CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE’S THE GATES

The Gates of Hell There are three things Christo and Jeanne-Claude do not do together:* They never fly in the same aircraft. * Jeanne-Claude does not make drawing, she was not trained for that. Christo puts their ideas on paper, he never had an assistant in his studio. * Christo never had the pleasure of talking to their tax accountant.                           from … [Read more...]

WHAT I DID IN ARIZONA

John Perreault, Toothpaste Mural II, 2005                "How to Innovate" Lecture given at Cochise College, Sierra Vista, Arizona. February 2 and 3. For better or worse, the art world puts a premium on innovation. Well, more or less. The history of modernism (and of its subset, postmodernism) is a history of innovations. Doing something new in the right way at the right time is rewarded, if not immediately, then sooner or … [Read more...]