Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Peter Schuyff's Nothing

Directed by Maarten Schuth 2012. The Woodwards are Peter Schuyff and Stevie Guy. Peter is both artist and musician. Here in an artblog.org interview with Peter from 2009: 10 Questions for Peter Schuyff.  Some new music here: http://thewoodwards.bandcamp.com/track/the-wood-2

Friday, May 25, 2012

Antoine Poncet: French Voodoos Living It Up At The Metz

French artist Antoine Poncet presents his French anti-gothas Fetisches at the Centre Pompidou-Metz.

He will also present his book, the captions of the MAGINOT LINE.  See the details below.  Check out Antoine's web site here:  http://antoineponcet.fr/Actualites.html


Prison Map

Prison Map is not a map -- it's a snapshot of the earth's surface, taken at various points throughout the United States. It was made by Josh Begley, a graduate student studying Interactive Telecommunications at New York University.

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The United States is the prison capital of the world. This is not news to most people. When discussing the idea of mass incarceration, we often trot out numbers and dates and charts to explain the growth of imprisonment as both a historical phenomenon and a present-day reality.

But what does the geography of incarceration in the US actually look like? In a literal sense, Prison Map is an attempt to answer that question.  See: Prison Map.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Form Follows Funk : Word Stylings By Linus Grace

Store Front Window art work by Linus Grace at Safari Living, Melbourne Australia.  Safari Living offers design, textile and objects.  Linus, an architect with a penchant for wordplay and low technologies, speaks French, English and Italian. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Got milk? LAIT, a Matthew Rose collage on bottle assemblage work from 1993, will be part of MORE THAN WORDS at JAGGEDART in London.  In addition, a series of collage works on paper from the series America as well as the silkscreened edition text works PAINTINGS will be on view.

The exhibition brings together eight artists (Sara J. Beazley, Jeremy May, Maria Noel, Francisco Prieto, Priscilla Purcell, Patricia Swannell, Thurle Wright, Matthew Rose) working with text, script, fonts, writing, printing and language opening on 16 May 2012, with a private view on 23 May.  The exhibition runs through 16 June 2012.

Right: Installation shot of Matthew Rose's PAINTINGS silkscreen works.  From left to right are the word as image works for Vermeer, Rembrandt and Morandi.  The entire edition (unframed) is also available at the gallery. Edition is 10; 7 works in the series. Click image to enlarge.

The show is filled with other word-inspired works that sometimes require glasses and often times a taste for text, or at least books.  In fact, one of the artists has sculpted the inside pages of various hardcover books and produced jewelry out of the composites of the pages.  Worth a close read, this show.

Jaggedart  28A Devonshire Street
London W1G 6PS  England UK
Website: http://jaggedart.com/   
Telephone : + 44 (0)20 7486 7374

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Laurie Pike's Hexagon: Upcycling in Paris

My friend Laurie Pike (who also runs The Paris Blog), has gone into the upcycled handbag and accessory fashion world, launching Hexagon.

"I got tired of pushing consumerism in my day job as a fashion editrix," she told me in Paris the other day. "So I quit my post and started collecting fabulous vintage items in desperate need of a makeover."

The result is an eclectic line of one-of-a-kind purses and baubles that have been “reverse modernized”—made better by mixing old with new elements.  Methinks this is not only good for the environment but good for folks who like their vintage in choice spots. 

Laurie said: "Now I can sleep at night knowing that my love for style is not promoting landfill. In fact, it is doing the opposite, by rehabilitating castaways and presenting them as an alternative to new."

Laurie's Hexagon is on a few different sites: The Hexagon site for the brand-new Paris Collection, made of items found in French flea markets and vide-greniers.  Click here:




Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Robert Crumb & Friends in Paris


Robert Crumb's Amazon Woman brings out the Neanderthal in all of us this spring in Paris at the Musée Moderne. Toner and watercolor on paper. Collection Paul Morris and Sam Grubman, New York © Robert Crumb.

See full article: Letter From Paris: Crumb, Elam & Shelton in Cartoon City.

Friday, May 4, 2012


Thank you Bill Amundson at The Open Museum for thinking this wonderful thing up. 

Click on the image to see the ARTSPEAK 9000 Remote large enough to read.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012


"I'm sick of pretending: I don't get art," says art critic/artist Glen Coco in a photo essay (with captions) splaying open the Tracey Emin retrospective at the Hayward Gallery in London.

Here's a sample: Are you fucking kidding me? Just in case you can't tell from the picture, this is a photo of Tracey rubbing money against her vagina. Which people are going to pay money to look at. That's like a Zoolander joke that the writers rejected for being "a bit transparent".

Littered with profanity and spiced with ridicule (at the gallery goers, art collectors and nonsense concerning the important artworks), Glen Coco's art criticism is attracting some randy comments, too, many as interesting as the critiques.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sleeping Girl Expected To Wake Up For $40 Million

At Sotheby's New York on Wednesday evening expet some noise in the house.  Edvard Munch's pastel of The Scream (one of several the Norwegian artist made), is set to shatter the ceiling and fetch $150 to $200 million. Warhol's 1.5 Elvis in Silver will probably net $30 to $50 million and Roy Lichtenstein’s “Sleeping Girl” (1964) will most probably sell in the range of $30 million to $40 million.  Yes, yes, yes, Brad. All that filthy lucre while the rest of us suffer in delicious depravity.