Jay Defeo Retrospective

I happend to miss the Jay Defeo Retrospective at SF Moma but was fortunate to catch it at the Whitney in NY. She was associated with the Beat movement in San Francisco and founded Six Gallery where Allen Ginsberg first read the poem Howl. She also create her most prolific work The Rose in her apartment on Fillmore Street. The Rose took her 8 years to finish, (I don’t know how many gallons of paint), and weighed 2300 pounds. When she got evicted from her apartment they had to remove it through the bay windows. Luckily they filmed this daunting task. When I returned back from New York, I walked to see what the apartment now looks like today. It seems to have a different facade.

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About Soup and the Clouds

I treasure the small adventures in life. Such as, listening to records, making jam from farmer's market produce, seeing new sites, eating the best tomato I've ever had, reading a good book, watching a film, appreciating a good font, going for a long bike ride or walking down a street I've never walked on before. The list goes on.

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