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Quattara Watts – Paintings

September 2nd, 2021
  • Coolhunting.com Culture Quattara Watts


  • (Cultural Alchemy 1999)
    Maximum Impact, Kaelen Wilson Goldie on the art of Ouattara Watts

    Quattara Watts – wiki

    Ouattara Watts (born 1957) is an American artist[1] from Ivory Coast.[2] He studied at l’École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.[3]

    In Paris, he met Jean-Michel Basquiat at an exhibition opening in January 1988. Basquiat was impressed by Watts’s paintings and convinced him to move to New York City. They had a very short but important collaboration.[4] In the documentary Basquiat, Une Vie, Watts was filmed in his studio, working and talking about Basquiat.

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    Ouattara Watts and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, September 5, 1988.
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    Michael Andre – John Cage Shoes Story

    August 29th, 2021
  • Interview – Michael Andre Talks about his Poetry Photo via

    Michael Andre: Years Skip By Like a Stone Across a Pond

    Michael Andre is a Canadian, poet, critic and editor living in New York City. Andre hosted radio shows in Chicago and New York. He interviewed, published, and occasionally socialized with W. H. Auden and Eugene McCarthy, Beats like Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, John Cage and Andy Warhol.

    Andre is the editor of Unmuzzled OX, an occasional magazine of poetry, art and politics which began in 1971 as a quarterly and has produced 16 volumes. Andre edited and published two books by Gregory Corso, Earth Egg and Writings from OX.

  • Ray Johnson

    Shoe
    John Cage took me to a party for Buckminster Fuller. I was surprised to meet my friend Ellen Burstyn, and introduced her to John. We gabbed until Merce Cunningham arrived. John excused himself. “Who was that?” hissed the Oscar-winning actress. A month later I read in The Times that Burstyn and Cage had hosted a lavish party for Fuller. They forgot to invite me.

    John Cage Shoes blog“>Merce danced in John Cage shoes.

    Happy birthday-Michael Andre

    Michael Andre told me about Benedetta Barzini’s father.

    This is an amazing book
    On page 37
    Beyond Realism
    You Know the details of the kangaroo. – Leonard Cohen.

  • Wolfgang Aichner and Thomas Huber – Intervention Art Installation

    August 21st, 2021
  • Wolfgang Aichner

    Projects/Intervention/


  • Installation – Sisy at Woox
    (sisy at woox
    2021 in collaboration with Thomas Huber (GÆG)
    The red boat from passage2011 goes travelling again!
    on top of a factory wall in Jesenik/ Czech Republic)

  • Read the article here.

    German artists drag giant metallic pen through US desert

    Chuck Close (July 5, 1940 – Aug 19, 2021)

    August 19th, 2021
  • Self Portrait
    1999
    Relief etching on Japanese paper, 100 x 76,2 cm
    (39 x 30 in.), signed and numbered. Edition of 99.

  • See more from his homepage

    RIP Chuck Close (wiki)

  • Fingerprint Paintings by Chuck Close

  • Notes On Chuck Close in Rome – Paris Review

  • The Passing of Korean artist Kim Guiline

    August 16th, 2021
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  • Kim Guiline
    Photo via Gallery Hyundai

    It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to Kim Guiline (1936-2021) who passed away on the 12 August, last Thursday in Paris.
    Kim Guiline, the master of Korean abstract art, consistently pursued awareness of the surface through 50 years his oeuvre. Kim also encouraged spectators to actively participate in his perceptual activities, and suggested the act of looking at the works as a kind of meditation beyond mere encounters with paintings.

    Kim Guiline Painter Dead (Art News)

    Kim Guiline, Korean Artist at Forefront of Monochromatic Painting Movement, Has Died at 85


  • (Title – Poetry of Grid)

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    Art Net – Kim Guiline

    Anri Sala – an Artist from Albania

    August 8th, 2021

  • (Anri Sala. No Barragán No Cry. 2002.)
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    (Anri Sala The Last Resort, 2017 )


    Finding the words, Anri Sala and Language

    Anri-Sala, Marian Goodman

    Anri Sala was born in 1974 in Tirana, Albania. He lives and works in Berlin,
    Sala’s transformative, time-based works are constructed through multiple relationships between image, architecture and sound, utilizing these as elements to fold, capsize and question experience. His works investigate ruptures in language, syntax, and music in order to validate or invalidate narrative and composition, inviting creative dislocations which generate new interpretations of history, supplanting old fictions with new, less explicit, and less duplicitous ones.

    Gego Artist from Venezuela, Drawing without Paper (Aug 1,1912- Sept 17 1994)

    August 1st, 2021
  • Gego – Autobiography of a Line (2015)

    After the Betty Parsons exhibition in 1971, Gego did not have a solo exhibition in New York again in her lifetime, and her oeuvre remains largely unexamined in relation to the constellation of international artists of the time. She spent the majority of her later years at her studio in Caracas, working on a series of works called Tejeduras (weavings), which will also be on view in Autobiography of a Line.

    Gego (wiki)

    Gertrud Louise Goldschmidt (1 August 1912 – 17 September 1994), known as Gego, was a modern Venezuelan visual artist.[1] Gego is perhaps best known for her geometric and kinetic sculptures made in the 1960s and 1970s, which she described as “drawings without paper”

    Gego was born on August 1, 1912, 109 years ago.

    MoMa (Scroll down to see 73 works online)

    A leading figure of Venezuelan abstraction of the 1960s and 1970s, Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1912, and graduated with a degree in engineering and architecture from the University of Stuttgart in 1938. With the advent of World War II, she migrated to Venezuela, settling in Caracas in 1939.

    RIP – Louise Fishman, Large Scale Abstract Painter (1939-2021)

    July 26th, 2021

  • (Paper Louise Tiny Fishman Rock, 2016, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Photo: Constance Mensh.)

    Kienzle Art Foundation Berlin, Work by Louise Fishman, Kienzle Collection


    (Untitled 1971)
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  • Louise Fishman – Artforum (Obit)

    Louise Fishman, whose process-based large-scale abstractions draw on queer, feminist, and Jewish cultures, died early July 26 at the age of eighty-two. The news was confirmed by New York gallery Karma, which represents the artist. Often working with a grid motif, Fishman melded gestural abstraction with geometric minimalism to create densely layered and textured paintings that appear as if they had been built or woven. From the massive, energetic oil-on-canvas works for which she became known in the 1970s and ’80s, to the small-scale watercolors of recent years, her entire body of work radiates emotional intensity.

  • Art News Obit

    For a series begun in 1973, known as “Angry,” Fishman reflected on her own frustration with a patriarchal world that oppressed women by scrawling the names of famous women above abstract backgrounds. One in shades of beige and blue referring to the actress Marilyn Monroe reads “ANGRY MARILYN”; another is filled with crosshatched green strokes and alludes to the poet Gertrude Stein reads “ANGRY GERTRUDE.” Still others refer to Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia founder Ti-Grace Atkinson, the dancer Yvonne Rainer, and Fishman herself. She returned to the series in 2008 for a related body of work called “Serious Rage” that picks up the 1973 series’ themes for a new era, focusing on modern-day figures like Hillary Clinton.

  • Conversation with Louise Fishman (Two Coats of Paint)

    Photos of Gus Van Sant and Dennis Stock

    July 24th, 2021

    (Portrait of Lautrec on the wall, Gus Van Sant directing Joaquin Phoenix)

    After River’s death, Van Sant offered him a meaty role in the black comedy “To Die For,” co-starring Nicole Kidman and Matt Dillon. It was Joaquin’s first role in four years.
    Twenty-three years later, Van Sant and Joaquin Phoenix are together again in “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” a film about the late quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan, who lived in Van Sant’s hometown of Portland, Ore.

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    Happy birthday Gus Vant Sant!

    Initially Gus wanted Tom Waits for the role that went to Matt Dillon. Drugstore Cowboy was based on a true story. William
    S. Burroughs changed the profession for his part to that of a priest. He only wanted to work for one day so they shot everything in a day.

    Birth of Indie films, death trilogy and his polaroids


    (Nicole Kidman and Steve Buscemi – Polaroids by Gus Van Sant)

  • Dennis Stock shared a birthday with Gus Van Sant.
    Born: July 24, 1928, Bronx, New York, NY
    Died: January 11, 2010, Sarasota, FL
    Dennis Stock photos of Hollywood, Jazz and Dean

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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.


    Audrey photographed by Dennis Stock during the filming of ‘Sabrina’ in 1954.


  • Happy birthday David Hammons

  • Christian Boltanski (1944–2021)

    July 16th, 2021
  • Christian Boltanski, Artist Who Tenderly Pondered Mortality and Trauma, Has Died at 76

    Art news obit
    Artforum obit

    See from Marian Goodman Gallery

  • Boltanski
    More images here.

    Christian Boltanski at Grand Palais (previous post)

    Turtle and Things

    June 28th, 2021
  • Title: Karekusa. 枯れ草. Fung-Lin Hall
    July 17,2015

  • Title: Turtle and Things – Fung Lin Hall
    June 2021

  • Kurt Tong- Photography

    June 26th, 2021
  • Prix Elysee – Kurt Tong

    Kurt Tong Photography (See more from his homepage)

    Kurt Tong

    1977, born in Hong Kong, China

    Kurt Tong graduated with a Master’s degree in documentary photography at the London College of Communication in 2006. Having grown up in the United Kingdom, his work revolves around exploring his Chinese roots, his upbringing and understanding of his motherland. Using multilayered narratives, his recent work has dealt with the Asian Diaspora, Chinese funeral practices and early Chinese feminism.

    Much of Kurt’s work, whilst deeply rooted in photography, has incorporated other mediums, performative elements and audience participations. Pushing the possibility of photography as a narrative tool.


    (People’s Park – Kurt Tong)