Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/07

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Subject: [Leica] eggleston
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Fri Apr 7 17:41:37 2006

Well, I'll admit that it wouldn't surprise me to find Witkin on a list of
antiChrist suspects; that is one very, very, very strange dude. I might even
use the word sick. But, hey, art's art, right? :-) I admit I don't
understand the Eggleston antipathy. As I said, he's not my cup of tea, but
then some might say my tastes are pretty narrow and predictable.

On 4/7/06 8:23 PM, "Phil Swango" <> wrote:

> BD wrote:
>> Jeeeeees, Phil - I was nice.:-)
> My remark wasn't aimed at you, BD.  It just happened to be your message I
> was reading when I decided to respond.  Eggleston is just one of those
> artists that gets people's hackles up.  I no longer try to defend him.  
> It's
> like trying to explain Thelonious Monk to your grandma.
> The only other photo-celeb I know (slightly) is Joel Peter Witkin, because 
> a
> friend of mine works in his studio.  And he *really* gets people going.
> They usually just think Bill is incompetent or fraudulent, but they think
> Joel is the antichrist or something.  He's actually a religious Catholic,
> believe it or not.  I'd include a link to his images but people find them 
> so
> offensive I'll just skip it.  Anyone interested can search in Google.
> There's also a Wiki article under "Witkin."
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