Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sitting with Marina; I came for the Kentridge!

Just a reminder tomorrow night is Marco's Anelli gallery opening for "PORTRAITS IN THE PRESENCE OF MARINA ABRAMOVIC” at the Danziger Gallery - 527 West 23rd Street.

I was looking at the James website and noticed that my last sitting with Marina seems to be one of the images that are part of the exhibit. While I hate every image ever taken of me I am proud to be part of such a wonderful body of work.

I thought that I would share all three of my sitting with you which you can see below as well as what I wrote for the "75 words for 75 Days" project that was given to Marina at the conclusion of her miraculous performance.

75 words for 75 Days (Excepted Version)

Marina,

Through extraordinary power, that is your eyes; you turned a group of individuals from every point... into a community of friends.

Amphetamines, Cocaine, Heroin ... none compare to the drug that is the warmth, when one's within your gaze. It's unparalleled on earth & desire never to leave, absolute.

75 Words for 75 Days (Original Version)

Dear Marina,

.. How do you express gratitude to someone who saved your life?

The moment Brittany's eyes meet mine, I was profoundly changed, knowing I would never return to the "quiet life of desperation", I was living. Your eyes have taught me: Center, Calm, Creativity, Courage, to be Present. They'll inhabit my dreams forever... but mostly... they make me want to touch my own dreams!

I hope to see you all there.

Details:
Danziger Gallery
527 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
Telephone 212.629.6778
info@danzigerprojects.com


Day 60, Portrait 12 by MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

Day 60, Portrait 12 - 18 min.
Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present - Photo by Marco Anelli. © 2010 Marco Anelli

Day 34, Portrait 13 by MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

Day 34, Portrait 13 - 36 min.
Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present - Photo by Marco Anelli. © 2010 Marco Anelli

Day 16, Portrait 6 by MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

Day 16, Portrait 6 - 48 min.
Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present - Photo by Marco Anelli. © 2010 Marco Anelli


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