Walking on women from @Raven_Smith
Good morning from 19th century Vienna
Good morning from @jonathan.edelhuber
Rick Santorium and mike Huckabee were in Russia vacationing this week. Truth.
Good morning from @brantner_deatley
Good morning from #MaryBethEdelson 1973 @fabiola.alondra
This week in The New Yorker - “A Year Without a Name” by my brilliant beloved God-child @Cyrus_Today 👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊
Good morning from @hilmaafklintofficial (h/t the person who helped bring her to recent light @daniel.birnbaum 🙏🙏🙏🙏)
No judgement. No shaming. Just curious. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ How much do you drink a week? A day? What specifically do you drink? ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ What is your relationship to alcohol? ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ I drink, but just barely. Maybe 15-times a year: One beer at a dinner out. And I feel lousy. Only beer. Unable to drink anything else. You? PS. ANY one who shames or scolds or tut-tuts ANYONE else in the thread will be blocked. No judgements‼️‼️
America: First image: Andreas Gursky; “99-Cent Store”; 2001. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Second image: RichardPrince4 “Bryant Supermarket, Greene County, New York; Aisle 88”; August 10, 2019. ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️ The CONTENT of the Gursky is: Glitzy glamour excess consumerism fun easy anonymous guilt-free pretty time-drift repetition, a perfect mirror of 2001. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ The CONTENT of the Prince is: The long American Night, violence, cults, tribes, ideologies, neighbors prepared to kill neighbors, loss-of-faith, fear, resentments, and a perfect mirror of 2019.
Dear Academic Curators and Overly-Rigid Museums: ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ 1. Grab stick. 2. Remove stick from so far up your arse. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Let more of the world in and the world will let more art in. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Baby-steps. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ You know I love you art-world.
Good morning from #FranklinWilliams - born 1940. Works from the 1970s in yarn, string, paint, pencil, embroidery, etc. etc. etc. Open-up sphincter art-world and let the world in - the world will let more art in. Baby-steps. 1. Grab stick 2. Remove stick from so far up your arse. You know I love you art-World.
Good morning from a sand-painting by #JoeMangrum @JoeMangrum - who is always there in Union Square making these - for donations in his bucket. A museum should have him do these outdoor in their lines on free-nights when lines snake for hours. Why not?!! So simple. Open-up sphincter art-world. Let more of the world in and the world will let more art in. It’s called ... love.
Good morning from #AnneSeymourDamer - considered “the first British female sculptor.” 1748-1828. She was one of very very few women in Europe even permitted to render the nude from a live-Model. Among the tiny tiny tiny number allowed access to tool, training, etc.
Happy Birthday @robertasmithnyt ▫️▫️▫️ Insatiable deepening. Auroral hydrangea of my life.
Just walking; not talking.
Good morning from #alexanderrodchenko ; 1918
Good morning from #YokoOno “Cut Piece”; 1964
Aug 9, 1974
Good morning on the first day of August (when writers are now writing for September and are already deep in the fall - I hate the rest of you madly) and “Summer”, 1895, by Sir Frederic Leighton. A blazing beauty, yes. Deeply. But ............. ........ ... One of so many late 19th cen. Academic paintings of women - many or most with no agency. Many with little to do, lounging, louche, without skeletons, exhausted - worn out by solitary masturbation and self-regarding. Dexterous, yes; adept skills, sure. Yeah. Like so much academic figuration today. Skillful but entirely unoriginal. This is why academic art and art based just on skill had to die hard. We have danced on its grave ever since. But it is always there, scratching at the crypt door, with artists itching to open the door again.
Good night from #LeeLozano; “The Evolution of Man”; 1962. (Look up her work if you do not know it already.) H/t @crhoughton
I don’t think so. You??
I’m sorry readers, brothers and sisters, I really don’t say this to wrinkle or be provocative , but as far as NEWS goes: NPR and PBS are 100% useless. Less than useless. Wasteful, self-indulgent, echo-chamber ridiculousness echoing ever outward. Mutual milquetoast masturbation. Just people like us telling people like us what people like us tell one-another in conversations with people like us. Calming rabbit-holes that reinforce received-opinion and endlessly sap energy and will. Xo
Go after Trump. This election is a referendum on HIM. Period. Don’t get stalled in the weeds. Once we win we can fix things. Right now is about destroying all Trump and Trumpist Republicans. Period. This is a crisis. Not a time for little differences. And really FUCK the media. Sorry, even a few of those we like. Really, truly they only report polls and yammer on. Even the ones we like. They are only saying things that people like us say to other people like us at the kind of dinner parties people like us go to. Less than useless. Bad masturbation. Wasting time. In our heads. This is really *not* a TV show. Greenland is having a massive heat wave. The Siberian forests are burning. The media saps energy and will. Xo
GREAT Art by Ronald Rael; “Teeter-Totter”; installed between Mexico and the United States, between Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and Sunland Park? NM. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Two previous books of my Criticism; First image: Vol. II:Seeing Out Louder; Criticism - 2003 - 2009 ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ 2. Second image: Vol. I: Seeing Out Loud; Criticism - 1999 - 2003 ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Both books sold out two printings. I made a grand-total of $000.00 No advance. No royalties. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ There’s not a lot of money in art criticism. But none of us is doing this for the money. Art is an all-voluntarily army. Xox Both cover photographs: Andreas Gursky.
#RadicalVulnerability In 1996 artist Tracey Ermin locked herself inside London’s White Cube Gallery and worked on view before the public on her show of paintings. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ All art is dancing naked in public. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ PS AFTER THE INITIAL POST: It is SO SO SO interesting to see that while no one has to like Emin’s work - (whatever your reaction to the paintings is fine by me - I only recently began really digging them) - the push-back from men saying they would not be “allowed” To do this or that this is only because she is naked or beautiful or whatever. Women: Could you explain what this intense male resistance might signal?!! Entitlement? Envy? Fear most likely? What. School an old white cis-gender male. Please.
What was your first phone? Mine was #3
100-trillion-plus Mosquitoes cover every square inch of the globe. They have killed nearly half of the 9-billion humans who have ever lived. Have a nice day.
This is a xylospongium or tersorium: A shared-communal sponge on a stick. This is a widely available shared-communal hygienic utensil used by ancient Romans to wipe their anus after defecating. The tersorium was shared by people using public latrines. PS. These were for all genders. Menstrual hygiene was far more harrowing.
Or any discipline. I sometimes think no art-student should be allowed to graduate art-school without singing Dolly Parton's "Jolene" unaccompanied a-cappella before the class. To imbibe humility, failing before your peers, being outside your comfort zone, redefining your idea of singing & the song. You can dance and be the dancing queen -