Monday, August 25, 2008
My time capsule article has now given birth to two works of art. The above was made by Will Alsop - he forgot to meet my deadline and this was by way of compensation as well as being a time capsule list and a fine birthday present. Meanwhile, John Ashbery, having said he could think of nothing, changes his mind in this exquisite email.
'On second thought (and it may be too late for your deadline), I thought of contributing a ChapStick to the time capsule. Do they exist in England? It's a lip salve in the form of a lipstick, has a pleasant medicinal smell, is available everywhere (in the US) for a dollar or so, and is always there to soothe one's aged dry lips (unlike those who flee me now who sometime did me seek). In other words, to use the blurbists' hallowed formula, it "fills a long-felt need."'
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 7:29 pm