Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hilton Kramer (1928 - 2012)

Hilton Kramer died at the age of 84 in Harpswell, Maine.  He was co-editor and co-publisher of The New Criterion, which he founded in 1982. He has been editor of Arts Magazine, art critic for The Nation, chief art critic for the New York Times, and art critic for the New York Observer. His books include The Triumph of Modernism, The Twilight of the Intellectuals, The Age of the Avant-Garde, and The Revenge of the Philistines.

In the Artnet obituary, Ding Dong The Witch is Dead, Charlie Finch writes: "My good friend Hilton Kramer, who died this morning, had the worst eye of any art critic that I knew...."  Read more.

Read The NYT Obituary.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Jamie Newton's Morning Coffee

jamie newton: morning coffee coffee & stamping on paper . 17x19.50 inches . 2012 daily record of morning studio coffee.

American artist, Jamie Newton finds stuff and does stuff with the stuff.  The results can be mirror photographs, rain, dew and frost collectors, drawing machines, or even maps made out of tin cans.  

Check out this scavenger, inventor, American origina: http://concretewheels.com/index.htm

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Red Abstraction is a 2006 Matthew Rose collage work entered into the Saatchi competition.  Click the image to enlarge. See it, vote for it on Saatchi's Showdown here: RED ABSTRACTION.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


March 4, Sunday New York Times advertisement thank you letter to Rush Limbaugh in response to his comments about Sandra Fluke.