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Friday, March 5, 2010

Kim Gordon Performing/Guzzling

I’ve written before about the first time seeing Sonic Youth in concert. So many years ago now and yet the image of their iconic bass player is still seered into my memory. Long blonde hair, an uncompromising voice and possessed of a very certain New York flair. I fell in love with Kim Gordon that night and the music of Sonic Youth would change me.

News today that said object of my rock n’ roll goddess affections is about to publish a limited edition art book. Entitled Performing/Guzzling the book will be available from Rizzoli press this month. Kim Gordon: Performing/Guzzling is the first in a series of books by Rizzoli and Nieves that consists of beautifully designed books by artists, photographers, and designers who have substantially contributed to the texture of artistic culture.

From Art Info:
Fans beware: The darkness of the auditorium hasn’t protected you from the critical eye of Kim Gordon. Gordon, the vocalist, bassist, and guitarist for the indie rock band Sonic Youth, who also has a solid reputation as a visual artist, has been watching those watching her. What she sees when looking at her audience while performing is the basis for her hardcover multimedia artist’s book, Performing/Guzzling. The volume presents a portfolio of her painting and photos offering visions of her experience onstage, punctuated by her writing and lyrics, as well as by short essays by the artist, musician, and critic Jutta Koether and the New Yorker staff writer Hilton Als. The first 3,000 copies even include a signed print by Gordon.
Sign me up this might have been tailor made for me.

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