Bags 2009 Carmen Price


Rozsika 1947 Mariska Karasz

Bailey with Edith Pierce 2009
photo by Carson Fisk-Vittori


just going through old drawings, i made these three summers ago in the woods of michigan

A mysterious Fabric Workshop & Museum + Robert Venturi chair in my Philly apartment. I think the fabric is a leftover proof from his 1980s "Notebook" yardage..



Italian furniture

703 Richard Sapper and Marco Zanuso "Algol television" Brionvega. Italy, 1964
227 Johnathan de Pas, Donato d'Urbino and Paola Lomazzi "Piumino Sofa" Dall'Oca. Italy, 1970
203 Livio Castiglioni and Gianfranco Frattini "Boalum lamps, set of three" Artimede. Italy, 1969
342 Italian "mirror" c.1955

Wright’s third annual Mass Modern auction is a one-day sale featuring 600 lots of 20th century designs and objects. You can preview the auction here, the Italian designs caught my eye.

Preview 22 – 26 June 2009 10 AM – 5 PM
Auction 27 June 10 AM CST

Wright Gallery
1440 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL


Art or Party? Panel Discussion

Led by art critic Lori Waxman, this panel examines the phenomenon of First Fridays, apartment gallery parties, and commercial gallery openings that blur the line between art opening and social gathering. Panelists include Vincent Dermody from Law Office, Roman Petruniak from InCUBATE, Caroline Picard from Green Lantern, David Roman from Standard, and Chaz Olajide from the MCA.
Wednesday, June 17, 6-8 pm Hyde Park Art Center


"A pile of pictures, all shot last summer (or the year before, I don't remember), sits on a dark corner of my bookshelf. Facing down, without being put in an album, they are kept rather carelessly. Printed repetitively on the back of them are Kodak Royal/FujiFilm Crystal Archive logos, along with some numbers and alphabets.

Out of a strange obligation, I take a look at them once in a while. But every time I do so, I feel like as if my memory is going stale and dry. Feeling stupid, I throw them on the desk; yet, from the back of the photos, the memories comes out like ghosts. I flip one of them once more, but there is nothing to be found."

Untitled (That Summer), 2008
Miyagi Futoshi


From Objects and Windows by Tucker Nichols

Beautiful flash drive designs by 5.5 Designers


Gesine Hackenberg
Spoon Set 2001

from the Museum of Arts and Design's Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics

Chicago: Gary Hustwit's Objectified is playing at Gene Siskel now until the 11th.

Also, Several Silences ends this weekend!


Scott Grieger Claus Oldenburg 1970


Ger Van Elk
The Wall
, 1968


Letting Go Ian McDuffie 2009
A short story about the authors complicated relationship with Philip Roth books. Download a copy here.