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[Mar. 3rd, 2013|09:15 pm]
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Did a whole bunch of fun things yesterday and today K, feelin' pretty pooped but satisfied.

Brooklyn Museum had first-saturday-of-the-month special stuff, saw some big installation pieces made from recycled bottle parts that looked like giant drapey fabric things.

Saw My Midnight Heart at BAM. Mostly chill, nice voice, slight bleeps and bloops, satisfyingly rich live drum and bass guitar, interesting dissonances. There was a bit where she tried to get the audience to sing along during the chorus. Problems with this goal: the melody line she tried to get us to sing featured minor seconds, a really long held note of uncertain rhythmic duration, and was sang at us without benefit of context of what the chorus was going to sound like. I couldn't actually tell when the chorus happened. The chorus-verse distinctions were never that strong. Couple of the other songs had really good pulses though.

Made some dutch baby. It came out a bit lumpy for who knows what reason, but still edible.

Went to a storehouse of old-timey posters up for auction this week that K found out about through her seekrit graphic design cabal connections or something I think. <blink>SERIOUSLY HOLY CRAP</blink> if you are in NYC and like late 19th-mid 20th century design you owe it to yourself to go to chelsea and paw through the collection they have which I guess are only there this week? Soooo much amazing typgraphy, colors, advertisements of delightfully archaic products, Mucha swirly-mcwhirly art nouveau bits, etc. etc. Many of them awesomely big. If you have $1000-3000 burning a hole in your pocket you could probably buy one.

[User Picture]From: physics_dude
2013-03-04 06:34 am (UTC)
Aren't the older ones going to be out of copyright? I mean, you can probably get a good quality framed giclee print of some of those for a tenth of an original printing.

French quinine aperitif ads are the best.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2013-03-06 04:55 pm (UTC)
Apparently, Mucha's works went out of copyright in 2010? (Incidentally, we saw an amazing Mucha exhibition while visiting my family over Thanksgiving last year, including his photography and a few artifacts from his life, as well as paintings and illustrations. Really beautiful and amazing stuff, and it was cool to learn something about the artist's life.)
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2013-03-06 04:57 pm (UTC)
Maybe? I'm sure that there exists a kind of person that is not satisfied by anything short of A Proper Original Mass-Produced Item From The Original Authentic Mass-Producing.
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