Sunday, August 13, 2006

Gone to heaven...

I may have died and gone to heaven...the only that could be better about this find is that if David Byrne had it as a blog!

He seems to write about everything.

Here is part of his take, a lead in, on the Texas art mafia and town where Donald Judd set up camp back in the day...recounted through his early NYC days...

"Judd, amongst others, got the support of DIA, an arts organization with lots of Texas oil money. Heiner Friedrich and Philippa de Menil created the Foundation in 1974… the de Menils are associated with Schlumberger, a company that RENTS the use of a very important drilling bit. At least that’s the story I heard. Mama de Menil collected surrealist art and beyond — her collection is housed in a lovely museum in the trashy tacky town of Houston. Her children’s art interests extended to minimalist art, land art and contemporary theater. Possibly at the urging of the artists they began to “support” certain artists in a big way — funding their work and permanent installations of their work. In NYC, for example, there is Walter DeMaria’s earth room and broken kilometer more or less permanently installed and maintained in the valuable real estate of SoHo. I remember hearing about their artist support when I moved to NY in the mid 70s. Medici levels of support doesn’t begin to describe how it seemed — it seemed like these artists were being bankrolled for whatever they wanted to do and were going to be given salaries for life — at least that was the rumor. Nice work if you can get it.

4 comments:

Pim said...

Hi Candy, thank you for the note. The Dr's haven't said no to breast feeding, I'm just worried I won't be able to due to the pain and things. I would love to hear about other mom's who had C-sections and did ok with breast feeding. Maybe learn a few pointers.. hehe. Thank you for your positive thoughts!
Elizabeth

Candy Minx said...

Oh now isn't this what is so lovely about blogs and conversation. One minute NYC's Art Mob, next, breast feeding.

Hi Pim! I may just head back to your site to respond to this one...but breast feeding is GOOD for all moms, especially because of any pain. Breastfeeding encourages the uterus to return to its pre-pregnancy size and shape and heal. If you are a single mom, you need to line up some support system for when you return home so you can sleep and not carry too many things. Although I think it is better for your body to give birth...there are tons of people out there who you will find through nurses and blogging that will assure you you CAN breastfeed after C-sections...but I'll be over there in a second...

FOUR DINNERS said...

Weird how you post something and other blogs have a connection. I post about police being tit heads and pop over here and it's breast feeding. Loose connection but it's there!

Candy Minx said...

Yes, yes, you're as always very astute in your observations.