Thursday, July 31

Nam June Paik


Wikipedia - "Nam June Paik (July 20, 1932 - January 29, 2006) was a South Korean-born American artist. He worked with a variety of madia and is considered to be the first video artist." Wikipedia, Nam June Paik, Nam June Paik in the 90's: the Electronic Superhighway, Guggenheim, James Cohan Gallery, UbuWeb, YouTube, (1), (2)

Jacqueline Rush Lee


"As an artist I am inspired by the materials, colors and forms that I find in my everyday environment. I am particularly drawn to objects that record physical processes or bear the impefection and scars of life."
Jacqueline Rush Lee

Wednesday, July 30

New York Dolls


Wikipedia - "As a frontman, Johansen's aggression, wit and and energy made up for what was a slightly one-dimensional singing voice, while Thunders's lead playing was compared to the slashing of a knife-fight."
Wikipedia, New York Dolls, Rhapsody, YouTube, (1), Wikipedia - 1

Rona Chang


"As a child, I often played in the black sand pile at the construction site that was at the entrance of out cul-de-sac."
Rona Chang

Paul Valery


poets.org - "Poet, essayist, and thinker Paul Ambroise Valery was born in the Mediterranean town of Sete, France, on October 30, 1871."
Poets.org, Wikipedia, Books and Writers, The American Poetry Review

Tuesday, July 29

Situationist International


Wikipedia - "The Situationist International (SI) was a small group of international political and artistic agitators with roots in Marxism, Lettrism and the early 20th century European artistic and political avant-gardes."
Wikipedia, Situationist International Online, Bureau of Public Secrets, Internationale Situationniste, Ubu Web

Richard Diebenkorn


Ocean Park No. 54, 1972
Wikipedia - "Richard Clifford Diebenkorn, Jr. (April 22, 1922 - March 30, 1993) was a well-known 20th century American painter."
Wikipedia, Richard Diebenkorn Catalogue Raisonne, SF/MOMA, artnet

Monday, July 28

Bernardo Bertolucci


Daniel Bradbury - "Bertolucci was born on March 16, 1940 in Parma, Italy into an atmosphers of comfort and intellectualism. His father, a poet, anthologist, film critic and art history professor, encouraged Bernardo's childhood interest in films by frequently taking him to film screenings."
Vassar College Department of Italian, Wikipedia, IMDb, Senses of Cinema, TSPDT

Aric Mayer


"Aric Mayer is a Kenyan born Brooklyn based artist. ... Mayer's photographs have been published in numerous publications. In 2001 he won an artist's residency of the Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojacar, Spain."
Aric Mayer

Saturday, July 26

Bill T. Jones


Julinda Lewis-Ferguson - "Jones, a tall, powerful dancer, was an outstanding soloist who often mixed video, text, and autobiographical material with his choreography, as he did in 'Blauvelt Mountain' (1980) and 'Valley Cottage' (1981), part of the trilogy that began with 'Monkey Run Road' (1979)."
PBS, Wikipedia, Bill T. Jones, Salon, YouTube, (1), (2)

WFMU


Wikipedia - "...psychedelia, experimental, obscure 50s-60s blues, unpopular jazz, R&B, soul, reggae, garage rock, hot-rod music, 78's, 8-tracks, twee, indie pop, schlock-a-billy, hip-hop, electronica, hand-cranked wax cylinders, punk rock, exotica, downtown art music, radio improvisation, cooking instruction, Old Noise, classic radio airchecks, found sound.."
Wikipedia, WFMU, WFMU - Audiostream, WFMU's Beware of the Blog

Irwin Klein


Woman in subway
"Irwin Klein was a photographer whose work covered the years between 1962 and his untimely death in 1974. His work deserves a reconsideration for its powerful documentary and aesthetic qualities."
Irwin Klein

Friday, July 25

W. S. Di Piero


poets.org - "Poet, translator, and essayist W. S. Di Piero was born in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1945, and grew up in an Italian working class neighborhood."
poets.org, (1), Poetry, The Cortland Review, The Borzoi Reader

John Constable


Strattord Mill, 1819-20
Wikipedia - "John Constable (11 June 1776-31 March 1837) was an English Romantic painter. Born in Suffolk, he is known principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home - now known as 'Constable Country' - which he inveated with an intensity of affeation."
Wikipedia, WebMuseum, Paris, The Huntington, National Gallery of Art

Thursday, July 24

Al Green


Wikipedia - "Albert Greene (born April 13, 1945), better known as Al Green, is an American gospel and soul music singer who received great acclaim in the 1970s."
Wikipedia, Al Green, Rolling Stone, YouTube, (1), (2), (3), (4)

Fowler Museum at UCLA


Mask Characters of Zambia, Late 19th-20th century
"Intersection: World Arts, Local Lives explores the roles that art plays in creating meaning and defining pupose for people acoss the globe."
Fowler Museum at UCLA

George Eastman House Collection


H. Wormleighton, Glass dish with classical figures, ceramic bowl and vase of flowers. ca. 1915
"Photography's earliest practitioners dreamed of finding a method for reproducing the world around them in color."
flickr

Wednesday, July 23

Edward Hopper


WebMuseum - "Edward Hopper painted American landscapes and cityscapes with a disturbing truth, expressing the world around him as a chilling, alienating, and often vacuous place. Everybody in a Hopper picture appears terribly alone."
WebMuseum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Wikipedia, National Gallery of Art, MFA

Decopix: The Art Deco Resource


Hecht Company Warehouse - Washington, D.C.
"What began four years ago as an extended photo essay has become a resource for artists, designers, architects, students, teachers and Art Deco enthusiasts throughout the world."
Decopix

Honoring the Trans-Siberian Railroad


"Before the turn of the 20th century, Czarist Russia embarked upon the most unlikely public works project of that or any other era: a railroad would be built across the vast open lands Siberia, and it would be built by men and horses, and the builders would be the Russians themselves."
Trans-Siberian Railroad, Burton Holmes

Tuesday, July 22

Jurger Stollhans


Documenta Kassel - "Stollhans explores the interaction of social democracy and art, i.e. pictorial aesthetics and social democracy, or to use his more accurate description, social democracy and tracked vehicles."
Documenta Kassel, artnet, YouTube

September 21, 1938 - Hurricane


"The New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane or Long Island Express or simply 'The Great Hurricane of 1938') was the first major hurricane to strike New England since 1869."
September 21, 1938 Hurricane, Wikipedia, 1938 Hurricane, The Great Hurricane

The Ottomans


Art & the Culture - "The grand tradition of Ottoman architecture, established in the 16th century, was derived from two main sources. One was the rather complex development of new architectural forms that occurred all over Anatolia, especially at Manisa, Iznik, Bursa, and Selcuk in the 14th and early 15th centuries."
The Ottomans

Monday, July 21

Kate and Anna McGarrigle


1974, Toronto
Wikipedia - "Kate McGarrigle and Anna McGarrigle are sisters who write and perform together. They were born of Canadian and Irish parents in Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, northwest of Montreal, and educated at a Roman Catholic convent school."
Wikipedia, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, YouTube, (1), (2), (3), (4)

Subhankab Banerjee


Kasegaluk Lagoon and Chukchi Sea I, 2006
"Indian born artist-educator-activist Subhankar Banerjee uses photography to raise awareness about issues that theaten the health and well-being of our planet."
Subhankar Banerjee

Sunday, July 20

The Weather Underground


"In October 1969 hundreds of young people, clad in football helmets and wielding lead pipes, marched through an upscale Chicago shopping district, pummeling parked cars and smashing shop windows in their path."
The Weather Underground, Independent Lens, Wikipedia, Salon, Bernardine Dohrn - W, Mark Rudd - W, Mark Rudd

Kevin Beers


Horn Hill 5:30 AM
"Focusing on the village instead of the headlands painted by the likes of Hopper, Bellows, and Henri, Beers found his metier making bold, light-filled oils of the island's stark, unembellished cottages."
Gleason Fine Art

Saturday, July 19

Jean-Francois Millet


Potato Planters, 1861
Wikipedia - "Jean-Francois Millet (October 4, 1814 - January, 20, 1875) was a French painter and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France. He is noted for his scenes of peasant farmers. He can be categorized as part of the movemant termed 'naturalism', but also as part of the movement of 'realism'."
Wikipedia, The Getty, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Friday, July 18

Townes Van Zandt


Wikipedia - "Townes Van Zandt (March 7, 1944 - January 1, 1997) was a country-folk music singer-songwriter, performer, and poet."
Wikipedia, Townes Van Zandt Central, Townes Van Zandt, Rolling Stone, Rhapsody

Thursday, July 17

Adirondack


Pete Seeger - Adirondack Museum
"The Adirondack Museum believes in the power of history to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought and shape the future. Our collections and engaging programs reflect stories of life, work, and play in the Adirondack Park and northern New York State."
Adirondack Museum, Wikipedia, Adirondack - Aerial Tour, The Nature Conservancy, Adirondack Journal

The Art Institute of Chicago


"Explore our online collection, which offers access to over 33,000 works and basic information about works of art from all areas of our encyclopedic collection."
The Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, July 16

Charles Matton


Manhattan Image-Souvenir (The Green Wall), 2003
"Charles Matton will exhibit sculptures which relate to the box constructions. While some are larger-size realizations of the miniature maquettes in the boxes, others are sculptures that could have been been made by the artists whose studios are represented by the boxes."
Forum Gallery, Giornale Nuovo, The Bruce Museum of Arts and Science

Imre Kinszki


Andrassy ut (Street Kiosk), 1930
"Kinszki was born in Budapest in 1901. It is known that his first photographs were taken in 1921. He was first published in News of the Photograph in 1931 and in 1932 he wrote an article on the Bauhaus aesthetic."
Luminous Lint

Tuesday, July 15

Fela Kuti


Wikipedia - "Fela Anikulapo Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludrotun Ransome-Kuti, October 15, 1938 - August 2, 1997), orsimply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, poineer of Afrobeat music, humun rights activist, and political maverick."
Wikipedia, The Shrine, FelaRadioShrine, Fela Project, Discography, YouTube, (1)

Monday, July 14

Jane Dickson


IRT West Side Line, Times Square/42nd Street
"Jane Dickson has been exhibition her painting, drawings and prints in museums and galleries domestically and internationally for two decades."
Jane Dickson, NYC Subway

Galaxy Zoo

"Thank for making Galaxy Zoo such a success! With your help, we've been able to collect millions of classifications, with which to do science faster than we ever thought possible."
Galaxy Zoo

Sunday, July 13

Faces of Africa


Ibo figure (Nigeria)
Galerie Simon Blais - "Largely unknown fifty years ago, the usually wooden objects and sculptures of Lobi art, beyond their primarily ritual and sacrificial function, have an affinity with some Western folk tradition."
Galerie Simon Blais

New Acquisitions


Charles Burchfield, Tents at Twilight, 1918
Forum Gallery - "New Acquisitions will showcase thirty works new to the gallery in the last year, and will include large and small-scale paintings, dramatic sculpture and important drawings by Forum Gallery roster artists and twentieth century contemporary masters."
Forum Gallery

Saturday, July 12

Anne Taintor


"Learn a thing or two about domestic bliss from these women on the edge in Anne Tiantor's delicious new collection of saucy, sassy artwork."
Anne Taintor

Sand: Memory, Meaning and Metaphor


The Sand Dune (circa 1871-1872) - Winslow Homer
The Parrish Art Museum - "Sand: Memory, Meaning, and Metaphor considers one of earth's most fundamental elements takes a fascinating look into the myriad ways in which artists have explored sand's physical and metaphysical properties."
The Parrish Art Museum, NYT, artlog

Friday, July 11

Susanne Linke


Wikipedia - "Susanne Linke (born 19 June 1944 in Luneburg) is a German dancer and freelance choreographer important in the development of Tanztheater in Germany and contemporary dance internationally."
Wikipedia, clicha artist situation, Jeanne Ruddy Dance, Culture Kiosque Dance: Reviews, NYT

Putumayo World Music


"Putumayo World Music is a New York City based record label, specialising in folk, Latin and Afro-Cuban music, as well as other genres that may be classified as world music. It was established in 1993."
Wikipedia, Putumayo World Music

Gerd Arntz (1900-1988)


"Already as a young man, born in a German family of traders and manufacturers, Gerd Arntz was a socially inspired and politically committed artist."
Gerd Arntz

Thursday, July 10

Tour de France 2008


Wikipedia - "The Tour de France started in 1903 and is the world's largest cycle race. It is a 23-day, 21-stage bicycle road race usually run over more than 3,500 kilometres (2,200 mi)."
Wikipedia, Tour de France 2008 Live Dashboard, NYT: The 21 Stages of the Tour de France, The Climb, CBS Sports: Tour de France, Cycling News, YouTube

Sidney D. Gamble Photographs


"From 1908 to 1932, Sidney Gambey (1890-1968) visited China four times, traveling throughout the country to collect data for social-economic surveys and to photograph urban and rural life, public events, architecture, religious statuary, and the countryside."
Duke Univ. Libraries

Wednesday, July 9

Romeo Void


Wikipedia - "They are best known for the songs 'Never Say Never' (1982) and 'A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)' (1984), which were minor hits, with the latter becoming a Top 40 pop single."
Wikipedia, YouTube, MySpace

Antonio Lopez Garcia


Wikipedia - "Antonio Lopez Garcia (born Tomelloso, Ciuded Real, 1936) is a Spanish painted and sculptur, known for his realistic style. He is criticized by some art critics for neo-academism, but praised by others, like Robert Hughes, who consider him a master realist."
Wikipedia, Antonio Lopez Garcia, mfa Boston,

Tuesday, July 8

Irene Suchocki


"Irene creates little poems for the eyes through her explorations of the ethereal, the surreal, the whimsical, the mysterious, and the beautiful."
Irene Suchocki

Gavin Bryars


"Richard Gavin Bryars (born 16 January 1943) is an English composer and double bassist. He has been active in, or has produced works in, a variety of styles of music, including jazz, free improvisation, minimalism, experimental music, avant-garde and neoclassicism."
Wikipedia, Gavin Bryars, MySpace, last-fm, YouTube, (1)

Monday, July 7

Transit Maps of the World


Transit Maps of the World - "Most maps in this book are what we would now call schematics or diagrams because, essentially, in many cities the highly detailed togogaphic map has evolved into a simple route diagram as a more effective way to envision and thus navigate the labyrinth of urban rail tunnels right beneath our feet."
amazon.com, UrbanRail.Net, List of railway stations
New York - MTA, IND/BMT/IRT, The Independent Subway, NYC Subway, Making Light
Boston - Massachusette Bay Transportation Authority, Green Line (MBTA), Wikipedia, Massroads.com, NYC, YouTube
Montreal - STM, Montreal by Metro, Montreal Metro, STM - 1, NYC, YouTube
Paris - Paris Metro, RATP, RATP (pdf), ratp.fr

Sunday, July 6

Timothy Horn


"About half his work is done on location, or 'plein air', and the rest is done in his studio from studies or photographs."
Timothy Horn