The first thing we did was show Hans-Peter the show, because he had very important work to do back in Vienna, a news conference about the Dioxin outbreak in chickens
? The people want to know, can it spread into Austria? And Hans-Peter is the guy they ask. (Another
reason not to eat animals
These first two photos were by Hans-Peter himself. He was on a train back for Vienna, and my long day was just starting.
Lets get right to the opening photos. I was "detained" for the entire opening, talking and signing stuff, so I didn't get to see how big the crowds were or anything. But luckily Deanna took my digi-cam and shot some scenes during the opening. Here is her work:
made a zine for the show called Mothball, and I was busy signing them. You can get one if you like direct from Innen
. Thanks Aaron! Try this email if the one on the website does not work:
Aaron Fabian's Innen Zine
This woman has just been offended by looking into the peep-hole
in the big head, maybe?
What's in there you ask? My shit in Timothy Leary's toilet.
People checking out the Seconds Pass
. Yeah, there's a book
These girls loved the photos of Greco
putting kethup on his burger.
A couple fondly remembers the time when they were Teenage Smokers
The Cul-de-Sac of Lameness was filled with onlookers.
I'm glad Deanna did this, I had no idea how many people came.
Thanks to the people of Budapest for coming!
, the director of the Mucsarnok / Ernst Museum, and a VIP freind.
Skaters came in force!
Aaron (left) at the zine table.
Thomas master curator, Philippe the director of the SMAK museum, and Kevin your Minister of Propaganda discuss "winning the future" and what it means.
The last minutes before I had to leave...
These ladies were interesting. But we had a hard time talking due to the language barrier.
I then escaped to the outside, this is the view from out there. I was being stalked by a strange man and had to get out.
Kevin and Philippe at our favorite vegan restaurant in Budapest, Napfenyes Etterem
, which translates into Sunshine Restaurant. Look for that on our Food Blog
The nice woman who served us every night.
After the dinner we were taken to a bar, (smoking still allowed inside in Budapest) and even at 38 years old I'm still getting peer-pressured into drinking beer. Here we have Kevin and Tim both giving me the sign for "You're a pussy."
And so I drank the nasty Unicum
, which tastes like cough syrup.
And then replaced that crappy taste, with a slightly less crappy taste, beer. Every once in a while I taste these beers just to reconfirm that beer tastes like shit. That is one of many reasons I do not drink. (And still dont')
But everyone else has a great time drinking beer in a smoke filled room, and more power to them!
Good times. All of these people have been so kind to me, and so helpful and gracious to help make this show happen. I can never thank them enough.
Kevin loves it. The next day I flew home sick from some transfer of disease, and spent a few days in bed recovering.
Visionaries, Philippe and Thomas.
In Budapest, Hungary: The Cemetery of Reason at the Ernst Muzeum, Jan. 21st, 2011
In Los Angeles: Freeflow at Roberts & Tilton, Jan 8 - Feb 19, 2011
In Los Angeles, "Art in the Streets" at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary, April 17th, 2011
In Austin, Texas(with Deanna!): 'Yet to be named' at Domy Gallery, March 12, 2011 (during SXSW)
In Copenhagen, Denmark: 'My Soul is Worried but not Me' at Nils Steark Gallery, May 6th, 2011
6 Video Interviews From Italy
The Seconds Pass book --- Yeah.
Buy the Cemetery of Reason book, with a sneak peek
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book
New Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
And a new review of the Seconds Pass book too
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Ashley B's blog Milk Teeths
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Grant Hatfield's Blog
American Suburb X
Hamburger Eyes --- New Dennis Zine!
New Book with photos from Russia, Litmus Test
VIDEO: Golden Age of Neglect - 1999
Posted February 9th, 2011 by Old faithful of dissapointment, always on time.