I’m going! eventually. I hope
i’ve been wondering what these are! so neat
THE DAILY PIC: This is “Nathan with Floral”, a Polaroid shot in 1962 or 63 by Marie Cosindas, and now in an eye-opening survey of similar works by her that closes in a few days at Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York. Cosindas found some success in the 1960s and ’70s, thanks in part to support from John Szarkowski at MoMA (he gave her a solo there in 1966), then seems to have been mostly written out of photographic history. What amazes me is that, among the rigors of Greenbergian abstraction, Minimalism and Conceptualism, the 1960s art world could also find room for Cosindas’s wonderfully fussy, decorative, retrospective and frankly camp sensibility. The camp part strikes me as especially important: I’m fairly certain that “Nathan” in this photo is Nathan Gluck, a gay assistant working in the openly queer environment of Warhol’s studio. (Cosindas also photographed Warhol himself, more than once, including for her “Dandies” series; like Warhol, and Gluck, she got her start amid the frippery of commercial art.)
Gay culture of the ’60s helped break open the boundaries of what kinds of art could count as acceptably avant-garde – absurd prettiness was allowed to challenge capital-B Beauty – and some female artists, such as Cosindas, could play a part in the shift. The truth is, Cosindas’s aesthetic is more radically anti-modern than anything you’ll find even in Warhol, whose style, at its most cockeyed and queer, is still built on a backbone of Modernist rigor. (© Marie Cosindas, courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY)
love this. it’s like a turrell skyspace meeting a happier window from the whitney breuer building:
Just bought the limited edition ‘color in clear’ 12”.
Cuz I’m a nerd like that.
In order to protect their dominant market share, Keurig makers Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has been on a bit of an aggressive tear of late. As with computer printers, getting the device in the home is simply a gateway to where the real money is: refills. But Keurig has faced the “problem” in recent years of third-party pod refills that often retail for 5-25% less than what Keurig charges. As people look to cut costs, there has also been a growing market for reusable pods that generally run anywhere from five to fifteen dollars.
Keurig’s solution to this problem? In a lawsuit (pdf) filed against Keurig by TreeHouse Foods, they claim Keurig has been busy striking exclusionary agreements with suppliers and distributors to lock competing products out of the market. What’s more, TreeHouse points out that Keurig is now developing a new version of their coffee maker that will incorporate the java-bean equivalent of DRM — so that only Keurig’s own coffee pods can be used in it.
Friends don’t let friends use pod coffee makers.
FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS USE POD COFFEE MAKERS.
FRIENDS! DON’T! LET! FRIENDS! USE! POD! COFFEE! MAKERS!