4 years ago
One of the great joys for us is going to the post office and finding that something new and exciting that one of our friends has worked on or published is waiting for us.
Jean Toche - who many may know from his membership in Guerrilla Art Action Group (GAAG) – is one such friend who continues to delight us with his mailings. Temporary Services interviewed Jean in late 2008 and he has remained a dear pal. Today’s mail brought a package he sent with a sweet new book on his work published by Mudima Edizione in conjunction with a show of his recent work at Fundazione Mudima in Milan, Italy.
Particularly pleasing to see was this great text in the book by Jean’s old GAAG collaborator Jon Hendricks (scanned above).
First of all, let’s try to quickly get past the fact that not everyone in power has balls, because we know that far too many of them do (mostly white balls too). Secondly, let’s rejoice in the fact that both of these guys are still doing and saying exactly whatever the fuck they want, well into their 70’s. Finally let’s celebrate the fact that Jean and Jon are still friends and still care for each other over 40 years on. This is the kind of love we like to see among partners in collaborations, no matter how long ago they started and no matter what turns they have taken as the years and their lives have moved on.
May we all write and publish and work and collaborate with this kind of fire when we are senior citizens!