Georgy Russell for Governor Blog

Sunday, March 06, 2005
 
today's fave artist
Is Karen Reimer. I love this juicy fruit one. I also like a few found here, the black and white notebook paper (first image) is great and pink laffy taffy ... tres chic.
Thursday, March 03, 2005
 
thiebaud
I love artists, and this is a nice article on one I love. I'll be going to see him next month at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, and I can't wait. If you do read the article, you can read the rest of the Wallace Stevens' poem here.

Wayne Thiebaud is one of my favorite artists because...well because I just like his paintings. They make me feel like a child. (You know, writing "wayne thiebaud is one of my favorite artists because" makes me feel like a child too, in grade school, doing writing assignment.) Maybe that's because most of his works are of such innocent subjects, like desserts (pie, cakes, ice cream, cupcakes), candy, and toys. For me, his paintings remind me of times when I enter a french bakery, peer into a glass case lined with tarts, cookies, and cakes, and think that the items aren't food but art, too beautiful to eat. I think of times in my childhood when, as a perfectionist, I'd try so hard to scoop a perfect ice cream cone or frost a homemade cake like a professional would. He often uses peaceful muted tones, and my favorite aquamarine "Tiffany" blue. Of course, he is not without a sense of humor, and the painting whose name I like the best is "Big Suckers".

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