Sunday, December 28, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

"Ah hah so you believe in never ending orgasm! Thank God! I was just trying to explain this concept to Tony Lowe..."

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

David Zack "My Philosophy" (1974)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

from a letter from Al Ackerman (Dec. '08):

"In place of the Hot Chocolate [Enema Tale] (which really doesn't have anything to do with Zack). I'll substitute what is probably my all time favorite Zack story. This one has to do with when Zack first met Ray Johnson in NYC. Right off the bat, Ray handed David a white feather and told him to deliver it to "the Maniac in the Tower." So being the reality-detached character he was, and having little fear, Zack took the white feather around to the address Ray gave him. It was up in a tower, turns out. Zack climbed all 30 or 40 flights of stairs and knocks on this guy's door. "Ray Johnson told me to give you this," he told the guy who answered (a fairly normal-looking individual, according to David). The man thanked Zack and invited him in. Then, as soon as Zack crossed the threshold, the guy jumped on David and started trying to strangle him to death. Zack said he literally had to fight for his life. True story!"

Geez, no wonder Zack called Ray the "meanest man in New York" in his Art in America article!

Monday, December 15, 2008

"Russell also showed me a project he was doing on the wrought-iron based table. The project consisted of taping soft-drink cans for different periods, so the sun would produce patterns on the cans. Russell called that his slow photography project."

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

detail from p. 14 of one of David Zack's "Monster Folios" (the "Education Issue") ("Correspondence Folio #5) Portland, OR, Nov. 8, 1977? The "Monster Folios" are 14" X 25" Xerox double-sided.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

buZ blurr writes: Some of David's writing can be found in Mostly True, The West's Most Popular Hobo Graffiti Magazine,, explaining my hoohoohobos/fortuitouslogos bookwork.


this one here?

buZ blurr portrait of Zack here

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Boog! (scanner collage of Zack related ephemera)

Boog visited David Zack in Tepoztlan in February 1988 & Zack sent him home with the manuscript of Rainbow House. (hmmmm, another little lulu project on the horizon?