Few artists have provided more target practice for cupid since the mid-60s than Jim Dine. Above, a crane lowers a 4,500-pound bronze heart, half of Dine's Two Big Black Hearts at the Hirshhorn in 1985.
For someone who has had some miserable Valentines days over the years, I am still obsessed by love, or as the scientists say, that chemical reaction of receptors and neurotransmitters that create the energy and motivation to not only be with someone, but to do things in daily life with that extra focused attention and exhilaration that you have when you are under the spell.
How to make love stay? Tom Robbins had list of tactics in Still Life with the Woodpecker, all involving superstitious potions, cheesecake from Junior's Deli on Flatbush Avenue, and peeing out your bedroom window.
I think love notes are key. Words for me are very seductive. Some of my favorite love notes from the past and present...
Happy Valentine's Day. Love will be there in the morning.