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World’s End, Schwitters’ Barn, Walcott Museum, T. C Boyle’s Frank Lloyd Wright’s House

June 22nd, 2017

  • Kurt Schwitters (Dada, sound poetry, the first installation artist)
    (via)

    Kurt Schwitters

    Kurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn under threat from property developers
    German artist’s ‘outstanding’ unfinished work in Cumbria could be sold after art institutions refuse to save it

    Derek Wallcott museum closing

  • World’s End..

  • Author TC Boyle at his home in Montecito, CA.

    2009 – archpaper – Frank Lloyd Wright Obsession is more novel than we thought
    (The Women by T C Boyle is based on Frank Lloyd Wright)

    T C Boyle homepage

    Page 2 – from his homepage

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    Taliesin West –
    Frank Lloyd Wright and his curious asian collection (Previous post)

  • Remembering photographer Irving Penn & Gallerist Jack Tilton

    June 15th, 2017
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    (via Irving Penn-From Hells Angels to Hitchcock.. )

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    See portraits of Jean Cocteau, Colette, Claude Levi-Strauss, David Smith by Irving Penn (previous post) here.

    The son of a watchmaker and a nurse, Penn was born June 16, 1917, in Plainfield, N.J., and grew up in Philadelphia. His younger brother, Arthur, became a successful movie director with “Bonnie and Clyde” in 1967.

    Arthur Penn was his brother - (about the two of them – from Vanity Fair)

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    Jack Tilton (1951–2017)

    Jack Tilton Gallery

    Art News obit _ Relentlessly Venturesome art dealer died

    Nytimes Obit

    Jack Tilton, an art dealer whose gallery was instrumental in discovering or giving crucial early exposure to Marlene Dumas, Kiki Smith, David Hammons and other artists who later became prominent, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 66.

    The cause was complications of cancer, his wife, Connie Rogers Tilton, said.

    Mr. Tilton, who began his career as an assistant to Betty Parsons at her renowned 57th Street gallery, had an eye for the new and a thirst for discovery. He was particularly keen on finding young artists just coming into their own and giving them the needed push.

    Several artists who are now well established, including Francis Alys, Glenn Ligon, and Fred Holland, who died last year, benefited from his backing. He was also a prescient, intrepid explorer of Chinese art, using his gallery to showcase work by artists like Huang Yong Ping and Zhang Peili.

  • Jack Tilton gallery introduced me to Blinky Parlermo’a art

  • John Ashbery and Fairefield Porter – Respect For Things as They are

    June 10th, 2017
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    Fairefield Porter -Portrait of Schuyler and John Ashbery.. 57-58

    Fairefield Porter – was born on June 10, 1907 – a painter and an art critic.

  • On Fairefield Porter Respect For Things As They Are
    by JOHN ASHBERY

  • Mystery that is essential to reality – Fairefield Porter

  • John Ashbery (Harpers – )

    He has often said that the artist’s role is to make himself misunderstood, but such a position needn’t be taken as mere obfuscation. It might be entertained as a sort of blessing or benediction, something akin to the one he offers in
    And Ut Pictura Poesis Is Her Name”:

    Something
    Ought to be written about how this affects
    You when you write poetry:
    The extreme austerity of an almost empty mind
    Colliding with the lush, Rousseau-like foliage of its desire to communicate

    Something between breaths, if only for the sake
    Of others and their desire to understand you and desert you
    For other centers of communication, so that understanding
    May begin, and in doing so be undone.He has often said that the artist’s role is to make himself misunderstood, but such a position needn’t be taken as mere obfuscation. It might be entertained as a sort of blessing or benediction, something akin to the one he offers in

  • Ashbury’s poem from Paris Review

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    Larry Rivers: Pyrography: Poem and Portrait of John Ashbery II, 76 x 58 inches, 1977
    A Vanguard of Friends

  • See John Ashbery portrait by Jane Freilicher (Previous Post)

    The poet John Ashbery, with whom she shared a six-decade friendship, wrote, “Her pictures always have an air of just coming into being, of tentativeness that is the lifeblood of art.” The two met when Ashbery, fresh out of college, came to stay at the poet Kenneth Koch’s apartment at East 16th Street and Third Avenue, and Freilicher, who lived one floor above, provided the key to let him in.

  • Ashbery and Rimbaud

    Where is Rimbaud? (Previous post)

    Donald Duck, Depp, Drump Fear & Loathing in the White House – 2017

    June 9th, 2017
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    Donald as a cross dresser
    1999, charcoal and pastel on paper
    10 feet x 14 feet

    Donald Duck by Joyce Pensanto

    Happy birthday Donald Duck June 9 1934

    Donald Duck debuted – here -

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    Happy birthday Johnny Depp (Before Night Falls, he had double roles)
    Here on youtube.

    Fear and loathing (see Las Vegas, Hunter Thompson, Ali and Depp)

    Walt Disney and Shostakovich

    Act Natural Miranda July photo July Act Natural
    (Orange blob escaped from the white house)
    (art by Miranda July)

    Claude Cahun – Surrealist Identity Performance

    May 19th, 2017
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    A conceptual artist pays homage to surrealist Claude Cahun (Hyperallergic)

    Born to an intellectual Jewish family in Nantes in 1894, Lucy Schwob changed her name to Claude Cahun around 1914, then moved to Paris and stripped herself of any gender-defining qualities. She shaved her head and began exploring her various “selves” in front of the camera, donning wigs, masks, and, sometimes, an incredibly bronzed fake tan.

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    120mm x 94mm (whole)107mm x 82mm (image)Neg

  • See more here (the Redlist)

  • Immersive Exhibit “Arcades” Brings Walter Benjamin Back to Life -2017

    May 11th, 2017
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    Benjamin’s passport photograph from 1928 – courtesy of the Walter Benjamin Archiv, Berlin.
    Photo via

  • New Yorker(Walter Benjamin’s Unfinished Magnum Opus Revisited)

    Take a Stroll Through Philosopher Walter Benjamin’s Brain at New NY Exhibit

    ‘It’s like the Talmud, there is commentary and sub-commentary’
    Take a stroll through philosopher Walter Benjamin’s brain at new NY exhibit
    His tragic death in the Holocaust cut short the Jewish thinker’s 1,000 page opus.
    Through August 6, the Jewish Museum in New York’s immersive exhibit ‘Arcades’ brings it to life

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    Name these children (arcade on FB)

  • Walter Benjamin (W.B for dummies on youtube)

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    Border crossing resting place

    On Truth
    Nothing is poorer than a truth expressed as it was thought. Committed to writing in such cases, it is not even a bad photograph. Truth wants to be startled abruptly, at one stroke, from her self-immersion, whether by uproar, music or cries for help. Walter Benjamin

  • The Story Teller by Walter Benjamin (Guardian Review)

  • A R Penck German Neo Expressionist Dies at 77

    May 4th, 2017
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    The Start of the Lion Hunt – at the gallery

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    German artist A. R. Penck has died, aged 77. The artist and his work personified Germany’s division during the Cold War.

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    With James Lee Byers

  • See his art at Arnet

    Close tie with Immendorf (scroll down)

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    Via

  • Question Everything, – Performance to Architecture, Vito Acconci Dies at 77

    April 28th, 2017
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    Performance Test (1969)

  • Vito Acconci homepage

    His wiki

    Vito Dies at 77 (art news)

    Vito Hannibal Acconci (January 24, 1940 – April 28, 2017)[2] was an American designer, landscape architect, performance and installation artist.

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    (Saw this at the gallery in Soho).

    Question everything

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    Portrait from the artwork Veto Vito by Jonathan Harris.

    “My early work nearly ruined my career,” Vito told Harris by email, “and also nearly killed me,” he told later him in person. “What does a body artist do as a body grows old? It seemed necessary to find a new direction.”
    In the mid-1970s, Acconci stopped doing performances, and turned to architecture, to which he’s been committed ever since.

    Bric a Bra (links to his giant bra installation)

    or see it here

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    Hannah Weiner, Scott Burton, Anne Waldman, Vito Acconi, Bernadette Mayer, Eduardo Costa and John Perreault, NYC, 1969
    photo via

  • Google Vito Acconci

    Magnificent Polish Artist Magdalena Abakanowicz died at 86,

    April 21st, 2017
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    Magdalena Abakanowicz died at 86.
    See another photo of her from Daily News Obit here.

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    Hess Collection

    From quite early in her life, Abakanowicz has held a deep regard for the rough stalwartness of the Polish peasant culture and the utilitarian weaving done by Polish women.
    “The fiber I use in my works derives from plants and is similar to that from which we ourselves are composed…our heart is surrounded by the coronary plexus, the most vital of threads…handling fiber we handle mystery. When the biology of our body breaks down the skin has to be cut so as to give access to the inside. Later it has to be sewn on like fabric. Fabric is our covering and attire, made with our hands it is a record of our thought.”
    There is also an intriguing dichotomy in most of Abakanowicz’s work, one involving the powerful contrast between organic vitality and death. The wood trunks from the cycle War Games, for instance, invoke images of both victim and weapon, as the impoverished tree has been sculpted to resemble the axe that hewed it.

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    (Standing Mutants, 1992-1994 © Magdalena Abakanowicz, photo: by Jan Kosmowski)

    Magdalena Abakanowicz:Crowd and Individual

  • From France to Sedona Arizona, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington & Dorothea Tanning

    April 5th, 2017
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    Photo by Herman Landshoff – Max Ernst in New York 1942 (Guggenheim collection)
    Max Ernst fled Europe helped by his marriage to Peggy Guggenheim. He left his girlfrind Leonora Carrington and she suffered a major mental breakdown.

    Max had a terrific reputation for his beauty, charm, and success with women. He had white hair and big blue eyes and a handsome beak-like nose resembling a bird’s. He was exquisitely made – ( from Peggy Guggenheim’s Out of this Century).

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    Leonora with Max Ernst and Paul Eluard Photo by Lee Miller

    Leonora Carrington (April 6 was her birthday)

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    Max with Lee and Man Ray.
    (Via)

  • Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst in Sedona Arizona.

    James Rosenquist – Pop Artist with Blue-Color Charm dies at 83

    April 1st, 2017
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    Mr. Rosenquist’s paintings rarely contained overt political messages, but his best-known work, the enormous “F-111” (1964-5), was a protest against American militarism.

    NYtimes James Rosenquist, Pop Art Pioneer, Dies at 83

    Miami Hearald obit

    Pop Art giant James Rosenquist’s work influenced generations from New York to Miami

    His Studio

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    Slideshow

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    The Bird of Paradise Approaches the Hot Water Planet (Grisaille), 1989.

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    Tumbledweed 1963-66

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    Via Russ Blaise

    William Acquavella, the New York art dealer, said that Mr. Rosenquist lost a significant amount of work in the fire.
    “He just rebounded from it,” he said. “Another guy would have had a tougher time bouncing back. But he enjoyed working, he enjoyed creating things, and he enjoyed painting.”
    Mr. Rosenquist also had homes in Bedford, N.Y., and Miami. Recently, he had been spending most of his time in New York City, Ms. Thompson said.
    In 2009, Mr. Rosenquist published an autobiography, “Painting Below Zero: Notes on a Life in Art,” written with David Dalton. Reviewing it in The New York Times, Dwight Garner called it “a ruddy and humble book, lighted from within by the author’s plainspoken, blue-collar charm.”

    Forrest Bess, Bruce Nauman & Robert Smithson from The Menil Houston Collection

    March 28th, 2017
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    Forrest Bess, American, 1911 – 1977
    The Hermaphrodite, 1957
    Oil on canvas

    See more Forrest Bess (previous post including a video)

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    Bruce Nauman American, born 1941,
    Untitled, 1965
    Fiberglas, polyester resin, and neon tubing

    Poking Around Wittgenstein + Bruce Nauman (from Wittgenstein archive)

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    Robert Smithson American, 1938 – 1973
    Christ Series: Christ in Limbo, 1961
    Ink and gouache on paper

    Robert Smithson died in Amarillo Texas (previous post)