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The Trinity Test, 1945 in progress

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December 7, 2012 · 9:28 am

In Progress

Here’s a bad photo of the sun drawing that I’ve been working on. I started it about 2 or 3 months ago and got bored with it.  I wanted to use the techniques (white chalk on black chalkboard paint) that I used for this for The Stars Are the Diamonds of the Poor. Sometimes I feel like it looks really good and on other days I give up in frustration, but I know I have to finish it. I worked on it a little today. The other constraint is that I can only work on it in the day since I can’t really see what I’m doing at night. Also I stopped working on it when I found a similar image in charcoal that Robert Longo had made. I also found some atomic bomb clouds in charcoal that he had done and felt a little relieved that I had made my bomb paintings first, not that it really matters. Here’s a good Robert Longo quote:
“I think I make art for brave eyes. I don’t want to make art that will pat you on the back and tell you everything is going to be okay. I want to make something that’s much more confronting.”

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November 1, 2012 · 1:15 pm

Police Officers Examining the Mountaineering Ice Ax Used to Assassinate the Russian Marxist Leon Trotsky near Mexico City in 1940

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October 20, 2012 · 1:43 pm