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TO DO (1 week left to move, Chicago—>New Haven

pack, hot glue Buffy box set & give back to Melissa, mail drawings, return movies to Odd Obsession, drive to Wisconsin to get New Galarus, finish reading book, go to coin star, donate old clothes, pick up records, get car cleaned in/out at that place in PIlsen, go dancing

gets me every time

Sterling Ruby & Raf Simons

Sterling Ruby & Raf Simons

Carson Fisk-Vittori

Carson Fisk-Vittori

Album Covers

Album Covers

Album Covers

Album Covers

A story my grandpa told me once

My great grandparents came over from Italy to New York and lived in the Village. They were bakers and opened up a pastry shop with their cousins, called “Gatti-Ruggeri Pastries and Cakes”. It actually became pretty renowned in the city, and Eleanor Roosevelt would always come in with her dog, Fala. They never had a ton of money, but business was good.

My grandpa worked for his parents in the shop and was also going to Columbia College at the time, studying French and Italian. One day he gets this invite to dinner from the new senator from Arkansas, Senator Fulbright. He tells him about his brand new fellowship program where students could study overseas, and that my grandpa had been selected to go to Italy.

My grandpa thanks him, goes home and is mulling over the idea. The next day he goes to work at the shop, and a long time, regular customer comes in.

He says, “Hello, Mario. How are you?”

And my grandpa goes on to tell him about having dinner with Fulbright, and how he was nervous at the idea of leaving New York, but that it was a big opportunity for him. And that he wasn’t sure if he should do it or not.

The customer just sort of looked at my grandpa, quiet for a second. And then he said very seriously, very sincerely,

"Oh, but, Mario. You make such beautiful cakes."

"Lion man of the Hohlenstein Stadel" the world’s first figurative sculpture ~40,000 years old

"Lion man of the Hohlenstein Stadel" the world’s first figurative sculpture ~40,000 years old

studio 5-26-14

studio 5-26-14

flier for Beth & my DJ night at Danny’s last night

flier for Beth & my DJ night at Danny’s last night

XO Happy Birthday, Sun Ra XO

XO Happy Birthday, Sun Ra XO

Lynda Benglis

Lynda Benglis

Lynda Benglis

Lynda Benglis

Lynda Benglis

Lynda Benglis