Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Best catalogue cover yet

I saved this catalogue from Anacapa Books in Berkeley, California (1995), because of the great modern poetry listed within, but also because of this cover photograph of the proprietor's daughter, very at home with their books:

The catalogue lists all sorts of funky stuff, from Richard Brautigan to various Fluxus pieces to Charles Henri Ford. Good reading. But the cover photo is why I kept it. Not much time to write today, too busy with customers again (thank you, customers), so I'll just add another picture instead, my most recent painting. A view from a friend's boat, during the week I was away, with the fog coming into the bay between us and the islands, and the hills on the mainland:

Your painting is fantastic, and that book cover is priceless. Still, I'd take the former over the latter anyday. Are you still showing your work in galleries?
I had work in two shows this summer - the larger one, I didn't sell a thing, the smaller one, I sold the two paintings I had in the show. Next I'm getting ready for an exhibit this coming summer. More on that as it evolves... Thanks for asking - and thanks for the kind words about this picture, it felt like it was going to be a good one, as I was making it.
i came across your blog and i just wanted to let you know that that catalog cover picture is taken of me. I was so surprised (in a good way) to find it. I am twenty one now, that picture was taken when i was nine years old. I haven't seen it in years. It was nice to come across. Thanks!

How great! This is why I love the internet (I won't go into why I hate the internet...) - thanks so much for commenting - if you are so inclined, please do let me know if you are still involved with books. Growing up with a used bookseller for a parent and all...
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