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Posts tagged "til art do us part"
Apr 24, 2013
Every hipster couple in Austin, Texas owes Paul and Linda McCartney royalties.
Feb 20, 2013
One of the great under-narrrated pleasures of living: long-term fidelity & love.
Feb 16, 2013
Sep 18, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
She is the great fact of my life.
Jun 13, 2012
If we could just have the kitchen and the bedroom, that would be all we need.
Jun 12, 2012
Leo Dillon, Celebrated Illustrator of Children’s Books, Is Dead at 79
I read this obit while on tour in New York, and clipped it from the paper because I loved it so much. (I posted the pic above with the caption, “I want this to be my obituary.”) Dillon and his wife were an interracial couple and dynamic duo of illustration :
Though artistic teams have long collaborated on illustrated books, it is far more common for one partner to furnish the text and the other the pictures. It is far less common for both to make the art in tandem, as did the Dillons, who began their career jointly illustrating album covers and jackets for adult science-fiction books.
Their modus operandi, honed over time, involved an initial discussion — a negotiation, to hear them tell it — of their visions of the text. When these were more or less reconciled, one of them made preliminary sketches, which were passed to the other for coloring, then passed back for refinement.
After sufficient back-and-forth, and sufficient spirited argument, the resulting image appeared, they often said, to have been the work of an unseen but very much present third party, whom they called “It.”
Just as you need a good name for a band, I think you need a good name for your collaboration, and especially your marriage. (Meg and I call ours “Team Kleon.” It works.)
May 02, 2012
I came to the conclusion that there is no misery in art. All art is about saying yes, and all art is about its own making.
Feb 13, 2012
What’s the secret of a long marriage? You don’t get divorced.
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