Glass Cage by Louise Lawler

BOMB 95 Spring 2006
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Louise Lawler, Glass Cage, 1991/93, one of two black and white photographs with text on mat, 28 × 32”. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.

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Louise Lawler by James Welling
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James Welling on the photographs of Louise Lawler and how photography is “a medium without grammar.”

Two Poems by Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer
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All monuments commemorate the same / falsehood The gilt is genuine and we feel it right / at the surface of our discontent / Anger like so many lustrous mounts softens / in the rain  And stallions and generals must periodically be / re-gilded      recommitted to    as if / as an abiding law of man / Though    if we are honest    it is the law that fails us / along with what we can abide 

One Poem by Russell Brakefield
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The hymn for the time is bone on bone. / One man’s anthem slaughters another. / I know you’ve seen it all before— / a boy born wrong is opened up by the law

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BOMB 95, Spring 2006

Interviews Dana Schutz, Harrell Fletcher, Tacita Dean and Jeffrey Eugenides, Frederic Tuten and Bernard Henri-Lévy, Lynne Tillman and Paula Fox, Judd Ne’eman and Janet Burstein, Charles Atlas, and Marsha Norman and Adam Rapp.

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