+

Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway – Set & Rewind The Conversation from the Past

April 10th, 2018
  • 1aaVeravangVigeland
    photo by Vera Vang

    April 11 1869 –
    birthday of Gustav Vigeland

    Visited here when I stayed in Oslo for 3 months.

  • Did Edward Munch hate Vigeland?

  • The wild conversation here about this park, thanks to Mark Z. (scroll down to see him resembling the Noble man painted by Velasquez)

    Life is Elsewhere – Easter Sunday is April Fool’s Day in 2018

    March 31st, 2018
  • Milan Kundera was born on April 1. (His first novel was called The Joke.)

    Life is Elsewhere Praha Man Photo collage by Fung Lin Hall.
    The above image is a photo collage of an outdoor art installation from a street near Malostranska station in Prague. The statue of Sigmund Freud hanging by one hand by David Cerny – Czech Sculptor. *
    *
    1aBDanielLena
    Philip Kaufman saw Miss Julie on stage and cast Lena Olin in The Unbearable Lightness of Being for his adaptation of Milan Kundera’s most popular novel.
    Daniel Day Lewis and Lena Olin

  • Easter Sunday – 2018

    <> <> <>
    The Rabbit knows how to relax.

    Pool Bunny 1Poolbunny Fung Lin Hall (See Hotel lobbies in New Mexico and William James)

  • Arizona Tales

  • 1aaRabbitY

    The Good, The Bad and The Rabbit

  • Rabbit by Henri Rousseau, Durer and others here.

  • Hole Punched Object, Photos + Tree of Codes

    March 26th, 2018
  • 03_2
    Bible 1995 – Dorothy Cross

  • 1LeeRussell

    ‘Frenchy’ caretaker of the old lumber camp, Gemmel, Minnesota Lee, Russell/Library Congress
    Lee Russell

    History of Hole Punched photos –

    During the Great Depression, the US government launched a project to portray the country’s reality.

  • See Hole Punched collages and monoprints by Fung Lin Hall here.

  • <> <> visualbook1

    Over a year of writing, cutting and proto-typing later, comes Tree of Codes, a haunting new story by Jonathan Safran Foer cut from Bruno Schulz’s words.
    The book is as much a sculptural object as it is a work of masterful storytelling: here is an “enormous last day of life” that looks like it feels.

    George Clooney Customized by Yayoi Kusama + Foto of Yayoi & Joseph Cornell

    March 22nd, 2018
  • Yayoi 1aaa-yayoi-kusama-theredlist
    Yayoi Kusama with one of her Infinity Net paintings in New York, c. 1961 (repost)

    1aClooneykusama-yayoi-mix
    (via)
    George Clooney was customized by Yayoi Kusama

    Photographed by Emma Summerton, Clooney is decked out in a Giorgio Armani suit, shirt, bow tie, and shoes that are all customized by the artist Yayoi Kusama. According to the accompanying W article, the Japanese artist admitted to not being familiar with who the Hollywood star was.. (2013 – old news)

    <> <> <> 1aCornellJosephNY1971

    Kusama and Joseph Cornell New York 1971

    In 1972, American assemblage and collage artist Joseph Cornell died. Twenty-six years her senior, Cornell had been Kusama’s closest friend. New York was by this time home to a community of Japanese artists, but Kusama had avoided the associations many of her compatriots formed with groups such as the anti-art happening bunch in the neo-Dada group Fluxus.
    “I had gone to New York to be independent,” she says, “Not to join a group.”
    Cornell’s death left Kusama dangerously isolated, and her mental condition began to deteriorate. She experienced frequent hallucinations and bouts of severe depression and developed heart problems. Heeding her parents entreatments, Kusama returned to Japan. Her father died two years later, and despite out-patient psychiatric treatment, Kusama’s anxiety neurosis was now unmanageable. In 1977 she entered the psychiatric institution.
    Kusama has lived in the same hospital for over 20 years. There is no furniture, save a bed. Her 12 square-meter room has a big, French-style bay window that looks out onto a small garden. Kusama sometimes watches people playing tennis in a court that lies behind the garden.
    Every morning after breakfast, Kusama walks five minutes up Gaien Higashi street to her studio to paint. She walks back to the room for lunch, then returns to her studio and works through the afternoon. Kusama takes her dinner at the hospital before retiring each evening.
    “It’s very comfortable, very private” says Kusama, “And very simple, I like it.”

    Yayoi Kusama loves pumpkins and polka dots

    Dorothy Cross, an Irish artist exploring Memory and Cultural Identity

    March 17th, 2018
  • 1adorothyEye1a-Dorothy-Cross

    Dorothy Cross 1aDorothy_Cross_70

    Kerlin Gallery is showing Dorothy Cross

    Dorothy Cross (wiki)

    03_2
    Bible 1995 via

    Dorothy Cross studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, among others, from 1980 to 1982, before eventually choosing to return to Ireland, in Dublin then Connemara. Since the mid-80s her work has included sculpture, photography, video, and installations. She reappropriates the locations and materials she uses to make new metaphorical associations that sound out today’s sexual and religious behaviours, habits and identity constructions. She utilises the animal realm (sharks, jellyfish, cows, crabs, birds, snakes) to question male and female stereotypes and the notions of power, dependence, and fertility. The Udder series (a phonetic play on the word other), created between 1990 and 1994, most notably includes the pieces Virgin Shroud (1993), inspired by her mother’s wedding dress, and Saddle (1993). Her experience working at an electric plant for a few years resulted in a series of object/environments, which she explored through photography: the “residues”, which include Control Room, Dresser, and Parthenon, were presented at the Powerhouse exhibition in 1991. She also represented Ireland at the 1993 Venice Biennale.

    Happy St Patrick’s day!

    Adam Rippon, Nagasu at the Oscar – Nostalgia for Nancy Grossman’s Bondage Art

    March 5th, 2018
  • 1aa-composite-adam-rippon
    Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu at the Oscar.

    Olympian Adam Rippon’s Oscar Tux And Harness Are Gold Medal-Worthy
    This. Is. Everything.

    1aaGrossmanNancy
    Nancy Grossman .

  • Rippon and Reese were guests at the Colbert Show – (March 8, 2018)

  • Jeff Geys Belgian Conceptual Artist dies at 83

    February 16th, 2018
  • 1ajeffGeys11Geys Jef cover(2)

    Art News obit
    Artlyist

    Geys was perhaps best known for his strong social and political motives of his work

    Superdemocratie.ensembles.org.

    In many respects, he is a disciple of Marcel Duchamp, who defended the strategy of undisclosed withdrawal. Geys has chosen to build his work on provincial references. All his exhibitions are accompanied by an issue of the newspaper Kempens Informatieblad, which he publishes himself and designs like a local, free circulation newspaper.

    1acombinedJefGeys-BMW
    Peter Paul Rubens & Jef Geys Combined Artworks

    I.Materialise.com/

    Jeff Geys 1aJef_Geys_Zwarte_overall__1991photo_M_HKAcc
    Self-portrait

  • Happy New (Y)ear of Earth Dog – 2018 – Communicative, Serious & Responsible

    February 15th, 2018
  • Happy New (Y)ear of Earth Dog! starting February 16, 2018 to February 4, 2019.
    (Earth dog is Communicative, serious, and responsible in work)

    Spike loved Maria Callas and his family love and miss him forever.

    1aDogEllis

    Ellis began working on the book in 2010 after Kubrick’s death by canine lymphoma as a way of working through his grief over the dog’s death

    Independent filmmaker Sean Ellis (previous post- Metro Manila to Prague)

  • James Dean ‘s dog here.

  • Dog by Ed Ruscha Ed Ruscha Dog

    Oof oof and various cheeses

    Monty andmontymonty Monty Socrates
    Read how Monty Socrates found his family and his brother and sister.

    Best in show – A film clip + fun dog photos and a link to 8 ways to prepare your pets for war.

    Nancy Burson – Trum(p)-fusion, Warhead Portraits

    February 6th, 2018
  • 1MDS-CGBlog-NancyBurson

  • 1aajongun

    Warhead 2017 (Trump/Jong-un)

  • 1aaTrump_Putin_High_Res-530x663

    Warhead 2017 (Trump/Putin)

    Nancy Burson

    Nancy Burson (wik)

    Burson is best known for her pioneering work in morphing technologies which age enhance the human face and still enable law enforcement officials to locate missing children and adults. Her Human Race Machine, which allows people to view themselves as a different race, is used worldwide as an educational diversity tool that provides viewers with the profound visual experience of being another race

  • Vivian Maier – (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) –

    February 1st, 2018

  • (Self-portrait-1960)

  • 51dR6Q4ibTL

    Vivian Maier

    Wiki

    Vivian Dorothy Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American street photographer. Maier worked for about forty years as a nanny, mostly in Chicago’s North Shore, pursuing photography during her spare time. She took more than 150,000 photographs during her lifetime, primarily of the people and architecture of Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles, although she also traveled and photographed worldwide

  • via her wiki.. John Maloof, curator of some of Maier’s photographs, summarized the way the children she nannied would later describe her:

    “She was a Socialist 1ameriVivian, a Feminist, a movie critic, and a tell-it-like-it-is type of person. She learned English by going to theaters, which she loved. … She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn’t show anyone.”

  • Tim Roth invites you to Vivian M.

    How were you involved in Vivian getting her first posthumous gallery show here in L.A.?
    I said, “I have a friend who has a really lovely gallery. Why don’t we do the L.A. [photos] and I’ll host it?” So we’ve been doing it ever since. We try to do one a year. We do some new pieces, and we try and get some of her prints — which are very rare — in there as well. The ones that she printed probably at the corner store.

    What drew you to her eye?

    A favorite photographer of mine on the documentary side would be Don McCullin. Stuff that I really admire in cinema would be Ken Loach. Within the photographs is sort of a critique of society. She has that. I thought it was extraordinary. You can see in her framing and in her point of view and in how the equipment that she was using changed.

  • vm11

  • FB Vivian Maier

    V.M – an anoymous portrait of america (See more photos here)

  • <> <> 1vivianviolin
    Vivian Maier 1vivianmaier (repost)

  • Broom & Boom of David Ireland – at His Famous Art Home

    January 29th, 2018
  • 1aaDEat

    (David Ireland’s Mission District Home Opens as a Museum)

    1aaBrooms500-CappSt-768x1022

    via (Marioni, Beuys influenced David Ireland)

  • “I think art making is a matter of finding things out and not considering practical issues, but thinking about things that are internal and of an investigatory nature for ourselves.” – David Ireland

    “When I feel like I’m being understood too easily by people, then I pump it up a little bit … make it a little bit tougher.” – David Ireland

  • 1aaBoomBroomphoto

  • <> <> <> David Ireland irelandvangogh
    Three Attempts to Understand Van Gogh’s Ear in Terms of the Map of Africa, 1987

    RIP David Ireland (more images here)

    Cosmology of Jack Whitten, an Innovative Artist/Activist (1939-2018)

    January 22nd, 2018
  • 1aaaJackW

    Jack Whitten (wiki)

    When the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center occurred, Whitten was at his studio on Lispenard Street in Tribeca watching the first plane hit. He spent two years constructing a monumental elegiac and emotion-filled panel, with ashes embedded into it, as a memorial of the day.

    Obit from Artforum

    Jack Whitten, a conceptual painter who tested the medium’s limits for more than five decades, has died at seventy-eight. The artist, awarded the National Medal of the Arts in 2016 for “remaking the American canvas,” was dubbed the father of new abstraction by the New York Times. Throughout his career, Whitten eschewed the popular or marketable for what interested him philosophically, and was largely unrecognized by the mainstream until recent years, following a major 2014 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, California.

  • <> 1aaJaMapsthesoul

    via

  • Kenneth Goldsmith interviewed Jack Whitten on BOMB