Da Vinci: Last Supper.
For those who believe, Today is Maundy Thursday. When Jesus held the Last Supper
Fargo original screenplay by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for your reading pleasure [pdf]. (NOTE: For educational purposes only)
In the interview which follows, initially published in 1996, Joel and Ethan Coen discuss the writing and filming of Fargo, its precise characterizations, acting performances and the visual style that emphasizes the spiritual landscape of the bleak Midwestern setting.
“I auditioned for a smaller role and they said, ‘That’s really good. You want to read Jerry?’ And I said, ‘Yes, and so I went out of the room, spent 20 minutes, came back in, read Jerry.’ And they said, ‘That’s real good. You want to work on it and come tomorrow?’ I said, ‘Yes.” … I was up all night. I memorized the whole script. I wanted this role, so I went back in. They said, ‘That’s real good, that’s real good. We’ll be in touch.’ And then I heard through my agent that they were in New York auditioning, so I – jolly, jolly — got my ass on an airplane and crashed the audition. And I was making a joke — and luckily it landed — but I said, … ‘I’m afraid you’re going to screw up your movie and cast someone else in this role,’ and they went, ‘Hahaha,’ and I said, ‘No, seriously, I’ll shoot your dog if you don’t give me this role.’ And I think Ethan (Coen) had just gotten a dog.”
Roman Opałka was a French-born Polish painter who painted numbers. In 1965 he began painting a process of counting – from one to infinity. Starting in the top left-hand corner of the canvas and finishing in the bottom right-hand corner, the tiny numbers were painted in horizontal rows. As of July 2004, he had reached 5.5 million.
On August 6th 2011, Roman Opalka completed his work: “the finite defined by the nonfinite”
Every morning when I wake up I experience an exquisite joy – the joy of being Salvador Dali – and I ask myself in rapture what wonderful things this Salvador Dali is going to accomplish today.
The Details of…
Side A: “PHENOMENON At Collins Junction/…the wilderness in the dark they are not scared though”
Watercolor, carbon transfer and pencil on pieced paper
18 x 70in; 45.7 x 177.8cm
© Kiyoko Lerner
Don’t miss our cocktail party on February 1st from 7-9pm, when we will be flipping all the double sided Henry Darger works in the gallery!