New York Times Blog Post on the Odds drawing. While I appreciate the press and I swore I'd stop whoring that drawing out, someone posted a frequently asked question that I thought I'd take a moment to respond at my leisure on my own blog where I don't have to respect the moderator's feelings. "Cary" asks:
Why is William Powhida such a hater? What has he contributed? 200-1 [this doubles my own estimate of 100-1, touche Cary, you should be my assistant]
Well Cary, I am a total hater. In fact, I think I hate you too for asking such a stupid
I love art history, though. It's a nice story with a limited amount of names to remember, because the rest of the artists, a vast, vast number, have faded into oblivion, lost to us forever. Your 200-1 odds that I will be remembered even in ten years in generous in the face of the real number of artists out there toiling in their studios seeking acknowledgment for their industry and passion.
Also, I have not contributed anything that you would find meaningful and have no plans to do that sort of thing, you know, make art that you will recognize because it is 'good' and 'smart'. Whatever, if you want to know what I've contributed, come to my solo show next Friday April 10th at Schroeder Romero from 6 - 8 pm and you can see for yourself what exactly I have contributed and why I have so much hate in my black, black heart. I don't know if I even have a heart. Something beats inside me...
So, Cary, I hope I have answered your thoughtful question. Now go sit in your corner.