20 pages. collages of xeroxes with reproductions of paintings from art history. made in response to the 2007 bombing of a bookstore in iraq. showing in "the photograph un/framed" a group show at the center for book arts in new york city, july 2011, and will be part of a group show at the baghdad m…
Attended the Platon lecture tonight @ the SVA theatre.
"Power" is an interesting concept.
Platon, (or as some referred to him, Mr. Platon, no need for first names) is quite cute. (Literally; he's like 4'8". We shook hands, he was shorter than me). I understand why people let him get so close.
A slight man with presence and wit, British, so the charming accent always helps. The stories he had about his subjects were funny and touching and told in various voices.
I gotta say though, I don't like his photographs very much. I really wanted to.
They are too fish eye, too stylized, with some awkward cropping - Come on, you can get the whole hat in-- don't leave off the left side!
But who doesn't love celebrity, I say?
His pictures of leaders from the UN were compelling, but not as good as the stories he told about them. But, I do think his heart is in the right place and that is comforting.
As you can imagine I did not buy the book.
Pictures, Overall - pretty okay. a B, bordering on B+. Good but not Excellent. His Heart, Overall - A+, Bravo. Keep taking those photos, Mr. P.