“Women and typewriters are not inseparable.”
Today I watched She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, a documentary about the birth and growth of the 1960s women’s liberation movement. It was super interesting, and free for all you Netflix subscribers.
Towards the beginning of the documentary, a woman is shown holding a sign saying “Women and typewriters are not inseparable.”
It’s a small slogan, used at the time to fight for equality in the workforce.
And, it’s clearly been upwards of 60 years since this photo was taken and this sign was used, you’d hope that there’d be no use for it now. But, for some reason, this phrase really stuck with me. Read more.
“No one wants to be part of a generation that ignores another like Van Gogh. In this town, one is at the mercy of the recognition factor. One’s public appearance is absolute. Part of the artist’s job is to get the work where I will see it. I consider myself a metaphor on the public.
I am a public eye, a witness, a critic. When you first see a new picture. You don’t want to miss the boat, you have to be very careful. You might be staring at Van Gogh’s ear.”
— Rene Ricard in ‘Basquiat’
I just finished watching Basquiat, the 1996 film about Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ascension to fame as a world renowned street artist.
From the beginning, this movie drew me in. I mean, it was inevitable that I would like it anyway — it’s a movie about art. It’s also impeccably cast. Bowie as Andy Warhol? Pure perfection.
But, this quote. This quote called to me. Read more.