Minimal Abstract Artist, Mary Obering (1973 -2022)

August 4th, 2022

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    Art News Obit

    Mary Obering, Abstract Painter With a Passionate Following, Dies at 85

  • (See more Mary Obering artnet)

  • Mary Obering and David Lynch

    Mary Obering and David Lynch shared a gallery space in 2018.

  • Korean artist – Kwon Young Wu ((1926-2013)

    August 1st, 2022
  • Kwon Young Wu Between Past and Future

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    Kwon Young-Woo’s (1926-2013) works explore the relationship between traditional materials and abstract expression. The artist is considered as a pioneer in Korean abstract art known as Dansaekhwa.

    Thanks to Pascal Blanchard for introducing this artist on FB.

  • Jennifer Bartlett (March 14, 1941 – July 25, 2022)

    July 28th, 2022
  • Artforum Review- Leaking System by Jennifer Bartlett

    Jennifer Bartlett Obit Artnet

    Artist Jennifer Bartlett, Known for Her Intensive Investigations Into the Possibilities of Painting, Has Died at Age 81

  • Jennifer Bartlett wiki

    Jennifer Losch Bartlett (March 14, 1941 – July 25, 2022) was an American artist. She was known for paintings and prints that combine the system-based aesthetic of conceptual art with the painterly approach of Neo-Expressionism

    In 1983, she married German actor Mathieu Carrière, with whom she had a daughter, Alice; they divorced in the early 1990s.

    MOMA Jennifer Bartlett

    See “At Sea Japan”

    Critic Calvin Tomkins on Jennifer Bartlett

    Claes Oldenburg (January 28, 1929 – July 18, 2022)

    July 18th, 2022
  • Art in America – Oldenburg and Mouse House

  • (Two pocket sized books – Claes Oldenburg Notes in Hand (spread) and a novel by Harumi Setouchi – photo by Fung Lin Hall)

    Widewalls – Claes Oldenburg

    Claes Oldenburg homepage (He shares with his wife Coosje van Bruggen)

  • Ridiculous costume for Police.New York, 1967
    Ball point pen, typewriter. His note below.

    “You must realize cops are just you and I in uniform. Now I propose then a uniform which is ridiculous. When they do the thing they do, they learned to do,
    namely when they do restrain you and they draw the blood – they look ridiculous. As you and and I if caught drawing , draining blood.”
    Artts Magazine (New York) Summer 1967. p 34.
    The costume is shown on a rack, as it might be hung in the station house.

  • Claes Oldenburg wiki

    And more his giant Wikiart Claes Oldenburg sculptures from here .

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    (Claes Oldenburg, Lucas Samaras, George Segal, Patty Mucha, and Robert Rauschenberg at George Segal’s New Jersey home, circa 1968)

  • Ai Wei Wei, Arch Installation in Stockholm, ETC.

    July 16th, 2022

  • (Ai Weiwei’s Arch Installation Opens in Central Stockholm)



    The artwork was last seen in 2017 in New York, under the arch of the Washington Square Monument, as part of the Good Fences Make Good Neighbors installation. According to the artist, when the piece was first shown, it was about racism and the global refugee crisis caused by regional insecurity. Since then, the artwork has taken on new meanings, just as more crises and conflicts unfurl, like the collective isolation and vulnerability experienced during the pandemic, and more recently, the war between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Interview via Inews UK Rwanda Asylum Policy Racism

  • Books that inspire Ai-Wei-Wei
    Existentialism Is a Humanism – Jean-Paul Sartre (1946)
    The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx (1848)
    The Book of Songs: The Ancient Chinese Classic of Poetry (c. 11th – 7th Centuries BC)
    Salt Seller: The Writings of Marcel Duchamp (1973)
    The Classic of Mountains and Seas (c. 4th Century BC)
    Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism – Vladimir Lenin (1917)
    Gypsy Romance – Federico Garcia Lorca (1928)
    Life on the Mississippi – Mark Twain (1883)
    The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B & Back Again) – Andy Warhol (1975)
    Permanent Record – Edward Snowden (2019)
    Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman (1855)
    The Trial – Franz Kafka (1925)
    Tao Te Ching – Laozi (c. 4th Century BC)
    Philosophical Investigations – Ludwig Wittgenstein (1953)
    A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking (1988)
    Heavenly Questions – Qu Yuan (c. 475 – 221 BC)

  • Siah Armajani – Follow This Line

    July 9th, 2022
  • Art News – Philadelphia Museum, Siah Armajani Floor

    Siah Armajani wiki

    Siah Armaani The Crime of Hospitality

  • Siah Armajani – Glass front porch for Walter Benjamin

    (Read about Walter Benjamin’s tragic life from previous post)

    Siah Armajani at The Met Breuer press preview of Siah Armajani: Follow This Line February 19, 2019.
    Photo courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art.



    Fraught and Fabulous: Art That Shows a Passion for Democracy

  • Sam Gilliam, Groundbreaking Abstractionist, Dies at 88

    June 28th, 2022
  • Artnet obit

    Painter Sam Gilliam, Celebrated for His Boldly Colored Draped Canvases, Has Died at 88

    The abstract painter died at his home in Washington, D.C.

  • Sam Gilliam – November 30, 1933 – June 25, 2022

  • (Dogon V, 2005 – Intaglio Lithograph)

  • Artforum obit

  • (Sam Gilliam’s work Yves Klein Blue at the Venice Biennale in 2017.)

    Sam Gilliam loved Yves Klein.

    I first encountered Yves Klein while stationed with the army in Japan. There was a Klein exhibition in Tokyo. The Gutai group was being born, and I was in the army, and I thought nothing about whether I would be an artist or not. In fact, I probably thought that I would never be an artist. But Klein had an effect on me, and I thought about making art beyond the interiors that it is usually presented in, about making art more in the outside world.

    Duncan Hannah – Artist, Underground Film Star (1952-2022)

    June 13th, 2022
  • Duncan Hannah (1952-2022) Artforum

    Painter, collagist, and underground film star Duncan Hannah, whose career took him from the sticky floor of CBGB’s to the walls of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, died of a heart attack at his home in West Cornwall, Connecticut, on June 11 at the age of seventy while watching a French film.

    (“Paying tribute to Francois Truffaut in Montmartre Cemetary. ”
    Duncan Hannah wrote on his FB – June 7, 2022,)

  • (Duncan Hannah, Greenwich, CT, ca. 1973. © Danny Fields.)

    Boisterous memoire of 1970’s New York

  • Duncan Hannah Diaries (Basquiat, Books Duncan H. read, etc.)

  • Duncan Hannah blogspot.com
    (Duncan Hannah designed the book cover for John Banville, also see Monica Vitti in green jacket)

  • See paintings by Duncan Hannah – artnet

  • Little Angel

    See more paintings – American Gallery here.
    See portrait of Catherine Spaak from the link above, scroll down. Her obit from vitro nasu here

  • RIP Paula Rego Portuguese born British Artist

    June 8th, 2022
  • Paula Rego Obedience and Defiance

    Paula Rego – Tate

  • It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of the Portuguese-born, British artist Dame Paula Rego at the age of 87. She died peacefully this morning, after a short illness, at home in North London, surrounded by her family. Our heartfelt thoughts are with them. – Victoria Miro.


  • Virginia Overton – Found Objects, Site Specific, Sculptures

    May 20th, 2022

  • Virginia Overton – 2009, Ladder via Artforum – Tim Griffin

    (Virginia Overton, Untitled (MA), 2015, Pressure treated wood beam, acrylic, rock and hardware, 247 × 39.1 × 138.1 cm (97 1/4 × 15 3/8 × 54 3/8 in)

  • Virginia Overtone – at Bartolami Gallery

  • See more art from Artnet.com Virginia Overton

  • Mario Ambrosius Curated Guen Inokuma, Léonard Foujita at Gallery in Ginza

    May 12th, 2022
  • Mario A

    Mario A curated paintings by Léonard Foujita and Guenichiro Inokuma at Chuo Gallery in Ginza

  • Guen I.
    Guen (this is how he signed his art) came to live in Honolulu in the mid 70’s after he suffered a stroke in NYC. He lived in Japan in the Summer and the Winter in Honolulu. Guen became a mentor to my sister Fung-Ching Kelling during his stays in Honolulu.

    (My sister Fung Ching Kelling sitting in front. Fung Lin Hall (myself) on the right of Guen Inokuma)

  • In My Resume (youtube only in Japanese)

    .. Inokuma and Foujita shared a house when they escaped wartime Paris. He talked about how Foujita bought the train tickets at the train station (today Musee d`Orsay) and that he only took a Matisse painting and left everything else in Paris. They stayed in the countryside more than month living in the same house.
    He showed us a special spot that Isamu Noguchi loved on the island of Oahu and showed us the beauty of natural rocks.
    In NY Guen Inokuma (sensei) and his wife Fumiko took my sister and I to Mark Rothko’s apartment and told us what he knew of Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Yoko Ono and Isamu Noguchi were his good friends.

    Painting (via artnet)
    Title : City Composition (3)
    Medium : Oil on Canvas
    Size : 30 x 40 in. / 76.2 x 101.6 cm.
    Year : 1966 –
    Contemporary Japanese Art from the Collection of B.H. Rockefeller

  • Camille Norment, Oslo Based Sound Artist

    April 16th, 2022

    Venice, 27.04.2015. Biennale – Giardini. The artist Camille Norment.

  • Her Studio

  • DIA Projects Camille Norment Plexus Exhibition