Oct 26, 2014

groups and individuals

The concept of intelligence is ambiguous when action and learning occur simultaneously at several nested levels of a system ... [s]ince experimentation often benefits those who copy successes more than it does the experimenting organization, managerial illusions of control, risk taking, and playful experimentation may be more intelligent from the point of view of a community of organizations than from the point of view of organizations that experiment.
barbara levitt and james march, "organizational learning" p335.

Oct 24, 2014

a morandi in the living room


among the several highlights of frieze masters was helly nahmad's booth. this consisted of a lavishly detailed art collector's apartment over-full of the many accumulations of the pursuit of what is currently very premium art—a fabrication that required a long list of prop rental facilities and the services of a very good set designer. it brought to mind tibor fischer's the collector collector, which is worth reading.

lonesome cowboy


richard tuttle, 1988. at sperone westwater.

blue brownie


john chamberlain, 1979.

Oct 23, 2014

chuck close up close



a small self-portrait, in acrylic, at pace london; frieze 2014.

Oct 9, 2014

Oct 6, 2014

after dinner


the mayday rooms. 88 fleet street, across from goldman sachs.

late in the east midlands