Will Fuck For Art

Reader Emily has written in with a response to the Vicki Christina Barcelona post.

my boyfriend despised vicky cristina barcelona – i was only mildly annoyed? the vicky character reminded me of a cabal of gaudi groupies i encountered a few years ago at LACMA. one of the employees was waiting to open up the exhibit, but these women were so pushy and embodied a sexual desire for gaudi that was so comical, he was no match.

the quote that was the hardest to accept: when javier bardem tells scarlett johansson that she was the first to introduce him to Scriabin. Huh? There is just no possible way…

I would like to note for the record that I endorse none of the protagonists of Allen’s movie. They were intentionally reprehensible. As people should know by now, my taste runs from the slightly irritating to the completely unbearable.

Emily’s distaste for the frenzied Gaudi obsessives is understandable. One of my close friends spent two years art-stalking Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Finnish conductor/music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. It went way beyond swelling up and fidgeting in the front rows, desperately trying to catch Salonen’s eye. If I recall correctly, there were several nights when he tried to follow Salonen home. Salonen was cute enough ten years ago, but certainly not cute enough to obsess over.

Who would you fuck for art?

My answer? Possibly Eve Babitz.

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4 Responses to “Will Fuck For Art”

  1. Zed Says:

    You know who.

  2. em Says:

    funny, s. esa-pekka is such the curious crush choice. does your friend also lean heavily on jeremy irons/artistic predators? when we saw E.P.S. conduct two years ago, his hair and jacket were blowing back a la the MAXELL moment and it was just too disrupting to take seriously!!

  3. darknessatnoon Says:

    Esa-Pekka is ridiculous, however, my friend was deeply obsessed. And not just with having a one-night stand. He was looking for a relationship.

  4. Ameer Says:

    More posts, you son of a bitch!

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