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this time the traveling for fittings with absurd amounts of luggage was worth it.
passing a thunderstorm on our way to hamburg where i visited this wonderful hatshop to buy some excellent hats for a real gentlemen and ordered one that will be custom made for him.
i had the most wonderful evening with my dear friend C in a very ugly and overdesigned huge hotel suite, they rented for the fitting and I was aloud to keep for the night, drinking, discussing and feeling at home with her in that completely alien surrounding.
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and yesterday vienna, a not even twelve hours stay, but i managed to go to this gallery after the fittings, where they showed some of ruth laskeys wonderful twill series.
I felt so so lucky, a wonderful coincidence again, two weeks after i discovered her work being catapulted to a city where she had her second exhibition in europe. it is hard to explain but i was struck by the incredible beauty and purity of her handwoven pieces, she neutralizes the terms of craft and art.
the young man who curated the show, a friend of hers from san francisco who lives in vienna now, took some time to show me around and explained how she developed her way of work, from painting to making her own canvases to weaving the hole picture and dying the colors. they both made my day, her art and his kindness.
the last hour before heading back home i spent in the kunsthistorisches museum that is opened until late on thursday. museums always make me feel calm and happy, so reasonable.
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