Archive for October, 2022

Happy Halloween 2022

Monday, October 31st, 2022
  • Happy Halloween!

  • Adieu Painter Pierre Soulages, Prince of Dark Colors

    Thursday, October 27th, 2022
  • Pierre Soulages Painter of Black Dies at 102 (

  • (Johan Coltrane – thanks to Pascal Blanchard for this photo)

    Pierre Soulages Wiki

    Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris)[19]
    Honolulu Museum of Art
    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
    Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
    Musée Soulages (Rodez)
    Museum of Modern Art (New York)[20]
    Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro)
    National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)
    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York)[21]
    Tate Gallery (London)

  • Museum Dedicated to Pierre Soulages

  • Peter Schjeldahl – The Passing of A Visionary Art Critic

    Friday, October 21st, 2022
  • Art News Obit

    Art critic Peter Schjeldahl who wrote with unparalleled Elegance dies at 80.

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    Looking back at Peter Schjeldahls Visionary Criticism – New Yorker

  • (Racing Thoughts,” from 1983. Johns has often been burdened with overinterpretation. His silence must be our guide.Art work © 2021 Jasper Johns / VAGA at ARS)

    Jasper Johns Remains Contemporary arts philosopher KIng

  • My father, Peter Schjeldahl, passed away today at 3pm in the Catskills of lung cancer. He was not in pain and he was not alone. My mother Brooke, his sister Ann, and I were with him. He will be buried privately. In March there will be a service honoring his life and work. We’re grateful for all the messages and will be in touch when we can.

    (Ada Calhoun posted this morning on FB -Oct 21, 2022)

    Ada Calhoun “Also a Poet – Frank O’Hara, Her Father and Her.

    Simone Signoret, Samy Ben Youb in “Madame Rosa’

    Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

  • (Japanese poster)

  • Madame Rosa

    Directed by Paris-based Israeli director Moshe Mizrahi, “Madame Rosa” won the Best Foreign Language Oscar, and Signoret received the Cesar Award (French Oscar) for Best Actress.
    Well-shot by ace lenser Nestor Almendros the film also
    features Claude Dauphin and director Costa-Gavras as an actor.

    Romain Gary wrote The Life Before Us

    See a Full film on youtube here.. and discover the miracle of Samy Ben Youb.

    (Sophia Loren recently played Madame Rosa who became an Italian).

  • Angela Lansbury, Star of Film, Stage And ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ Dies at 96

    Tuesday, October 11th, 2022
  • Angela Lansbury

    (Angela Lansbury was in “Blue Hawaii” with Elvis)

    Lansbury had a prolific career in film, theatre and television. She was one of the last film stars of the golden age of Hollywood, having been a contract player with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the 1940s. She acted alongside actors such as Ingrid Bergman, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Orson Welles, Bette Davis and Maggie Smith in such classic films as Gaslight (1944), National Velvet (1944), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), The Harvey Girls (1946), State of the Union (1948), The Court Jester (1956), The Long, Hot Summer (1958), The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and Death on the Nile (1978).

    She is also known for her roles in classic children’s films as Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), The Last Unicorn (1982), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Anastasia (1997), Fantasia 2000 (2000), Nanny McPhee (2005), The Grinch (2018) and Mary Poppins Returns (2018). Lansbury is also known for her iconic work in Broadway musicals working Stephen Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle (1964), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1978), Gypsy (1973), and A Little Night Music (2009–2010). She also starred in Jerry Herman’s Mame (1966), and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I (1978). She is also known for her performances in plays such as the Terrence McNally play Deuce (2007), the Noël Coward comedy Blithe Spirit (2014), the Gore Vidal political drama The Best Man (2012). She gained international fame for her role as mystery writer turned sleuth Jessica Fletcher in the CBS crime series Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996).

    Tim Robbins & Angela Lansbury
    TIm Robbins born Oct 16, 1958. (Happy birthday Tim Robbins)
    Angela Lansbury (16 October 1925 – 11 October 2022)

    RIP Billy Al Bengston – Zen Biker in Motion

    Monday, October 10th, 2022

  • Billy Al Bengston- art in motion

    Art News obit – Billy Al Bengston dead

  • (Honolulu, Water color)

    See more here – Artnet

    2019 – Interview Ed Ruscha and Billy Al Bengston

    Ed Rucha answered here.

    ER: I was very impressed with Billy painting something he seemingly loved to do, which was motorcycling. I thought, What a perfect combination, that is, making art out of something you’re really in tune with. Later on Billy got me into motorcycling, which diverted my attention away from making art. We went to Baja, all points north and south, a lot on motorcycles.

  • RIP – Toshi Ichiyanagi – A Pioneer Composer, Yoko Ono’s First Husband

    Saturday, October 8th, 2022
  • A Pioneer Composer Ichiyanagi dies, 89 years old

    Avant-garde pianist and composer Toshi Ichiyanagi, who studied with John Cage and went on to lead Japan’s advances in experimental modern music, has died

    Toshi Ichiyanagi (wiki)

    One of the leading composers in Japan during the postwar era, Ichiyanagi worked in a range of genres, composing Western-style operas and orchestral and chamber works, as well as compositions using traditional Japanese instruments.[1] Ichiyanagi is known for incorporating avant-garde techniques into his works, such as chance music, extended technique, and nontraditional scoring.[1] Ichiyanagi was married to artist Yoko Ono from 1956 to 1962.

  • John Cage, T.Ichiyanagi
    and David Tudor, Great Budhha in Tokyo)

    See photo John Cage Shock vol 3 here.

  • RIP Douglas Kirkland Photographer for Audrey & Marilyn

    Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
  • Exhibition Marilyn Monroe by Douglas Kirkland

    Douglas Kirkland – Marilyn Monroe – Hasselblad

    My Evening with Marilyn and the Day Victor Hasselblad Stopped Me in the Street

  • In Memoriam Douglas Kirkland (1934 – 2022)

  • Douglas Kirkland homepage

  • (Ingmar Bergman)
    Photos of film-makers by Douglas Kirkland here (Starting with Zhang Yimou)

  • Photos of Audrey Hepburn by Douglas Kirkland

    See more spectacular photos by Douglas Kirland here

    Ada Calhoun “Also a Poet”, Frank O’Hara & Her Father

    Sunday, October 2nd, 2022

    Grove Atlantic – “Also a Poet”

    Ada Calhoun – Also a Poet (her homepage)

    Also A Poet
    Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me
    “Also a Poet is packaged as a love triangle: father, daughter and O’Hara. It’s actually a tetrahedron from which all kinds of creative characters pop forth. It’s a big valentine to New York City past and present, and a contribution to literary scholarship, molten with soul.” — New York Times

  • Ada Colhoun was named after Ada Katz, wife of Alex Katz who painted many portraits of Frank O’Hara and his wife.

  • (Rembrandt Polish Rider was Frank O’Hara’s favorite painting)

    In “Having a Coke with You,” as in much of his work, the poet admixes life and art. Here, life seems to come out on top: person over portrait (except maybe Rembrandt’s Polish Rider in the Frick). Scroll down to see a video of Frank O’Hara reciting “Having a Coke with YOu’

    “Variations on a Theme” Ada Calhoun’s favorite poem by William Carlos Williams

  • Washington Post interview