Saturday, November 30, 2013
America Latina Photographs, Foundation Cartier Paris. November 2013. More here. And enjoy this short film about Bocanada, a collage work by Graciela Sacco, opposite the FC on Boulevard Raspail, Paris 75014.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
From Yahoo: "Every holiday season, the Gap rolls out a new campaign that typically creates a lot of buzz, and this year is no different. However, controversy around one photo shows that the Gap is willing to stand up to racism. The theme of the holiday campaign is "make love" and the Gap posted this image in store windows and in outdoor ads. ...
The two people in the photo are model and filmmaker Quentin Jones and actor and jewelry designer Waris Ahluwalia, who happens to be a Sikh. New York photographer Robert Gerhardt noticed that one of the posters outside a New York City subway had been vandalized. The word "love" in "Make Love-"' was replaced with "Bombs," and "Please stop driving taxis" was also scribbled on the poster. Gerhardt snapped a photo of the defaced ad and forwarded it to Arsalan Iftikhar, senior editor at the "Islamic Monthly."
Read the rest of the article: GAP DEFENSE OF SIKH MODEL.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Jim Leavelle and L. C. Graves.
Jack Ruby Bio.
Jack Ruby Bio.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Above: Francis Bacon in his studio. Below: The money shot.
Francis Bacon Triptych – Study of Lucien Freud– most expensive art work sold at auction: $142.4 million. Not bad for a drunk. Read the New York Times article by Carol Vogel.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
James Castle (1900-1977), working his soot and spit drawings at his home in Garden Valley, Idaho. Photo thanks to: Magnolia Atlas. His work was featured at The Outsider Art Fair in Paris, October 2013. From theartblog.org
James Castle spent his life in silence on a farm in Garden Valley, Idaho. Deaf and unable to communicate with his own family, even in sign (it wasn’t taught in his local school), Castle spent his time looking closely at the world, drawing barnyards, farm landscapes, rocking chairs and self portraits with soot and spit, usually on unfolded match boxes and found scraps of paper. He patched and stitched together naif cardboard sculptures of people, ducks or small gift-like packages made from bits of paper, product wrappings and twine, thread and fabric scraps. Castle (1899 – 1977) was one of the true “outsider” artists who made a startling impact on the 20th century with his drawings, often double-sided, and handmade books and constructions. His works startled me with their freshness and their uncommon touch when I saw them for the first time in a hotel here in Paris at The Outsider Art Fair.
Read the entire article at OUTSIDERS on theartblog.