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the beautiful destruction

Friday, July 28, 2006

NYC ART ATTACK THIS WEEKEND

Pleasure Little Treasure

Pleasure Little Treasure
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Stay Gold Gallery
ARTISTS: Hiroki Otsuka and Lisa Alisa
Opening Reception July 28th 7-10PM
July 28 – August 27, 2006
DATE: Friday, July 28th
TIME: 7-10PM
LOCATION: 451 Grand St., Stay Gold Gallery



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Printed Matter

One Size Fits All: Artists’ T-Shirt Summer Blow Out!
Featuring Maya Hayuk, Kayrock and Wolfy, Ryan McGinness, James Morrison, and Adam Shecter.

Saturday, July 29th from 12:00 to 7:00 PM

Printed Matter Inc. is pleased to announce our first annual T-Shirt Summer Blow Out! which will take place on Saturday, July 29th from 12:00 to 7:00 PM—with a party featuring a raffle and house DJs beginning at 4:00 PM.

Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue at 22nd Street. Hanging from the ceiling, the windows, and clotheslines draped throughout the store, artist-made t-shirts will take over Printed Matter for one day only.

Participants include a laundry list of today’s most exciting artists working on cotton: Maya Hayuk, Kayrock and Wolfy, Ryan McGinness, James Morrison, and Adam Shecter! All artists bring a unique sense of design and approach to the ever-expanding medium of artist-made t-shirts. James Morrison along with a few helping hands will be printing t-shirts made-to-order all day long. Come by and choose your color, design, and size and watch while the magic happens—then walk away with your individually designed t-shirt.T-shirts will vary in price from $20 to $100, and supplies will be limited to what is on hand, so come early! The sale begins at 12:00 and the party kicks in at 4:00 PM with Printed Matter’s house DJs and a raffle featuring one-of-a-kind t-shirts from the participating artists.

For additional information, please contact James Hoff, Director of Development at (212) 925-0325 or at jhoff@printedmatter.org.

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books and other artists' publications.Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Altria Group, Inc, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Canadian Consulate General and the Government of Canada, The Cowles Charitable Trust, the CRH Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, LEF Foundation, Materials for the Arts, The Peter S. Reed Foundation, the Schoenstadt Family Foundation, The Starry Night Fund, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and private foundations and individuals worldwide.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

WONDERLAND

ETHAN HARRIS NEWTON
Pictured: Ethan Harris Newton

Police blotter
Thursday July 20, 2006

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- On Monday, July 17, 2006 at 5:39PM EST, Ethan Harris Newton, the son of Matthew and Michelle Newton, was forcibly removed from Hotel Uterus for disorderly conduct which caused a one-of-a-kind "bag of water" to be broken. The 5lb, 4oz, 19" long Newton, who sometimes uses the alias "Monster," could not be reached for comment regarding the matter. Though Mr. Newton was prematurely evicted (six weeks early) from his hotel residence following the incident, no charges have been filed and he is being kept for observation at a nearby hospital. Michelle Newton, the hotel's owner and operator, is doing well and recovering from the incident.



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Author's note: There will undoubtedly be an ongoing journal of Ethan updates. The text above is simply a birth announcement circulated among friends and family. I already feel like my life has been forever altered. It's weird, my mom told me that there's this intamgible change that occurs when you become a parent. I never understood what she meant, until just moments after Ethan drew his first breaths outside of Hotel Uterus. It's late, and I'm not digging deep enough into this notion of indescribable change to properly explain. However, I tried explaining it to Michelle the other night, and it was best expressed as hope. Hope for all that you have ever wanted... to give, unconditionally, the best parts of yourself, and hope that the love you give will yield a life full of wonder, laughter, inquisitive thought, and of course even more love. Who knows, I'm certainly babbling, trailing off, as I feel somewhat drunk from the experience so far. But I also feel my life has been re-imagined... new day, new set of rules. Although Michelle and I have already trudged through tough times this week, I also feel like I'm walking through wonderland, intoxicated at the very sight of Ethan and his cherubic nose, dimpled chin, and soft, honest eyes. At this moment in his life, while he's set adrift in a sort of stumbling haze, gaining his footing and probably wondering where the hell he is, life is at its simplest. What seems most profound about this state, is that so many people strive to attain this same level of simplicity in their adult lives. But it's difficult to let all the daily shit you ingest fall by the wayside and just be. But I want to try... he makes me want to be a better person.


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