December 17, 2012

Destroyed Agnes Martin Paintings

Untitled, 2004, Agnes Martin's last painting. Image via Phaidon The visits that maybe stick in the mind are the ones where she would show me four versions of a single painting and she'd say to me. 'I think this...
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Posted by greg at 7:45 AM

November 6, 2012

Indie Game: The Movie: The Case Study

Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky's story of the making of Indie Game: The Movie is almost as awesome as the movie itself. They've done on an epic scale what I'd envisioned doing when I started this blog 11 years...
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Posted by greg at 6:47 PM

July 28, 2012

Cowboy Photography Workshop By Eric Doeringer

I so wish I was in town for this:July 28th, 5-8PM, Eric Doeringer, Cowboy Photography Workshop Artist Eric Doeringer will bring vintage Marlboro advertisements from his collection and will assist participants in re-photographing them in the manner of Richard...
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Posted by greg at 8:27 AM

April 18, 2012

On The Catalogues Of Giants

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...
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Posted by greg at 11:13 AM

January 15, 2012

Dutch Camo Landscape Painting Painting - 2

Another Sunday painting. Or another Sunday spent painting. I did another round of taping off and painting on the Dutch Camo Landscape photo of Noordwijk today. The first time, I did two identical gray polygons This time, I did three,...
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Posted by greg at 5:35 PM

August 26, 2010

Creative Time And The Afro-Icelandic Liberation Front

Danish artist Jacob Boeskov flew to Lagos, Nigeria to make and star in a short action film he wrote titled, Dr. Cruel and the Afro-Icelandic Liberation Front with the noted Nollywood director Teco Benson. The film was produced by...
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Posted by greg at 7:55 PM

March 30, 2010

What's Happening? Nina Burleigh Takes On Claes Oldenburg

In her 1998 biography of Mary Pinchot Meyer, Nina Burleigh used Stars, Claes Oldenburg's Happening at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art's 1963 Pop Art Festival, as a bellwether for sophisticated Georgetown/Washington's temperament towards contemporary art. Here's how Burleigh described...
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Posted by greg at 8:28 AM

June 29, 2009

Enzo Mari x Ikea Mashup, Being Mashed Up

ikea x Mari mashup being mashed up, originally uploaded by gregorg. I realized I'd been putting off the actual assembly of my Enzo Mari table, daunted by the impending exactitude and fearful of the commitment of actually screwing all...
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Posted by greg at 10:05 AM

February 10, 2005

NYT Reviews the Sony HDRFX1 High Def Camera

In the NY Times today, David Pogue reviews Sony's new prosumer (i.e., sub-$4,000) 3-chip, high definition camera, the FX1. Net net, it gets pretty high marks. It's got a stunning, true 16:9 CCD, which can shoot HD30 or film's 24...
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Posted by greg at 7:46 AM

September 30, 2004

The Sound of One Hand Clapping Over Your Mouth

It is about this time that we realized we were in a room of fundamentalist film students, for they were laughing appreciatively with the person in the position to one day give them work, and sneering at the representative of...
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Posted by greg at 11:45 AM

September 20, 2004

The Nudist Buddhist, or Humping Sharon Waxman's Leg

Whatever it takes to get the story, I guess. A serious shoutout to the Times' Sharon Waxman, who had my boy David O. Russell [boxers, not that anyone asked] rub up against her on the set of I Heart Huckabee's....
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Posted by greg at 10:40 AM

October 31, 2002

Kevin Smith Production Diary for Jersey Girls

On his illustrious entertainment portal Movie Poop Shoot, Kevin Smith is publishing a weekly production diary of Jersey Girls, his latest, which he calls "hands-down, the best movie we've ever made." The dates are a little ambiguous. The Week...
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Posted by greg at 11:44 AM

October 6, 2002

Well, early to rise, at least

Joseph Smith Sphinx, Gilgal Garden, Salt Lake City [image via pjf] Unable to stay asleep, I read Paul Ford's excerpt of Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, wherein I learn that Franklin's worth more than a Benjamin. At age 79, he recounts...
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Posted by greg at 8:03 AM

July 7, 2002

How Kevin Smith may be the Most Important Filmmaker on The Internet

Kevin Smith's irreverent but brilliant Dogma just ended on Comedy Central (albeit in highly edited form). I sat behind Smith and his posse when it premiered at the 1999 NY Film Festival, but I haven't seen it since. It really...
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Posted by greg at 10:16 AM

July 31, 2001

Adapted from Victor Khong's site,

Adapted from Victor Khong's site, DV Cinematography A reasonable checklist of equipment and accessories for shooting using a Sony VX-1000. It makes fairly clear the difference between hiring a PM and a crew (the old/OPM* model) and prepping a shoot...
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Posted by greg at 1:25 AM