Thursday, January 28, 2010

DC StateHood

This is my take on graffiti currently on the walls all over Washington, D.C. In D.C. the residents pay federal income taxes, but they have no representation in Congress. I thought it was wrong when I lived there and I still think it's wrong.

Monday, January 25, 2010

To Duct Tape or Crop?

Even treasured, important classics may not really be that treasured or important, apparently.

In reporting the tearing of Picasso's The Actor by a "student" attending an "art class" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Met seems to be falling all over itself to excuse the accident. The six inch vertical tear is small by comparison to the overall "unusually large" size of the canvas, the tear doesn't affect the "focal point of the composition," and besides, the museum has about 250 works by Picasso in its possession.

So, I say, why bother fixing it at all? Why not just crop the painting? Let's face it, if you've ever been to The Met you know it's frightfully over stuffed with Art, Important Art. It can be quite overwhelming. Perhaps if they just cropped the works people would be able to breathe a bit better in there.

To wit: Picasso repaired

Picasso cropped

See what I mean? Much easier on the eyes. So much less stray information.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fluxus is Dead.

Long Live Fluxus.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Random Fluxus Find

I love finding fluxus. I'm working on some graffiti inspired art right now, so this really hit the spot. This was created by poet Geof Huth, apparently while he ignored his table mates at dinner.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sounds pretty fluxy to me. . .

This link appeared in my facebook news feed (thanks to Keith Buchholtz, Fluxus/St. Louis). This exhibition gets extra points for it's name. Not to mention artist Stan Chisholm's moniker, 18andCounting.

Jennifer Zoellner

This is Jennifer's fabulous contribution:

"May you fall in peace. Erosion happens to the best of us... Mountains are formed and toppled. Who is man that you are mindful of him?" How true, Jennifer, how true. All is in a constant state of flux(us).

Friday, January 8, 2010

Francis Van Maele

House O'Franticham (Which house will go first?)