Hey NYC friends, Owl & Tiger Books will be present at the NY Art Book Fair for the first time this year! Come check out their book titles and say hello this weekend at MoMA PS1, booth W4 on the second floor. McNair Evans will be signing copies of his new book Confessions For a Son on Saturday 9/27 at 2pm. I will be signing copies of There Is Nothing Beautiful Around Here on Friday 9/26 at 4pm. I hope to see you there.
"People don’t know how to look and spend time looking. Everything’s so instant, and not even real. It’s all a screen."
- Nan Goldin
Gracias Eleonora for the coolest birthday present ever!
Plaza principal de Cerro de Pasco (Peru) hand colored vintage postcard, Luis Sablich, Callao, Peru. Unknown date
"Algo de la inmaterialidad del libro electrónico se contagiará a su contenido…La televisión es hasta ahora la mejor demostración de que la pantalla banaliza los contenidos (sobre todo las ideas) y tiende a convertir todo lo que pasa en ella en espectáculo, en el sentido más epidérmico y efímero del término."
- Mario Vargas Llosa
SF friends, come check out the opening of You Know What I’m Seeing? an exhibit co-curated by Gwen Lafage (Carte Blanche) and Patrick Aguilar (Owl & Tiger Books) on Friday 18th. It’ll be a great show!
"And hopefully I will carry on, and develop it, because it is worthwhile. Carry on because it matters when other things don’t seem to matter so much: the money job, the editorial assignment, the fashion shoot. Then one day it will be complete enough to believe it is finished. Made. Existing. Done. And in its own way: a contribution, and all that effort and frustration and time and money will fall away. It was worth it, because it is something real, that didn’t exist before you made it exist: a sentient work of art and power and sensitivity, that speaks of this world and your fellow human beings place within it. Isn’t that beautiful?"
- Paul Graham’s text for Yale MFA graduation book, February 2009.