SPY VS. SPY
I was in the Canal Zone because my parents worked for the OSS. The OSS would soon turn into the CIA. My parents were spooks. My mother told me she used to hide in people's closets. I always thought she was messing with me. Pulling my leg. I could never decide what to believe. Was she joking? (My parents kept me in a closet. For the first fifteen years of my life I thought I was a suit). Right from the beginning it was always hard to tell the truth.
LIKE A BEAUTIFUL SCAR ON YOUR HEAD
"For our SPECIAL AMERICAN ISSUE, we invited Richard prince to curate an
on-the-page installation. Best known for his photographs and his joke paintings,
Prince reveals in his email responses to MODERN PAINTERS' questions that while
his sources are multifarious, by no means anything goes".
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
I remember a house on stilts. A sidewalk. Really stiff grass. (It hurt when I crawled on it). And bugs. Big bugs. If one got in a shoe, the shoe would move across the room. There's not much else unless I watch the home movies my father use to shoot. I'm not sure if you can remember anything before you're five. Maybe even six. I know I don't. If I didn't have those home movies I wouldn't believe I was from Panama. In one of the movies there's a guy called Uncle Ian. He's holding a long silver stem with a cigarette attached to the end. Turns out that Uncle Ian was Ian Fleming. The creator of James Bond. My mother says she knew him from her time working for Joseph Kennedy in London just after World War Two. They reconnected in Jamaica where Fleming owned a large property called Golden Eye. I was at the "Eye" when I was four.
ANYONE WHO IS ANYONE
Unbelievable and believable have become the same thing. Any view point
is as good as any other. They used to call it relativity and now they call it
the closest thing to the real thing. For one year he rented movies - VCR
videos - and watched them on a twenty-five inch color Sony monitor at her
I SECOND THAT EMOTION 1977-78
- As a mode of production, rephotography can reproduce or "manage" an already
existing photograph or picture effortlessly.
- You take a camera, load it with film, put the camera on a tripod, put any
picture in front of the camera, light the picture with an ordinary light bulb,
look through the viewfinder, make the proper setting and snap the shutter.