Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Do you think it's dangerous
to have Busby Berkeley dreams?

- the Magnetic Fields

Although he’s no longer with us, today was legendary film director / choreographer Busby Berkeley’s birthday. Above is a shot from one of his pictures.

Next, I wanted to share with you the World Press Photo winner of the year:

"On the night before the burial, Cathey’s wife Katherine refused to leave the body, and played songs on her laptop that reminded her of her husband." -photo by Todd Heisler, USA, Rocky Mountain News/Polaris Images

Click here to see the rest of the winners.

D. says in Monday's comment section that Alex Katz is the painting equivalent of Cheever. That comparison made me smile. Here are two Katz paintings I enjoy:

Orange Hat

Portrait of a Poet: Kenneth Koch