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i hate forwards, but wifey sent me this one and i liked it.

pictures supplied by me. i don't know who wrote this.

 

 

 

FUCK GIACOMETTI

Today at the MOMA I saw the Giacometti exhibition and the word that

followed me around like my shadow was Conviction.

Conviction echoed through the gallery walls watching and waiting

around for a tear to fall from cheek in response to Conviction.

These thin bronze dirty narrow sculptures of figures barley standing

barley there like me.

I wonder wander through them stare at them, mirror images of us. La

specchio. Mia faccia.

These faceless sculptures keep space and are representing the ugly

underneath our skin that crawls with conflict, secrets and past

pardon our pains, but remains thin and long and stressed and is displaying an outside breath of il

uoma, la donna^Å

a stance take rest in the romance.

Thank you Giacometti for these

sweet horrid tales on scales

standing images of prisons,

our Convictions.

These thin bodies their shadows thicker their figure, thin like

disappear and I fear that we have this inside and I want to hide in

the walls blend in with the corners but I can't I stay and stare at

the sculptures and am hungry ho fame for more anchora of their

ugliness fa brutta and the grumble in my belly reminds me I am alive

vive vive

here standing and needing and wanting to be filled up aspetta and

nourished and

the reminder feels like pudding like cold water like sunlight and

wind and laughter and tears...and thank you Giacometti.

To free me. Tanto Grazie per la bella sculptura. Giacometti.

The call comes. This sculpture arm reaches towards my face and one

eye blinks and I shake.

Rub stone-scared skin and still frozen step. Let go. Lasce mi solo.

Leave this image here but it has been inside for so long tanto longo

tempo

and is a mark a part a scar a piece a tease a taught.

It is a Conviction. A contradiction. The ugly is beauty so

beautiful it hurts and the cold fa freddo the stone is heating my

head and the hunger is filling me up and the chisel is putting me

back together

the truth to face is a painful and paralyzing Conviction. Stai calma.

Remaniare.

 

Fuck you Giacometti for your sculpture

for your hand that couldn't stay still

for your mind that reminds me of mine

for the nights haunted by an artists lack to create what he needs to

be

too true to hold too bold to fake to make to break from the mold that

you have bronzed and bronzed and poured into plaster walls too weak

to be too strong to fall and here in front is the image the ghosts

that we all tried so hard to forget and I bet now you twist a contort

smile at this for me for you I break my hand my head against this

wall and bend to knee to floor to you right here with me and try to

free us from

Conviction.

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Guest imported_Tesseract

He's the man,

no doubt, did the exibition had that dog sculpture?

i love that one.

There is a great book about him,

Its called 'A Giacometti portrait' written by James Lord.

Its really good, Lord stayed at Giacomettis place for a couple of months as a model for a portrait (his painting rocks to).

He is telling the story.

Giacometti was so perfectionist that his models would always stay several months more in order to finish the canvas.

One of them got so close to the family that ended fuckin Giacomettis wife,....just for the record

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...tearz, i started to read the poem, and frankly it looks quite intriguing, im going this weekend or next though, and i wanna read it after i see it so i have more of an understanding...ill bump it when i do....but as far as he goes = THE MAN.....thats all....when a man takes a few years to study the shape of the head you know he is all about conviction....roe

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Guest Pilau Hands

fantastic exhibit

can spend an hour just in the paintings and drawing rooms

but the sculptures first. jesus

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Guest BROWNer

hmm, thats nice tearz.

my head gets kicked in by his

paintings more so than his

sculpture, but its 'all good'.

i had a little period of obsession

over his paintings several months

ago, but it faded and i haven't

thought about him much since...

now this...sure to spark another

phase of inspirational awe...

good post bro...

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Guest TEARZ

i'm going to see the exhibit this weekend. i'm geeked :D . beautiful brown. :love:

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Guest BROWNer

oh man, i wish i could go with you...

between you and roe i hope to see this bumped

in awhile with some personal flicks of the exhibit:D

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Guest imported_Tesseract

*uhuummm, 'i dont think thats allowed young man...'

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Guest BROWNer

pff, i was thinking that when i hit submit....

whats the deal on that.....some places its fine...

certain museums, or artists?

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Guest imported_Tesseract

haha, i really dont know the deal.

I supose that any exibition with a catalogue printed doesnt want people takin their own flicks, they wont buy the damn thing!

In other cases, great artists etc, they might be afraid that the material could be used for, postcards, calendars...i dont know

Just guessing.

Anyway, i do it all the time,

we're vandals after all

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Guest BROWNer

wasn't there some shit about peoples flash's

deteriorating artwork somewhere????? maybe

that was excavated humans, like lucy or something...:o

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Guest imported_Tesseract

You're right. Thats another reason.

The most serious i'd say.

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....dont worry brown ill get a flick off...maybe one of me with a tshirt saying "im with stupid" and ill stand next to a sculpture of his, and do some dorky tourist wave...yeah and watch me get kicked outta MoMa...i think the flash deteriorates(sp?) the colors in paintings, i think thats why you cant...personally if i go solo, which probably wont happen, id bring some charcoal and do some skecthes....i could do some abstract stuff of his sculptures all day long....i had two art teachers tell me how my sketching reminded them of giacometti's work....but it was before i realized who he was....now i see ive never gotten a nicer compliment...personally i think mine is sloppy and unsure and somewhat manic, and sucks...but heh i guess it was nice of them to say....when you read his theories and philosophies on art thats when you really realize the mission that he was on...i think conviction is the best word you could describe him as....i cant wait to see it...

 

roE, im with stupid....

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Guest BROWNer

"...i had two art teachers tell me how my sketching reminded them of

giacometti's work...."

 

really? thats a very, very nice compliment over here..

art teachers....so positive.....i had one when i was

applying to this art high school a few years ago tell me one

of my paintings 'reminded him of picasso'...gee....

thanks, but come on, it really fockin' doesn't look like a picasso...

anyways, have fun man, i imagine it'll shock you(the dopeness).

 

brown..green with envy;)

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Guest TEARZ

roe did you go?

i went friday and paid what i wished. one dollar. baller on a budget.

unbelievable.

i really hadn't seen many of his paintings and i was blown away. truely translatable... process... hmmm...

of the sculptures i was blown away by "walking in the rain" or "man walking in rain" or something like that. a variation of the figure on platform approach that was stunning. really. i looked at it for 20 minutes straight and peeped it again before i left. the wife-piece was getting mad at me.

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....cool tearz, glad you dug it....i think he just spectacular....im going this weekend...gonna do the MoMa, hayden (sp?) planetarium (sp?) and gonna check out the tree, and get some drinks...should be cool...nyc is pretty cool this time of year....ill let ya know what i think and ill keep an eye out for the "rain" piece....r.

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Guest imported_Tesseract

BUMP!!!

Yes, thats the one i wanted to see.

Amazing piece.

When Giacometti spoke about this one he said that he was walking in the rain trying to get home.He had his jacket over his head and was walking next to the wall with his head down,'I felt like a dog'...he said and he did this...

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