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I’ve been teasing this project on Facebook for a few months and today it can finally be revealed!
Dave Hinchberger of The Overlook Connection Press has been working with artist Glenn Chadbourne to produce a series of new dust jackets for Stephen King’s novels. Each cover is limited to 500 copies and singed by Mr. Chadbourne. Each jacket also includes a new essay from King-world authors ranging from Rocky Wood, Stephen Spignesi, Bev Vincent and even Anthrax’s Scott Ian.
Guess who was asked to write the jacket text for Sai King’s Dreamcatcher. Yes, yours truly!
Let’s just say it was the most difficult and fun writing assignment I’ve ever had the honor of completing. The fact that it had to come in at approximately 450 words, was a challenge all on its own.
Me, I’ll be framing one of my copies just as soon as it arrives.
And Dave, thanks for asking and having enough faith in me to give me the chance to participate in this project.
The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery contain some of the most important holdings of Asian art in the world. In addition, the Freer Gallery boasts exemplary examples of late nineteenth-century works by James McNeill Whistler and his American contemporaries. The Sackler Gallery is host to contemporary art from Asia as well as international loan exhibitions. Together, both Galleries form the national museums of Asian art at the Smithsonian and are dedicated to the acquisition, care, study, and exhibition of works in their collections.
Image: Boy Viewing Mount Fuji, 1839,Katsushika Hokusai, (Japanese, 1760-1849)
Photo via Fantagraphics.
The Invisible Photograph: Part 1 (Underground)
A safe haven for thousands of images happens to be hundreds of feet underground in a repurposed limestone mine.
The Invisible Photograph: Part II (Trapped)
In Part 2 of The Invisible Photograph, see how a team of computer scientists, archivists, artists, and curators teamed up to unearth Andy Warhol’s lost digital works.
Earlier today, the famous artist H. R. Giger died in hospital. According to the Swiss press, the famous artist succumbed to injuries he received on Monday during a bad fall. He was 74 years old.
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Alongside the fetishists and anti-fetishists, Internet literary culture has also seen the flourishing of a third group, one that celebrates books neither as precious physical objects nor as utilitarian vessels but uses them as the raw materials for works of art. The forms are varied—some are sculptures made from individual books, others use books as the building blocks for larger structures, while still others make books the canvas for paintings or drawings—but these projects have in common a way of playing off the near-spiritual aura that many of us associate with physical books, both augmenting books’ specialness by using them to make something beautiful, and undercutting it by ignoring their original purpose.
Read the full article @ NewYorker.com.