Friday, 29 May 2020

White Privilege

I have the privilege of a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson) I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride) I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards) I can play loud music (#JordanDavis) I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones) I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown) I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church or synagogue (#Charleston9) I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hairbrush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell) I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile) I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones)
I can shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford)
I can have a disabled vehicle (#TerrenceCrutcher)
I can read a book in my own car (#KeithScott)
I can be a 10yr old walking with our grandfather (#CliffordGlover) I can decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese) I can ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans) I can cash a check in peace (#YvonneSmallwood) I can take out my wallet (#AmadouDiallo)
I can run (#WalterScott)
I can breathe (#EricGarner)
I can live (#FreddieGray)
White privilege is real. Take a minute to consider a Black person’s experience today. #BlackLivesMatter
Watch comment by Van Jones: here

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Issue 5 of Le Document will be available soon

Le Document's 5th issue is on it's way. The Album of the Month is the debut by The Sinclairs.
The drawing of the month is by Dominic Kennendy.
Pet of Month is Lola.
There's an exclusive interview with Tjinder from Cornershop.
Chris Tosic pays tribute to Florian Schneider.
More news soon.
See previous issues of Le Document here

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Issue 4 of Le Document will be available soon

Issue 4 will feature photography by Robert Raynard, a drawing by Louise Camrass,
an interview with Anne Pigalle, a profile on Henri Rousseau, a story about Elvis Presley in Paris, and much, much more. (Photo of Anne Pigalle by Pascal Ancel Batholdi)

Monday, 6 April 2020

Three Contemporary Painters

Today The Rebel magazine shines a spotlight on the work of three painters under 40, all of whom are doing rather well. Brian Eno once advised us to, “Stop thinking about art works as objects and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. What makes a work of art good for you is not something that s already inside it but something that happens inside you.” If you walked past a skip this afternoon and saw all of the three paintings which would you pick out and take home with you? Don't make your selection on the idea of, "It might be worth something one day" pick the one you'd like to spend time with because it moves or inspires you.
1) Salman Toor
Above: Salman Toor who grew up in Pakistan and now lives in New York.
Above: painting by Salmon Toor called, The Convalescent (oil on panel, 24 × 24 inches, 2019) 2) Jordan Kasey
Above: Jordan Kasey lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Above: A painting by Jordan Kasey called, The Book 57 inches x 57 inches, oil on canvas, 2019 3) Cristina Lama
Above Christina Lama who lives and works in Seville.
Above: A painting by Christina Lama called Refuge, 150cm x 150cm, oil on canvas, 2017

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Warhol Show at Tate Modern

Above: A bus in Lewisham carries an ad for the Andy Warhol show at Tate Modern. Sadly the gallery is closed, "until at least the 1st of May." I managed to sneak in on Tuesday and take a few snaps.
Above: Lovely Liz Taylor
Above: A Floating Silver Pillow.
Above: Elvis Lives
Above: Souper show
Above: Marilyn
Above: The Book Shop
Above: The smell of... "You're In"
This exhibition is organised by Tate Modern and Museum Ludwig, Cologne in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and Dallas Museum of Art. If you're a fan of Warhol you may appreciate the current issue of Le Document. See: here for interviews with Warhol's biographer Victor Bockris, plus Warhol poems by Mikey Georgeson, an essay bout The Velvet Underground by Richard Strange, and text on Warhol's self portrait by Dexter Dalwood.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Issue 3 of Le Document is out on the 15th of March

Follow Le Document on Instagram: here The Contents of Issue Three will include... Art work of the Month: Warhol's 1986 Self Portrait chosen by Dexter Dalwood
Pet of The Month: Dali the Cat...
Essay of the Month: Richard Strange on The Velvet Underground
Interview of the Month: Victor Bockris
Profile of the Month: Audre Lorde
Photo of the Month: 'Kaleidoscope' by
plusPoem of the month by Mikey Georgeson, Astrology by Jo Mama, & much more