Wednesday, September 30


Kareem Rizk
"Is the collage merely an artistic technique or is it a cognitive modus, a way of thinking? Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase 'the media is the message' by which he meant that every media from the written language to the computer influences our way of thinking and the way we see ourselves and perceive the world. Man forms his tool and his tools form man."
Cut and Paste

Lucinda Childs, Philip Glass, and Sol LeWitt ‘Dance' at Bard's Summerscape

"This year, the intrepid and stimulating Bard Summerscape features Richard Wagner—his music and his world. Yet the seven weeks of performances, films, talks, and symposia open with a dance set to music by Philip Glass—a composer whose aesthetic is so far from sturm und drang that it might be arriving from a distant galaxy."
Voice, Lucinda Childs, NYT, Broadway World

Mona Dukess

"The works shown here, appear as single pieces or in grids. Drawings are Watermarks - translucent designs hidden within the thickness of a crisp piece of handmade paper."
Mona Dukess

Tuesday, September 29

First day of issue

Wikipedia - "The first day of issue is the day on which a postage stamp, postal card or stamped envelope is put on sale, within the country or territory of the stamp-issuing authority. Sometimes the issue is made from a temporary or permanent foreign or overseas office. There will usually be a first day of issue postmark, frequently a pictorial cancellation, indicating the city and date where the item was first issued, and 'first day of issue' is often used to refer to this postmark."
Wikipedia, Google

The Fugs

Wikipedia - "The Fugs are a band formed in New York City in late 1964[1] by poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg, with Ken Weaver on drums. Soon afterward, they were joined by Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber of the Holy Modal Rounders."
Wikipedia, The Fugs,, Perfect Sound Forever, YouTube, (1), (2), (3), (4)

Sigmar Polke

Klassenzimmer, (1995)
"This exhibition presents photographs in the Getty Museum's collection created by Sigmar Polke, who became one of the most influential artists working in post-war Germany. With their juxtaposed images, multiple exposures, extreme close-ups, and under- and over-exposures, these photographs demonstrate the artist's early fascination and experimentation with photography."
Getty, Wikipedia, artnet

Monday, September 28

Songs of Ascension - Meredith Monk and Ann Hamilton

"As realized by 120 performers, including dancers, musicians, singers, children, and costumed quasi-characters, Ms. Monk’s work was far more than cleverly staged and executed; it was a poignant, profound and fiercely unique occurrence that speaks to the fecund imagination of its creator."
Buzzine, Meredith Monk, MPR, WNYC, NYT, Boosey, BAM, artforum

Robert Frank

"Robert Frank (born November 9, 1924), born in Zürich, Switzerland, is an important figure in American photography and film. His most notable work, the 1958 photographic book titled simply The Americans, was heavily influential in the post-war period, and earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his fresh and skeptical outsider's view of American society."
Wikipedia, (1), NGA, WSJ, Steidl

Viva Mexico! Edward Weston and His Contemporaries

"In the decades following the Constitution of 1917, Mexico became a powerful magnet for foreign artists and intellectuals drawn to its ideal climate, dramatic landscapes, and inexpensive cost of living."
MFA, Art Blart

Sunday, September 27


"The streets are just my favourite gallery, I been in love with graffiti since i was a child. Sure I did draw, paint free hand, with brushes, with cans, but stencils are the best way to quick place something beautiful anywhere in the streets, without any fucking authorisation."
flickr, Five Prime, MySpace

Rather Brief Moment in Time: The Situationist International 1956-1972

Wikipedia - "The Society of the Spectacle (La Société du spectacle) is a work of philosophy and critical theory by Situationist and Marxist theorist, Guy Debord. It was first published in 1967 in France."
Wikipedia, YouTube, (1), (2)

Clay Wagstaff

"I see the world in terms of a balance between cosmos and chaos. Painting for me is the process of continually seeking, and attempting to work out, that balance."
Wagstaff Studios, Sears Peyton

Saturday, September 26

John and Teenuh Foster

"As a longtime collector of folk art works and other objects whose makers have been unknown to me, I am deeply moved by the ability of these items to communicate across time and in different contexts than those in or for which they were originally created, meanings their makers may not have intended for them to convey."
accidental mysteries

Friday, September 25

Rainbow Quest

Wikipedia - "Rainbow Quest (1965-66) was a U.S. television series hosted by Pete Seeger, devoted to folk music. It was filmed in black and white and featured musicians playing in traditional American music genres such as old-time music, bluegrass and blues."
Wikipedia, Pete Seeger, YouTube, (1), (2), (3), (4), rutube, dailymotion

Richard Long

"In contemporary art, consensus is rarer than a decent drawing by Tracey Emin. In the case of Richard Long, however, the critics seem mostly to be agreed: hard to describe their usual response to his work as anything other than a swoon. They stare at his maps, his photographs and his stone circles, and a sense of awe creeps over them. They imagine him - bandana around his head, dried foodstuffs in his rucksack - striding out alone into the wilderness, and they tremble at the sheer manliness of the enterprise."
Guardian, Berkshire Review, Richard Long


"Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which recently celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives."
Helvetica, Wikipedia, YouTube, (1)

Thursday, September 24

Bruce Springsteen the E Street Band

Wikipedia - "Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949), nicknamed 'The Boss', is an American singer-songwriter. He records and tours with the E Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock infused with pop hooks, poetic lyrics, and Americana sentiments centered on his native New Jersey."
Wikipedia, W - Born to Run, W - Born in the U.S.A., npr, Backstreets, Bruce Springsteen, MySpace,, YouTube, (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), dailymotion, video cure

Cuba Stamp

"We welcome you to our Canadian website offering Cuban stamps MNH Mint Never Hinged from 1929 to 2002. If you don't find what you want send us an e-mail with the catalog number of the Cuban stamp that you are looking for as we have more stamps available that are not in the website as we are updating it on a regular basis."
Cuba Stamp, Google, Glassine Surfer, Postal Museum

Will Ryman

"His portraits of city life emphasize the absurd, abandoning natural proportion in favor of dream-like distortions in which lips and eyes balloon forward, furniture becomes architecture, and limbs stretch in fits of ecstasy or bend into a sedation at the edge of sleep."
Brooklyn Rail, artnet, Art Observed, Saatchi Gallery

Wednesday, September 23

Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess

"In the early 1920s a rumor circulated through the art worlds of Paris and New York that Marcel Duchamp—the artist best known for Nude Descending a Staircase, the sensation of the Armory Show of 1913—had decided to stop making art in order to devote his life to playing chess."
Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess, Re-evaluating the Art & Chess of Marcel Duchamp, Marcel Duchamp: Chess Master, Amazon

Andreas Slominski

Untitled, 1991
"Billed as a retrospective, this exhibition of 20 or so pieces was not the accumulation of all sizes of traps, shaggy dog stories and absurd riddles one might have anticipated from a two-decade round-up of Andreas Slominski’s work."
frieze - Issue 100, Google, artnet, Guardian

Jean Renoir

"Provence is one of the most spectacular regions of France. It's the France of the great Impressionist painters. Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, and (of sidelong interest here) Auguste Renoir captured the luminescent quality of the light there and the brilliance of the colors."
Stage & Spectacle: Three Films by Jean Renoir: The Criterion Collection, YouTube, (1)

Tuesday, September 22


"Culture has long been reggae’s preeminent harmony group. Born in the 70's golden age of reggae, the ever viable Culture has garnered continual US and international acclaim for its long series of classic 'roots' albums."
Fast Lane Intl, Culture, veoh, (1), Google, YouTube


"Seen from our planet, the view of Saturn's rings during equinox is extremely foreshortened and limited. But in orbit around Saturn, Cassini had no such problems."
Cassini - NASA, NASA, YouTube

The Roman Empire

"Two thousand years ago, the world was ruled by Rome. From England to Africa and from Syria to Spain, one in every four people on earth lived and died under Roman law. The Roman Empire in the first century AD mixed sophistication with brutality and could suddenly lurch from civilization, strength and power to terror, tyranny and greed."

Monday, September 21

Vivian Springford

"Gary Snyder/Project Space will present an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Vivian Springford (1914 – 2003), an abstract expressionist painter best known for her Stained Color Field Paintings."
NY Art Beat, artnet

Ash Ra Tempel

Wikipedia - "Ash Ra Tempel (also known as Ashra) is a German Krautrock group of the 1970s, and are an example of cosmic or space rock."
Wikipedia, Ashra,, YouTube, (1), (2), (3)

The Church of the SubGenius

Wikipedia - "The Church of the SubGenius is a parody religion that promotes slack, while in a meta-commentarial way, satirizes religion, conspiracy theories, UFOs, and popular culture."
Wikipedia, SubGenius, YouTube, (1), dailymotion, SubGenius Manifesto, Google

Sunday, September 20

Cycling Board Games

"Quite a lot of movement in the cycling board games' world!!!"
Cycling Board Games

George Grosz

The City
Wikipedia - "George Grosz (July 26, 1893 – July 6, 1959) was a German artist known especially for his savagely caricatural drawings of Berlin life in the 1920s. He was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group during the Weimar Republic before he emigrated to the United States in 1933."
Wikipedia, Olga's Gallery

Sally Mann

Wikipedia - "Sally Mann is an American photographer, best known for her large black and white photographs, first of her young children, then of landscapes suggesting decay and death."
Wikipedia, PBS

Saturday, September 19

Peter, Paul and Mary

Wikipedia - "Peter, Paul and Mary (often called PP&M) was a musical group from the United States who were one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s. The trio was composed of Peter Yarrow, Noel 'Paul' Stookey, and Mary Travers."
Wikipedia, Peter, Paul and Mary,, YouTube, (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)


Maya Mural Reveals Royal Tale
Wikipedia - "A mural is any piece of artwork painted directly on a wall, ceiling, or other large permanent surface."
Wikipedia, Stanton Macdonald-Wright Mural, Mural Painting

Jackie Robinson

Wikipedia - "Jack Roosevelt 'Jackie' Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was the first African-American Major League Baseball player of the modern era.[2] Robinson broke the baseball color line when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. As the first black man to openly play in the major leagues since the 1880s, he was instrumental in bringing an end to racial segregation in professional baseball, which had relegated African-Americans to the Negro Leagues for six decades."
Wikipedia, Jackie Robinson, TIME, Afro-American, Baseball and Jackie Robinson, Google, YouTube, (1), (2)

Friday, September 18

graphic concrete

"Our products are based on a special membrane spread over the mould table, allowing precast concrete manufacturers to produce high-quality concrete elements and slabs. Depending on the product, the end result is a concrete surface that is patterned, smooth or completely exposed."
graphic concrete

Money Power Respect

Thursday, September 17

Jim Carroll

Wikipedia - "James Dennis 'Jim' Carroll (August 1, 1950 – September 11, 2009) was an author, poet, autobiographer, and punk musician."
Wikipedia, Jim Carroll, YouTube, (1), (3 - Jim Carroll live reading), (4), (5 - Jim Carroll (and Charles Bukowski), photobucket, St Lyrics, NYT, Famous Poets and Poems

Ilisha Helfman

"Ilisha Helfman is a Yale trained artist / designer with a special interest in color, digital manipulation and dimensional graphics."
Ilisha Helfman, Sunday Magazine Paper Doll

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Wikipedia - "Quicksilver Messenger Service is an American psychedelic rock band, formed in 1965 in San Francisco and is considered one of the leading acts on the city's psychedelic scene in the mid-to-late 1960s. Essentially a jam band, Quicksilver Messenger Service gained wide popularity in the Bay Area and with psychedelic rock enthusiasts around the globe."
Wikipedia, Quicksilver Messenger Service, YouTube, (1), (2)

Wednesday, September 16

Raymond Roussel

Wikipedia - "Raymond Roussel (Paris, January 20, 1877 - Palermo, July 14, 1933) was a French poet, novelist, playwright, musician, and chess enthusiast. Through his novels, poems, and plays he exerted a profound influence on certain groups within 20th century French literature, including the Surrealists, Oulipo, and the authors of the nouveau roman."
Wikipedia, Raymond Roussel Menu, Variant issue15 , Google, ... Inside of ... Raymond Roussel and the Republic of Dreams ..., Atlas Press, NY Press


"My name is NAZZA and I do stencil work technique since 1994 in Argentina." Wooster Collective, flickr

Vanessa Winship

"I had been living and working in the region for almost a decade, and in Turkey itself for more than four years. I was drawn by ideas of borders and belonging. One enduring image that had always struck me wherever I travelled was the schoolgirls in their little blue dresses, the same in every town, city or village."
lens culture, Vanessa Winship, Blogspot

Tuesday, September 15

Toronto Rock and Roll Revival

Wikipedia - "The Toronto Rock and Roll Revival was a one day, twelve hour music festival held in Toronto on September 13, 1969, featuring a number of popular musical acts from the 1950s and 1960s. The festival is particularly notable as featuring an appearance by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, as the Plastic Ono Band, which resulted in the release of their Live Peace in Toronto 1969 album."
Wikipedia, Robert Christgau, John Lennon, 1969 - Video, Duke - Video, YouTube


War Map Of The Gallipoli Peninsula 1915
"MAPCO's aim is to provide genealogists, students and historians with free access to high quality scans of rare and beautiful antique maps and views. The site displays a variety of highly collectable 18th and 19th century maps and plans of London and the British Isles, and also 19th century maps and engravings relating to Australia."

Vermeer's Masterpiece, The Milkmaid

The milkmaid
"On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s historic voyage to Manhattan from Amsterdam, that city’s Rijksmuseum will send The Milkmaid, perhaps the most admired painting by Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675), to the Metropolitan Museum."
Met Museum

Monday, September 14

Patrick O'Brian

Wikipedia - "Patrick O'Brian, CBE (12 December 1914 – 2 January 2000), born Richard Patrick Russ, was an English novelist and translator, best known for his Aubrey–Maturin series of novels set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars and centered on the friendship of English Naval Captain Jack Aubrey and the Irish–Catalan physician Stephen Maturin."
Wikipedia, W - Aubrey–Maturin series, The Patrick O'Brian Compendium, A Gunroom Guide to Patrick O'Brian Web Resources, Google, (1), The Patrick O'Brian Mapping Project, The Patrick O'Brian Novels, MPR

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Frequency and Volume
Wikipedia - "Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (born in 1967 in Mexico City) is a Mexican-Canadian electronic artist who works with ideas from architecture, technological theater and performance."
Wikipedia, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Claire Denis

Wikipedia - "Claire Denis (born 21 April 1948) is a French film director. Denis was born in Paris, France, and raised in colonial Africa, where her father was a French official. She moved houses every two years because her father wanted them to know about geography. She used to watch the old damaged copies of war films that America would send when she was growing up in Africa."
Wikipedia, senses of cinema, (1), Daily Plastic

Sunday, September 13

Art Spiegelman, Francoise Mouly

"Raw Magazine functioned as a sporadically published periodical publication (with offshoots in book publishing) between 1980 and 1991, driven by the editorial and personal partnership between Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman. In the early-to-mid-1970's, Mouly was an architecture student at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, but had grown disenchanted with her studies."
Indy Magazine, (1), Wikipedia, W

Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins