Retrospective - ret·ro·spec·tive - [re-truh-spek-tiv]
1. directed to the past; contemplative of past situations, events, etc.
2. an art exhibit showing an entire phase or representative examples of an artist's lifework.
"It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness." -Robert Menzies
Met up with Jamal, had some food, and then walked over to check out the show.
Old metal trays used to set type...
"I grew up poor. I never had any money. I was a hobo, you know, ride the freights." -Art Linkletter
You have this AND a sweet one at the SFMOMA, dang. Barry is ruling the Bay Area right now.
Its all in the details.
Legendary Kevin Ancell
(creator of the Spitfire logo) who is responsible for the heavy lifting on the production side of a Barry McGee show. Is that Colt Bowden in the background?
Barry's father did these drawings on napkins.
Some hints of Margaret Kilgallen were everywhere.
Pat and his lovely wife.
Get outta my shot Jeffrey Deitch!
There we go. The museum itself is quite beautiful. And also not secure in an earthquake. If the big one hits, all these people are dead.
Hey there's a kid tagging back there.
Wood, not metal. Amazing.
Barry's response to Nam June Paik
The Margaret room.
This guy said fuck it, I'm just gonna sit on the art.
Remember that yellow dumpster? This is what's inside it.
The elusive Teen Witch.
Barry's mom and Brother Mike.