Thomas Locke Hobbs

Currently near San Francisco
 
Keith Haring



In a bathroom at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center on 13th street is this stunning mural by Keith Haring. It reminds me simultaneously of Hieronymous Bosch, Gay Liberation and AIDS. One blogger called it "a continuous orgiastic line of unbroken libidinal release." At the time it was painted it was already recalling a lost age of innocence and promiscuity--"Once Upon a Time" is the title. Haring finished the work in May of 1989. Eight months later he was dead of AIDS.
 
 
Aaron's Birthday
My friend Aaron at his birthday party. It was on a Sunday afternoon, which I think is a great time for a party in the winter.

Here a cool map of London's ethnic neighborhoods [via Davos Newbies].

 
 
Wine

I choose wines by the graphic design of the label. That and I like Malbecs from Argentina. The wine is excellent, altho the name, "Las Hormigas" is odd. In Spanish it means The Ants. Could it be a reference to Argentine Ants whose giant super colony has taken over my home state of California? I'll ponder that over my next glass.
 
 
Sam, Bryan & Paul


Sam and Bryan came over for dinner on Friday night. We had Confit de Canard which Luc had brought me from France. I can't cook, so Sam, a real gourmand, did the honors.

The photos above where taken later on, after a bottle of wine, some 70 year-old Armagnac [also courtesey of Luc], and an open bar in the East Village.

On Saturday I did another round of art gallery hopping. My favorite show was a series of portraits of drag queens in the South by Rueben Cox. Unfortunately, Saturday was the last day. The images on the gallery's website are pretty good, however.

I read the artist's bio and was amused by this line, "Accepted to Yale and Columbia MFA programs, did not attend". There's a debate about the value of Ivy League schools. Economic studies have suggested that people who get into an Ivy League school but choose not to go make just as much money as those who do. In the case of the art world, however, I can see how attending the right program [as opposed to merely being accepted] would give entry to the right galleries...and, I suppose, be important for the artist's development.

 



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