Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sculpture and a flat week

I heard some great news this morning. One of my favorite late sculptors, Alberto Giacometti, had one of his sculpts, "Walking Man 1," sold for a record $104M at auction. Wow! If only he was alive to see this. Read about it HERE.

When I started art school in late 2001, I had NO idea who this guy was and had never seen any of this work. In the summer of 2003, when I was in Provence and in Nice (which btw, is very nice) I was able to see a lot of his stuff in person at the Fondation Maeght. It made an impression on me, or should I say more appropriately, a "modern" effect on me? (sorry, lame art joke)

So what does this have to do with triathlon? Well, indirectly that summer (and seeing all of this work and other modern and post modern work) basically paved my way through my last 2 years of school and catapulted me into my current job, which pays for my triathlon addiciton :)

And speaking of triathlon, this rest week of mine has had little tenebrism and chiaroscuro and has been very flat. Short runs (3 miler and a 4 miler), little biking, and lots of drill work in the pool. I wish had some more interesting tales to tell, but this week is just a resting dud......whiiiiiiiiich I don't mind. I need the mental break!


  1. Yea, that's a lotta muhla for art. Don't get me wrong, I love art, but I do find it fasinating what people will pay for pieces.
    Enjoy the rest this week, you've earned it!

  2. You have been to Provence and Nice!!! Oh my God, I would love to go to France!! So little bro, what was your degree and what do you currently do? Fill your big sister in:)

    I am glad that you have been taking it is good for you to be a resting dud!!!

  3. I need to get into commissioned art sales. That is a lot of cash!

    I am in the middle of a rest week and it is driving me nuts...glad to see someone else is trying to do the right thing with their training!

  4. Look at you throwing around your art education with fancy painting terms...(I think I may be the only one who understood).

    He never would have made that kind of money if he were alive. You have to be dead to make the bucks...what good is that?! Btw, I love his drawings sooooo much.

  5. That's almost as much as a new Tri Bike:)


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