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A Day To Celebrate!


Source: Viggo-Works.
Found By: Chrissiejane

© Chrissiejane/Viggo-Works. Images © New Line Cinema/Warner Bros.

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5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo


Source: Viggo-Works.
Found By: Iolanthe
As part of our 5th Birthday Celebrations today I thought it would be fun to look back over some of the wonderful Viggo highlights we've shared over the last few years. This isn't a comprehensive collection, just the things that I personally remember most looking back over our 5 years. The Oscars are there, of course, Sadanset and Skovbo, tributes from Leon and the Golden Boot Awards, supporting Dennis Kucinich and Bob Johnson, the SLU address... alas there simply isn't room to put in everything that has thrilled, amazed and stopped our hearts since we started in May 2004. And this is because Viggo is one of the busiest and most diverse of men. Much loved, much honoured, interested in everything. Here's to another 5 years of trying to keep up with him.






2004 Introduction to Best American Nonrequired Reading

Words were everywhere I looked, filling dreams, giving me names for everything. It was all I could do to keep up with them, catch a few as they drifted through me, fell now and then from clouds, from my eyes to the table, onto my lap or became tangled in horses' manes. Most of the words got away, as they usually will, but at night I regularly managed to gather them in bunches.

Introduction to Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004
By Viggo Mortensen
Houghton Mifflin
2004



2005 Working with Cronenberg

"Viggo is just... a great actor."

David Croneneberg interview, by Moriarty
Ain't it Cool News
November 6th, 2005



2005 Filming Alatriste

"Viggo filled himself with Spain; with our history, with the light and the shadow that made us who we are. And, in that way, in an astonishing process of assimilation, he finished transforming himself into a Spaniard, down to the bone."

Arturo Pérez Reverte
El Semanal, July 2005-08-04
Translated by Elessars Queen



2006 Three Fools poetry reading

Mortensen began the evening by lighting a candle and quoting a phrase by poet S.A. Griffin. 'We are here for the sweet stigmata of the poem. And here's the news.' The breathless, packed room received the news, and it was clear from the moment Viggo spoke that this was poetry's night.

National Poetry Month Starts At Beyond Baroque With Three April Fools
By Philomene Long, Poet Laureate of Venice
27 April 2006
Source: Santa Monica Mirror



2006 SLU Commencement Address

'activism is not a dirty word.'

Viggo Mortensen
SLU Commencement Address
May 21, 2006



2006 Supporting Bob Johnson for Congress

'I vote, and I pay close attention to what politicians say and even closer attention to what they do. I try to keep in mind the admonition of the great teacher Plato: "One of the penalties of refusing to be involved in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." We have certainly seen the proof of that statement in this country over the last five years or so.'

Viggo Mortensen's Watertown Speech in support of Dr. Bob Johnson,
Democratic party candidate for congress
Watertown, NY
9 September 2006



2006 Insignia of Gold of León and Province

Viggo Mortensen "has hoisted the flag of the Leonese province on several occasions and has carried the name of León around the world."

Viggo Mortensen - "I have no words to thank the Leonese people for all the things they are doing for me"

By Miguel Ángel Nepomuceno - translated by Paddy
13 October 2006
Source: Diario de León



2007 Viggo-Works Interview

'...trees, dreams, doubt, birds, books, rain.'

Viggo describing what influences his poetry
Viggo-Works Talks With Viggo
3 April 2007



2007 Viggo's Golden Boot Award Acceptance Speech

"Frank T. Hopkins was a half-Lakota Wyoming cowboy. He seems to have understood horses and he seems to have understood people, and did not appear to have had much use for disparaging any breed or race. Perhaps this was in part due to his own mixed ethnicity, which was and is far more common in the United States and in the world than many people seem to want to acknowledge. Hopkins was ahead of his time as a humane horse-trainer and endurance rider. He was also an example of what I have seen in cowboys (and cowgirls) I have met and admired among Argentines, Uruguyans, Moroccans, Algerians, Egyptians, the French, New Zealanders, Australians, Icelanders, Lakota, Blackfeet, Apache, Quebecois, and so on: a straightforward, open-minded, and ethical individual."

Viggo's Golden Boot Award Acceptance Speech
By Viggo Mortensen,
11 August 2007



2008 Supporting Kucinich, New Hampshire Presidential Primaries

"One of the reasons why I support Dennis Kucinich is this...," said the actor.

Mortensen then pulled open his button-down shift to reveal a black t-shirt with the word "Impeach" emblazoned across the front.

New Hampshire Presidential Primaries
Jan 2008



2008 Best Actor Oscar Nomination

Fresh from the set of the post-apocalyptic film "The Road," Viggo Mortensen sized up the path to the Kodak Theatre entrance and smiled a grim smile. "This road is more daunting than the road in the movie I'm making -- and that one has cannibals."

Viggo at the Oscars
The Envelope
By Geoff Boucher and Chris Lee
February 24, 2008



2008 100th Year San Lorenzo celebration

"The highest honor in my life is to be a San Lorenzo fan; we have a noble spirit... we know how to win and how to lose with dignity; and the only time we have an ugly face in the stadium is when we play."

Viggo's speech
100th year San Lorenzo celebration
Buenos Aires
Translated by Graciela
2 April 2008



2008 Skovbo Exhibition

"I decided to take photos of trees for this show because there are no trees in Iceland. I decided to bring trees to Iceland."

Viggo Mortensen on the Skovbo Exhibition
Capable Of Many Things
By Hanna Björk Valsdóttir - translated by Ragga
30 May 2008
Source: Fréttablaðið



2009 Sadanset Exhibition

'There are images of forests, mountains and animals. Everything is connected. We are related to the animals and we are also in a way animals ourselves. When I see my own pictures, it's like seeing a movie. It is, for example a single moment in a film scene, that you remember. So is also the case with my pictures. I remember the places I've been to and can go there again through the pictures, Viggo says.'

Viggo on the sadanset exhibition
Kim Kastrup
Ekstra Bladet
16 October 2008



2008 Viggo-Works Interview

Viggo-Works: Finally...just for fun. Who would win the fight? Aragorn or Diego? Why?

Viggo: No idea. I suspect they would become friends in the end, and not fight. Then again, if Diego had been drinking...

Making An Effort To Be Present
6 February 2009
Viggo-Works

© viggo-works.com. Images © Getty/New Line Cinemo/J Casares: EFE/Saint Anselm College/Richard Harbaugh.

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New at Perceval Press


Source: Perceval Press.
Found By: Chrissiejane
Categories: Perceval Press
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© Fundación La Piedad.
Perceval Press recién comienza a preparar el trabajo para producir un libro sobre los importantes trabajos etnográficos de los doctores Schmidt y Susnik en el Gran Chaco durante el siglo XX. El libro incluirá una buena selección de fotos únicas de los pueblos indígenas de la región, tomadas por estos reconocidos investigadores europeos, con el permiso y apoyo de la Fundación La Piedad, propietaria y sostenedora del Museo Etnográfico Doctor Andrés Barbero (www.museobarbero.org.py). Cuando dicho libro, con sus textos en castellano e inglés, esté listo para ser presentado, lo anunciaremos. Gracias.

Viggo Mortensen.

© Viggo Mortensen/Perceval Press. Images © Fundación La Piedad.

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Marketplace News and Huge Promotion from Zazzle!





There are happenings in the Marketplace these days. New products are not the only changes. We'll be cleaning out many designs and products starting today. Here are some of the changes happening.

1. I've created a new product line entitled Close outs - products on borrowed time. This is a collection of products we will no longer be selling in the near future. After May 31 (this Sunday) it will include our 5th anniversary designs. To find these close out items visit our V-W Marketplace and on the right hand side in the tool bar click on *Close out - products on borrowed time".

The master plan? Once Zazzle has it's 'free shipping' offer for the US site these designs will disappear at the end of that promotion. When will the promotion be? It's a guess but Zazzle runs the free shipping promotion quite frequently and once it does I'll be sure to promote that time here.

For those members and fans in Canada and Australia...take heart! Read below for a huge free shipping promotion from Zazzle happening right now!!

2. I think it would be terrific if there was any members of Viggo-Works who had Zazzle accounts of their own to help promote them on our Marketplace home page. If you look now you'll see there are two promotional links already, one for Riv-Res's Rabbit Ridge Art and another for Iolanthe's Galley Hill Art.

Our Marketplace home page gets a lot of hits and if you are a Zazzle member you will receive referral $$ if someone buys items from another shop. It's a win win situation...our Marketplace receives a little referral cash and the other member sells a product and receives their sellers fee.

So if you are a member of Zazzle please e-mail me your url and we will be happy to add it on our Marketplace home page and make an announcement here too.

3. And lastly, in the next month or two we'll be calling for submissions of any kind. This will mean photographs, art work or digital designs to create more products. You are always welcome to ask your questions in the Introduction & discussion for the V-W Marketplace thread. All the specific detail will be posted when the submission call will be announced.

Here are the links to some important pages and other Zazzle international Marketplace home pages. Note some are having free shipping promotions! Take advantage while you can!!!

V-W Marketplace US

V-W Marketplace UK

*All products are made in the US, you will be charged for international shipping and any other taxes applied by the your country.

Free Shipping in Canada!

New Zazzle site for Canadian users!

V-W Marketplace Canada

Criteria for the promotion:
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* To qualify for this free shipping offer, one or more Zazzle products must be purchased. Free shipping offer does not apply photo sculptures.

* The coupon code FREESHIPTOCA must be entered during checkout to receive the offer.

* The free shipping offer is for standard shipping to Canadian addresses only.

* Shipping charges will apply to oversized orders and orders being shipped on an expedited basis.

* Offer is valid from May 18, 2009 at 12:01am PDT through June 1, 2009 at 11:59pm PDT. Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special offer.

* This offer does not apply to past purchases and may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or discount offers.

* Offer valid on Zazzle.ca only.

Free Shipping in Australia!

New Zazzle site for Australian users!

V-W Marketplace Australia

Criteria for the promotion:
Quote:
* To qualify for this free shipping offer, one or more Zazzle products must be purchased. Free shipping offer does not apply photo sculptures.

* The coupon code FREESHIPAUST must be entered during checkout to receive the offer.

* The free shipping offer is for standard shipping to Australian addresses only.

* Shipping charges will apply to oversized orders and orders being shipped on an expedited basis.

* Offer is valid from May 18, 2009 at 12:01am EST (GMT +10) through June 1, 2009 at 11:59pm EST (GMT +10).

* Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special offer.

* This offer does not apply to past purchases and may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or discount offers.

* Offer valid on Zazzle.com.au only.



****Please remember these items will be coming from the US so there may be duties or taxes being shipped to your country.****

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Viggo in Flair


Source: Flair.
Found By: Cindalea
Many thanks to Cindalea for sending scans of the Viggo article that appeared in last month's issue of the Italian magazine Flair.

Click on scan to enlarge.








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