Monday, April 2, 2012

Big Crowds For Art

Visitors waiting to ride down Carsten Höller’s
102-foot slide last year at the New Museum in New York
Huge lines, Big crowds and Mini stampedes to get a look at the "good stuff". A trip to a major museum feels like more like a black Friday sale at Target than an educational time at a museum. This is happening so much that a retrospective at London's Tate Modern in 2010-2011 made a few complaints on the museum's message board.  “A good exhibition sadly marred by the gross overcrowding,” read a typical response. “I shuffled along with so many others struggling to see past the backs of so many heads.” These many reaction's of many anger visitors led one art critic to name the phenomenon "gallery rage" not might be as catchy as road rage but this may endemic to our times.

But there is good news, and it’s twofold: attendance numbers at major exhibitions reveal no sign of flagging (even in a poor economy and even with higher entry fees) and museums are increasingly sensitive to visitors’ needs. Indeed, many devote serious time and personnel to forestalling meltdowns in their halls of culture

The pictures that I took on my trip to St.Thomas are truly beautiful and they might be on the site in a few days at most a week. But it was a really great trip and I hope to visit that Island again.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

All In The Family

Growing up in suburban Scarsdale, New york painter Nicole Eisenman was greeted everyday of visions of mingling busy city streets, mysterious Jewish ceremonies and domestic interiors. "The covers the walls", says Eisenman of the paintings by her great grandmother, Esther Hamerman a Polish-born folk artist who had a great number of exhibitions in New York and California before her death 35 years ago.

Eisenman says she was not inspired by her grandmothers as a young artist. How ever she "came to appreciate the brilliance" of Hamerman's densely patterned works of art. Which interweave with her memories of Eastern Europe and Trinidad with scenes of her adopted cites of New York and San Francisco. So, when Daniel Belasco, cerator at the Jewish Museum in New York, included Eisenman in a 2010 exhibition called “Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism,” she did what any admiring great-granddaughter would do: “While I had his attention, I brought her up,” she says

I think this is a very nice painting showing old and new traditions. Sorry guys I am not going to be posting in the next week. I am going to be on spring break in St.Thomas and I wont have my computer with me. But I will have my phone with me and if any of you want to follow me on twitter I will be tweeting about my trip. Either follow me @AllTypeOfArt or @BloodLust60

Friday, March 23, 2012

Robert Wilson's 70th

On the special occasion of Robert Wilson's 70th birthday, last October the multitalented often underapperiated artist generated a flurry of activity. His Threepenny Opera was performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music the same month his hyperreal video ptrait of the famous dancer Roberto Bolle debuted at New Yorks's Center548 last winter. There was a show at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York devoted to Wilson’s performance pieces at his loft between 1967 and 1975, and a new film about the artist by Sacha Goldman, Rememberemember. Wilson’s Waco-Watermill- World, recently premiered at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Also helping to sum up this complicated man is his book Rober Wilson Within.In the book, Dutch fashion team Viktor & Rolf presents a tiny Wilsonian allegory about the subtle communication between an introverted frog and some water lilies that conspire to dance for him, “swaying their stems to a sudden gust of wind” and shivering “rhythmically to the sound of a sudden rain shower.” Watching this performance, “the frog smiled. How could they have guessed his thoughts?”

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Top 5 Songs This Week

1. Somebody I Use To Know by Gotye Featuring Kimbra

2. We Are Young By Fun. Featuring Janelle Monae

3. Glad You Came By Wanted

4. What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)

5. Wild Ones by Flo Rida Featuring Sia

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Cards Never Lie

Franceso Clemente has taken the head off Edward Albee, strung up fellow artist Brice Marden by one foot andcovered his studio assistant Ricardo Kugelmas with GIANT bees. this is no crime spree but part Clement's take on tarot cards, the centuries-old game of finding the future. But what the future may behold may not be pretty.

Clemente tried his hand at readinf cards and delved into ancient writings about the practice before embarking ona series of works depicting each of the 78 tarots.I never imagined how similar the activities of reading the tarots and painting a picture are,” he says. “In both cases, there is the effort to be completely present, and at the same time, to remove completely oneself from the picture.” Placed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence last fall the images are now colleted in a book Francesco Clemente: The Tarots published by Hirmer.

The artist’s major arcana consist of 22 recognizable trumps: watercolor portraits of Clemente intimates such as Terence Koh (as the Devil), Philip Glass (the Judgment), Fran Lebowitz (Justice), and Diane von Furstenberg (the Force), who is shown calmly prying open the jaws of a lion. The minor arcana, divided into four suits (wands, cups, disks, and swords), encompass both portraiture and more abstract symbols

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Im Sorry

Hey guys sorry i have not been posting I have been working on some art projects and i have not had enough time please bear with me I promise I will be posting alot more!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Queen: Art and Image

Justin Mortimer's painting The Queen
An anarchy to some, a keeper of a precious heritage to others,  Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has inspired diverse artist to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Celebrating her 60th year on the throne, the national portrait gallery In London has brought together 60 portraits by photographers and artists ranging from Lord Snowdon and Andy Warhol to Lucian Freud and Kim Dong-Yoo.

The exhibition “The Queen: Art and Image,” opened at he Notational Museum Cardiff February 4 and the National Portrait Gallery on May 17, following stops in Edinburgh and Belfast last year. Through representations of Elizabeth, it charts a course across recent British history and art, against a backdrop of the realm’s shrinking empire, social upheaval, and the Internet revolution

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Stolen Turners

Also recovered, Turner’s Light and Color.
Both works were on loan to the Schirn Kunsthalle
On the night of July 28,1994, after Schirn Kusnsthalle in Frankfrut had closed for the night, a security guard was grabbed by a masked man. A second man handcuffed him and bound his eyes with tape. The thugs pushed him into the closet and told him to keep quiet. The masked men took two paintings Shade and Darkness and the Evening of The Deluge and Light And Color both by J.M.W Turner, they also took a painting by Casper David Friedrich. The Turners had been lent for an exhibition by Tate Gallery in London. The Friedrich belonged to the Kunsthalle Hamburg.

Another guard who was unable to reach his colleague by radio set off the gallery's alarm. The two masked criminals ran through the delivery entrance and escaped in a stolen car. Nearly nine years later, and after the Tate had shelled out almost $5 million for legal fees, travel expenses and expenses for information leading to the recovery of the Turners, The paintings were back on the walls in London.

The story of the investigation takes up the major part of Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners by Sandy Nairne, who coordinated the recovery. He was then director of programs for the Tate and is now director of London’s National Portrait Gallery. Nairne also explores other famous thefts, speculates about why thieves steal well-known works of art that cannot be sold, and raises ethical questions relating to fees and payments in art-recovery operations.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sports Being Illustated

Harold Edgerton's stroboscopic photograph
Football Kick, 1938
Creator David Little says his inspiration for "The Sports Show," at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts came when he saw a Paul Pfeiffer exhibition at the hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin. “I walk into this completely spare gallery with just these beautiful wood floors and barely perceptible speakers around the room, and the sound of this crowd,” he says. “Without being corny, it was one of those spine-chilling moments.” Little had just discovered The Saints, 2007 sound and video about the 1966 World Cup battle between Western Germany and England. A video played footage of one English soccer player running around while the audio put the audience in the middle of what was happening.

It was really primal, in the way that sports becomes this ritualistic, political event,” says Little.. There was only one microphone on the pitch at the actual game, so Pfeiffer outsourced the cheering coming from the crowd to the Philippines. Philippines, filling the actors with Red Bull and firing them up with video of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao. He then had them chant, “We won the war.”

Friday, February 17, 2012

Are Comics Art?

Guy Richards Smit, The New Adventures of
Grossmalerman #1, 2008
If you turn to page 26 of Gary Panter's 2004 graphic novel Jimbo in Purgatory and you'll by an arrangement of cow women in go-go boots quoting lines from Michelangelo sonnets. Instead of linear storytelling, Jimbo presents Characters reciting poetry and literature also they recited heavy metal song lyrics.

Over the last couple of years the boundary between fine art and comics have been growing increasingly thin. In 2002, original panels from ChrisWare's comic book Jimmy Corrigan The Smartest Kid on Earth a meditation on longings and isolation were featured in the Whitney Biennial. Four years later the Hammer Museum of Contemporary Art In Los Angles collaborated on a seminal exhibition of 15 groundbreaking artistscalled “Masters of American Comics.” In 2007, the Museum of Modern Art in New York opened “Comic Abstraction,” which looked at how fine artists have employed elements of comics’ visual language.

I think that art is maybe not the finest arts but i defiantly think that  it is art, because it takes a long time to create these comics the one i talked about above took over 3 years to make. So tell me what you think either in the comments or on twitter @AllTypeOfArt.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Resale Conflicts

Mark Grotjahn's Untitled 
The intense debate over artist resale rights in the U.S just moved up a notch. Many art observers around the world were surprised to learn that big time Los Angles art collector Dean Valentine agreed to pay resale royalties to artist Mark Grotjahn in order to settle a lawsuit. Grotjahn, who has many paintings that have been over a million dollars at auction, sued Valentine early 2010, after the collector resold several of Grotjahn's works at a profit without the state-mandated 5% royalty,according to court papers.

Under the terms of the California Resale Royalty Act or the CRRA an artist is entitled to five percent of the amount of sale whenever a work of fine art is resold and either the seller resides in California or the sale takes place in California.

After months of legal wrangling, during which the case was shifted from state to federal court, and then ultimately remanded back to state court, Valentine agreed to pay the royalties, plus interest, as well as a portion of the attorney fees incurred by Grotjahn. The settlement amount totaled just over $150,000. Of this, roughly $70,000 was allocated to address royalty fees while approximately $85,000 was for Grotjahn’s legal fees

Of course the collector was wrong he took someones painting made copies of it and sold it and gave 0 amount of revenue to the artist. Leave a comment down below telling me who was right in the situation.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Top 5 Songs This Week

1.What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) By Kelly Clarkson

2.Set Fire To The Rain By Adele 

3. Give Me All Your Luvin'

4. Turn Me On David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj

5.Somebody That I Used To Know By Gotye Featuring Kimbra

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

L.A Art

Lili Lakich’s Vacancy/No Vacancy, 1972, is in the show
"Doin’ It in Public: Feminism
and Art at the Woman’s Building," at Otis College of Art and
 Design, part of "Pacific Standard Time."
 Claremout, California, is not exactly the place that jumps to mind ad the place with cutting edge cents of art production. In the far eastern frindge of Los Angles County, it is well known for its liberal-arts colleges and downtown area. But for a long time beguinning the late 1960's specifically in Ponmona College was at the center of some high art making. It was there that james Turrell unvield his first pieces and Chris Burden propelled lit matches at a naked woman in one of his performances. It was at Pomona College that Micheal Asher remade tje school gallery by RIPPING out the building's front entrance.

“Very broadly, one could state that Pomona, between 1969 and 1973, had the most radical art program, not only in California, but probably in the U.S”  says Rebecca McGrew, senior creator at the Pomona College of Museum of Art. Yet for decades, Pomona has ended up as a footnote in artists’ biographies. Such is the nature of the L.A. landscape: its vastness and impenetrability
 can keep even the most outrageous events veiled in obscurity. But not for much longer.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dressed Up

Yves Saint Laurent’s
evening ensemble Tribute to Vincent van Gogh, 1988
, in the Paris show, which will open in Denver next month
As more and more art museums put high fashion into there showcases there staff are finding ways for presenting, funding and connecting it to their missions. " I don't know much about fashion," Denver Art Museum director Christoph Heinrich admits. But that has not stopped him from bringing an Yves Saint Laurebt retrospective to the museum. The Show which originated  at the Musee De Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris in 2010 will open in Denver on March 25, 2012. Like many museum directors Heinrich has found himself won over by the world of fashion and design. At least in this case and willing to clear out galleries of beautiful paintings and sculptures to make room for ball gowns and cocktail dresses.“When I saw the YSL show in Paris,” he says, “I was just blown away by the colors, the textures, the simple cuts that were reduced but at the same time very elegant. When I walked through the show, it felt very much like walking into a painting.”

Is fashion art? This seems to be a question now a days I believe so but I do not absolutely do NOT think they should be clearing out beautiful paintings and sculptures for skimpy cocktail dresses. Hey but that is my opinion leave a comment below telling me yours. Or tweet me on twitter @AllTypeOfArt