Thursday, April 09, 2009

The two deserts there

I just got back from Las Vegas from a 3 day work-related conference. On my way there, I saw miles and miles of gorgeous desert.

Then landed on a human desert that extended eons deep into non-soul, comfortably cushioned on exploitation of every sort, from thousands of images of naked women advertising services that carpet the streets for the delirious crowds - many accompanied by their children - to the sorry hopeful getting robbed at slot machines everywhere.

However, on the plane ride back to NY, I read most of a 100 page article by Robert Storr on Gerhard Richter (MoMA). I wasn't able to put it down once I started it and highly recommend it.