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Bride & Groom – Yves Klein & Rotrout, R. D.Laing & Jutta – Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 13th, 2019

  • Yves Klein & Rotrout

    In 1962, Rotraut and Klein married in Paris. Klein died six months later, while Rotraut was pregnant with their son’

    Rotrout divides her time between Phoenix, Arizona, Paris and Sydney Australia.
    Brother of Rotrout Uecker is Gunter Uecker

  • My Paintings are only the ashes of my art – Yves Klein


  • Jutta and R. D.Laing.

    Mad to be Normal – reviewed by Psychology Today

    Gabriel Byrne played a mad patient in Mad to be Normal.

  • Happy Valentine’s day!

  • RIP Robert Ryman – Poetic Minimalist Painter Died at 88

    February 9th, 2019

  • Art News Obit

    Robert Ryman, Painter of Poetic Minimalist Canvases, Has Died at 88

    Robert Ryman (wiki)

  • Robert Ryman, Untitled, 1961,
    graphite pencil, charcoal pencil and white pastel on gray paper,
    10″ x 10″ (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm),
    WORK ON PAPER,
    No. 44025,
    Alt # RR 61.100, Format of original photography: digital

  • RIP Susan Hiller -Artist, Explorer of Consciousness & Occult

    February 7th, 2019

  • (Susan Hiller and the installation of “First Aid: Homage to Joseph Beuys”)

  • via

    Susan Hiller, 78, Maker of Dreamlike Conceptual Art, Dies

    Susan Hiller NYtimes obit

    Susan Hiller (homepage)


    Hommage to Yves Klein

    From Aura Photos to Automatic Writing – (Hyperallergic)

    Document Journal

    Happy New (Y)ear of the Pig – Feb 5, 2019 – January 24, 2020

    January 31st, 2019

  • Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch
    Happy New Year of the Pig (or Inoshishi in Japanese, meaning wild boar)

  • Chinese New Year in 2019 starts on Tuesday, February 5th and ends on January 24th, 2020. Conforming to the chinese horoscope , the year of the Pig 2019 comes right after the Year of the Dog (2018) and before the year of the Metal Rat (2020)!

    Ohara Koson (Wild Boar -Ukioe)

    Inoshishi <> Inoshishi by Amikami
    (Image source)

    The Happy Pig
    Tomoo Gogita (Cloe Sevigny saw his exhibit in Japan)

    All I Need Is Ham – (Remixed from Obama’s Inaugural poem)

  • Here is a trailer Pigsty by Pasolini (seemingly unpalatable and enigmatic film).

    Porcile (Pigsty) by Pasolini.

    A savage parody of Godard, Resnais and… Pasolini, ironically chronicling the ‘existential anguish’ of the children of the bourgeoisie, it features Léaud as a mystic youth whose being finally merges with ‘nature’: he gets eaten by the pigs he loves.

    The first, “Orgia,” was originally conceived as a possible companion piece to Buñuel’s Simon of the Desert, and concerns a 15th-century cult of cannibals who must eventually reckon with Church and State. The second, “Porcile,” involves a West German industrialist and Nazi war criminal whose son (played by Truffaut and Godard regular Jean-Pierre Léaud) likes to copulate with pigs.

  • James with pig 1aaJamesfarmbig photo by Dennis Stock

    The Passing of an Elegrant Writer/Critic , Francine Du Plessix Gray

    January 16th, 2019

  • Portrait of Francine Du Plessix Gray by Balthus and Man Ray.


  • (Francine with her parents) became a cover photo of her book “Them”.

    Francine Du Plessix Gray passed away

  • Francine du Plessix Gray (1933–2019)

    Francine du Plessix Gray, the French-American reporter, critic, novelist, and feminist known for her elegance and unsparingness in chronicling issues of the self and beyond, died in Manhattan on Sunday from complications of congestive heart failure. She was eighty-eight years old.

    Gray’s upbringing was defined by both entitlement and loss. Born to a French father and a Russian mother in Warsaw’s French embassy in 1933, Gray emigrated from France to New York with her mother, Tatiana Yakovleva, after her father’s plane was shot down by fascists near Gibraltar in 1940. In New York, Yakovleva—once a muse for the Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky—married socialite and future Condé Nast director Alexander Liberman and eventually became a prolific milliner for Saks Fifth Avenue. Gray recounted her complex childhood and family life in 2006’s Them: A Memoir of Parents, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

  • Paris Review – Francine and sorrel soup.

  • Gore Vidal on “At Home With The Marquis de Sade – (A Life) by Francine Du Plessix Gray

    “It was brilliant idea of Francine du Plessix Gray to re-create not so much the “Monster” who was to become, somber fate, an adjective but the actual man who spent so much of his time in prisons… thanks not only to his sexual capers but, also, to a real-life monster, his mother-in-law, who would have walked off with Les Liaisons Dangereuses had the author dared cast her.
    “This is an elegant, enlightend Enlightenment study of a powerful sexual imagination trapped in the mere human body, not to mention the Bastille from which it would take a revolution to free him—and us, his unborn readers.”

    Mexican Artists, Carla Fernández & Pedro Reyes for Social Change

    January 12th, 2019

  • Photo by Fung Lin Hall (Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art)


    Photo by Fung Lin Hall

  • Carla
    Carla Fernandez via Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

    Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes
    Oct 27 – Feb 3, 2019

    Mexian artists are transforming gun violence into arts.

    Two of Mexico’s most prominent artists, Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes, have created a joint exhibit to promote social change in Mexico.

    Goodbye 2018 – Going forward 2019

    December 31st, 2018
  • In Memoriam …


    Photo by Michael Woods who was a close friend of Nicolas Roeg.
    Nicolas Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci left us last Novemeber.

  • Hugh Masakela, Ursula Le Guin, Jack Whitten,, and Ed Moses left us last Jan 2018

    Jeff Geys (Belgian conceptual artist)

    Stephane Audran, Stephen Hawkins, Givenchy left us last March.

    Miyagawa, Milos Forman, and Cecil Taylor left us last April

    Philip Roth, Robert Indiana, Tom Wolf , Per Kerkeby Ermmano Olmi left us last May

    Donald Hall and Anthony Bourdain in June.

  • Robby Muller, Shinobu Hashimoto and…


    Jeanne Moreau and Martin Landau in July.

    Tom Clark, Aretha Franklin, VS Naipal, Antonio Dias,and Paul Taylor

    Kiki Kirin

    Annette Michelson

    Arthur Mitchell Paul Virillo

    Helen Alemida

    Charles Aznavour

    Subrata Mitra

    Robert Morris

    Pablo Ferro

    Sister Wendy

    RIP Sister Wendy – revisiting her lecture on Stanley Spencer

    December 27th, 2018
  • (Episode 8 of the The Story of Painting
    Sister Wendy – in front of Monet’s paintings of waterlilies at L’Orangerie
    – talking about her experience of the paintings and how Monet painted them)

    via (Making a Mark)

    About Sister Wendy (1930-2018) – nun, art critic and unlikely TV star
    “Sister Wendy” as she was universally known – a.k.a. Sister Wendy Beckett, variously described as a broadcaster, art historian, art critic, consecrated virgin and hermit – died yesterday age 88 at her home and sanctuary at the Carmelite Monastery in Quidenham in Norfolk.

  • Sister Wendy’s lecture on Stanley Spencer, she was great – and funny.


    (Repost)
    Imaginative and Religious
    (learn more about Stanley Spencer here)
    )

  • Mind Body & Beyond, Robert Morris (1931–2018)

    November 30th, 2018

  • Robert Morris – obit from Artforum –

    Robert Morris—the American artist who irreversibly transformed contemporary art as a founding practitioner of Minimalism—has died at age eighty-seven in Kingston, New York, from pneumonia, according to his wife, Lucile Michaels Morris. For over five decades, Morris flouted predictability through his experimentations in sculpture, dance, performances, installations, Land-, and process art.


    Via

  • Industrial felt is. arranged by chance. for each installation. The artist’s supervision. is not necessary.

  • wiki art


    (See more drawing by Morris here)

  • Tate interview

    Simon Grant
    In the text ‘Indiana Street’, the wonderful essay on some recollections of your childhood growing up in Kansas, that appears in your most recent collected writings Have I Reasons, you wrote about a moment in the winter of 1935, when you were four years old, putting your fist through a window, and described your reaction as the ‘cardinal moment in my life’. Could you tell us more about this?

    Robert Morris
    It was a moment of fury and anger relieved by an act of bodily violence. No doubt I have lived a life of art-making by transposing and sublimating a fury that has never abated and rises ever anew: an unending source of energy.

    Charlie Chaplin – Tea Ceremony with Isamu Noguchi & Shirley Yamaguchi

    November 16th, 2018
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    Tea Ceremony At Eames house

    Drinking Tea Tom Sachs (see many photos, including Isamu Noguchi, Charlie Chaplin tea ceremony photo).

  • Noguchi went to the Camp to help (New Yorker)

  • Noguchi Garden
    Isamu Noguchi previous post (See his Rose Garden in Jerusalem)

  • Yoshiko Yamaguchi
    and Isamu Noguchi

    Ray Johnson – Please Send Me Your Mailing Address – 2018

    October 16th, 2018
  • Ray Johnson

    See more – Ray Johnson – Mystery Artist/Mail Art, Motics & Nothing

  • Bridet Riley’s Comb

  • Please send me your mailing address.

  • Lucky Strike

  • Helena Almeida, Portuguese Performace Artist – (1934-Sept 25, 2018)

    September 26th, 2018
  • Helena Almeida (1934 – 25 September 2018) was a Portuguese artist known for her work in photography, performance art, body art, painting and drawing.

  • wiki

    artnet

    Helena Almeida
    We Find Wildness (blog)

    Art Seen Chicago