Adam Simon

The Collector#14

May 10, 2020

Adam Simon / John Dougill   We were in London for a week or so and went to visit Vanessa Jackson, an artist Michele had gotten to know at a residency in England. After visiting her studio, Vanessa took us to the studio of her husband, John [...]

Adam Simon and Object Constancy

March 28, 2019

After dropping my wife at the A train, it was too early for Harry’s* and I passed McDonalds, thinking about Simon’s show, the ultra-recognizability of the golden arches and stopping off for a sausage biscuit and how wrong that would be—my age! [...]

Parable # 6: Walker

June 26, 2016

    I took my 87-year old mother and her dog Jasper to Central Park. My mother inched along the pathway with her walker while Jasper and I chased a ball in the grassy parts. After a while my mother stopped to sit on a bench that had a few [...]

Parable # 5: Bowl

April 26, 2016

  I came to NYC when I was 17 to go to the New York Studio School. It was a little crazy because the school was unaccredited and most of the students were much older and already had college degrees. The school had a gallery and cheap wine was [...]

Parable # 4: Busy

March 25, 2016

Back when industry first abandoned New York and there was a glut of available loft space, we rented what had been a tie factory in Hoboken for $300 a month. There was a business that made wire lampshades below us, and a garment factory above. I used [...]

Parable # 3: Rules

March 1, 2016

Lately there don’t seem to be many patrol cars waiting for bikes to run red lights. Not enough bikers in the cold to justify the man-hours I guess. In winter a quick look is sufficient to slip by the cars, stuck like dinosaurs in mud. Of course [...]

Parable # 2: Lanes

February 23, 2016

Brenda at the pool said to me, “You stay over there in the fast lane where you belong.” “Why, is that the White People’s lane?” “Yes it is, and it’s Black History month!” – Adam Simon   Readers are invited to respond [...]