Three years ago today, John Emr launched a blog with a single artist as its subject. That artist is Peter Schmidt, perhaps best known for his work with Brian Eno, most notably as co-collaborator on the Oblique Strategies cards, for his cover art to Eno’s 1974 album Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), and for the watercolor prints that accompanied Eno’s 1977 album Before and After Science.
Schmidt live from 1931 through 1980, and Emr’s tribute site, peterschmidtweb.blogspot.com, is an ongoing survey of Schmidt’s work. If Emr has his way, Schmidt will be known more widely for far more than his association with Eno. Just yesterday, Emr made a post that exemplifies the rigor he brings to his pursuit. While watching the film And Now for Something Completely Different (1971), he spied a Schmidt work, “Cycloid V,” on a wall during this scene featuring Michael Palin — and promptly posted some screen shots:
Original post at peterschmidtweb.blogspot.com. Additional images and information at peterschmidtweb.com. (Emr apparently acquired “Cycloid V,” and “IV,” last year, according to another peterschmidtweb.blogspot.com post.)
Congrats on three years of excellent work, John. Here’s to many more.