Saturday, February 23, 2013

Swedish Woman Is First Abstractionist

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.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

WWII Double Victory Campaign?

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.

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Fujimoto Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

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Rudolph's Brutalist Building Saved!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

George W. Bush Is A Painter

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!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Year One for Saltz: 1993

Does critic Jerry Saltz prove that whatever year you start in art is the greatest year for art? 1993 for him...