Monday, March 30, 2009

picasso gaglione and dada

a link to some DaDa background

i need to get a signature on this one

l-r my son, me, picasso & john held jr
at picassos old store in sf

a blast was always had whenever picasso
held an event at his store. my good friend from group362
was met there among others.
always a diverse group
of creative people
getting together.

what follows is a short clip taken
in the
new digs in chicago.
both picasso and
darlene were great to
take us to places
we've never seen in Chicago.
we are looking forward
to our next visit.

if U R ever in chicago

look up stampland and say hello ; )


Whoistin-tinandsnowy? said...

Hi! C.M.,
What a very interesting link to DaDa information. nice photographs of your friend Picasso new "digs" and "stampland" looks interesting.

Tks, for sharing!
Deedee ;-D

R.L. Bourges said...

I burst out laughing when I saw the little girl with the Napoleon III mustache and goatee. And laughed again when I saw the link to dada. Why? because it reminded me of the old Soviet joke about the Lenin museum where they displayed Lenin's skull as a child, Lenin's skull as a teenager, Lenin's skull as...etc. When I saw the little girl, I thought 'ah Duchamp's Mona Lisa as a child!'

You posted stuff by Picasso Gaglione a while back, didn't you? Cool, cool shop. If ever I get to Chicago, I'll be sure to visit. One million rubber stamps? And a shop that displays a sign saying 'Art is Books' ? I think I could deal with that :-)

Great to see a pic of you and your boy.

Thanks for the laughs (just got back from an afternoon at l'administration fran├žaise - nice people and definitely dadaist as an experience, but you get the feeling you're not really supposed to laugh, you know?)

best, cm.

Tess Kincaid said...

Incredibly cool.

Fun to see your pic!

ArtSparker said...

Wonderful fun. I wish I had known about this when I lived in San francisco.

I see you had a visit from the same person I did who has been going through the b.o.n. archives.

P11 said...

It seems that you are having fun there! said...

loved the cleverness of the blog. Shows some great travels and sense of humor.

Merle Sneed said...

CM, at last a face to go with the blog!

Dot-Com said...

Nice artwork in that first picture!!

Coffee Messiah said...

dcd: Thanks for taking a look.

rlb:There's such a long list of players, many hardly mentioned but known throughout the world. Once I met and started reading, I never knew picasso had been so well known. He's a great guy and very low key.

willow: I shoulda put someone elses head over mine ; )

artspark: Too bad, we might have met then. Thank goodness 4 the delete key ; )

cafeP: )

ruralin: Ha, ha, you must have me mixed up with someone else ; ) Thanks 4 stopping in and will come by a bit later.

merle: Oh no ; (

d - c: )

Anonymous said...

Picasso..what a ame to live up to, I'd love to leave a more illuminated comment, but I was hypnotised by that walrus of a moustache.

e said...

Interesting DaDa the photos, the girl in the goatee had me laughing as well, first time in a few days...Rubber Stamp Museum looks like a cool place to visit. Thanks!

Brian Miller said...

much fun post! love the first pic and great pics!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

is this art or the quote.

definitely will have to check this place out next time I'm in fun!!

how great to see a photo that has you in it!!!! when was the pic snapped.... trying to figure out how hold your son is/was.

Anonymous said...

Hi C.M> Will definitely put this on my "places to visit" list, if ever I'm Chicago again. i'll ahve to check out the DaDa on the morrow, work is calling :(

Anonymous said...

StampFrancisco. A magical place and time for me. Like falling down the rabbit hole. Picasso and friends (U included!) opened my eyes n mind to so much.

Good to see Picasso's face again. Same glasses!


lettuce said...

what a great post - thats a place i'd like to visit

Coffee Messiah said...

g & d: Hmmm,
I think he's really the eggman. Goo goo ga joob. ; )

e: Lots of interesting folks and creative too. Hope all is well and need to drop by.

brian: Thanks.

mouse: If you multiply by 2, divide by 7 and add 44, you may come up with the answer ; ) Or not. Although my son is under 25.

subT: Thanks for dropping by.

hR9: Oh what a rabbit hole ; )

lettuce: Always something interesting ; )

Squirrel said...

Love mail art and stamp art, and Mickey mouse trying to explain things... Glad you're posting --I haven't been checking in everywhere lately. Time to brew some espresso....

tony said...

I Want A Red Fez Just Like That!

Unknown said...

cool pics!!

great to be here after a while and browse thru old posts.

Coffee Messiah said...

squirrel: Hello and no problem, as I understand ; )

tony: Really?

damyanti: Thanks for stopping by. Have to admit, not getting around much myself these days.

Megan said...

I came back for the video, and I'm glad I did. :)


Coffee Messiah said...

megan: Thanks 4 taking a look see.

California Girl said...

So nice to see a photo of you! I wondered what you look like. Glad to hear you are feeling better as well. That flu still has my husband in its grip in a squeamish sort of way. I am MUCH recovered.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures and inspiration from your post of Picasso Gagolione and the StampFrancisco scene!

Coffee Messiah said...

charles: Thanks for going so far back to take a look!