Letter written by Emma Hauck to her husband while in a psychiatric hospital. The words ‘sweetheart come’ (‘Herzensschatzi komm’), are written over and over filling the surface of the paper. Circa 1909.
All Creative Work is Derivative
"Filmmaker Nina Paley of Sita Sings The Blues fame comes a simple yet brilliantly conceived and beautifully executed case for the combinatorial nature of creativity.
Paley photographed archaeological artifacts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and animated them to illustrate her point: All creativity builds upon something that existed before and every work of art is essentially a derivative work.”
—from the page / Nina Paley: All Creative Work Is Derivative
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Potato bread in the sun
The legend Vincent Gallo was asked to be the face of Belvedere Vodka for 2008. Gallo who has never had a drink of alcohol in his life was confused by the offer since most people know he doesn’t drink. Belvedere explained, “It doesn’t matter you are drug and alcohol free, we want our product to be associated with greatness, talent, intelligence, with good looks and those who are well hung, with people who are rich and famous, with someone sweet and shy and very sensitive, someone romantic sexy and tender. We want you, Vincent Gallo to be the face of Belvedere.” And so, for a couple hundred grand Gallo gave them a half a day of his time.
Iannis Xenakis Study for “Terretektorh” (distribution of the 88- member orchestra scattered among its audience), 1965
Harris (Outer Hebrides), Scotland, 1990