The Friends of California Libre...

09 July 2007

Frida Kahlo and Roger Federer Meet in Wonder Valley

Greetings, friends,
First of all, the only other sport I don't play but love to watch, other than poker, is tennis. So congratulations to our own homegirl Venus Williams, who for the second time was the lowest seed to win at Wimbledon, and also to Roger Federer, the pretty boy (as my mother said) who once again demonstrated why he is the only living person on a Swiss stamp.

You may also want to wish Frida Kahlo a happy birthday (even though she's dead, which I'm sure she'd find very amusing.) Last Friday would have been her 100th birthday. Last year I decided to commemorate this event with a small chapbook centered around a letter she wrote to her lover Nickolas Muray in 1939, which is now in its final draft. You can read/look at it here:

PS The blank pages are to enable duplex (double-sided) printing, if you so desire.

I know the letter itself is difficult to the ink bled through the pages (and her lipstick!) I found it very refreshing to finally hear the real voice of the mythical Frida Kahlo, which is why I was inspired to republish it (and Frida herself came to me in a dream to egg me on.) This chapbook will be printed and bound in a limited edition later this summer...if you would like a copy let me know, and I will let you know the cost. Enjoy!

Finally, in honor of my late friend Jason Rhoades, I've started posting all my personal mementos of him on the Internet. Right now I'm working on a short film (about 20 minutes) which will include all my photos and video of Jason and the Black Pussy that many of us fondly remember. In the meantime, I'm now on Flickr, and you can see all the photographs I have of Lucy Dodd's Plexiglas House here:

Enjoy! Let me know what you think,

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