Today’s spotlight on OF falls on Jackson Pollock, the No. 1 Abstract Expressionist in my book: Jan. 28, 1912 - 1956…
Above, one of Pollock’s mythographic canvases from before the drip phase:
Moon Woman, 1942 - oil on canvas (Peggy Guggenheim Foundation, Venice, Italy)
4:08 pm • 15 July 2013 • 166 notes
“I think that the idea of having a different approach to every single one of my albums is so exciting to me. I never want to make the same record twice. Why do it? What’s the point? It’s so overwhelming that when you’re starting a project there are such endless possibilities if you’re willing to evolve and experiment. If you’re willing to become a different version of yourself, you can really go anywhere with it. And that’s kind of where I am. The kind of the laboratory experimental stage of really catching onto a new thing that I’m liking.”
— Taylor Swift on album 5, July 2013 (x)
(Source: tswiftdaily, via actuallygrimes)
4:05 pm • 15 July 2013 • 617 notes
Poetry is a naked woman, a naked man, and the distance between them.
—Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poetry as Insurgent Art (New Directions, 2007)
11:35 am • 15 July 2013 • 286 notes
“What women have endured is not only the history of men, but also their own specific oppression. Extraordinarily violent. Hence this simple suggestion: you can all go and get fucked, with your condescension towards us, your ridiculous shows of group strength, of limited protection and your manipulative whining about how hard it is to be a guy around emancipated women. What is really hard is to actually be a woman and to have to listen to your shit.”
— King Kong Theory by Virginie Despentes is our July pick. (via emilybooks)
11:11 am • 15 July 2013 • 218 notes
"Talking to White People about the Zimmerman Trial Bingo"
Aubrey, one of my amazing subscribers, dropped me a note this morning to say that the ridiculous comments on Kamu Bell’s and my Facebook page inspired this epic Zimmerman Trial Bingo card. After all the fuckery that’s been floating around the internet with regards to this sham of a verdict, I needed this laugh today. Thanks Aubrey!
11:07 am • 15 July 2013 • 3,684 notes
When one if your best friends dies of murder and then a weekend like this happens and there is no choice but to wonder:
What if her killer went free?
1:13 am • 15 July 2013