My sister Brie has begun the thankless task of sorting though mom’s home, & in doing so found these envelopes below.
If you’ve looked at STAR WARPS you’ll know that our mom was dating Irvin Kershner (Kersh to friends & family) while he was directing The Empire Strikes Back.
That relationship was the genesis for me creating the book over 30 years later.
Below are some of the envelopes sent to Lila from Kerch.
A full two hours of beats & breaks!
I should probably also mention its the only studio visit I’ve been invited to this year.
However being a real fan & follower of BÄST’s since the mid 90’s, I was excited to go over there to take pictures of some of his collage works for the next volume of my book Stickers. I also respect how he's not interested in being a celebrity art-star, he stays anonymous & simply makes emotive art that is beautifully ugly. Below are just a few of the hundreds of works I got to see.
Its very rare that the planets (or moods) align that all 4 Burkeman’s will actually agree to go on a suggested weekend outing. However on this rainy Saturday morning Tom Sachs had the power motivate us. I’ve been taking Max to various exhibitions of his since he was very small. The last one, Mission to Mars, being the best publicly funded art event I’ve ever been to, but this was the first time we’ve done one as family.
The show itself is great & has lots for everyone. Its like a mash-up of American pop culture, NASA artifacts & Japanese historical references. The exhibition has both large impressive works & many of what Tom refers to as “nuggets”, his small sculptures.
The title "Tea Ceremony” refers to the traditional Japanese ritualistic procedure that many of the works focus on. There are some dates when Tom will actually be there performing the ceremony himself for people who can sign up in advance.
Even without the Tom Sachs art, The Noguchi Museum is well worth a visit. But right now it's a win win. Go before July 24th. Here's INFO
Bigger child next to NASA suite to show scale.
Also some not so pretty pictures that I liked too..
Kris Martin (not the singer AND not the American artist Kris Martin)
fractured personality selfie (forgot who made the piece, sorry)
Mike Simi (We are now the proud owners of this fine work)