Lovely read:) thank you for sharing!
Lots of amazing artwork was overlooked in old video games. Nice to see some highlighted.
So much awesome!!
Hey! Derr!!! I know Derr too! One of the most interesting people I've met in Atlanta so far! His post cards are great too, I wish there were more of them on display..
I know Derr, and he is quite an interesting guy. I lived next door to him for two years. He is much smarter than most people think. He's constantly reading books from the thrift store across the street from his home, some of them pretty deep and listens to classical music on a little transistor radio. I have one of his postcards on my refrigerator that says "MISSING: FRONT HALF OF A RED AND WHITE CAT". He came across as a really mean and angry guy to most people, but he was always very nice and polite to me. My favorite memory of him was one night when we were sitting outside, and the police had been called on one neighbor by another. An officer came over to ask Derr what had happened, and he stood up and threw his arms into the air and with an appropriate expression on his face yelled, "Don't ask me man, I'm certified." He has some interesting larger pieces, but the cards he comes up with are truly unique and mostly funny in a very bizarre way.
"As you age and don't have a partner — and you're also living in poverty plus with mental illness — it's hard to want to keep going,"
Pretty much how I have always envisioned my life ending up.
I have to meet this guy, get some tips to prepare myself, say hello, buy some art.
Very nice profile. CL should do way more of these.
...adding that he created the works for the show over the course of about two weeks, far less than the time he usually takes to produce a piece.
So $100 may actually be overpriced? Why invest in something that I took the time to think about and develop and work on in the proper time when you can buy something cheap I knocked out quickly in hopes of getting a few broke ass buyers hooked on art?
Personally I think art deserves greater respect than that or is it really art.
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Brilliant! Mac you have inspired and challenged me to let go and Be. I never knew your story, good lawd! You art is akin to the matrix, every time I see your art it communicates to something in me. It leaves me in awe of the great universe we live in. Thank you for being you. -TheBillyWilkerson
This resonates with me so much, I was hit by a car while I was riding my bike on Ponce De Leon and I was also recovering for 2 months. I told myself it was a sign to slow down- not literally, but to savor the moments in life we'll never get back. I can't wait to go to Whitespace and check it out, thanks for the story Muriel!!
....you'll run into everything from an old hockey stick to a PVC pipe. The found objects, arranged in no particular order, are exactly where they should be, and shouldn't....I kind of just rearrange stuff a lot, or put things in the other corner, and then put more stuff up and then the obstructions kind of manifest themselves.
They may call me a slob but I think I just may be an artist and did not even know it.
But that is what is so wonderful about art, pretty much if you call anything art, it then becomes art to someone and that is all that matters.
Good luck with your career Curtis.
Thinking that a contemporary artist has historical significance enough to put on a mountain is preposterous. Therefore the motivation behind this is to be politically divisive.
Is this Jason Carter the grandson of Jimmy and the one who ran for governnor last time around ?
"...festival founder Jason Carter..."
Wow --- Jimmy C's political scion started a hiphop festival ?!
[Yeah, I know but I hadda say it anyway.
BTW / FWIW, that's a great Fabian Williams image.
I like the idea, seems fun, though as someone that has lived ITP, currently downtown, since 1993, I have never thought of the gay community as being marginalized in Atlanta. I hear racist remarks almost daily, I can not remember the last time I heard a gay slur.
Of course, I am a straight man, I can not say I know what gays and lesbians, even while having gay and lesbian friends, really go through.
Regardless, I welcome the project, when I am heading from the Midtown Marta Station to Piedmont Park, or Jason's Deli, or Music Midtown, I will appreciate a bit of art.
By the way, that is one sharp-dressed man, groomed to within an inch of his life.
right, like that area is lacking "inclusivity".
‘"By no means do we wish to erase or destroy the current carving, which, regardless of its context, is an impressive and historic work of art,"’
Removing the Confederate flag from government property is a positive step. The flag celebrates armed treason against the United States and the Constitution.
However, we need to be careful not to destroy permanent artifacts that represent the total history of mankind, lest we fall into the mindless thinking of the Taliban and ISIS, who are destroying ancient artifacts that represent the whole of human history.
Recall what the Taliban did in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Valley. They laid dynamite to the ancient Buddha statues that were carved a millennium before there was an Afghanistan.
They said the statues were “un-Islamic”. Those statues were the treasure of Afghanistan, inviting archeologist, anthropologists, and tourists from around the world to visit.
The Confederate relief on Stone Mountain is too much of a permanent fixture, much like the Mount Rushmore. Both invite visitors from all over the world and are part of World History. Stone Mountain and Mount Rushmore are billions of years old. Let them stand unmolested.
Whereas the flag… we don’t need the flag. Consign the flag to encyclopedias of world history where children may read about it and not repeat old mistakes.
After receiving a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, WonderRoot....
...I doubt they are giving the entire booty to him, maybe Fahamu Pecou was willing to work cheap. They have to take their cut for making this happen, expenses, etc.
You know how these things go...
We got a $20,000 grant, would you do this for $15,000.
Let me think about it.
OK, but we have others that will.
Fine, I will do it.
Great, as we just said we got a $15,000 grant and we can pay you $10,000.
Do you want the job or not?
Not saying that is how it went down but you always hear about lots of funny business when it comes to grants.
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