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Boy with the Hood

This installation at the Barnes Collection in Philadelphia, by the French artist Mohamed Bourousissa, grew out of his time with the Fletcher Street Riding Club, one of the few black, urban stables in the United States. The panels, printed on … Continue reading

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Ah, M. Jacob!

“Come in, we’re open”? Really, M. Jacob, let’s stick to the old ways, best ways, ways that match your saddle-bag brown paint and flaking lettrisme.  I concede the chandelier in the window and soft drink machine in the back, but … Continue reading

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Must come down

. Must tumble of its own weight, knowledge so unorganized that its potential for violence hangs over the imagination like dynamite evaporating.

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KILLERS IN TUTUS

The best of the poems, photos, and meditations to appear on UPICTURE have now been collected in a book,  KILLERS IN TUTUS, available at Amazon.  Click here.  The cover photo appeared on November 2, 2012 in an essay on Fasching … Continue reading

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You never see it coming

. If you could see it coming there would be no slow motion in film, no Bernini, no Grecian Urn for Keats. Who tells you that, in the moment, all was slow time, they are so practiced, like waterfalls that … Continue reading

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“Congress shall make no law”

.   Of the congressi,   by the congressi ,   for the congressi. You might as well read a book, people. The congressi, like a dormant volcano, are not coming to your life.  The congressi have gone to the … Continue reading

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Giuseppe Penone, at Palazzo della Civilta Italiana, FENDI ROMA

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Cleveland — The Flats

. Ruin, wreck, wasteland, a Sunday morning poem, a green light for seagulls: Take it.  Take it out of itself.  Make fences flower, find rhythms in rust, there’s flats and sharps on this staff, if I make  it sing.

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Gelateria Fassi

. I am the only one left in this deserted gelateria, the only audience sustaining these lovers. Even the scoopers, who were flirting, are collecting their coats. It will be awkward, baggy lovers, soul-smooching with your cashmere gestures, for you … Continue reading

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the sculpture of Cosimo Carlucci of Lecce

Below, “Violenza” (1960)  and two other pieces by Cosimo Carlucci at the Museo Storico Citta di Lecce. Worth a trip to southern Italy just to see these.

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