Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Matt Dillon by Bruce Weber

the cover for the Arena Homme + fall/winter 2006 issue was Matt Dillon by Bruce Weber.  the actor and photographer have a long history together as subject and artist - the issue mixed up old photos of Mr. Dillon when he was just an up-and-coming actor in the early 1980s to the more recent ones of him - all taken by Mr. Weber himself.  i remember walking along the east village with my friend Sarah and we literally walked past Mr. Dillon himself (who i swear i totally clocked checking her).  i think i have this weird 'mutant' gift if you can call it that - i could literally walk into a wall or door or not know where i was at any given time yet i still have this weird-OCD-observant knack for spotting celebrities (both famed and random) at the weirdest times.  we each are born with special talents i guess ...
i did this drawing of Mr. Dillon - i remember i drew it spur of moment just to have something when i first moved into my apartment.  i hung it at the foot of my bed and it's been there ever since.  i got that quote from J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye - i guess it summed up mood at the time.

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