A most welcome surprise of the last week was the announcement that the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan. Yes, to Bob Dylan! -- one of the most esteemed and beloved American musicians.
The last several weeks turned out to be -- for me -- not only the hottest but the busiest weeks of the year. Good friends of mine sweet-talked me into organizing an exhibition in a small but ballsy art museum in El Segundo.
As befits an art space that calls itself a 'lab,' the interior of the El Segundo Museum of Art is sparse. In the center of the space rests a chair and, piled with art books, a small table. The walls are lab white, the ceiling high.