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310515

COOKIE MUELLER

It was too early to get up, but I decided I couldn't sleep any longer in the same bed with this person who I liked just fine yesterday when we liberated two T-bone steaks from the Safeway supermarket which we cooked and ate, much to the disgust of the vegetarians I lived with. After the steaks we drank a gallon of cheap Napa Sonoma red wine and took some LSD... Owsley Purple Barrels. But now he was sweating too much in bed, staining the one sheet I owned with all that wasted power from his pores. It meant he couldn't hold his liquor... [Lire la suite]
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300515

PAT STEIR PAR ANNE WALDMAN [BOMB MAGAZINE SPRING 2003]

  Pat Steir has been at the forefront of American painting for a number of years. She seems ageless. Her role as female literal painter takes on epic proportions. And the fact that she has come to her own “drip” style is a challenge to the hegemony of Jackson Pollock. Steir is anything but macho; her intuitiveness as an artist makes her thinking keenly subtle and penetrating. I’d been drawn to her Asian-inspired work for a number of years, to her sensual elemental-form and color. Poet and art critic John Yau has written that... [Lire la suite]
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300515

LE BON MOT DE PAULA COOPER [MARCHANDE D'ART ET DIRECTRICE DE LA PAULA COOPER GALLERY]

All I wanted was to be independent. I think the most important thing in life is to be able to do what you want to do—and I am.
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280515

CAROL RAMA

Il aura fallu près d’une vie pour que le travail de Carol Rama trouve un écho dans le monde de l’art. Peut-être est-ce là le prix à payer pour cette excentrique qui s’est toujours refusée à la facilité. Inclassable, Rama a traversé l’histoire artistique au gré de ses envies, sans que l’on puisse lui accoler une quelconque étiquette. Tel un fantôme, la peintre a occupé des murs sans qu’on ne la remarque jamais. Censurée dès ses premières expositions, mise à l’écart dans une époque où il était de mauvais ton d’être une femme, Carol... [Lire la suite]
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190515

ELISE COWEN

While their politics and art were radical and dangerous for their time, the Beat Generation’s views toward women were not that much different than those of the man in the grey flannel suit they rebelled against. Women played an important role in the Beat community, as girlfriends and lovers but also as vital supporters of the artists- they took jobs to put food on the table, cooked, cleaned, typed and otherwise made it possible for the men to create. But only a few women were recognized as artists, and most were not deemed to possess... [Lire la suite]
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080515

LE BON MOT DE VIV ALBERTINE [CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC BOYS BOYS BOYS]

  Whenever I get a free period, I set off to the college library and work systematically through the Dewey system, taking each book off the shelf one by one and adding, in black biro, ’/she’ and ’/woman’ to every ‘he’ and 'man’. I do this for the whole three years but I never finish (and luckily I never get caught). I do it with righteous indignation; there is hardly one book in the whole library that doesn’t use only the generic male pronoun. As if only men think and discover and read. We’ve been taught on this course that... [Lire la suite]
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030515

I AM WHAT I AM PAR LORNA CHEROT // 70s // (ILLUSTRATION HEATHER WRECKAGE)

                    
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020515

HIBARI MISORA

  Au Japon, Hibari Misora est une institution. Même si certains chipotent sur ses origines coréennes, Kazue Kato, de son vrai nom, est sans conteste l’une des plus grandes artistes japonaise. Avec près de 1200 chansons à son répertoire, la carrière d’Hibari Misora ne se concentre finalement que sur les décennies 50-70. Ses succès lui ont valu gloire, richesse et renommée et lui ont permis également de tourner dans plusieurs films. Elle déclanche de véritables hystéries, à tel point qu'un de ses fans a tenté de la tuer avec de... [Lire la suite]
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