Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Another Oddball

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Oddball Magazine early June

My final class with my chinese seniors

In the heat of the day after 6 months I had my final class with these marvelous seniors. Next week I'll do the exhibition in the meantime here are the final drawings.







Monday, June 18, 2018

brochure for my chinese senior art exhibition


my close friend lee kaplan who is a talented designer did this beautiful brochure for my chinese senior exhibition. It folds vertically. Very pleased.


Sunday, June 17, 2018

mixed on paper June 2018


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Giacometti at the Guggenheim.











This is a stunning and graceful large scale retro of one of the leading artists of the 20th Century that I found moving and exciting. The show covers his work from his surreal pieces, but for some reason The Palace at 4 AM from 1932 is missing. Maybe the Moma wasn't in the mood to lend it. This was a work that inspired me when a teenager seeing it at the modern, but don't worry there is plenty of great works here. Of course he is best known for his long thing figurative works of men and women who looked haunted and hunted and they come in all shapes and sizes including some very small ones. The materials range from plaster to bronze and are very much hands on works, his of course, but I do wish I could feel them up, after all they are full of sex and desire. There is not much variety or experimentation in his work, he found his niche and repeated it over and over for his entire career which is fine, but I do have a fondness for his early surreal work. The installation is as I said graceful and roomy and light. There are many examples of his paintings, maybe too many and they become redundant but his textures and line work are usually compelling, there's just too many of them, and they thin out when compared to his compelling sculptures. Still this is a wonderful exhibition that I think most artists will love. Its on through September 12 and beware of the crowds of tourists and the ladies who lunch.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

June 2018. Mixed on paper


Chinese Senior class new drawings

My class with these wonderful Chinese seniors ends in 2 weeks with an exhibition. Here are some final drawings.






Friday, June 01, 2018

Malcolm Morley 1931-2018

The painter Malcolm Morley has passed, but Goddamn Donald Trump still walks this earth.




Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Witness 2015


I had just turned 17, living in Brooklyn with my family when this horrible story broke, and it truly affected me in a bad way. Now I finally caught up with the riveting documentary about the murder of Kitty Genovese, made and featuring her brother Bill who lost both legs in Viet Nam but this doesn't stop him from having a full life and determined to find out the truth about the murder of his older sister. This is a painful story and film, but it is as I said it is riveting and compelling as Bill follows leads and interviews still living witnesses as he tries to uncover what really happened. There are no heroes and one villain, the murderer of Kitty. It also finally comes out (no pun intended) that Kitty was lesbian and was living with her lover, who is interviewed but not shown, and there are no judgments about Kitty's closeted life, it was the early 60's after all. Kitty's father did manage to "kidnap" the dog that Killy and her lover owned and there is a touching moment when bill apologizes to her lover for what his father did. Not an easy film to sit through but I highly recommend it.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

May 2018 Mixed on Paper


oddball Magazine

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Clint Walker 1927-2018


UFT senior exhibition

Yesterday was our show and schmooze luncheon at the UFT where all the classes display the artwork done and I was pleased with the work the seniors did for my class. Its very ad hoc in terms of display. It was an assemblage, collage class including using playing cards.









Philip Roth 1933-2018



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Robert Indiana 1928-2018



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