Articles by Talking Pictures

Bad Kitty: Chapter 3

June 16, 2017

  But then there were loud knocks on the door. Pointing at his knapsack, so he’d close the flap over the white boxes, she cracked the door an inch and there stood her neighbor Ruth:”How many times do I have to tell you not to smoke in [...]

courts and yards, umgh

June 14, 2017

  hello brooklyln friend, don’t worry, i’m working on the courtyards of berlin …billy’s pics are polar opposites (counterpoint), though not for too much longer, i fear. instead, we will see ordoliberal IT courtyards ( [...]

The Intricate Modernism of Anne Harvey

June 14, 2017

      It’s startling, disconcerting even, to come across a painter I don’t know who fits into a historical period—Modern Art ( as TJ Clark defines it)—but in her own way. (A similar thing happened several years ago, when I [...]

Bad Kitty: Chapter 2

May 31, 2017

        “Pardon me,” the big guard said, lifting his hand which opened up like a catcher’s mitt. Now her already lively scalp lifted off her head; she felt the air conditioning as a bald man would feel a winter wind. She [...]

Mercedes Matter, Early and Late

May 26, 2017

                                                       Untitled (Tabletop Still Life), ca. 1998, 38”x 46” Some of Mercedes Matter’s early works have a singsong, seesaw effect—Hans [...]

Bad Kitty: Chapter One

May 25, 2017

    People often ask her for directions — she has that kind of face. The police never Look twice at her.  The only traffic tickets she ever gets are the automatic ones with cameras. Light blue eyes were part of it but hardly all. [...]