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9/11

Photograph from September 11 #9/11aestheticsArtblue dogBosch FawstindhimmitudeEjay WeissGeorge RodrigueislampaintingpigmanPoetryterrorismwendy rodrigueWisława Szymborska

One Spring

Karl Bodek and Kurt Conrad Löw, One Spring (1941). (Never again. Who ya gonna call? The groupthink regressives? Nah! They are complicit and culpable). aestheticsArtKarl BodekKurt Conrad Löwregressive left

Carmella Scaggs

I was saddened to learn of my friend Carmella’s passing. She had a meticulous and deep aesthetic eye but moreover she was an incredibly generous and funny spirit and rather down to earth. See the obit in SFGate. (BTW, that’s Carmella’s hand on Boz’ classic Silk Degrees album cover). ArtBoz ScaggsCarmella Scaggsmusic

Largest Private Collection of Islamic Art

It’s one of those delicious cultural ironies (of course there are a few other examples) that a significant amount of Islamic art preservation (and more besides) is down to one Nasser Khalili, a Jewish Iranian-born academic and former art dealer. Ownership is nothing but a myth, we are only a temporary custodian of what we…