Katherine Rohrbacher, Lupine (above) and Wallflower, both oil on canvas
I don’t normally gush about my work life here, but I am in love with the current show now on view at TAG Gallery. This is the last week to see the talented work of contemporary artist Katherine Rohrbacher - if you’re local to L.A., her work is a must see. I’ll even give you a private art tour of the show! :)
"I’m a philosophy professor."
"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"Never make an exception of yourself."
"What does that mean?"
"People like to make exceptions of themselves. They hold other people to moral codes that they aren’t willing to follow themselves. For example, people tend to think that if they tell a lie, it’s because it was absolutely necessary. But if someone else tells a lie, it means they’re dishonest. So never make an exception of yourself. If you’re a thief, don’t complain about being robbed.”
Artist Chris Russell makes people watching on the NYC subway a four year study in portraiture in an incredible collection of sketches spanning 75 feet long!
A woman resting amongst the flowers in Central Valley, California, 1954.
These two women came from the Netherlands to run in the marathon today. Instead of moping about the event being cancelled, they spent their time volunteering on Staten Island. Saw so many people in running gear today, helping New Yorkers remove debris from their houses. Makes sense— because nobody who signed up for a marathon is afraid of hard work.
Anne Hathaway photographed by Mert and Marcus for Interview, September 2011