Day 65, Portrait 21

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    Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
    Photo by Marco Anelli. © 2010 Marco Anelli

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    1. meepmaap 58 months ago | reply

      well please, tell those of us who were not there what was so special about it!

    2. kat_ching 58 months ago | reply

      i love this
      and yes mireyainparis, please share

    3. specialkid1971 58 months ago | reply

      #21, I was SO GLAD to see that you made it!! It looks like you had a great experience. - #12

    4. NYCandre 58 months ago | reply

      Her expression is just so authentic - love this portrait - my favorite too - and so happy for both her and Marina.

    5. NYCandre 58 months ago | reply

      @Mireyal - thanks for the information - this is just so great that you did so - I wish more people would comment on the sitters they saw. Then again not all were so "interesting".

    6. mt11231 58 months ago | reply

      Oh com'on get a grip!

    7. mollyporter 58 months ago | reply

      mt11231, you get a grip. How dull it must be in your grim little world.

    8. mt11231 58 months ago | reply

      Molly, I like your pink tiara, i think I'll go get myself a tiara and then I'll walk around and I'll show my tiara and then I'll throw a tiara partay for my friends, and then we'll cry all together holding hands because we love our tiaras so much and life is just so beautiful, we wouldn't stop crying, like having the sun shinning in our eyes...Amen

    9. shottwokill 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called This is Excellent ( "New Photo" Contest), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. NYCandre 58 months ago | reply

      Note: Evan Rose, who was there, noted how Marina reacted, and that this prompted *him* to decide and sit himself. Also on the last day, may 31st. Marina acknowledges her sitter's also very emotional state. I don't know of other such moments, tho there must have been some. Caught it on livecam there (scroll down)

    11. Evan Rose 58 months ago | reply

      Andre's right. I was there when this woman was sitting and was so cynical about the whole thing but when she got up, she and Marina were both crying which moved me so much that I decided I had to sit too. And so I did (but on the 26th, not the 31st [though I was there that day too]).

      As it so, SO randomly turns out, this woman and I have a friend in common and I saw her again just this past Friday night (but was sorry I wasn't able to introduce myself).

    12. kat_ching 57 months ago | reply

      its intriguing that she was cynical
      yet able to be patient enough to wait in line
      its great that they had such an interaction
      all my friends who were even slightly critical of the piece barely made it out to the exhibit at all, so happy for this woman to have experienced it despite cynicism

    13. 54StorminWillyGJ54 46 months ago | reply

      Wonderful indeed!

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