Thomas Arthur Schaefer
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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Library Company of Philadelphia

I too grew up a dilettante tinkerer, an artist-in-the-basement.


"I've never felt that I had to put out work that I actually liked, just because it's out there doesn't mean that I have to stand behind it. A lot of it's experimental, spontaneous. It's about knocking about in the studio and bumping into things." — Richard Prince


"Force Shits Upon Reason's Back"

this will spearhead my internal revolution
we learn not to make our moves too hastily
you can't be one or the other
part of the game

... this is marked as part of the Franklin

extend beyond christ's church
care not a fig
doing good among men
civic duty supports personal gain

... this is Franklins cread

the standards of conflict and interest
pretty natural
improving the postal service
faster faster

... an archetype of the american capitalist Franklin

the faster the news
household name
electricity
american prometheus

- Thomas Arthur Schaefer

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