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The only obsession everyone wants: ‘love.’ People think that in falling in love they make themselves whole? The Platonic union of souls? I think otherwise. I think you’re whole before you begin. And the love fractures you. You’re whole, and then you’re cracked open.

Philip Roth

Ivan Farkas: Paris, amoureux au jardin des Tuileries,vers 1960.

"but i have an infinite tenderness for you. that, i’ll always have. all my life long." 

— blue is the warmest color (2013)

Ellsworth Kelly - Plant Drawings (1960-91) | Tulip
Q: ты поедешь на один из концертов "the national" в россии?

Я бы с удовольствием, но учтитывая тот факт, что у Грузии с Россией визовый режим, это будет немножко проблематично. 

Q: Name your favorite: film, music/bands, book, artist, stores, scent, color, animal

Favorite films (since I can’t name just one): “Breathless”, “Band of outsiders”, “Au revoir les enfants”, “Christiane F. Wir kinder vom Bahnhof zoo”, “The 400 blows”, “Andrei Rublev”, “Vivre sa vie”, “In the mood for love”, “L’amant”, “Jules et Jim”, “Zerkalo”, “All about my mother”, “Frances Ha” and “Her”.

Music/Bands: I listen to different genres of music and my preferences change depending on the mood. However, I never get tired of listening to Nicolas Jaar / Darkside, The XX, Washed Out, Blood Orange, Tame Impala, SBTRKT, The National, Mount Kimbie, New Order, King Krule, Moderat, Legowelt, Matthew Dear, Jon Hopkins, Melody’s Echo Chamber, John Roberts, Crystal Castles, John Talabot, James Blake, Grimes, Jamie XX, Vondelpark and Jessy Lanza. 

Books: “The Unbearable lightness of being”, “One hundred years of solitude”, “The Master and Margarita”, “Norwegian Wood”, “Heart of a dog”, “A Clockwork orange”, “1Q84” and “Bonjour tristesse”.

Artists: Marc Chagall, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse and Amedeo Modigliani.

Stores: I don’t have a favorite, really. 

Scent: The scent of rain.

Color: Black, grey and dark blue.

Animal: Cat!

It appeared that nobody ever said a thing they meant, or ever talked of a feeling they felt, but that was what music was for. 

Virginia Woolf, from “The Voyage Out(Duckworth, 1915)
José Antonio Suárez Londoño (Colombian, born 1955)
Date:2004-07Medium:Pencil, ball point pen and gouache on paperDimensions:14 x 16 1/2” (35.6 x 41.9 cm)Credit Line:Gift of the artist in honor of the Latin American and Caribbean FundMoMA Number:1149.2009Copyright:© 2014 José Antonio Suárez Londoño
If you can’t accept people as they are, give them up. Don’t try to change them. Besides, it’s usually too late.

Bonjour Tristesse (1958) dir. by Otto Preminger

United States:
*militarily intervenes in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya*
United States: Russia should respect the sovereignty of Ukraine
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