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  “I myself am a failure at raising funds and sustaining my work. As a visiting artist I can hardly support basic functions. I do not have health insurance, life insurance, storage or insurance for art works; I do not have savings, retirement funds, medical plan, investments, bonds, etc. It is impossible to produce the new works I envision . . . I’m enclosing a…

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  “The women’s figures which I see here among the people give me a tremendous urge, much more to paint them than to possess them, though indeed I should like both.” —Vincent Van Gogh in a letter to his brother Theo, 1885   Today I went to an event featuring Clifford Owens, performance artist. I saw his name in a magazine, then watched a you…


the outskirts of black rock city

from the SFGate, August 30 2007

A Burning Man participant was found dead this morning, hanging from the inside of a two-story high tent, according to Mark Pirtle, special agent in charge for the Bureau of Land Management.

The apparent suicide would be the festival’s first in its 21 year history, Pirtle said.

Pershing County coroners are investigating the scene and preparing to remove the body. Pirtle said the man was hanging for two hours before anyone in the large tent thought to bring him down.

“His friends thought he was doing an art piece,” Pirtle said.


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