Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Process – or – Clients, Can't Live With 'Em, Can't Call 'Em Morons and Tell 'Em to F*ck Off

This is alarmingly close to the realities of my professional life.

N.B.: The "'em" in the title of this post refers to some – not all – clients. There are exceptions to every rule.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Niki de St. Phalle

A couple of weekends ago, Hol and I went to the Niki show at the Missouri Botanical Garden. I've been meaning to post a gallery of the photos we took. And, finally, here it is.

My previous exposure to Niki de St. Phalle's work had been Stravinsky Fountain at the Centre Georges Pompidou and the pieces at St. Louis' own Laumeier Sculpture Park (one acquired and another two on loan for a number of years that happened to be in the MoBoGa show). I've been thoroughly enamored of that work I'd been familiar with but none of it prepared me for how absolutely astonishing a collection of this magnitude was.

If you're in or near St. Louis before October 31, I highly recommend you go.

Image: La Po├Ęte et sa muse