Thursday, December 29, 2011

Liz Taylor's Ankle

week of March 1, 1960

Elizabeth Taylor injures her ankle while she and husband Eddie Fisher walked
out of a Philadelphia restaurant. The actress slipped on ice. Both were in town for
a visit to Fisher’s mother

This happened at "Smylie's," a restaurant that stood next to the current Smylie Times Building. In 1968, Joseph J. Smylie
tore down the restaurant and bought adjacent land to develop a five-story, 50,000-square-foot office building, the Smylie Times Building.

White Diamonds Bonus!
A short jaunt from the Smylie Times Building, but only if you're time traveling or taking the Concord:

"Photos: Elizabeth Taylor in Iran"
Photographs by Firooz Zahedi


Thanks to Ilene Baker for the Liz Taylor Smylie Times research.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


The Forgotten Space with an introduction by Allan Sekula
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Space is limited and on a first come first serve basis.
Follow the exchange of container cargo and the workers who facilitate its journey around the world through The Forgotten Space, a film by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch. Sekula will introduce the film and discuss his ongoing exploration of the sea as an essential, but all too often invisible, site of labor and global exchange.

Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, the Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania, International House, and the Slought Foundation.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality... We must strive every day so that this love of living humanity will be transformed into actual deeds, into acts that serve as examples, as a moving force."
-Che Guevara

RIP Helen Frankenthaler

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to all! And on this holy day if anyone wants to share a Christmas miracle with me... the miracle of a working photoshop Cs5.1 serial number in my inbox... well, we all know the joy that sharing can bring!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Greetings from One of the Newest Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant Recipients!

The Dream Garden indeed. I'm happy to see this everytime I go to the gynecologist at the Curtis Center. THANK YOU LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY FOUNDATION!

Richard Renaldi's 4th Annual Secular Holiday Advent Calendar

By the great Richard Renaldi! Thank you for making this... It's GREAT!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

On G-Town radio this morning!

Friday, December 16, 2011

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Marcus Hook, PA

Sunoco to sell or close S. Phila., Marcus Hook refineries


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Billboard 16: Noon Sun In Alaska

95600 Henry Ave and Allegheny Ave

Billboard 17: Moon In Lectoure France

95601 S Henry Ave and Allegheny Ave


There will now be 55 billboards in the billboard project.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Steve Earle and Zoe Strauss have a Conversation About Art and Politics."

January 28th, 2012
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Van Pelt Auditorium
Free Admission to the talk.


Steve Earle is a musician, a political activist, a writer, an actor and a national treasure.
Mr. Earle's lastest album and novel are both titled, "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive."

Zoe Strauss is an anarchist, a lesbian, an installation artist and a photographer.
Ms. Strauss's latest exhibition is 10 Years, on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from January 14, 2012 until April 22, 2012

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

In bed, but still sending.

The Mrs. is upstairs asleep and I've got about another hour and a half of uploading. I'm gonna make it.


Monday, December 12, 2011

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Friday, December 09, 2011

The Clear Channel Outdoor posters I'm using are 100% recyclable, which is 100% awesome

Fugue state

Last night at about 2:30 AM I woke myself up laughing at something I was dreaming about, and then found that I WAS STILL WORKING ON THE COMPUTER, cropping the Pacific Ocean image IN MY SLEEP. Then as I was coming to, totally confused, I saw that Gandalf was in a haze of light talking to the hobbits before they sailed away from Middle Earth and managed to wake up enough to turn off the muted Lord of the Rings and get upstairs and in bed with my lady.

Side note- often I talk in my sleep and at times with increased stress or when I'm working overtime, this increases.

Here's a good example of my sleep talking:


ZS (asleep)- "I just decreased the font size"
LB (awake)- "What?"
ZS (asleep)- "I'm so glad you're not Pippa Middleton."


Thursday, December 08, 2011

Billboard Project Map

Made by the incredible cartographer and overall awesome lady Michelle Schmitt.

A Tribute on World AIDS Day, With Moves From the Street and the Clubs

I love Rennie Harris.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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Full billboard route.
by Thomas Devaney Dec 02, 2011
Hello Friends,

The Opening Dance Party for 10 Years begins at 8PM on Saturday, January 14, 2012. The museum is offering 100 free tickets for the dance party and you can grab one by RSVPing to the Museum, so call in first thing tomorrow if you can. RSVPs are required and this invitation is for one ticket only. Please call the Ticket Center: 215-235-SHOW (7469) and give them this super secret password: SUPERNOVA.

With Love,



Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Zoe Strauss Exhibition Opening Dance Party

Red Sky at Night,
Sailors Delight

Red Sky in Morn,
Sailors Take Warn

Monday, December 05, 2011

I have begun to move into insufferably selfish and myopic. I am only focused on my show, and this is at the expense of everything else in my life. Thank you for your patience and support, friends and family. Thank you especially to my immediate family. And thank you to my loving and supportive wife, without whom I'd be lost at sea. Or maybe just lost in Philadelphia. No matter what, it would be lost.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

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Trying to force this to work at 15th and Girard. Nope, can't do it.
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Saturday, December 03, 2011

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

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MOVE: An Oral History By Victor Fiorillo

HMV Oxford Street Store

Thanks to the Mrs. for this link.

Day Without Art


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Billboard Project (Fortune)
Atlantic City, NJ

From the Fitzgerald Translation of The Odyssey by Homer

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Fortunes 370

Fortune 404


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Atlantic City
Bruce Springsteen

Well they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night now they blew up his house too
Down on the boardwalk they're gettin' ready for a fight gonna see what them racket boys can do

Now there's trouble busin' in from outta state and the D.A. can't get no relief
Gonna be a rumble out on the promenade and the gamblin' commissions hangin' on by the skin of its teeth

Everything dies baby that's a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty and meet me tonight in Atlantic City

Well I got a job and tried to put my money away
But I got in too deep and I could not pay
So I drew what I had from the Central Trust
And I bought us two tickets on that Coast City bus

Everything dies baby that's a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty and meet me tonight in Atlantic City

Now our luck may have died and our love may be cold but with you forever I'll stay
We're goin' out where the sands turnin' to gold so put on your stockin's cause the nights gettin' cold and maybe everything dies
That's a fact but maybe everything that dies someday comes back

Now I been lookin' for a job but it's hard to find
Down here it's just winners and losers and don't get caught on the wrong side of that line
Well I'm tired of comin' out on the losin' end
So honey last night I met this guy and I'm gonna do a little favor for him

Well I guess everything dies baby that's a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty and meet me tonight in Atlantic City


“Silence=Death,” ACT UP New York. Courtesy of the New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archive Division.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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