I am happy to announce A Love Letter To the City, a new book from Princeton Architectural Press, that will be published Februrary 4th, right in time for Valentine’s Day. The book documents Love Letter projects we have painted in Coney Island, Dublin, Philadelphia, Syracuse, Brooklyn, Sao Paulo, and Johannesburg. It’s a little bit of a memoir, and largely a how-to book on making relevant and resonant public art. The foreword was written by esteemed MoMA PS1 curator Peter Eeley, who 10 years ago helped us break into the fun house that was Coney Island. Eeley’s art world trajectory is a fun house mirror reflection of mine, and I’m grateful to pull faces at it.
So. There are about 30 pages of the book up on Amazon right now and here is a link to download another 37 pages (allow time to load). Together it is roughly half of the book. If you feel like it’s enough to form an opinion, leave one on Amazon and I’ll buy you a seltzer (terms and conditions apply). If, after that, you want it all, we have a limited supply of A Love Letter To the City in hardcover currently available in the shop.
Oh and finally, no matter the weather, we are working on painting a Love Letter to a great New York Institution, the Strand Book Store. It is literally a storied institution and great on at least 4 levels (including and especially the underground). I’ve been lurking in the stacks, and I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to lurk and learn. Anybody complaining about the old new york being gone (I see and hear you Luc Sante) should take a walk over to 12th and Broadway and drink in the majesty of the Strand. You may see me there, drunk in the aisle, penning mash notes to the alikeness of great minds.
You And Me on the shore and in the sea. This is a 24”x 24” hand pulled screen print on 334 gram Coventry rag paper in a signed and numbered edition of 100. its three colors with a blend that make each one a little different. It is priced at $250 plus shipping. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with You/Me in the subject, and tell us your shipping address. we’ll send you a paypal invoice. thank me and thank you
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."- Ralph Waldo Emerson (via neavou)