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Tuesday, October 24,1995, 6:17 PM
Ah, the life of the artist! Many do not
understand that it includes washing the
dishes as well as such mundane tasks
as washing the toilet, washing the dog,
and washing the body crevices. It is my
sincere hope that your work will succeed
in revolutionizing our understanding
(as ethnologists) of the contemporary
artist and how his kitchen differs from
those who spend lots of time with their
computers. Perhaps people will see that
we artists (I am speaking to you artist-to-
artist, you understand) are no diffe
Thursday, October 26,1995, 3:39 PM
Ben Kinmont answers:
thank you for your words...really.
as you can see i've added your
correspondence to the others, but it
appears that not all of your message came
through. if so, it would be great to
see the rest.
also, your picture arrived today; its great.
Friday, October 27,1995, 12:47 AM
Indeed, I had much more to say. In my previous communication
I explained that we artists are of course no different that
regular people. I also explained that I (as an artist) do not
have a great many dirty dishes per se, but of course I do have a
great many filthy wine glasses, whisky tumblers, beer steins,
shot glasses, brandy snifters, etc. Further, I informed you and
the artistic community that I have sent you a photograph of me
washing a bowl from which I like to drink a special mixture of
milk and sa
Friday, October 27,1995, 1:22 PM
Ben Kinmont answers:
thanks for continuing your message. however, it appears that
it has once again been cut off mid word, at about the 8th line;
i spoke with the person who wrote the program for this correspond-
ence section. he remembers that aol. has a small window for
messages such as these and that perhaps that is why you are having
at any rate, if you don't mind continuing, perhaps if you hit
returns when the message goes beyond the window, and then type the
next 8 lines of your message. then, repost a new letter with the
rest, etc. i can join them together when i come back to respond.
i'm very sorry for the complications and hope that it doesn't
deter you from posting your full correspondence.
and, by the way, you are right that we artists are no different
than regular people. i suppose that that is the main thing that i
want to show in the double photograph. and, also, that this same-
ness is in fact beautiful.