Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tom Friedman & Richard Prince

Tom Friedman, Untitled (Verisimilitude), 2012

I have had Tom Friedman on my mind ever since viewing his show at Luhring Augustine in March. It is mainly due to his recent interview on Bad at Sports.  The comment in this podcast that struck me most (paraphrased) is his idea that "perfection is an illusion." It is all about consistency and the more consistent one is, the more it is perceived as perfect. I am constantly reminded that I am guilty of being a perfectionist. I need to strive for consistency instead. My goal for the rest of the year.

If you haven't caught Richard Prince's "blog," it's a must read (particularly his review of the Francesca Woodman exhibition). It's also where you can find gems like this:

"I'm going to be giving a talk, a "lecture" at Yale soon. Sometime in late April. I would like to talk about photography and how it coats and pours over what's in front of me..."

Oh boy... I may have inadvertently added two more artists to the stalking list.

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