American Art 101

July 28, 2015

Last weekend, we went to the Whitney Museum for the first time since it moved to its new, much nicer digs downtown. The opening exhibition “America is Hard To See” is a fantastic crash course on the history of American modern art. It’s exhaustive, a bit exhausting and a lot of fun.  These works are some […]

The Snowden Bust: What Art Is For

April 8, 2015

Anonymous artists placed a huge statue with the (very good) likeness of Edward Snowden at a war memorial in Brooklyn this week. The statue was promptly covered and warehoused by city workers. A real shame, since Edward Snowden is a hero to many. This is an example of well-executed guerrilla art. It incites debate, calling into question who gets to be […]

Dadaists

March 18, 2015

Close to one hundred years ago, an art movement was born out of rebellion. At the dawn of the 20th century, after the horrors of World War I, a group of artists decided art needed revolution. It needed to shed its bourgeois complacency, it needed to respond to modern horror and modern times. The DADA movement […]

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 […]

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?

Snow Patterns by Simon Beck

December 6, 2012

Apparently, this is a trend now. He makes them with his feet.    

Los Carpinteros

December 1, 2012

  Many moons ago we met this Cuban trio at the house of a woman in LA, whose name we can’t remember. We drank wine and danced to a boom box. They were starting to become famous. It did not seem like fame was going to their heads. They were friendly and relaxed.  That night, […]

Artists We Love: Anselm Kiefer

September 15, 2012

Photographs by Beatriz Helena Ramos

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