Saturday, February 23, 2013
Do mediumistic, theosophical diagrams count as abstract paintings? If so, Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) is the first abstractionist (1906). Retrospective now up at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
Via artdaily> http://tinyurl.com/a27qeck
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
In a book about all-girl jazz orchestras, I just discovered the WWII Double Victory Campaign. A cafeteria worker in an airplane plant wanted victory over the axis powers abroad AND victory over racial discrimination at home. J. Edgar Hoover tried to close down the Pittsburgh Courier, an African-American newspaper that promoted the Double V.
More details hennessyhistory> http://tinyurl.com/a47a3px
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
George W. is a secret artist. Three paintings revealed on Black Book; Roberta Smith cogitates. And hits all the points: you know, Winston Churchill, Adolph Hitler. Actually he has more talent than either. I would recognize those toes and kneecaps anywhere!