Posts Tagged ‘Mario Diacono’

David Salle/Imitation of Life

Thursday, March 29th, 1990

One of DAVID SALLE’s favorite movies is Douglas Sirk’s IMITATION OF LIFE. In one scene, all the char­ac­ters are jammed into a taxi, watching a funeral through the windows. In Salle’s paint­ings, too, many different things are happening at once, every­thing is crammed together, nothing seems finished, every­thing is seen in reflec­tion or juxta­po­si­tion or through a filter or a pane of glass, and all of the contra­dic­tions are left unre­solved.

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The Starn Twins

Sunday, February 18th, 1990

It can be fright­ening, but that’s life,” said Doug. “Art is part of life,” said Mike. “It’s a real part — it’s the essence of life,” said Doug. “There’s no reason to make it perfect,” says Doug. “We want to show the phys­ical nature,” said Mike. “The phys­ical nature,” said Doug. “Of every­thing, but in partic­ular, Art,” said Mike.

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