Ed Ruscha talk at the New York Public Library

Just after the opening of Ed Ruscha, Books & Co., the New York Public Library held a conversation between Ed Ruscha and Paul Holdengräber. Above is a condensed youtube video – if you want to see the full event here is the full (1 hr. 42 min.) recording, Live from the NYPL.

Ed Ruscha, Books & Co. show (which included my ten convenient stores) recently closed at the at the Museum Brandhorst in Munich. I hope you were able to see it if you were around.

On the Spot with my man, Kim Jong-il

Kim Jong-il loves the new selection of rare "Junk-il" artist edition kicks.

I'm loving this! The Boston Globe's internet picture show The Big Picture presents a sick collection of images from North Korea: On the Spot with Kim Jong-il. The 69 year old Kim Jong-il is the coolest crazy militant dictator in the world right now. These are some of my favorite images from this collection. I'm super fascinated with North Korea not just for its dictator but also the state of suspended cultural and technological animation it is in. If they ever open the country up to to outside world they may have to declare the entire country a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Kim Jong-il surveys the latest in computer technology.

Kim Jong-il loves a good cracker.

Kim Jong-il found a bucket.