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"Oh, it’s a perfect day / I’m glad I spent it with you / Oh, such a perfect day / You just keep me hanging on … just a perfect day / You made me forget myself / I thought I was someone else, someone good."
— Perfect Day by Lou Reed
NBA Player of the Week: Jason Collins and his dog Shadow
Congratulations to Don Nelson on being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame today. One of many great stories about “Nellie” … late in his career, Nelson returned as coach of the Golden State Warriors. Soon after arriving, he introduced the “66 rule.” The impetus was Monte Ellis, a young second-year player drafted straight out of high school who was prone to sulking. When things didn’t go his way he’d pout, so Nelson created the “66 rule” — “I’m 66, and too bleeping old to take this crap …”
Pictured: Nelson with his rescue dog Lucky
Interesting article on Tumblr founder, David Karp, in the Sunday New York Times Magazine. Karp is pictured with his dog, Clark. GPOY (Gratuitous Picture of Yourself) is the popular Tumblr tag.
From the exhibition Keith Haring: 1978–1982 a wonderful show at the Brooklyn Museum that explored the early career of the seminal street-Pop artist. The show closed yesterday, July 8, but look for the exhibition catalog and past/future surveys of the artists work. Dogs were an important symbol in Haring’s lexicon.
From the exhibit “MAD AS HELL” New Work (and Some Classics) by Sue Coe at Galerie St. Etienne, New York. On view April 17 though July 3, 2012.
Sue Coe. Begging Dog, 1986. Graphite on Strathmore Bristol paper. 29” x 23” (73.7 x 58.4 cm). Reproduced in X (The Life and Times of Malcolm X).
Join Bark contributor Patricia McConnell and curator Richard H. Axsom Thursday, June 21, 12:30–1:15 pm, in a discussion on the relationship between people and animals. The conversation is in conjunction with One must know the animals, a new exhibition at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, June 2–August 19, 2012.
Art credit: Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero, Wolf, 1973. Aquatint with embossing, 17¾ x 23¾ inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
Happy 70th Birthday to Sir Paul McCartney, shown here with his dog Martha (c. 1967). Read here how Martha inspired McCartney’s song Martha My Dear.
"One must know the animals" is a new exhibition at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, June 2–August 12, 2012. The show provides a platform to question our relationships with the animal kingdom.
On Thursday, June 21, 12:30–1:15 pm at MMoCA, join Bark contributor Patricia McConnell and curator Richard H. Axsom as they discuss the complicated and often contradictory relationship between people and animals.
Art credit: Nino Longobardi, Cane, from Il Bestiaro di Nino Longobardi portfolio, 1984. Etching, 25x21.5 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.