a blog with cultural bulimia.

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says:

"A certain picture by Mapplethorpe led me to think I had found "my" photographer; but I hadn't -- I don't like all of Mapplethorpe. Hence I could not accede to that notion which is so convenient when we want to talk history, culture, aesthetics -- that notion known as an artist's style. I felt, by the strength of my "investments". their disorder, their caprice, their enigma, that Photography is an uncertain art, as would be (were one to attempt to establish such a thing) a science of desirable or detestable bodies."