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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

  • Quilt
    via (see his art here)

    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

  • 1aJaneRuthKligmanWD

    (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.

  • Challenging Vision, Passing of a Prolific Photographer Barbara Crane

    August 9th, 2019

  • Artnews obit

    Barbara Crane, Protean Photographer of Intimate Chicagoan Scenes, Dead at 91

    Slideshow at Stephen Daiter Gallery

  • Her photos in China

    US photographer, one of the first foreigners permitted to take pictures in China

  • Barbara Crane’s homepage

    The issues in my work are often of a similar nature with an abstract edge. Though I build on past experience, I attempt to eradicate previous habits of seeing and thinking. I keep searching for what is visually new to me while always hoping that a fusion of form and content will take place.

    Barbara Crane, 2002

    wiki (Crane’s archive resides at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. )

    Banksy & Marcel Duchamp in studio -2019

    July 28th, 2019

  • via Robin Gunningham/Mr Banksy… or Banksy in Studio
    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 Rutger Hauer – Il Futuro, was Based on Roberto Bolano

    July 25th, 2019
  • Rutger Hauer

    Andrew Pothecary was asked about this photo on FB (July 24, 2019)

    Around 1990 or so, in London for City Limits magazine.
    I had to photograph him while he was being interviewed – trickier because he was talking – and he’s the only sitter who ever said, “That’s enough”, even though I only took only one roll (12 shots) of medium-format film, and maybe not quite one roll of 35mm and he hadn’t sat still for one of them!
    Anyway, though black and white and grainy, it was used on the magazine cover.

  • Rutger Hauer (wiki)

    Hauer was an environmentalist.[29] Hauer also established an AIDS awareness organization called the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association

  • See more Rutger Hauer at Pinterest


  • Rutger Hauer was in Il Futuro

    Chilean director Alicia Scherson adapts a novel by her celebrated countryman Roberto Bolano.

    The ancient world still holds sway in The Future, Alicia Scherson’s adaptation of a Roberto Bolano novel whose newly orphaned siblings must start to care for themselves amid the ruins of Rome and other faded splendor. Thoughtful and less sensationalistic than its premise might suggest, it’s made for arthouses and offers a fine showcase for costar Rutger Hauer, who holds his own against a beautiful girl who’s usually naked in their scenes together.

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

    July 20th, 2019
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    Art is a mental thing

    More art here

  • 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

    (via)


  • (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)

  • Clifford Odets -Collecting Paul Klee & His View on Marilyn

    July 18th, 2019

  • Clifford Odets collected Paul Klee – see more from here.
    Clifford Odets (July 18, 1906 – August 14, 1963)[1] was an American playwright, screenwriter, and director.
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  • Clifford and Luis

    Marilyn and Clifford Odets

    One of Marilyn Monroe’s strongest early film roles was as Peggy, the feisty cannery worker in Clash by Night (1952), based on a play by Clifford Odets.

    Marilyn knew Odets quite well and later played Lorna Moon in a scene from his most famous play, Golden Boy, at the Actor’s Studio during the late 1950s. She later considered starring in Odets’ screenplay, The Story on Page One (1959), but that role went to Rita Hayworth, and was directed by Odets himself.

    Always competitive with Miller, Odets took a rather dim view of The Misfits (1960), Monroe’s last completed film, which Miller wrote and John Huston directed.

    Odets was the leading New York playwright of the 1930s and 40s, and his plays focussed on social injustice and the plight of the ‘little man’. He was also involved in the formation of the Group Theatre alongside Lee Strasberg.

    Unlike Arthur Miller, the playwright who ultimately eclipsed him, Odets chose to ‘name names’ in the House Un-American Activities Committee trials of the early 1950s, a decision he would bitterly regret. He died in 1963.

    In his essay on Monroe in the book, Who the Hell’s in It, director Peter Bogdanovich recalled, ‘Clifford told me that Marilyn Monroe used to come over to his house and talk, but that the only times she seemed to him really comfortable were when she was with his two young children and their large poodle. She relaxed with them, felt no threat. With everyone else, Odets said, she seemed nervous, intimidated, frightened. When I repeated to Miller this remark about her with children and animals, he said, “Well, they didn’t sneer at her.’”

    Soon after Monroe’s death, Odets wrote, ‘One night some short weeks ago, for the first time in her not always happy life, Marilyn Monroe’s soul sat down alone to a quiet supper from which it did not rise. If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul.’

    One of Odets’ later plays, The Country Girl (filmed in 1954 with Grace Kelly) is currently being revived in London. Walt Odets has spoken to the Jewish Chronicle about his famous father and his memories, and mentioned, rather unfavourably, the marriage of Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe:

    Photos of Marilyn from Clash by Night on FB

  • Sweet Smell of Success (screenplay by Clifford Odets, soundtrack by Chico Hamilton, directed by Alexander Mackendrick)

  • Beth Philips is writing a bio of Clifford Odets.

  • Satan and Adam – A Documentary on Blues & Friendship

    July 15th, 2019

  • (Sterling Magee and Adam Gussow)

    Adam Gussow

    is an American scholar, memoirist, and blues harmonica player. He is currently a professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

    Sterling Magee (Satan & Adam wiki)

    Magee recorded several near-hits on Ray Charles’s Tangerine label in the early 1960s, including “Get in My Arms Little Girl.” His proficiency on guitar earned him gigs with a number of rhythm-and-blues performers, including James Brown, King Curtis, Big Maybelle, Joey Dee and the Starliters, and a transvestite duo known as The Illusions That Create Confusion. In the mid 1970s he played sessions with Paul Winley and the Harlem Underground, a loose-knit unit that included George Benson.


    Satan and Adam (on Netflix)

  • SATAN and ADAM – I Want You / C C Rider (youtube)

  • 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

    RIP Rip Torn (February 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019)

    July 9th, 2019
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    Rip Torn (February 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019)


  • (Henry Miller and Rip Torn in 1969)

  • Rip & Parker P.
    (Happy Tears)

    Happy Tears was a cool film directed by Mitchel Lichtenstein. His father did the poster. Roy Lichentenstein. Mitchel is an actor who played the gay lover in the Wedding Banquet directed by Ang Lee.

  • Geraldine Page

    In 1963, Torn married Geraldine Page, and they remained married until her death in 1987.

    Via his wiki

    After moving to Hollywood, Torn made his film debut in the 1956 film Baby Doll. Torn then studied at the Actors Studio in New York under Lee Strasberg, becoming a prolific stage actor, appearing in the original cast of Tennessee Williams’ play Sweet Bird of Youth, and reprising the role in the film and television adaptations. While in New York, Torn introduced his cousin Sissy Spacek to the entertainment business, and helped her enroll in the Actors Studio

    . Dennis Hopper replaced him with Jack Nicholson. Rip Torn sued Hopper in court. He said Rip pulled a knife on him. Rip said it was Hopper who did It’s on his wiki.