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New Blue (Scientist Discovered), Yves Klein Blue & 82 Portraits by David Hockney

June 29th, 2016
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    Yves Klein Blue installation via

  • Scientist discovered a New Blue – 2016

    Paris review: True Blue

    A brief history of ultramarine.

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    82 portraits and 1 still life, which opens at the Royal Academy in London on 2 July.

    David Hockney among friends: a triumphant return to portraiture
    In the wake of a personal tragedy, Hockney embarked on a new project: to capture his wide social circle in defiantly exuberant tones

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    John Baldessari (previous post)

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    Chris and Don by David Hockney
    Chris and Don (previous post)

    R.I.P Tony Feher – Artist of Everyday Objects (1956–2016)

    June 25th, 2016
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    Tony Feher (1956–2016)

    The sculptor Tony Feher died today. His subtle, straightforward work, made with the most throwaway of things—plastic water bottles, berry cartons, jelly jars, or blue painter’s tape—upended Minimalist sobriety and Conceptualist cool with an intelligence that wholly embraced humor and charm.

    via Art News.

    Gary Simmons wrote, “R.I.P. Tony Feher a fantastic artist who showed us so much beauty in the moments…you’ll be missed brother..rest in power.”

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    Untitled, 2007 glass jars with metal screw lids, glass marbles, stainless steel wire 28 x 18 x 6 inches

    via Acme LA

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    Nine mylar bags and push pins – 2004

    Mad Tea Party

    Final Cut- Ladies & Gentlemen – A Narrative Supercut by Hungarian filmmaker, Gyorgy Palfis

    May 29th, 2016
  • Final Cut

    Plot: “A simple yet timeless love story between a man and a woman, told using scenes edited together from hundreds of other films.” A masterpiece, made by entirely putting clips from approximately 450 films together. A compelling story that is brilliantly executed. Wow, what an experiment! A must watch, full movie available to watch on YouTube, here:
    Ludvig Gur/filmmaker

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    Senses of Cinema – creativity beyond Originality Gyorgy Palfis Final cut as Narrative Supercut.

  • The ultimate love story is the tale of the ultimate man
    and the ultimate woman.(Final cut movie. )

  • Interview with Gyorgy Palfi

    The Hungarian director speaks about his directorial style, the problems of political filmmaking, and where he sees Hungary today.

    Gyogy Palfi (wiki)

  • Related link..
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    Previous post – video sound artist Christian Marclay.

  • Martin Friedman Visonary Director of Walker Art Center Dies at 90

    May 14th, 2016
  • Martin Friedman Visonary Director of Walker Art Center Dies at 90

    Walker Art Org – obit

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    (Martin Friedman and John Cage )

    During his nearly four-decade relationship with the Walker Art Center, composer John Cage visited Minneapolis numerous times. As Walker director emeritus Martin Friedman recalls, these visits often veered toward the unexpected—fitting for an artist whose name is closely associated with the musical concept of Indeterminacy—from Sunday-morning mushroom hunting on a church lawn to a late-night reading of James Joyce with sculptor Tony Smith.

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  • See Slideshow photos here.

    with Ellsworth Kelly

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    R.I.P Francois Morellet – Geometric Abstract, Concrete & Kinetic Art

    May 11th, 2016
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    Francois Morellet (born 1926, Cholet, Maine-et-Loire, – May 11, 2016)

    was a contemporary French painter, sculptor and light artist. His early work prefigured minimal art and conceptual art, and he has played an important role in the development of geometrical abstract art.

    Art Net – obit ..

    Artist François Morellet has died, just a few days after turning 90. The news was confirmed to Le Monde by his Paris-based gallerist Kamel Mennour.

    Born in Cholet in 1926, Morellet is widely recognized as one of the key figures in concrete and kinetic art.

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    Geometric Abstract art

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    Situation-Kunst

    Concrete Erection, 2010

    Concrete Erection (La Plate-bande n° 2), 2010

    Since the 1970s the park area of Haus Weitmar has been home to distinguished works of contemporary art. On the occasion of the opening of the KUBUS in May 2010 François Morellet donated this large-sized concrete sculpture to Situation Kunst. These sculptures at the park are also additional items to the established oeuvre of each artist seen in the Kunstsammlungen of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.Concrete Erection, 2010

  • via London Showcases

  • R.I.P Louisa Chase – (1951–2016)

    May 10th, 2016
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    R.I.P Louisa Chase

    American artist Louisa Chase has died. Born in Panama City in 1951.

    “Her joyous approach to working in the studio, coupled with her precocious creativity, made it a pleasure to turn up every day and struggle with the challenge of facing a blank canvas. She was born to be an artist, which she proved over and over.”

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    See more art here (art net)

    (via)

    R.I.P Marisol Escobar – May 22, 1930 – April 30, 2016

    May 2nd, 2016
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    It was in the following decade of the 1960s that Marisol began to be influenced by pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. She appeared in two films by Andy Warhol, The Kiss and 13 Most Beautiful Girls

  • Queen of Pop art Marisol dies at age 85.

  • Marisol Escobar (May 22, 1930 – April 30, 2016), otherwise known simply as Marisol, was a French sculptor of Venezuelan heritage who worked in New York City

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    Magritte VI, Marisol Escobar 1998; Magritte III in Heaven, Marisol Escobar 1998
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    The Father Damien Statue stands in front of the Hawaiʻi State Capitol, greeting all its visitors.

  • The Legend of Maya Deren, Her Collaboration with Alexander Hammid & Teiji Ito

    April 29th, 2016
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    Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

    The film was shot in 1943 in Los Angeles by Deren’s then-husband, Alexander Hammid, a Hollywood cinematographer and filmmaker himself, and it launched Deren’s career as a staunch proponent of independent and experimental film in the New York indie scene.
    The 50 most important independent films

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    Meshes of the Afternoon – 1943
    The sound composed by her Japanese husband was added in 1953 (Via)
    She made four trips to Haiti between 1951 and 1952 and came home with endless footage of voodoo rites. What she had shot overwhelmed her: Divine Horsemen: the Living Gods of Haiti, a 54-minute sound film, was edited after her death by Cherel and Teiji Ito. The latter, 18 years younger, was a Japanese drummer whom Deren married in her New York days. When she died at 44, he scattered her ashes on the side of Mount Fuji.

  • Elinka at 4 years old Maya Deren

    Eleanor (Maya Deren) was around 14 years old when she wrote this poem after an encounter with Gandhi at his lecture in Geneva.

    Gandhi

    Small in size
    Great in belief
    Poor in Clothing
    Rich in Will
    Withered in body
    Full with purpose
    Scarce in beauty
    Overflowing with wisdom
    That is Gandhi

    (From The Legend of Maya Deren, a documentary biography and collected works, page 86)

    Eleanora (Maya) Deren was born in Kiev, Russia and came to USA as a child.
    Studied in France and Geneva. B.A from NYU and Master’s from Smith College. She has been a reporter, a radio scriptwriter and a translater. Worked as a secretary to Katherine Dunham and her dance group.
    Her earlier interest was in folkdancing and cultural expressions of diverse nationalities and races. She wrote papers as a graduate student of anthropology.

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    In this film Deren weaves together her interest in dance with the exploration of myth and symbol. Dance becomes a metaphor for courtship and sexual union. (via)

    Key themes in this film are the dread of rejection and the contrasting freedom of expression in the abandonment to the ritual. (via)

    After her death, Deren allegedly appeared to poet James Merrill (1926-1995) and his partner David Jackson (1922-2001) during séances in which she spelled out ghostly messages through a Ouija board. Deren is a character in Merrill’s The Book of Ephraim (1976), the first book of the trilogy known as The Changing Light at Sandover (1982). James Merrill paid for the completion of several of Deren’s films. (via)

    Round Midnight Photo Exhibit of Cy Twombly, Dexter, Bertrand, Ella, Marilyn & Paul Mazursky

    April 25th, 2016
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    Photograph of Cy Twombly by Robert Rauschenberg
    Cy Twombly with Relics
    Cy Twombly birthday April 25, 1928.

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    Happy birthdayBertrand Tavernier .

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    Ella Jane Fitzgerald, April 25, 1917 (birthday)

    During the ‘50s, one of the most popular venues was Mocambo in Hollywood. Frank Sinatra made his Los Angeles debut at Mocambo in 1943, and it was frequented by the likes of Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Lana Turner.

    Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at Mocambo because of her race. Then, one of her biggest fans made a telephone call that quite possibly changed the path of her career for good. Here, she tells the story of how Marilyn Monroe changed her life:

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  • Willem De Kooning – Mini Retrospective – 2016

    April 24th, 2016
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    The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.

    Willem de Kooning April 24, 1904

  • In his studio ..De Kooning photography by Fred McDarrah

    De Kooning in His Broadway Studio, March 23, 1962
    Vintage gelatin silver print, printed 1962

    Well, I have my beautiful de Kooning
    to aspire to. I think it has an orange
    bed in it, more than the ear can hold

    Frank O’Hara
    (See Summer Couch from – In Memory of My Feelings)

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    Jane Freukcher with Ruth Kligman and DeKooning.

    Mark Rylance as Leonardo da Vinci – BBC Mini Series (2003)

    April 15th, 2016
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    Da Vinci, The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything (See a trailer and the film)

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    Leonard spent his last years and died here at Le Clos Luce This is a wonderful place to visit, following La Loire and visiting the famous castles nearby.

  • Two drawings of Horses by Leonardo (scroll down)

  • Here is anexcerpt from David Markson
    “It is said that in the street markets of Florence Leonardo da Vinci would buy the various small birds that were for sale—the ones caged at the food stands, the ones for purchase by those with a palate for small roasted finches and warblers—and then he would go somewhere and set them free.
    I presume the birds were in cages. Though I do not know. Surely bird cages are an ancient art. You see, Leonardo was a vegetarian. If he saw other animals under the same market duress I suppose he might have let those go as well. After buying them. Monkeys and dogs and such. This would only make sense. He would want to spare all the innocents from the dastardly meat eaters. Though doubtless there were some animals which were not for sale as food. Decisions would have to be made. Was he only going to buy the birds and animals that were in the most immediate danger? Were there labels to help with momentous decisions such as this?
    Food monkey. Companion monkey. Edible parrot. This dog is for eating, this one is not. Please do not eat these birds. One does not want to think of the trial and error involved in birdeaters knowing which were the tastiest of birds. Let us say nothing of the dog testers. – David Markson

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    Leonardo da Vinci Tarot is here.

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    Tony Conrad – Drone and Minimal, Avand Garde Musicians & Filmmaker Died at 76

    April 10th, 2016
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    Tony Conrad, drone and minimalist music pioneer, RIP

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    Wish You Were (Buffalo Avant Garde)

    Tony Conrad (American, born 1940). Examinations, 1979. Pencil on paper with Lucite, strap, and bed, drawing:

  • For a generation of musicians and filmmakers in Buffalo and around the world, Tony Conrad was the walking embodiment of the avant garde.

    Mr. Conrad, who died Saturday morning in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, at 76 after fighting prostate cancer, began his career as an underground musician and filmmaker and ended it as an internationally idolized composer, performer, professor and thinker.

    He served as a widely admired faculty member of the University at Buffalo’s media study department from 1976 until his death, during which time he was instrumental in the formation of Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center, the growth of Buffalo’s cable access network and countless exhibitions, collectives and collaborations on city streets, cable channels and in institutions across the region.

    Despite a diverse career that significantly impacted the lives of thousands of students, as well as the trajectory of visual art and music in the United States and far beyond, Mr. Conrad is perhaps best-known for inspiring the name of influential rock band The Velvet Underground when he was getting his start as an artist in New York City.

    Anthony S. Conrad was born March 7, 1940, in Concord, N.H. He earned a degree in mathematics from Harvard University in 1962 before moving to New York City and beginning his career as an experimental musician, composer and filmmaker. During his time in New York, he collaborated with musicians John Cale, LaMonte Young and others in a loose collective known as the Theatre of Eternal Music and later as the Dream Syndicate, whose work would spawn and influence several new genres of music, including drone, minimalism, punk and electronica.http://buffalo.com/2016/04/09/news/art/tony-conrad-avant-garde-pioneer-ub-professor-dies-76