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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.


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

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    (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

    Francesco del Cossa – Happy Halloween 2018

    October 30th, 2018
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    Francesco del Cossa, Santa Lucia (detail), c. 1473-1474. Tempera on panel, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


  • Allegory of March Triumph of Minerva – Francesco Del Cossa.

    Happy Halloween – 2018

    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.

  • 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.

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    Helena Almeida
    We Find Wildness (blog)

    Art Seen Chicago

    RIP Annette Michelson, Pioneer Film Critic, Co-Founder of “October”

    September 18th, 2018

  • Annette Michelson (photo via)

  • Art News – Annette Michelsonk Pioneering Film Critic, Co-founder October dies at 96.


  • Photo by Fung Lin Hall

  • Art of Ree Morton – Analects & Recitations

    September 9th, 2018
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  • Morton’s work is as unusual as her biography. Born in upstate New York, in 1936, Morton, who was a trained nurse, only started making art in her thirties and received her MFA at the age of 34, already a mother of three.
    Her entire body of work was created between 1968 and 1977, when she died prematurely in a car accident at the age of 41. But her vision seems to have erupted almost fully formed and, in just a few years, she managed to deliver more than many artists cobble together in a lifetime.


    Ree Morton

    Google Ree Morton

  • NYtimes Ree Morton -Artist/Mother

    Present in the selection of pieces are many of Morton’s sentimental, décor-oriented, performatively feminine motifs — bows; ruffles; wallpaper; flowers; fairy-tale-looking flags; loopy, girlish cursive lettering — which collectively one critic would later refer to as “Emily Dickinson in love with Raymond Roussel.” When she prepared the application, Morton had been making artwork for less than a decade, and a few months later, she would be dead.

    In the 41 years since, Morton — who once described her own artistic ambitions as “light and ironic on serious subjects without frivolity” — has become something of an obsession within the art world.


  • (photo from pages of Individuals:Post-Movement Art in America Edited by Alan Sondheim)

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    Text by Ree Morgan

  • Portrait of Joseph Beuys by Warhol & What They Saw in Each Other

    August 5th, 2018
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    Andy Warhol standing in the factory with a Liz painting and several screens in the background.

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    Momus Ca – Dubious Icons, Godheads, Messiahs, Artist, Celebrity

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    Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys in 1980 posing in front of Lenbach’s Self Portrait with his Family
    Photograph: Angela Neuke

  • What Andy Warhol saw in Joseph Beuys (Phaidon)

    Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys were not close friends. Though they met a number of times, in New York, Naples and Dusseldorf, the artists maintained a sincere, respectful relationship.

  • Christie – When Warhol met Beuys

  • Andy was in China, Iran and Bali – (previous post)

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    Andy and Ali (Previous post)

    Brazilian Artist, Antonio Dias of After Utopia, Dies- (1944-2018)

    August 3rd, 2018
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    O Meu Retrato (My Portrait), 1966
    Electromechanical object, photograph on paper (via Walker Art Center)

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    Artforum obit

    Brazilian artist Antonio Dias, whose paintings and sculptures viscerally challenged the authoritarian regime that ruled his country for over two decades, has died at age seventy-four. While Dias’s early canvases mingled Nova Figuração (New Figuration) with graffiti and comic book influences to address urban violence, censorship, war, and Brazil’s former military dictatorship, his later works moved toward an abstraction that was less overtly political.

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    After Utopia

  • “Our Lives Are Shaped by the Quality of Our Attention” – Antonio Dias

    Looking back at looking back, What Drives Me –

    Confronting the double-bind,
    Growing up in a predicament we get past incredulity or we take refuge in madness.

  • Antonio Dias and Tropicalia . (Ken Li blogged)

  • Marcel Duchamp – Network of Stoppages – 2018

    July 27th, 2018
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    Network of Stoppages – 1914 (MoMa)

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    photo by Man Ray.
    Re-thinking Marcel Duchamp by Barbara Rose.

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    Marcel Duchamp in uniform 1895

    Military avoidance

    The essay traces military relationships in the work of Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968), paying particular attention to his notes of 1912 known as the ‘Jura-Paris Road’. These are interpreted as ‘military texts’ and the author shows how military concerns remained with Duchamp throughout his career, resulting in facetious outcomes that obscured uneasy preoccupations.

    Marcel Duchamp was born on 28 July 1887.


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    Marcel Duchamp and Martin Friedman 1965

  • Ed Ruscha on Marcel Duchamp (Youtube)

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    John Cage met Marcel Duchamp in the 1940’s
    (Only when Duchamp’s health was failing, Cage decided to seek Marcel out with the pretext of taking chess lessons. So Duchamp, his wife and Cage met and played chess.)

    John Cage: Music for Marcel Duchamp (Youtube)

  • Arts Journal – Marcel Duchamp Interviews

    “To all appearances, the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space seeks his way out to a clearing.”
    In Artopia we think of Duchamp as one of the great poets of the last century; perhaps too much of a dandy, perhaps too much of a chess-player and a poseur, perhaps too much of a gentlemen — but always a prestidigitator of the first order.

    Robert Smithson told me he once confronted Duchamp at a party: “I see you are into alchemy,” he accused. “Why, yes,” answered Marcel.

    Dada Perfume Marcel Duchamp Interview

    JP: Why did you keep it a secret?
    MD: As we have discussed in the past, secrets have been essential to my work, which may or may not have anything to do with art.
    JP: I read in Calvin Tomkins’ new biography called simply Duchamp (Henry Holt, 1996) that your brother-in-law Jean Crotti once said that how you used time was your real art work.
    MD: Rather, it was how I abused time.

    John Perrault and Duchamp

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    Dennis Stock – Photos of Hollywood, Jazz & Dean

    July 24th, 2018
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    Louis Armstrong working on his autobiography. (1958, Corona Queens – photo by Dennis Stock)

  • Dennis Stock :born July 24,1928, The Bronx, New York City, NY (Magnum Photos)

  • Louis and Billie Holiday (Previous post)

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    Simone Signoret and Yves Montand (An Oscar for 1960 film “Room at the Top” directed by Jack Clayton)

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    Jack Lemmon

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    James Dean (previous post)

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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.

    Dennis Stock How he came to know and love the doomed screen idol.

  • Double Contradictory Feeling, Collage by John Stezaker

    July 9th, 2018
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  • A Double Contradictory Feeling artsept1 by John Stezaker

    John Stezaker (wiki)

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  • see more here…The Approach