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    April 16, 2014, 6:49pm  

    On George Bush…

    1. Mr. Bush has not painted the people closest to him, who were instrumental in bringing him to power and shaping his presidency, namely Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld. Instead, he has painted a world of smiles and friendship that can rarely be taken as the whole story. The show reflects an attempt both to burnish the Bush presidency and distract us from its failures, as his brother Jeb, a former governor of Florida, may be readying his own campaign for the presidency. - Roberta Smith 4/7/14
    2. …the portrait is cut off right above the buttocks, which emphasizes this recurring theme of the desire to expose but under a certain amount of control.

      While not the most technically proficient portraits, they seem to truly convey a man who yearns for peace and tranquility but is unable to achieve those feelings, even in such simple and tranquil of settings.

      Or I may just be projecting. - Alexis Hyde 2/8/13

    3. It’s interesting to think, if they are earlier works, how he gained the confidence from these portraits to turn the canvas on himself. Did he start with the animals and still-lifes to keep from judgment from a thinking subject? Did he go on to do the self-portraits because no one could be harder on him than himself?

      Yet again we are left with more questions than answers. -Alexis Hyde 3/22/13



    April 16, 2014, 11:38am  

    I think I know where Piano-Pali got the idea for the new Academy of Motion Pictures Museum. (Via.cmonstah)



    Reblogged from C-Monstruo's Chingaderas.

    April 15, 2014, 5:04pm  

    Tech Tuesday: Designed and produced by Drexel University, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Physics at the Art Museum is a new iPad app that uses artworks to explain physics concepts. To demonstrate the concept of torque - the tendency of a force to rotate an object about an axis - the app shows Ghost (1964), a hanging mobile by Alexander Calder. A great educational tool that showcases the scientific skill of the artist, Physics at the Art Museum is presented by Subaru and free to download on any iPad. 

    Alexander Calder: The Art of Invention, the inaugural exhibition at Pace Menlo Park’s pop-up gallery space, is on view at 300 El Camino Real in Menlo Park, CA, from April 16 through May 13, 2014. 

    via pacegallery



    Reblogged from Pace Gallery Blog.

    April 15, 2014, 12:03pm  

    Thanks Artsy for the super relevant suggestion! Have y’all heard of this Damien Hirst? Excited to check out his stuff!!

    Thanks Artsy for the super relevant suggestion! Have y’all heard of this Damien Hirst? Excited to check out his stuff!!



    April 13, 2014, 2:36pm  

    Johnny Abrahams Reductive Grayscale 2
Really digging these paintings today.

    Johnny Abrahams Reductive Grayscale 2

    Really digging these paintings today.



    April 10, 2014, 3:19pm  

    “But I thought: If it’s going to happen, you might as well have a double-barrel shotgun of painters from New York.”

    Peter Doroshenko, executive director of Dallas Contemporary

    God, I miss Texas sometimes.



    April 09, 2014, 1:39pm  

    Do we still have one of these?* Check out these awesome objectives:
To create an arts policy which will benefit every segment of the population citywide.
To demonstrate its commitment to all art forms by substantially increasing its financial support of the arts.
To nurture artists and arts organizations by creating places for their work to flourish.
To give artists a significant voice in creating the City’s cultural plan.
To significantly enhance the esthetic quality of its public buildings and spaces.
To demonstrate patronage by commissioning original works of art.
To promote the arts to the broadest possible audience.
To support all levels of education in the arts.
To affirmatively seek out and develop the multi-cultural contributions of the City’s diverse communities.
To recognize and build on the City’s unique geography and its position on the Pacific Rim.
To enhance, maintain and preserve the City’s artistic, cultural and historic heritage.
To build on the City’s existing arts support structure.

*Too lazy to google it, not too lazy to write out the objectives.

    Do we still have one of these?* Check out these awesome objectives:

    1. To create an arts policy which will benefit every segment of the population citywide.
    2. To demonstrate its commitment to all art forms by substantially increasing its financial support of the arts.
    3. To nurture artists and arts organizations by creating places for their work to flourish.
    4. To give artists a significant voice in creating the City’s cultural plan.
    5. To significantly enhance the esthetic quality of its public buildings and spaces.
    6. To demonstrate patronage by commissioning original works of art.
    7. To promote the arts to the broadest possible audience.
    8. To support all levels of education in the arts.
    9. To affirmatively seek out and develop the multi-cultural contributions of the City’s diverse communities.
    10. To recognize and build on the City’s unique geography and its position on the Pacific Rim.
    11. To enhance, maintain and preserve the City’s artistic, cultural and historic heritage.
    12. To build on the City’s existing arts support structure.

    *Too lazy to google it, not too lazy to write out the objectives.



    April 09, 2014, 11:12am  

    “If Mr. Bush’s portrait of Mr. Putin were an anonymous find in a thrift shop, most of us would happily snap it up. That these works are by Mr. Bush makes them more complicated, and useful as another lens with which to examine the personality and legacy of a man who may remain the greatest known unknown of his own presidency.”

    Roberta Smith on George Bush’s paintings.

    It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who is projecting.



    April 08, 2014, 11:00am