Archive for June 2008

People Reading

New York attorney and bibliophile Donald Oresman and his wife, Patricia, began in 1974 to focus their art collection upon images of people reading. That year, they saw Jim Dine’s portrait of his wife, Nancy, reading and bought it. A few weeks later they came across Larry Rivers’ portrait of the poet Frank O’Hara reading. “Something clicked,“ Oresman would write. “Readers became the focus from then on.”

People Reading: Selections from the Collection of Donald and Patricia Oresman

gouache 'Pioneer' by Maurice Ashkenazy, 1929wood engravinglithographgouache

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via Wessel & Lieberman, via del.icio.us/sarahhollenbeck


Written by Dave Lovely

June 28, 2008 at 11:17 pm

Posted in art, exhibitions, reading


page spread from The Book of Accidents

The Book of Accidents: Designed for Young Children. New Haven : S. Babcock, Sidney’s press, 1831.

via Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Written by Dave Lovely

June 23, 2008 at 8:22 pm

The multiplicity

The Triumph of Bullshit

One of the diseases of this age is the multiplicity of books; they doth so overcharge the world that it is not able to digest the abundance of idle matter that is every day hatched and brought forth into the world.

– Barnaby Rich, 1613

Written by Dave Lovely

June 23, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Posted in Uncategorized