Happy Birthday, Mr. Hopper!

July 22, 2015

Today is Edward Hopper’s birthday. And we want to celebrate because we love Edward Hopper. And we love Edward Hopper because his paintings are beautifully disquieting. They remind us of film stills; they are quintessentially modern. They speak of loneliness, life in the big city, life in the era of highways and anonymity. The man […]

Etch a Sketch

July 14, 2015

Chalk this one up to the department of great ideas. The Sketchbook Project is an art project that encourages people from all over the world to create art in sketchbooks that then people can see online. It is a cool way to promote artists and keep them busy drawing. We happened into it on a […]

Artists and Books

July 8, 2015

Why write a book review, when the book you’ve read inspires you to make art instead? This is what happens as five artists review and create art inspired by books they read. A lovely multimedia piece by the New York Times, with works by Wangechi Mutu, Joan Jonas, Ed Ruscha, Jacolby Satterwhite and Kader Attia, with […]

Jacob Lawrence: We Shall Overcome

April 15, 2015

This series of 60 panels by artist Jacob Lawrence depicting the great migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North, can now be seen in its entirety at MoMa, through September 7. Lawrence was only 23 years old when he completed them on tempera in 1941. They are a landmark in American modern […]

She Is An Artist

March 10, 2015

Artemisia Gentileschi. Self-Portrait. Georgia O’Keeffe. Photo by Ansel Adams. Shirin Neshat. Self-Portrait. Joan Mitchell Camille Claudel Barbara Kruger. Author of this post’s cover image. Kara Walker Helen Frankenthaler. Photo by Ernst Haas. Frida Kahlo Mary Cassatt Lygia Clark. Photos by Eduardo Clark. Yayoi Kusama And like them, there are many more. Who are your favorite […]

Henri Matisse: The Cutouts

December 31, 2014

This is the most delightful, magnificent exhibition we saw this year. Henri Matisse’s cutouts at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, are more than just a delight, they are a glimpse into the endless creativity of an artist who kept revolutionizing art even at the end of his days. When he could not paint any more, Matisse […]

Frida Kahlo: Natural Woman

December 8, 2014

This spring, the New York Botanical Garden will host an exhibition about Frida Kahlo and her relationship to nature. Kahlo always included references to nature in her paintings. Although she is better known for her expressive self-portraits, her still lives are remarkable for their power and sensuality. Kahlo had a deep interest in plants and botanics. Her […]

Things Got Spooky

November 4, 2014

This past Halloween and the Day of The Dead were a lot of eerie fun on http://dada.nyc/

Sound and Fury

August 5, 2013

Yesterday, we went to MoMa for a preview of their new exhibition, Soundings: A Contemporary Score, the first such show devoted to sound art in this museum. We are thrilled that our friend and member of the DADA community, Richard Garet, has an amazing piece in the show. His work, Before Me (2012), involves a vinyl […]

Gabriel Orozco: An Artist We Love.

June 24, 2013

Gabriel Orozco is a conceptual artist, who knows how to convey emotion with a keen poetic sense. Look at this series. It evokes so many things: a flock of birds flying through the autumn sky, a feeling of lightness, of time passing, of sadness, of wind and movement. What does it evoke in you?

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