Art imitates life imitates art imitates life...(or maybe someone throwing something is simply a good visual)
Then there was a photo of him, by Susan Meiselas, who records history:
Then there was a painting of the photo by Joy Garnett, who appropriates the work of those who record history:
Then there was a painting that looked so similar to Joy's in spirit, if not entirely of style or composition, that
Then there was a photograph, in today's New York Times, of a lawyer in Pakistan imitating the molotov cocktail man in the original (only with a tear gas canister that had first been lobbed at him):
I can't help but feel there must be some pearl of wisdom to be learned from the constant appearance of images of people in this pose in our world. Maybe it's merely what Dave Hickey noted the other day: "The problem is that even though history may be over—time keeps on going."
The water in our building is out today, so I had to get up and go to the gym to take a shower, and now I'm extra crispy grumpy, so I'll turn this into an open thread on art imitating live and vice versa rather than subject you to my less than patient grumblings....