Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Simon Hughes

Circular Thought-Form, watercolour on paper, 20X28 inches, 2010
Father/Daughter Composition, acrylic and child's colour pencil drawing on paper, 20X28 inches, 2009
More here.

If you're in LA, please go see Simon's work at LAXART, opening Saturday, July 3rd.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


acrylic and hardboard on hardboard---5.75 X 7.25 inches---2010
(just starting to get back in the studio after a break. preparing for a group show at MKG127)

withdrawn and discarded

Monday, June 28, 2010

Barbara and Michael Leisgen, 1974

Barbara and Michael Leisgen: Mimesis, Neue Galerie - Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen, 1974
Exhibition catalogue made up of approx. 45 loose sheets in a folder---Divided into 6 chapters (each also wrapped). Essay by Wolfgang Becker. German and English language. The work dates from 1970-71

I first saw this work via AAPC (via Little Lamb)--Thanks! I was lucky to find this beautiful catalogue on Abe (from a german bookseller) for next to nothing.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Patt Nathe

The Spirt of Zen by Alan J. Watts, Grove Press Inc., NY, 1958 (Evergreen Edition, 1960) cover by Roy Kuhlman (with inscription "STOLEN FROM PATT NATHE")
(Somehow this book made its way to a garage sale in Winnipeg. A google search found one reference to Patt Nathe, thanked in the credits of Charles Perry's 1984 book The Haight-Ashbury: A History)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Haynes Guide: Yellowstone National Park by Jack Ellis Haynes, Haynes Studios Inc., Montana, 1957


Inside front and back covers of Dictionary 2 (Pyramid Primary Dictionary Series), Pyramid Publications, NY, 1971

Friday, June 25, 2010

Art Education 4

Art In The Elementary School: Drawing, Painting, and Creating for the Classroom, Marlene M. Linderman (Arizona State), WCB, Iowa, 1974 (images from Second Edition (1979) and Fourth Edition (1990))

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Love and Other Crimes by Lee Hazlewood, Reprise, 1969
Padma Bhushan Pandit Ravi Shankar and Padma Bhushan Ustad Ahmedjan Thirakhwa, EMI/The Gramophone Company Of India Ltd, 1971
ESG by ESG, 99 Records, 1981

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ruth Krauss: Something Else Press

There's a little ambiguity over there among the bluebells by Ruth Krauss (with graphics by Marilyn Harris), Something Else Press, 1968
One of only a few books Ruth Krauss wrote for an adult audience, this book of "Theatre Poems" was published by Something Else Press (founded by Fluxus artist Dick Higgins). Includes contributions by Dick Higgins, George Brecht, and Remy Charlip. Some of the poems previously appeared in her 1965 book The Cantilever Rainbow.
Maybe best known as the author of The Carrot Seed (illustrated by her husband Crockett Johnson), Ruth Krauss was also Maurice Sendak's mentor and early collaborator. She worked with countless illustrators, including Ad Reinhardt (!), Phyllis Rowland, Marc Simont, Mary Blair, Ellen Raskin and Remy Charlip.
"At a time when children's books tended to be didactic, with lots of text, Ms. Krauss pioneered the use of minimal text, concentrating on precise language and working closely with an illustrator". -From NY Times obituary

A Hole is to Dig: A First Book of Definitions by Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak, 1952

Is This You? by Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson, 1955

The Thumbprint by Ruth Krauss, 1967

Bears by Ruth Krauss and Phyllis Rowland, 1948

A Moon or a Button: A Collection of First Picture Ideas by Ruth Krauss and Remy Charlip, 1959

See also Daddytypes on Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak and The Carrot Seed.