Kirsten Dunst Buys Elizabeth Peyton From ‘Gavin,’ And Other Arty Miranda July Revelations

The latest installment of Miranda July’s email-based art project We Think Alone dropped today and since its subect this week

The latest installment of Miranda July’s email-based art project We Think Alone dropped today and since its subect this week is “An email with art in it” we figured we’d post the whole thing below.

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Kirsten Dunst (who, per Gawker, has been winning this weekly collection of emails from famous people) apparently buys art from Gavin Brown regularly enough to call him “Gavin!” Sheila Heti is having some trouble posting art online and Lena Dunham points us to an art student she likes.

I put the images in it below because it doesn’t really make sense without them but if anyone has a problem with that please email me.

—–Forwarded Message—–
From: Kirsten Dunst
To: l
Sent: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 11:29 pm
Subject: Hi

I bought this Elizabeth Peyton from Gavin and I wanted to know what the
appraisal is for insurance. Thank you, Kirsten Dunst
EP 650
Sent from my iPhone


———- Forwarded message ———-
From: danh vo
Date: May 3, 2009 10:12:29 PM GMT+02:00
Bcc: Adam

From: danh vo
Date: May 3, 2009 10:12:29 PM GMT+02:00
Bcc: Adam

i don’t know if it was the buenos aires trip with the james benning films and all the sausages or the spirit of leopoldo lugones or if it was the too tight jeans, blowjobs and the prostitution during the galleryweekend…. but something is for sure not the same


———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Sheila Heti
Date: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 8:04 PM
To: Margaux Williamson


do you know this painting of manet’s?


i love it. but i can’t find the right colours on the web for it.


it’s called
Branche de pivoine blanche

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Lena Dunham
Date: Thu, May 2, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Subject: work by my mom’s student tommy
To: Jenni Konner

I love this so much


Unknown_6.1 (1)

What’s My Line? addresses preconceived notions my family has of me and their notions of career, stability and success that are based upon them. I play around with the duality between my own desires of having free will against my family’s desire of whom and what I should be.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Catherine Opie
Date: September 4, 2008 8:56:14 AM PDT
Subject: O in a few years
To: J

this boy reminded me of our boy.
things going very well, one more shoot then home on saturday mornng.

cathy xxxxooo


———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Etgar Keret
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:09 PM
To: S
Subject: RE: museum

This is the art piece mentioned in my column, by Sejla Kameric:


Bosnian Girl, 2003
Public project: posters, billboards, magazine ads, postcards
Black-and-white photograph, dimensions variable
Photography by Tarik Samarah

Graffiti written by an unknown Dutch soldier on a wall of the army barracks
in Potocari, Srebrenica, 1994/95. Royal Netherlands Army troops, as part of
the UN Protection Force (UNPROFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992­95, were
responsible for protecting the Srebrenica safe area.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Lee Smolin
Date: Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 8:45 AM
Subject: Paintings
To: U

Dear Ulrich,

re the poster the hard thing is finding a good painting that will also be a good background. Here are some possibilities from one of my favorite contemporary painters, Donna Moylan: How about the following painting:


If that doesn’t work I would be happy with anything from her, perhaps you can choose one that fits best graphically. I am sure we could get permission to use one of her paintings.

Another possibility is Remedios Varo, a Spanish/Mexican surrealist,

The clockmaker is pertinent because of the theme of time, and I used this also, with permission of her widower, as the cover of my first book.

Another contemporary painter I love is Ray Smith, a Mexican painter who works now in new york, but I haven’t yet found good images on the web of my favorites of his.



———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Rodarte
Date: Friday, March 1, 2013 3:00 PM
Subject: light painting
To: J



———- Forwarded message ———-
From: KAJ
Subject: Pan
Date: August 15, 2012 3:23:28 PM PDT
To: Deborah Morales

Hey Deb,

Raymond sent this to me. He saw it in a museum in York, England and said it reminded him of me. It’s Pan, the mythological creature who liked to play his flute, eat, drink, and be merry. But this Pan is a more thoughtful one, as if he’s weary of the aesthetic life and has settled down to watch the birds flocking around him. I love this pensive more mature vision. Raymond neglected to write down the artist’s name. Could you have someone at the office track it down?

Thanks, Kareem


———- Note ———-
Elizabeth Peyton, Marie-Antoinette, 1994, Oil on board, 14 x 11 inches, is reproduced courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York. Sejla Kameric, Bosnian Girl, 2003, is reproduced courtesy of the artist and Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin. Gjon Mili, Picasso Uses Light Pen and Pablo Picasso, 1948, Getty Images.

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Kirsten Dunst Buys Elizabeth Peyton From ‘Gavin,’ And Other Arty Miranda July Revelations