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Alvaro Enciso – Artist Honoring the Migrants Death

August 21st, 2019

  • Alvaro Enciso

    Meet Alvaro Enciso, the Artist Placing Crosses in Sonoran Desert to Memorialize Migrant Deaths

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    The Constant Presence of Absence Art by Alvaro Enciso

    The Art of Alvaro Enciso is often overshadowed by his Crosses In the Desert project, “Where Dreams Die”. Where Alvaro places Art Crosses in honor of migrants who have died in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. His Art isn’t separate from it, rather just another extension of the creative process in channeling the concepts of “The American Dream” through various bodies of work.

    RIP Nancy Reddin Kienholz (1943 – 2019)

    August 13th, 2019
  • Artforum obit

    Nancy Kienholz, Half Wife and Husband duo, Dramatic Installations died at 75

    Pushed Art Boundaries with Husband (LA Times)

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  • Rainbow Trouts and Jackson Pollack Part II – 2019

    August 11th, 2019

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    Pollock: Artist and physicist?

    Jackson Pollock died on Aug 11 1956.

  • Rainbow Trouts in action – (photos by Fung Lin Hall)

    Rainbow Trouts, Jackson Pollock and birds

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    (Jane Freilicher, Ruth Kligman and Willem De Kooning)
    Ruth Kligman was romantically involved with two prominent American artists of the mid-20th century, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.

  • Banksy & Marcel Duchamp in studio -2019

    July 28th, 2019

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    Banksy homepage here.
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  • See The Walled Off Hotel

  • Monet
    by Banksy

  • Art Studio for anti- artist

  • 1aaageometric-and-topological-data-analysis

    Network of Stoppages

    July 28 2019 today.. happy birthday Banksy and Marcel Duchamp.

    RIP Marisa Merz – Light, Flexible with Nails (1926 – 2019)

    July 20th, 2019
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    Art is a mental thing

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  • Mario Merz
    (Marisa Merz with her husband}

    Looking Back at the Inimitable Art of Marisa Merz

  • Italian sculptress and mixed media artist.

    Before dedicating herself entirely to graphic arts, Marisa Merz studied architecture, during which time she met her husband, Mario Merz, a major artist of the Italian art scene of the second half of the 20th century. She began showing her work in 1967 in Turin, birthplace of Fiat and of the protest movement Arte Povera (“poor art”). The movement, which brought together a group of Italian artists as from the late 60s, used “poor” materials, often taken from everyday life, as art objects. In 1968 Marisa Merz, her husband, Jannis Kounellis and Michelangelo Pistoletto, among others, participated in the event Arte povera + Azioni povere (“poor art + poor actions”). On this occasion, she made braided copper and nylon thread pieces shaped like small children’s shoes (Scarpette di Bea) or in the likeness of her daughter Beatrice and left them on the beach in Amalfi. Since her beginnings, metal was always her material of choice in her figurative and abstract work alike. This material was typical of Arte povera artists but also of the New York disciples of Minimal Art – a movement she distinguished herself from in the way she worked materials and created new shapes, delicately assembling aluminium sheets, weaving inextricable nylon and copper webs, subjecting these industrial materials to the patient labour of sewing traditionally attributed to women, making them light, airy, and insubstantial like cobwebs (Untitled, 1979), organic in their tubular or triangular shapes and in the slightly irregular excrescence they always present. The artist’s attention to the intrinsic properties of materials and value she places in their rigidity or flexibility, their malleability, and especially their colour, are essential elements of her universe – poetic, uncluttered, and undeniably driven by a search for beauty.
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    John Malkovich & Sandro Miller Pay Homage to Masters

    July 19th, 2019

  • John Malkovich as David Lynch

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  • (Homage to Eiko Hosoe Man and Woman #20)


  • Modern version of Hell

  • Eraserhead vimeo

  • As Simone de Beauvoir in the bathroom.
    (When Simone was visiting Nelson Algren in Chicago)


  • (Happy birthday Papa Hemingway – July 21)

  • London Artist, Leon Kossoff Painted Anxiety – (1926–2019)

    July 12th, 2019
  • Guardian obit

    Artist whose work was rooted in the city, people and daily life of London

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    One of the most important figurative painters at work today and commonly associated with a circle of School of London painters that includes Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and R.B. Kitaj. At the centre of Kossoff’s work is the human figure either in isolation or in urban or domestic settings and the subject is always intimately known, whether it be the seated studio subject or people in the streets of the city.

  • Remembering Leon Kossoff Through His Scenes of Anxiety and Disquiet

  • Leon Kossoff via Timothy Taylor

    John Divola – Vandalism

    July 9th, 2019

  • John Divola, Zuma 73


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    RIP Robert Therrien – Thanks for Memory & Everyday

    June 18th, 2019
  • via Gagosian
    Artnews obit

    Robert Therrien, Maker of Whimsical Sculptures That Enlarge the Everyday, Dead at 71


  • Phone wires (See more here)

  • Sometimes people ask whether I am a romantic or a realist artist. I would hope that I fall between the two. . . The ideal artist looks at the future and the past at the same time. The romantic artist spends more time looking backwards. The realist attempts to work in the present but emphasizes the future. However, if you try to predict the future, you seldom succeed.
    —Robert Therrien

    Over the past four decades, Robert Therrien (1947–2019) cultivated an expansive vernacular of forms drawn from memory and the everyday. Seemingly simple subjects—including snowmen, bows, and oilcans—acquire multiple levels of reference and association, while outsized sculptures of stacks of plates, tables and chairs, and beards shift between the ordinary and the surreal. The repetitive perfecting of chosen motifs is central to his work, imbuing objects and images with intentionality and a latent sense of the unattainable.

  • Red Room

  • Sculptures for Giants by Robert Therrien

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    RIP Tony DeLap, Illusion /Magic, Abstract West Coast Artist

    June 1st, 2019

  • Triple Trouble II

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  • Art News obit

    Tony DeLap, Maker of Inventive Abstract Art That Embraced Illusion and Magic, Is Dead at 91

    Tony Delap (Homepage)

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  • LA Times Obit

    DeLap rose to prominence in 1964 when an illustration of his work was featured on the cover of Artforum magazine alongside a glowing review by then-Editor-at-large John Coplans. The work, exhibited at San Francisco’s Dilexi Gallery, was a series of two-sided glass boxes with edges that descended inward toward the center.

    By the late 1960s, DeLap was among artists including Billy Al Bengston, Craig Kauffman and Larry Bell who were pioneering what came to be known as the “Finish Fetish,” with an emphasis on clean lines, simple shapes and bright, monochromatic colors.

    “He is apart from and yet entirely amidst the whole trajectory of geometric abstract art in California,” said longtime friend, curator and critic Peter Frank. “He’s not quite a minimalist, he’s not quite a traditional abstract artist, but he relates to all of them and did so early on.”

    As the first art professor to be hired at UC Irvine, DeLap influenced generations of artists including Bruce Nauman, Chris Burden, John McCracken and James Turrell.

    Walt Whitman- When lilacs last in the door-yard bloom‘d

    May 31st, 2019

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  • Julian Schnabel’s Walt Whitman IV

  • Whitman and Boys (Boston Review)

  • Paul Hindemith – Work of the week – When lilacs last in the door-yard bloom‘d

  • RIP Lawrence Carroll – (26 October 1954 – 21 May 2019)

    May 22nd, 2019

  • Lawrence Caroll Ghost House

  • Lawrence Carroll

    The Australian-born, American-raised painter Lawrence Carroll—known for his expressively elegant, restrained sculptural pictures often assembled from found materials—has died. (Artforum)

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