April 18, 2012

On The Catalogues Of Giants

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top right is Bonnefoy's beautiful but otherwise ridiculous Giacometti, and center left is Gober's Sculptures and Installations, which turned out to be lighter than it looked.

So yeah, hmm, I probably should have glued up the braces on the back of this panel before gessoing it. Well, they're on there now!

And since they're set in a bit, my clamps won't work, and they might mar the surface anyway, so blanket on carpet to cushion the facture, board on glue, the weight of Art History on the board. And I still end up standing on it.

I have to remind myself this is still way more information than I ever got in advance about a painting.

Previous fun with art books: 2002: Rem Koolhaas book under a Wade Guyton table sculpture

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