David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

28 February 2016

Auction today : The Estate of NGV Curator, Jennifer Phipps

Jennifer Phipps was a Curator of Australian Art at the NGV over several periods from the early 1970s to the the 2000s.

Reproduced on the front cover of the auction catalog is Robert Rooney's 'Canine Capers 1' (1968) :

As is mentioned in the AGNSW online commentary about their 'Canine Capers 3' (1969), Robert Rooney participated in the important opening exhibition of contemporary Australian art at the then new NGV (St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne) in 1968.

The poster for THE FIELD is also in this personal collection :

Lot 150
[Kendrick Lamar]
Other than that, now that I finally got a chance to holla at you, I always wanted to ask you about a certain situa--, about a metaphor actually, you spoke on the ground. What you mean ‘bout that, what the ground represent?

The ground is gonna open up and swallow the evil

[Kendrick Lamar]

That’s how I see it, my word is bond. I see--and the ground is the symbol for the poor people, the poor people is gonna open up this whole world and swallow up the rich people.
Cause the rich people gonna be so fat, they gonna be so appetising, you know what I’m saying, wealthy, appetising. The poor gonna be so poor and hungry, you know what I’m saying it’s gonna be like… there might be some cannibalism out this mutha, they might eat the rich

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