Thursday, September 16, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Roughly translated, "What goes around comes around." Sifting through my archives in search of something else, I discovered these two photographs, one by Andy Warhol from 1958 and one by myself from 2014.
I know it's NPC these days, nonetheless I wish it were a case of great minds, but I think it is only a case of vague visual memory somewhere in the ether.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Thursday, August 26, 2021
I'm very sad to say that Kurt Hoss passed away on April 27, 2018. He will be greatly missed, especially by me. I am retooling the site to reflect his loss so stay tuned. Below is one of his last cartoons.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Kapoor is not the first artist to secure rights to a color. Think Yves Klein. Did you know you are supposed to pay a licensing fee to the estate if you use that color (International Klein Blue)? And how would you ever know if you strayed into Yves Klein territory when for instance doing a painting of a swimming pool with a myriad of blues?
What do you think of an artist monopolizing a color? Should brand identity stand in the way of artistic expression? Will Kapoor aggressively pursue his rights and sue fellow artists? Will you be arrested by painting with Kapoor Black?
And what if you are using it as a commentary on Kapoor, or a reference to the military, or the nature and presence of a painting with the absence of color? Shouldn't that all be covered under freedom of expression and merit legal protection?
Tom Sachs comes to mind with his use of safety orange. It informs our understanding of his work. I love that he's thought about orange.
I think we are at the beginning of a large conversation. What do you think pink?
Friday, July 1, 2016
In my Pierrot, man and animal trade body parts, morph into mists and smoke and touch each other in ambiguous spaces. With these tropes on the fabulous and fractured, all is possible.