From Indian summer to first frosts and October snow. Everyone girding their loins for winter, as we try to batten down our hatches preparatory to leaving for the tropics, next month. We made our annual pilgrimage – for the first time not on a motorbike, now that it’s sold, but by car, up Platte Clove, along Legs Diamond’s old smuggling route, to spy out the turning leaves. A day of alternating snow-flurries and sunshine.
Two of my best-ever students, Conrad and Andy, devised a new magazine, the Brooklyn College Review (seen below with the gorgeous cover image of its inaugural issue), and very kindly featured me in it, along with an excerpt from Dog’s Mercury, dubbed (by me) A Lady’s Shoe. The Dog’s Mercury launch went well – Claire took a pic of me as I set out for it, backed by some of her superb portraits for her own upcoming show.
Lovely to see so many dear loyal pals at the Golden Notebook bookstore, crammed into its tiny upstairs room. Not Barnes & Noble by any means, but a good deal nicer. We sold every copy, which was exceptionally gratifying. Dear Dennis was there as always, seen here with Jojo, and so many others – Peter, Raymond, Ashley, Betsy Tuel, John Froud, Dorothea, Tom Unrath, lots more squeezed into the corridor at the back, and the top of the stairs.
Since then, at Jen Dragon’s Contempirary Cross Art gallery, Mark Kanter and George Quasha in dialog amid Mark’s fine exhibition….