Monday, April 28, 2008


Sunday, April 27, 2008


If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
Benjamin Franklin

Friday, April 25, 2008

went to hear Donald Kuspit at Lipscomb lecture

Donald Kuspit is an American art critic, poet, and professor of art history and philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and professor of art history at the School of Visual Arts. He was formerly the A. D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University (1991-1997). He received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism in 1983 (given by the College Art Association). His essay "Reconsidering the Spiritual in Art" appears in Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts.
[edit]Art Criticism

The New Subjectivism: Art in the 1980s (1988)
The Cult of the Avant-Garde Artist (1993)
The Dialectic of Decadence (1993)
The Photography of Albert Renger-Patzsch (1993)
Signs of Psyche in Modern and Postmodern Art (1994)
Primordial Presences: The Sculpture of Karel Appel (1994)
Health and Happiness in Twentieth Century Avant-Garde Art (1996)
Idiosyncratic Identities: Artists at the End of the Avant-Garde (1996)
Chihuly (1997)
Jamali (1997)
Joseph Raffael (1998)
Daniel Brush (1998)
Hans Hartung (1998)
The Rebirth of Painting in the Late 20th Century (2000)
Psychostrategies of Avant Garde Art (2000)
Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries (2000)
Don Eddy (2002)
Hunt Slonem (2002)
Hans Breder (2002)
Steven Tobin (2003)
April Gornik (2004)
The End of Art (2004)

Self-Refraction (1983)
Apocalypse with Jewels in the Distance (2000)
On the Gathering Emptiness (2004)
[edit]External links

Donald Kuspit The Matrix of Sensations
A short biography of Kuspit at Blackbird
Biography of Kuspit at SUNY Stony Brook

Monday, April 21, 2008

some like it hot...

Special super duper thanks to Liz Str8 for these Awesome pictures :)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Faith Wilding

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Faith Wilding @ Watkins. April 17, 2008
Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Faith Wilding
April 17
Reception 6pm
Lecture 7pm
Watkins Theatre

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

A reception will precede each lecture. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, or inks to artist websites, click here.

Call to artists:'Hybrids and Other Sorts': New Orleans: Deadline: May 5, 2008

Call to artists:'Hybrids and Other Sorts': New Orleans: Deadline: May 5, 2008
Call to US based artists:
a call for 2D and 3D submissions from US based artists for group exhibition.
Receive deadline is May 5, 2008.
One artist from 3 finalists will be awarded a solo show at BECA gallery in New
Orleans to open October 4, 2008.

'Hybrids and Other Sorts'

/ –noun

- the offspring of two animals or plants of different breeds, varieties, species, or genera, esp. as produced through human manipulation for specific genetic characteristics.

- a person or group of persons produced by the interaction or crossbreeding of two unlike cultures, traditions, etc.

- anything derived from heterogeneous sources, or composed of elements of different or incongruous kinds

- a word composed of elements originally drawn from different languages


- bred from two distinct races, breeds, varieties, species, or genera.

- composite; formed or composed of heterogeneous elements.

- composed of elements originally drawn from different languages, as a word.

The world is full of hybridized peoples, cultures, places, ideas and things. We're interested in viewing your personal expression of these. Complete information and submission form may be found at: /my_weblog/call-to-artists.html

Melissa Roberts, co-director
Kurt Schlough, co-director
BECA gallery - Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art
527 St. Joseph Street (across from the Contemporary Arts Center)
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 566-8999
Hours: Wed.-Sun. (11am-4pm) and by appointment

things to do

Lecture: “Modern Women The Eight and Images of Women”: April 19, 2008
LECTURE @ Cheekwood

“Modern Women? The Eight and Images of Women”
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Potter Room, Botanic Hall @ Cheekwood
Alexis Boylan, Assistant Professor of Art History
University of Tennessee

March 8 - June 15

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Dead valuable ... For the Love of God, by Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst skull sells for $US100m

Posted Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:00am AEST
Updated Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:48am AEST

Dead valuable ... For the Love of God, by Damien Hirst. (AFP: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd)

A diamond-encrusted skull by British artist Damien Hirst sold on Thursday for $US100 million ($123 million), a record price for work sold by a living artist, a London gallery announced.

The work, entitled 'For the Love of God', is a skull cast in platinum and encrusted with 8,601 diamonds. Carbon dating has shown that the original skull on which Hirst's work is modelled dates to the 18th century.

Hirst remains best known for earlier conceptual works in which creatures including a shark and a cow were pickled in formaldehyde inside glass tanks.

The diamond-encrusted skull was sold to an group of anonymous investors, a spokeswoman for the White Cube gallery in London, where it has been on display from the beginning of the summer, told AFP.

Death is one of the central themes in works completed by Hirst, 41, who once said that the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States were like a work of art, but later apologised.


The Autumn Defense

Friday, April 11, 2008

Last Year at Marienbad ..playing at the Belcourt

Thursday, April 10, 2008

what's good for the Goose ......

Caravaggio's Salome in Madrid

think much lately

Mad Libs helps us think

Sunday, April 06, 2008

U is for Unicorn part 3

U is for Unicorn part 2

U is for Unicorn part 1

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A is for Artemisia