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Portrait of Joseph Beuys by Warhol & What They Saw in Each Other

August 5th, 2018
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    Andy Warhol standing in the factory with a Liz painting and several screens in the background.

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    Title:Joseph Beuys in memoriam -1986

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    Momus Ca – Dubious Icons, Godheads, Messiahs, Artist, Celebrity

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    Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys in 1980 posing in front of Lenbach’s Self Portrait with his Family
    Photograph: Angela Neuke

  • What Andy Warhol saw in Joseph Beuys (Phaidon)

    Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys were not close friends. Though they met a number of times, in New York, Naples and Dusseldorf, the artists maintained a sincere, respectful relationship.

  • Christie – When Warhol met Beuys

  • Andy was in China, Iran and Bali – (previous post)

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    Andy and Ali (Previous post)

    Brazilian Artist, Antonio Dias of After Utopia, Dies- (1944-2018)

    August 3rd, 2018
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    O Meu Retrato (My Portrait), 1966
    Electromechanical object, photograph on paper (via Walker Art Center)

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    Artforum obit

    Brazilian artist Antonio Dias, whose paintings and sculptures viscerally challenged the authoritarian regime that ruled his country for over two decades, has died at age seventy-four. While Dias’s early canvases mingled Nova Figuração (New Figuration) with graffiti and comic book influences to address urban violence, censorship, war, and Brazil’s former military dictatorship, his later works moved toward an abstraction that was less overtly political.

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    After Utopia

  • “Our Lives Are Shaped by the Quality of Our Attention” – Antonio Dias

    Looking back at looking back, What Drives Me –

    Confronting the double-bind,
    Growing up in a predicament we get past incredulity or we take refuge in madness.

  • Antonio Dias and Tropicalia . (Ken Li blogged)

  • Marcel Duchamp – Network of Stoppages – 2018

    July 27th, 2018
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    Network of Stoppages – 1914 (MoMa)

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    Re-thinking Marcel Duchamp by Barbara Rose.

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    Marcel Duchamp in uniform 1895

    Military avoidance

    The essay traces military relationships in the work of Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968), paying particular attention to his notes of 1912 known as the ‘Jura-Paris Road’. These are interpreted as ‘military texts’ and the author shows how military concerns remained with Duchamp throughout his career, resulting in facetious outcomes that obscured uneasy preoccupations.

    Marcel Duchamp was born on 28 July 1887.


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    Marcel Duchamp and Martin Friedman 1965

  • Ed Ruscha on Marcel Duchamp (Youtube)

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    John Cage met Marcel Duchamp in the 1940’s
    (Only when Duchamp’s health was failing, Cage decided to seek Marcel out with the pretext of taking chess lessons. So Duchamp, his wife and Cage met and played chess.)

    John Cage: Music for Marcel Duchamp (Youtube)

  • Arts Journal – Marcel Duchamp Interviews

    “To all appearances, the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space seeks his way out to a clearing.”
    In Artopia we think of Duchamp as one of the great poets of the last century; perhaps too much of a dandy, perhaps too much of a chess-player and a poseur, perhaps too much of a gentlemen — but always a prestidigitator of the first order.

    Robert Smithson told me he once confronted Duchamp at a party: “I see you are into alchemy,” he accused. “Why, yes,” answered Marcel.

    Dada Perfume Marcel Duchamp Interview

    JP: Why did you keep it a secret?
    MD: As we have discussed in the past, secrets have been essential to my work, which may or may not have anything to do with art.
    JP: I read in Calvin Tomkins’ new biography called simply Duchamp (Henry Holt, 1996) that your brother-in-law Jean Crotti once said that how you used time was your real art work.
    MD: Rather, it was how I abused time.

    John Perrault and Duchamp

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    Dennis Stock – Photos of Hollywood, Jazz & Dean

    July 24th, 2018
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    Louis Armstrong working on his autobiography. (1958, Corona Queens – photo by Dennis Stock)

  • Dennis Stock :born July 24,1928, The Bronx, New York City, NY (Magnum Photos)

  • Louis and Billie Holiday (Previous post)

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    Simone Signoret and Yves Montand (An Oscar for 1960 film “Room at the Top” directed by Jack Clayton)

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    Jack Lemmon

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    James Dean (previous post)

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    Dennis watched in horror as Jimmy took off his boots and climbed into a bronze casket. He crossed his arms and shouted, “Shoot.”
    Dennis refused, saying that it was in bad taste, and suggested Jimmy get out of the casket before someone came in.
    Implicit in the series of photos was Jimmy’s dark side, coupled with his desire to be close to his mother, who had died when he was nine years old.

    Dennis Stock How he came to know and love the doomed screen idol.

  • Double Contradictory Feeling, Collage by John Stezaler

    July 9th, 2018
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  • A Double Contradictory Feeling artsept1 by John Stezaker

    John Stezaker (wiki)

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  • see more here…The Approach

    Under the Volcano, The Farmers and Punkdaydreamers in Bali

    June 4th, 2018
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    (Photos by Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen)

    The noise of single hearts battles noise of society in media … whilst the volcano is just there, and so also this farmer. Together they collaps into a fiercely peacefulness that no western journalist or her editor can accept.

    When Pieter Bruegel painted his “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus”, did he leave us with an accusation, metaphorically, represented by that farmer who seems to ignore the scenario he is captured within? (via Citizen 5 )

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  • Punk Daydream (Lamuna-oi)

    World Premier of this film at Edinburgh Film Festival. (June 24, 2018)

    See more photos from previous post.

    (Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen did some steadycam work in Bandung’s toxic environments back in January 2014 for this film.”

    Black Butterflies and Buddha + Francis Alÿs – A Visit to the Museum 2018

    May 31st, 2018
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    Photo by Fung Lin Hall

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    Carlos Amorales Mexico CIty
    Black Cloud – Black Paper Moths

    See more vibrant art from Latin American art – (archive)

  • Museum Hours and Performances here.

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    Photo by Fung Lin Hall

    Fabiola Project closes on Oct. (De Menil, Houston)

    Francis Alÿs (See his projects here)

    Three decades of paintings – Liverpool Binnial (Art Net)

    Francis Alÿs (wiki)

    Francis Alÿs (born 1959, Antwerp) is a Belgian-born, Mexico-based artist. His work emerges in the interdisciplinary space of art, architecture, and social practice. After leaving behind his formal training as an architect and relocating to Mexico City, he has created a diverse body of artwork and performance art that explores urbanity, spatial justice, and land-based poetics. Employing a broad range of media from painting to performance, his works examine the tension between politics and poetics, individual action and impotence. Alÿs commonly enacts paseos—walks that resist the subjection of common space.[1] Alys reconfigures time to the speed of a stroll, making reference to the figure of the flâneur, originating from the work of Charles Baudelaire and developed by Walter Benjamin.[2] Cyclical repetition and return also inform the character of Alÿs’ movements and mythology—Alÿs contrasts geological and technological time through land-based and social practice that examine individual memory and collective mythology. Alÿs frequently engages rumor as a central theme in his practice, disseminating ephemeral, practice-based works through word-of-mouth and storytelling.

    JFK in Art & Media + Arthur Penn Coached JFK for Debates

    May 29th, 2018
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    (via)

  • (Senator Inouye and JFK)

  • “None of us realized the potency yet of this medium–how many homes it was going to, what kind of affect it was having on people and so forth.. I think everybody who works in the visual medium would love to have that kind of innocence again.” Arthur Penn

    Close ups..a knee jerk response.. the Media killed Nixon- (youtube)


    Arthur Penn on JFK-Nixon Debates

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    See more photos from Mark Shaw’s Kennedy Archive (Life photographer)

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    Tomoo Gokita – Peekaboo Exhibition in Tokyo – to June 24, 2018

    May 26th, 2018
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    How to Marry a Millionaire – (2015 Acrylic by Tomoo Gokita)

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    Chloe Sevigny, Kazumi Hayashi, Lily Ludlow, and Tomoo Gokita)

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    Tomoo Gokita “PEEKABOO” exhibition opening and after party at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

    On view until June 24th, 2018 at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, 3 Chome-20-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo.
    Tomoo Gokita Mary Boon Gallery

    Artnet

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    Bathing Beauty Sculptures

    The “Love” Sculptor Robert Indiana Passed Away – May 19, 2018

    May 21st, 2018
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    RIP Robert Indiana (born Robert Clark; September 13, 1928 – May 19, 2018)

    Purveyor of Love Hope American Darkeness

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    Imperial Love installed at Berlin

    Whitney (Beyond Love)

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    Photo by Fung Lin Hall

    Love in Hebrew installed in Jerusalem Noguchi Garden (Previous post)

    See a better photo of Ahava

  • How Love nearly ruined Robert Indiana’s career (mental floss)

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    his wiki here

    The Passing of Polymath-Neo-Expressionist Per Kirkeby at 79

    May 10th, 2018
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    (Title:Brett Felsen – painting by Per Kirkeby)

  • Painting is the real reality behind the so-called reality of our everyday experience. We only see it in glimpses.
    – Per Kirkeby

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    Per Kirkeby dies at 79.

    Artforum obit described Kirkeby as a romantic painter.

    “Kirkeby is a romantic painter, but he has ‘described’ the mysticism of the landscape, focusing on the tension between pattern or structure and seemingly structureless fluidity,” Donald Kuspit wrote in the March 2002 issue of Artforum.

  • Documentary on Per Kirkeby – Danish film The Man Falling .

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    (Brick Sculpture installation)
    Palais de Beaux arts Kopenhagen

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    Brooklynrail –Perk Kirkeby- Serial Thinking

    Wiki

    Artnet

    Per Kirkeby is a Danish artist whose interest in geology and natural environments has exerted great influence over his paintings and brick sculptures. Entrenched in the conceptual understanding of a structure, Kirkeby works within parameters to contain the urgency of abstract mark making. “A structure-less painting is, to me, a painting that does not matter. Structure mirrors your degree of responsibility toward the work,” he said of making art. “You can’t just let it float around in pretty colors. It needs a kind of core. But this is an inner structure.” Born on September 1, 1938 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Kirkeby studied geology at the University of Copenhagen, but continued to pursue his art practice, producing paintings, sculpture, films, and prints. During the 1960s, Kireby’s performance art led him to collaborations with Conceptual artists, including Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik, and Charlotte Moorman. Sadly, in 2013 Kirkeby suffered a serious brain injury in a fall, and has since been unable to paint.

    RIP Everett Fahy – “it’s not the number of people who agree with you, it’s the quality of their judgments”.

    May 3rd, 2018

  • Still from All the Vermeers in New York (Art 21 youtube_)

    Intense viewing

    Jon Jost filmed at the Mets

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    Art News Obit

    Sad news that the former Met curator and director of the Frick, Everett Fahy, has died. The New York Times has an obituary here, albeit with an unfortunate misprint at the end, describing an early 16th Century Italian painting (which Fahy had concluded was by Michelangelo) as a work by Velasquez.

    The article concludes with a quote art history would do well to remember:

    “With attributions, it’s not the number of people who agree with you, it’s the quality of their judgments.”

    Museum director Everett Fahy Obit NYTimes.

    Everett Fahy, a prominent historian of Florentine painters from the late 15th and early 16th centuries who joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a young curator and left to run the Frick Collection before returning to the Met as its chairman of European paintings, died on April 23 in Davis, Calif. He was 77.

    Writing in The New York Times, the critic John Canaday praised the reorganization for creating a “historical continuity” that went “beyond anything the Metropolitan has managed before.”

    The affable Mr. Fahy often rode his bicycle to work, filled his Upper West Side apartment with books and photographs, read voraciously, was close friends with the philanthropist Brooke Astor and freely shared his knowledge with colleagues and other scholars.

    Personal Collection of Dr Eerett Fahy

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    Michelangelo Symposium part 10