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The Rapture
Pencil
July 2010

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The Secret Sharer
Pencil
July 2010

New Art


El Despertar de la Memoria Persistente
Pencil
July 2010

May I Recommend . . .

Periodically, I will be introducing you to exceptional artists with whom I've connected.


Today, it's Juli Cady Ryan, whose great skill is matched by an exhilarating sense of whimsy that's a pure delight.  See for yourself.  I defy you not to smile:







Angor Management

A fascinating exhibit of work from the National Museum of Cambodia on display in Washington.



Let Go My Lego

Building dreams one Lego at a time.  Check out this new exhibit.



All About Yves

A new exhibit of Yves Klein's work at the Hirshhorn.



Silver Screen

Have you seen the latest crop of remakes?  Here's one critic who detests them.



Silver Screen

How many of these classics make your Top Twenty list?



Plenty of Bul to Go Around

A new exhibition of Korean artist Lee Bul's work.



Restorative

Bringing new life to Da Vinci's Virgin of the Rocks.  A video look at the process.

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Shujaa
Pencil
July 2010

MoMa In Time

A new exhibit of Matisse's work at the Museum of Modern Art.


Here, Leonard Lopate interviews John Elderfield, chief curator emeritus of painting an sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, andStephanie D’Alessandro, Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator of Modern Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, discuss the exhibition “Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917.”



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Lightnin' Hopkins
Pencil
July 2010

Like Father, Like Daughter?

Frances Bean Cobain has an exhibition in L. A.  



Art Nouveau

From saloon girl to the toast of the British art scene.  It's been quite a five-year run for Polly Morgan.


Silver Screen

What's up with Oliver Stone?  Plenty.



The Art of the Steal

When prized artwork goes missing, who ya gonna call?  Bob Wittman.  Here's his story in a Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross.



The Leg Bone's Connected To . . .

Benjamin Kelley's creations give new meaning to 'body of work.'


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Georgia Peach
Pencil
July 2010


Tyrus Raymond Cobb, indisputably one of baseball's greatest players.  He was also widely regarded as an unreconstructed racist.

Silver Screen

It's the next big summer 'blockbuster,' and the critics have been raving about Inception.  Except one.


Read all about it.



New Art

The following four pieces comprise a series based on Albert Camus' seminal essay on absurdism.  I apologize for the awkward ordering, but it's the limitation of the layout here.  Please view the pieces in the following sequence:  Lower left, middle, upper right and lowest left:
































The Myth of Sisyphus I-IV
Pencil
June 2010

Question Mark

What's wrong with the art market in Hong Kong?

Googled

The world's largest search engine marked the birthday of Frida Kahlo with a singular tribute.



Attentive

It is the largest of its kind in the world.  Just what you would expect from a leader of Nursultan Nazarbayev's outsized ego.



"F" Is For "Fake"

Art scholars with a keen eye have made some very interesting finds at the National Gallery in London.



King Charles

Saatchi's in a generous mood . . . and British art lovers are the beneficiaries.



Seeing Red

A remarkable piece of architecture from the renowned Jean Nouvel.



Silver Screen

Old friend Steve North rips the shower curtain away to reveal the truth behind the legendary Psycho.