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October 18, 2016


The National Archives is creating GIFs from their moving and still image archives. It’s public domain gone wild! Click here to see the GIFs via GIPHY. Advertisements


October 9, 2016


Agnes Martin, White Flower, 1960 Oil on canvas, 71 7/8 x 72 inches (182.6 x 182.9 cm) Courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum © 2016 Agnes Martin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Installation view at the Guggenheim. Courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, photo by David Heald I will head out this week to see the huge […]

This fall is good.

September 20, 2016


But next winter will be better. Amy Sillman is at the Drawing Center! In the meantime… “Draft of a Voice-Over for Split-Screen Video Loop” Poem by Lisa Robertson drawing/animations by Amy Sillman approx. 6 minutes Courtesy Untitled (Blue with Legs), 2015 Oil on canvas 75 x 66 inches (190.5 x 167.6 cm) Courtesy Sikkema […]

History Keeps Me Awake at Night

July 5, 2016


David Wojnarowicz at the Whitney in 2018! I know it’s quite a wait but it’s been a long time. Remember Fever at the New Museum in 1999? David Wojnarowicz, Untitled (One day this kid . . .), 1990. Photostat, 30 × 40 1/8 in. (76.2 × 101.9 cm). Edition of 10. Whitney Museum of American […]

Nobrow and Flying Eye

May 21, 2016


Check out the children’s books at Flying Eye Books and Nobrow Press. The books are examples of perfected design, masterful use of color and printing processes. The children’s titles include stories about exploration, art, monsters, cool girls doing cool stuff, history and the natural world. Nobrow creates titles with a slant toward the comic and […]


May 15, 2016


Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ories is open at the New Museum.This is Eisenman’s first major museum survey show and all I can say is, about f-in time! Nicole Eisenman, Coping, 2008 Oil on canvas, 65 × 82 in Courtesy the New Museum/the artist/Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin/Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects Photo © Carnegie Museum of Art See […]

James Esber at Pierogi

May 8, 2016


James Esber opens at Pierogi’s new space on Suffolk Street (yes, in Manhattan) on May 15th with “Dewey Defeats Truman“. James Esber Boy With Five Legs, 2016, Acrylic on PVC panel, 52 x 44 inches Image courtesy Pierogi Gallery

The Marrakech Biennial

May 7, 2016


Hyperallergic Podcast: The Marrakech Biennial Biennial  

One Drawing Left – Cricket Sounds

October 9, 2015


One lonely ink drawing by me is still available in the Pierogi Flat Files in Williamsburg Brooklyn. The piece is 19″x50″ unfolded and is ink on paper that has been coated in beeswax. Crickets

Krasner At the Whitney

September 27, 2015


Lee Krasner’s 1957 painting fills a wall at the new Whitney in the show, America Is Hard to See. Lee Krasner, The Seasons, 1957 Oil and house paint on canvas, 92 3/4 × 203 7/8 in Whitney Museum of American Art

Put it on a pedestal.

August 14, 2015


Click image below for Anthony Antonellis’ interactive gallery assemblage. Anthony Antonellis

Writing and Water

June 23, 2015


California artist Todd Gilens is in Belfast searching through public archives, studying a poet’s handwriting and making art that will grow into a larger piece about water and urban landscapes. Read more about Mr. Gilen’s project HERE and contribute if you like. Scanned notes by poet, W R Rodgers (1909-1969). Tracing the handwriting. Creating a […]


April 29, 2015


Photograph of Gertrude Stein as Buddha from the Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas collection, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. A casting of Jo Davidson’s early 1920’s sculpture is in Bryant park. Take one more step and see Man Ray’s photo of Stein posing for Davidson.

Read anything punk in a while?

January 26, 2015


I am reading Viv Albertine’s memoir, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. I realized how important and relevant her story is about half way through. It’s a story of the working class, a lost generation, creative anxiety and gutsy feminism all wrapped up in punk. “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by The Slits, […]

French Fries in Israel

September 21, 2014


Stephen Shore is at 303 Gallery with photographs from Israel and the Ukraine. Food, landscapes, people, homes…all ordinary and unfamiliar. Stephen Shore Peqi’in, Israel, September 22, 2009 2009 (printed 2014) Chromogenic color print Stephen Shore Large Crater, Negev Desert, Israel, September 29, 2009 2009 (printed 2014) Chromogenic color print Images courtesy of 303 Gallery.

RE Visit

May 17, 2014


Who wants to visit a whole museum about it? Tourists? If you were in New York on that day, it’s enough to try to NOT think about it. 9/11 Museum Opens Art made during the hardest time immediately after 9/11, archived for future generations by the Library of Congress. Exit Art put on an exhibit that […]

Courtney Barnett’s Avant Goodness

April 22, 2014


Courtney Barnett & The Courtney Barnetts perform their single, “Avant Gardener”. Click HERE to watch. And you can buy the digital version of the double EP: A Sea of Split Peas now. © Lisa Sorgini (she is an awesome photographer)

The Oldest Living Things in the World

March 27, 2014


Photographer Rachel Sussman’s book of the oldest things living on earth published by University Of Chicago Press is available in April! The photographs are beautiful in her immensely lush and somber style (thank you Stephen Shore). Click the image below to enter Ms. Sussman’s website and view some of the photographs in the book. You […]

‘Kesh Angels

February 2, 2014


In last week’s New Yorker, I feasted my eyes on a photograph by Hassan Hajjaj. His latest exhibit at Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York is titled “‘Kesh Angels” and includes the most street beautiful photos of women bikers in Marrakesh. Hassan Hajjaj Kesh Angels, 2010/1431 Edition of 7, Metallic Lambda Print on 3mm White Dibond Image courtesy of […]


December 21, 2013


See Lynda Sherman’s brainchild, Bremelo Press for 100% authentically awesome letterpress products. Some are pre-pressed and ready for purchase via the Etsy shop. Or you can go the custom route and have Bremelo make up something special for you. Lynda is a master printer, having studied with Dikko Faust in New York before making her […]

Body Double

September 24, 2013


After posting my last entry, I was reminded of a piece by artist Gary Hill called Loop Through. I saw it for the first time at the PS1 exhibit in 2005, Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many Faces. It’s two large video projections of Huppert looking at the camera. She is mesmerizing to watch – her eyes […]

Lord of Engelenburg, Sheriff of Muiden

June 6, 2013


Portrait of Gerard Andriesz Bicker, 1642 by Bartholomeus van der Helst This work of art and thousands of others are made available as hi-res downloads courtesy of Rijksmuseum. Rijksmuseum along with a few other major museums have opened up their collections to the virtual public, making high quality digital files accessible with versions of share […]

Ending Winter With the Boys

April 2, 2013


Three worth seeing before the trees bloom. Philip Guston, Untitled (Book) 1968, gouche on paper board Paul Klee, Comedians’ Handbill 1938, Gouache on newsprint Milton Avery, Landscape, c. 1935, Oil on canvas board Images courtesy of McKee, The Met and DC Moore respectively.

My Pie Town

March 24, 2013


I was at the Met yesterday and hightailed it to their current photo exhibit, After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age. One piece from the exhibit that lingers in my brain is Debbie Grossman’s My Pie Town – a series of altered 1940 photographs that make women the scruffy stars of a dusty New Mexico landscape. The Fae and Doris […]

Blessings all over, seen…

January 27, 2013


A WordPress shout to Brian Jahn’s beautiful photography tribute to Jamaican culture and music. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Jahn on a recent book project. So I can promise that it’s totally worth your time to wonder through his blog archives. Blessing all over, seen… Jamming by Brian Jahn, 2010

May We Be Forgiven

January 26, 2013


A.M. Homes’ most recent book, May We Be Forgiven, is a dreamy comic nightmare with a hopeful spirit. It’s complex, layered and most of all impossible to put down as everything changes and grows right before your eyes. Amazing. Check out the interview with A.M. Homes by painter Jane Fine from the November issue of Bomb […]

Art is a guarantee of sanity.

January 16, 2013


The blog post title is a quote by artist Louise Bourgeois who has created many lives for her art self over the course of her long career. Ms. Bourgeois’ prints and drawings are the direct link from her nervous system to the outside world. The Museum of Modern Art has taken the massive archive of […]

poem and Secret Mary

November 29, 2012


Tere O’Connor Dance is at New York Live Arts this week with the world premier of 2 new works. I am heading there on closing night and I can’t wait! Did you see it? If so, let us know. Read BLEED.  

This Long Century

November 20, 2012


Read “Rosie” by Eileen Myles. Link and photo from This Long Century. While you’re there, look at Mike Watt in his kayak!

Oh My!

November 12, 2012


“Do It With a Rockstar” from Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra! Click still below…

After the Storm

October 31, 2012


Just before Queen Sandy beheaded the region, I received more photos of Monica Bill Barnes & Co. directly from photographer Adrianne Mathiowetz. These are Halloween candy for tired eyes – joyous art moments viewed after scanning countless Internet photos of hurricane destruction. Thank you! MBB&CO. at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 2012 Photos […]

Should I or Shouldn’t I?

October 22, 2012


I am still not certain if I do or I don’t. I saw Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s big evening length show at the NYU Skirball Center for the Arts over the weekend. Barnes’ enthusiastic movement is modern dance meets vaudeville with Carol Burnett, Tina Turner, James Brown and glittery hints of Garland. So why […]

It’s Time

October 15, 2012


It’s that time of year again for The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival! Spread the word. This is an amazing festival and it’s the brain child of Desert Island. 2012 poster by Chris Ware

Rock and Roll Fun

October 8, 2012


So good! Go get Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra‘s latest release, Theatre Is Evil. Do you have anything to say on the subject of this new record or Amanda Palmer? Just curious since I am an AFP latecomer. Photo by Shervin Lainez

Dichotomy and the Future

October 3, 2012


Lucy Lippard visited the NY Art Book Fair  last weekend and her vision is the seed of the current Brooklyn Museum exhibit, Materializing “Six Years”. There was an interesting read about Lippard on AFC yesterday. The short piece led me to think about the future of art making and art thinking and art writing. And then […]

Holy Cordy Ryman!

September 21, 2012


Cordy Ryman has a new exhibition at Lora Reynolds Gallery in Texas. I wish I could use that teleporter a friend of mine has been working on for the past 25 years to go there now. Thanks to the blog New American Painting,  for shedding light on this work earlier this week. All I can say […]

Do You Know Kate Beaton?

August 9, 2012


You should know Kate Beaton – or at least know her books and website and art. The archive on her site is the best free online reading you can find. Hits include: Dr. Sara Baker, Nancy Drew covers retold, and the Bronte sisters. Oh so fun! One of my favorites from 2007… Buy Hark! A Vagrant for your loved […]

Art Pop Fun – Micachu and the Shapes

August 1, 2012


Click HERE and watch all the videos by Micachu and the Shapes for their 2012 album Never. There are 16 of them in all. Photo from Rough Trade Records

Toot My Horn

July 17, 2012


A few of my drawings are in the Pierogi Flat Files. See them folded neatly in the file drawers if you stop in to see Pierogi’s summer group show, Modus Vivendi. Hill, ink on paper by Stacey Stambaugh

The Highlights

July 13, 2012


See The Highlights latest issue XVI. Personal Best, 1982

Feel Good Paintings for Bad Times

July 6, 2012


I am very very happy that Deborah Kass is having a retrospective at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh – Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After, a Mid-Career Retrospective. Kass has always represented pop art good times at its cleverest. Her most recent series includes lyrics from Broadway shows and dance party anthems, along […]

Making Money

June 20, 2012


Money, with space between (lithograph & screenprint) by John Baldessari, 1994

Luciana Achugar

May 13, 2012


I thankfully got out of the apartment to see Luciana Achugar’s latest piece, FEELingpleasuresatisfactioncelebration-holyFORM at the Abrons Arts Center. The performance was a fantastical reflection (literally) of psychedelic imagery and wildly relentless movement.

Blogging a Blog

May 9, 2012


Art Fag City is the best New York art scene reading these days. Follow ’em.

From Red to White

May 3, 2012


I’ve been meaning to post something about Robert Ryman for weeks. A hyperlink to a Google image search makes a memorable impression and decent place of departure. From the first live view of Mr. Ryman’s work at MoMA in the 90’s, I was hooked. The edges, the tape, the surfaces, the oil stains, and the consideration […]

Early Punk

April 25, 2012


I am giving a shout to a couple of my fave women music photographers. Here are links to their sites – the early punk galleries. Ebet Roberts is a New York transplant from Memphis. She shot punk rock CBGB like no one else. Dead Boys at CBGB, 1977 © Ebet Roberts Janette Beckman hails from London and her early […]

Lena Dunham

April 19, 2012


It’s great when art, culture and cinema mix. But when that glob evolves into really good television, it’s my idea of a perfect form of entertainment. It happens rarely for me. I don’t really watch television since we don’t pay for cable channels and we no longer pick up rabbit ear signals in Brooklyn since […]

Exit Art – Ends

March 25, 2012


The place of art in NYC where everything seemed possible. The space (their 3rd physical location) closes at the end of May. Co-founder, Jeanette Ingberman passed on last year. Ms. Ingerman and Papo Colo’s creative center for culture, art, and inclusive mindfulness will evaporate from our city. Many of the exhibits I saw at the […]

Cindy Sherman

March 13, 2012


Untitled Film Still #17, 1979 Untitled #150, 1985 Untitled #96, 1981

Forming Vol 1 – Jesse Moynihan

February 25, 2012


Forming is one of the best things I’ve read lately. It’s the history of human life in graphic novel form with the most satisfying color I have seen in print in a while. Check out the link on Nobrow’s site. Forming on Nobrow