December 09, 2007

Sarah: Gifted

There's a story, almost a parable, of how Marcel Duchamp suspended a book of Euclidian geometry by a string outside his window for several months and in all kinds of weather, and then presented the result to his sister as a birthday present, and of course as an art object. A lovely idea. Almost a philosophical gesture, a kind of ironic critique of Euclid by the elements.
Charles Simic, Negative Capability and Its Children

Nice idea, Duchamp, but it can't hold a candle to what my brother gave me for my birthday last summer. I think this picture really captures the class and elegance of that gift:

And what a happy birthday it was.

Posted by sarah at December 09, 2007 06:31 PM

No way! You have that? That present is almost as awesome as the life-sized D-Bo cutout you gave Lisa that one year.

Posted by: Gabrielle on December 10, 2007 09:42 PM

Dude. D-Bo WAS awesome. Are you saying that she hates him and just pretends to like him? And yes, I have that chair. I'm thinking of pimping it out and adding a red velvet cushion or something. Giant plastic hands are surprisingly uncomfortable to sit in.

Posted by: sarah on December 11, 2007 09:33 AM

I could never doubt Lisa's love for D-Bo. And Buster on Arrested Development has that same chair. Do you ever feel as if you are being groped when you sit in it?

Posted by: Gabrielle on December 11, 2007 08:56 PM
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