Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Tie One On

magritte tie for alex gildzen

Last year, along with another 24 people—all male, though I wasn't conscious of that fact until I saw the finished product: gender balance, Alex, where's the gender balance?—I was invited to take part in one of Alex Gildzen's conceptual projects. The invitation consisted of a tie, an accompanying letter giving the provenance of the ties being sent out & a request that the invitees respond with a photo of them wearing the tie they'd been sent.
25.Britches tie
I think I purchasd this tie in Georgetown in 1973 while a houseguest of Tom Shales. & I think it’s the tie in the Monogram photo with James Robert Parish. last worn on closing day of the noir festival in presence of Sherry Jackson & Ron Oliver.
With one notable exception, every body invited took part. The final collation of co-respondents is now available as two pdfs from Lars Palm's ungovernable press.


Blogger AlexG said...

I actually considerd sending a tie or 2 to women but then began to fret abt possible misinterprations of such an invite. so I did what I did & feel comfortable with the whole thing.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Geof Huth said...

By the way, Mark, your photo was the best (quite perfect), and I was happy that mine was not the most risque.


1:29 PM  

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