Giving into a great one by Anselm Kiefer: "Germany’s Spiritual Heroes"; 1973. Refusal, then surrender... @TheBroadMuseum
Otto Dix; “The Hairdresser’s God”; 1923. (Love the straight-razor lower-right.).
Rembrandt: "Self-Portrait with Two Circles" 1665. Starting a fire even though dancing in the dark ...
Winslow Homer, 1877.
"A Hermit Praying in the Ruins of a Roman Temple"; 1770s; By Hubert Robert
@art_forms_architecture My motto for architects buildings museums: 1. Do whatever the fuck you want to the OUTSIDE of your building. 2. Make certain the inside is generous and usable for art. Not trustee cocktails, stupid staircases, fundraising spaces, etc. 3. WE BUILT THIS CITY. 4. All museums are built on the backs of artists. 5. Fuck off if your don’t want to or are just too “creative” to make enough useable space for art.
Goodnight from a very strong young artist (paintings, details of paintings and one sculpture) @Shona_McAndrew - Hey curators - get on it. For real. Her large scale installation at @springbreakartshow this year of her and her boyfriend in their bedroom engaging in sweet foreplay was among the best things I have seen this year. #MarkMe Or not ... xo
Good afternoon from Ann Toebbe. Artist Ann Toebbe’s architectural depictions of homes visually morph into something almost totally abstract, geometric, faceted, and endlessly enticing. Be transformed by this artist’s magic love and whispering perspectival acumen. Sense the sounds of lovers. At @tibordenagygallery
1. As Diller/Scofidio/Renfro build a giant corporate nullity (and ruined other NYC buildings with tourist-entertainment pseudo-architecture), Brit nitwit David Chipperfield has built a $150-million waste-of-space on Berlin's Museum Island next to Pergamon Museum & Altes Museums. 2. The great Glenn O’Brien once wrote, “I've long believed that there should be Nuremberg Trials for architects. Now I believe developers should be taken to task as well for sins against the landscape.” They build these spaces for art with no SPACE for art! #ShamArchitecture 3. Hey LA! LACMA is doing the same right now! Stop it. It's all high-end ghost-town mall walled-city archipelago. Take a shillelagh against these fake buildings dreamed up by rich businessmen, inept developers over-the-hill post-modern starchitects and museum directors. Pics: Berlin Heatherwick British Heatherwick Ditto Hudson Yards Heatherwick LACMA No space for art. Architects hate art; resent it; refuse to build usable space for art.
Everyone: Um, the man on the left - Leon Black - is the Chairman of The Museum of Modern Art. The man on the right is a pedophile sex-trafficker. Hello art world!!
Good morning from “Lawrence of Arabia”, 1919. by #AugustusJohn
The origin-story of our morning coffee told backwards: ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ 1. With our perfect Jean-Michel Basquiat bootleg and an iced Double Gulp. We bought 25 Double Gulp cups in 2015 and have reused them ever since. And note the metal straw.) ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ 2. Coffee with perfect bootleg Basquiat. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ 3. Coffee bought from gas-station in the fridge overnight or for a day or so. (When working too hard to drive into town to replenish.) ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ 4. Buying the coffee at the Mobil station. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Put it all together for a perfect start to the morning and Criticism Never Sleeping. It’s the weekend but get to work. At least something wee.
Don’t shoot the messenger. Crevice checks are sexy.
The life-sized statue depicts Trump in the blue outfit she wore to her husband's presidential inauguration in 2017 and shows her raising her left hand in a waving gesture.
Just walking; not talking.
15,000 years ago. Reconstruction. Woman 25-35 years old. With items found in grave. France. “Magdalenian Woman”. From @arkeoveyasam
R.I.P. Art Historian and theoretician Douglas Crimp; 1944 - 2019. Curated the “Pictures” show in 1977. Editor October Magazine 1977-1990. Coined the term “Pictures” for a whole type of art. 👏👏👏▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ October is the theory publication started in 1976 after writers like Rosalind Krauss and Annette Michelson quit Artforum Magazine - infuriated and outraged over an ad artist Lynda Benglis placed in Artforum of herself naked with a long dildo between her legs - basically saying “Fuck the patriarchy “. ) ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ The rest is art history. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ I ❤️ the art world. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ (Look up the Lynda Benglis Artforum ad.)
General George Washington leading the Continental Army in 1775 when, according to that great far right-wing nativist rapist Republican twit, @realDonaldTrump they “took over the airports.” #DonTheCon #RumpleForeskin
They have put a fence through the reflecting pool. First time. Lol. What a baby 👶 And the first time in memory The Lincoln Memorial has been closed.
If just one American did this. #ItOnlyTakesOne
These war-zone conditions; this from the most prosperous nation on earth. Migrant children's drawings depicting time spent in US Customs & Border Protection custody. No Republican deserves their citizenship for this. This old white dead Republican Party must go. #Shame @realdonaldtrump @ivankatrump @gop @foxnews
Someone just challenged me to post the first two Album Covers I thought of. So, here you go .... Yours, kids? Just two. No words. Go‼️‼️‼️
Your Summer six degrees???? Mine: Criticism Never Sleeps. Step 1. - Drive into town. Step 2. - Buy four large gas-station coffees. Step 3. Drink two of them. Step 4. Just walking; not talking. Step 5. Back to desk by 10:00 AM. Step 6. Enter hell and write till sunset.
Happy Pride #Geoduck 🌈🌈🌈🌈
Just walking; not *marching*; but Prideful. 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
In 1982 I paid $5,000 for a fifth-floor rat-trap studio apartment on Avenue B from a lawyer named Morris-something who owned the building. (The equivalent of $15,000 today – way more money than I ever scraped together before.) ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ It was in the heroin moving into crack & AIDS epidemic days. The neighborhood was a mess. But the apt was MINE! I was stone-broke but finally had a place of my own. I was ecstatic! ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ The *only problem* was that Morris-something *didn’t own the building and he wasn’t a lawyer*!!!!! He took my money. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ I hired a fly-by-night lawyer. No luck; I never got my $ back. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ *HOWEVER,* that shit Morris-something disappeared and ... the building fell onto the other side of the law, became inhabited by drug-dealers (whose patrol dogs lived *in the hallways*). There was no heat. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ But …. …. there was also *NO RENT*!!@!!! ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ I held-on to that crap-hole for more than ten years! My apt was broken into numerous times. (Once they *TOOK THE DOOR OFF* !!!@!@!! I’d then walk over to Ave. A & buy back my stuff from the addicts who’d layed out all their stuff on blankets. No biggie.) ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ I was RE-BORN in that shit-hole. Roberta and I lived there together for about a year.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Tell your stories. Xox
Just walking; not talking.
If Liz Warren were a straight white man she would already be polling above all of the other candidates. And probably be President. Castro and Booker did well too. Pick whatever candidate you want. We will all - ALL - vote together in November 2020 - 👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊
Please click on the link in my profile above for a short column on: ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ One of the most beloved, fun, and radical works of 20th-century American art: Alexander Calder’s completely refurbished, transcendentally joyous Circus. ... a work possessing the aesthetic thermodynamics of a promised land that indirectly influenced hundreds of artists. Calder is one of the most important artists of the 20th century. @whitneymuseum @nymag @vulture
The President has been very credibly been accused of rape in @nymag by E. Jean Carroll. Why is the media ignoring this very serious charge? America must ask itself a very serious question: Does this great country want a man who has been very credibly accused of rape as President. All we have to do is answer this question. The media need only pose it. What is wrong with our media that women’s legal and economic rights count for almost nothing. And a crime that is 100% about power is accepted when carried out over a woman by a man. Couldn’t help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game.