Friday, October 14, 2011

Japan Prize

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:45 AM


The above photo was taken on May 19, 2011.

See a Log24 post from that date, "Bedrock."
Those to whom this suggests a Flintstones joke
may consult Denis Dutton in this journal.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bit by Bit, Putting It Together…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

This morning's earlier post linked to a 2009 essay by the late Denis Dutton on Damien Hirst and Acheulian Hand Axes.

Related material on hand axes —


Related material on Damien Hirst —


The large stone of the Hirst diamond skull —



Related philosophy — "And that  is the state  of the art ." — Stephen Sondheim

See also this  journal on the date of the above Hirst skull post.

Christchurch Philosophy

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:48 AM

In memory of Denis Dutton, a professor of philosophy at Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand, who reportedly died in Christchurch on Tuesday, December 28, 2010. (This date presumably refers to New Zealand Daylight Time, 18 hours ahead of Eastern Standard time; both U.S. and New Zealand sources say Dutton died on Dec. 28.)

The New York Times reports his death today —

"A version of this article appeared in print on January 1, 2011, on page A17 of the New York edition."

Dutton's academic specialty was the philosophy of art.

For some remarks on philosophy and on art from the day of Dutton's death, see "Church Diamond" in this journal, 3:09 PM EST December 27 (9:09 AM December 28, New Zealand Daylight Time).

See also Dutton's essay "Has Conceptual Art Jumped the Shark Tank?" that was linked to here on St. Luke's Day, 2009.

For some context, see the recent Log24 posts Dry Bones and Canterbury Tale.

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