steve roden: “stone’s throw” – lowercase mad chill (Updated 3-24-11)

Lorser Feitelson "Life Begins, 1936." Oil and collage on masonite. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Courtesy Lorser Feitelson Estate

Lorser Feitelson "Life Begins, 1936." Oil and collage on masonite. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Courtesy Lorser Feitelson Estate

I wonder if it would be interesting to post images of work that I know, or guess, an artist might appreciate. Workthat perhaps has influenced an artist. Hmm. Let’s find out! I’m posting today images, music links and anything I can think of that Steve Roden has indicated to me as worth thinking about in the past decade. Here we go.

Beginning with a few James Brown songs. What? You may wonder? Steve is so… quiet, not to say, well, not James. Aah – but I have heard the stories of a pink mohawked baby punker getting of a jet plane from London in 1980. I suspect beneath that quite exterior, somewhere lurks a guy in pointy shoes dancing his butt off and basically stealing the show.

Papa’s got a brand new bag

Please, please, please

The big payback

Steve wrote about the above Lorser Feitelson painting in this morning’s LA Times, in the recurring column It Speaks To Me.

Arthur Dove, "Abstraction No. 2," 1910. No size indicated but I recall from F.S. Wight's book on Dove that this is a small painting on card paper.

Arthur Dove, "Abstraction No. 2," 1910. No size indicated but I recall from F.S. Wight's book on Dove that this is a small painting on card paper.

I read a great post in Steve’s blog in October 2009 that has him comparing this painting to an albumen print photograph he picked up at a swap meet. I’ve linked to this post in the past and quite likely I shall again. You should treasure it the way I do.

Hey – what about music? Um, gee. Morton Feldman’s Piano Four Hands, anyone?

Oskar Fischinger, film

Oskar Fischinger, film

Oskar Fischinger, sliced wax experimental film

Oskar Fischinger, sliced wax experimental film

Edouard Vuillard, First Fruits 1899 - Norton Simon Museum

Edouard Vuillard, First Fruits 1899 - Norton Simon Museum

John Chamberlain Foam Sculpture

John Chamberlain Foam Sculpture

John Chamberlain, Untitled (couch) from Dennis Hollingsworth's blog

John Chamberlain, Untitled (couch) from Dennis Hollingsworth's blog

Sculpture by Tom Fender from Airform Archives

Sculpture by Tom Fender from Airform Archives

Sculpture by Tom Fender from Airform Archives

Sculpture by Tom Fender from Airform Archives

More after work.

XXOO

Update on March 24 in the morning:

Okay, so it is waaay after work and I’ve added nothing. Sad world. For solace, check out the studio visit pics. For heaven’s sakes also check out Roden’s exhibition at Vielmetter. Yay.

Cheerful new things are wished for everybody, I’ll be thinking about you while we’re in Parkfield!!!!

Moo

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