den Hertog, Laura Sharp Wilson, Lauren Broeils-Norwood, Lauren Frances Adams, Lawrence Miller, Laurent Mareschal, Leigh Stewart, Les Joynes, Liane Veronneau, Liese Ricketts, Lin Price, Linda Dubin Garfield, Lisa Sloane, Llorraine Neithardt, Loredana Mariotto, Lorraine A. DarConte, Louise Honey Millmann, Louise Millman, Louise Weinberg, LuAnn Palazzo, Luc Fierens, Luranah Polson, Linda DiGusta & Mark Wiener, Linda Kelly, Linda Plaisted, Linda Shaffer, Luis Locarno, Luz Darriba, Lynn Sullivan, Lynyrd Paras, Madawg, Manel Güell, Mara Patricia Hernández, Mara Thompson, Mare Contrare, Margaret McCann, Margret McDermott, Margie Kelk, Margot McLean, Marina Tsesarskaya, Mariana Smith, Marie Kazalia, Marina Bancroft, Marietta A. Hauser, Mark Bloch, Mark Iwinski, Mark Sink, Mark Williams, Marsha Balian, Mary Bogdan, Mary Bridgman, Mary Campbell, Maryann Vitiello, Marilyn Marvin, Matt Taggart, Matthew Rose, Maureen Piggins, Maya McCormack, Megumi Shimizu, Melissa McCarthy, Melvin Culaba, Merry Rozzelle & Torin Rozzelle, Michael Chan, Michael S. Troop, Michelle Illuminato, Mikelle Terson, Milanka Bunard, Mimi Smith, Moira McCaul, Mur Hayman, Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat, Myriam Abourousse, Nancy Natale, Nancy Kirk, Naomi Klavun, Natalie Giugni, Nathan Alexander Karnovsky & Saul Karnovsky, Nicole Tymowczak, Niki Niederhauser, Nikki Johnson, Osiris Hertz, Pam Farrell, Paul Hunter, Paul McGuirk, Paul Sierra, Patricia Bronstein, Patricia Denys, Patrick Lears, Patti Singer, Paul Duda, Paul Valadez, Penny Beck, Pete Gray, Peter Ciccariello, Peter Dowker, Peter Leighton, Peter Schuyff, Peter Westman, Philip Ebbrell, Pierre Denault, Prawech Pranaprom, Priscilla Heine & Cristian Majcherski, Ravenna Taylor, Re Silvestri, Reed Altemus, Renee Creager O’Brien, Reid Wood, Ria Bauwens, Ria Vanden Eynde, Richard Canard, Richard Tronson, Rick Prol, Rob White, Robert Tucker, Robert Black, Robert Mars, Robert N. Gilmer, Roberta Faccioli, Robin Tewes, Robyn Desposito, Rong Guang Rong, Sabine Schlossmacher, Samuel Monnier, Sandy Gellis, Sara Bomans, Sara Conti, Sarah Clayton, Sarah Elizabeth Condon, Sarah Jane Coleman & Anthony Saint James, Sarah White, Sayraphim Lothian, Scott Hull, Sean White, Sharon Harris, Shirley Hathaway, Siripoj Chamroenvidhya, Slaven Gabric, Sonja Benskin Mesher, Sol Kjøk, Sol Lang, Sophia Oldsman, Sophie Aigner, Stefan Brandstifter, Stephanie Sakson, Stephen Perkins, Steve Dalachinsky, Steve Ceraso, Stormie Mills, Sue Johnson, Sur Rodney (Sur), Susanna Bluhm, Susan Crowson, Susan Shulman, Susan Titus, Susana G. Romanos, Susanne Slavick, Tamar Kasparian, Tamara Wyndham, Tami Notsani, Tara Verheide, Tatiana von Tauber, Theano Nikitas, Thomas Kerr & Joel Cohen, Thomas Kerr – Mike Dickau – Joel Cohen, Tito Honegger, Tom Greenhalgh, Tom J. Byrne, Tom Speight, Tyago Almario, Valéry Grancher, Vicky Cull, Vincent Como, Virginia Milici & Walter Fest, W. David Powell, Wang Kun, Wendy Campbell, Wilka Roig, William Brovelli, William Evertson, Willie Marlowe, Woofwow, Yasemin Skrezka, Yiren & James Gallagher, Yoko Ono, Yuki Shiroi, Yukie Ueda, Zelda Zinn, Zuzanna Skiba.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Gary A Bibb: Memento Mori [29]

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Memento Mori, Gary A Bibb's slide show of 100 of the works he produced for A Book About Death.

See Gary's web site here.

Gary writes: "To all A Book About Death collectors who have one of my Memento Mori pieces in their collection: I created 500 signed and numbered, individual handmade-drawings as my entry for the exhibititon. There is a website dedicated to this collectionThere is also an additional site as an archive.

Please email me with the specific numbers in your collection so I can document them. I would also like to post your name (or institution name) and location on my archive. You may remain anonymous but please provide the number and location.  E-mail: gbart003@gmail.com.

Additionally, if you choose to exhibit your edition of ABAD and have one of my pieces in your set, please email me the information because I am documenting them as well. – Gary A. Bibb (#42)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dead Celebrities [28]






















Rob White, an artist who participated in A Book About Death, launches a new exhibition that touches upon the theme with "Dead Celebrities."  Pictured here: Artwork for the Dead Celebrities Show commencing at Shop Canning Circus, Nottingham, UK. Opening October 3rd 2009

See Rob White's web site here.