“No One Is Going To Do This For You:” A TDQ Q&A With Artist Stephen Hutchison

Stephen Hutchison - Tomorrow Is Going To Be Bizarre

An image from Stephen Hutchison's project "Tomorrow Is Going To Be Bizarre". Only if you count 16 pairs of pecs bizarre.

This week, The Daily Quarterly broadens its horizons (and yours) with a Q&A with artist Stephen Hutchison. The Los Angeles-based sculptor and photographer talks to us about his influences, his upcoming projects and how the internet is helping people experience art more and enjoy it more. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with artist Stephen Hutchison:

The Daily Quarterly: How did you hear about thedailyquarterly.com?

Stephen Hutchison: How does anybody hear about thedailyquarterly.com?

TDQ: How excited are you that The Daily Quarterly asked you for an interview?

Hutchison: I am “fairly” excited. 

TDQ: Would you say that the writing on The Daily Quarterly is mesmerizing or stupefying?

Hutchison: It’s as good as the writing in a fortune cookie, but less believable.
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James Franco Signs Exclusive ‘First Right Of Refusal’ Agreement With Every Studio, TV Production Company And Publisher In Los Angeles

James Franco

James Franco seen walking, chewing bubble gum, talking on the phone, recording an audio book, reading a script, listening to music, playing in a one man band, returning library books, finding a home for a lost kitten, exercising, and delivering coffee.

Los Angeles—James Franco just can’t get enough. After co-hosing the Academy Awards last month, he has now signed a contract with every movie studio, television production company and book and magazine publisher in Los Angeles that gives him the exclusive first right of refusal for every planned movie, TV show, book and magazine article. And he drew up the contract himself, to boot.

“Law school was somewhat tough,” Franco said. “But passing the bar exam was even harder. But that pales in comparison to getting my pilot’s license, which I should have by this Saturday.”

Besides getting a law degree, a pilot’s license, teaching a course at NYU about himself and being nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his performance as Aron Ralston in “127 Hours,” Franco received his undergraduate degree in June 2008 from UCLA and his MFA from Columbia in 2010. He is a Ph.D. student in English at Yale University, has a paper route when he is home in Los Angeles, just started his own lawncare service, does his own PR and make-up and is looking at opening a Dairy Queen this summer, “assuming the current ‘issues’ subside.”
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