To a palace made
Of wind

To a palace whose towers
Are pillars of fire by day

To an opal palace
In the sky’s zenith heart

The bird of pale air

In a swift white line
On a black space

A brushstroke
Signifying absence

“Vacancy in Glass,” Roger Gilbert-Lecomte

Rita Ackermann, Hungarian born painter/artist, lives and works in New York. She is currently editing a monograph with Rizzoli, working on a short film “Pure War”, and a organizing a mob flash performance for a festival in May for New Museum. In November 2011, she will be showing her new paintings at the Ludwig Museum, in Budapest.