Picabia Was Also a Post-Impressionist
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 08-28-11
Francis Picabia, a good friend of Marcel Duchamp who would have been the cold-veined hitman if Dada had been an organized crime organization, is best known for his allusively erotic faux-machinic diagrams. He once splattered an inkblot on a piece of paper and called it a portrait of the Virgin M ...more

Bicycle the Last Artistic Transportation?
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 08-27-11
"No other icon in sport or transport has retained such constant or potent significance [as the bike]. The car, once all open road and opportunity, now evokes the dystopia of Jeremy Clarkson and carmageddon. The train has surrendered its Brief Encounter romance to the absurdity of leaves on ...more

Daniel Spoerri's Multiplication d'Art Transformable
By Maria Goldverg
posted: 08-26-11
The following was written by critic Pierre Restany in 1966 for Daniel Spoerri's Edition MAT— which, for about a decade in the late nineteen fifties through the sixties, offered mass-produced and affordable works of art to the general public:(printed here thanks to Will Brand of Art Fag Cit ...more

"This is the Apocalyptic Nature of Our Modernity"
By Maria Goldverg
posted: 08-25-11
Part of our challenge here at is figuring out where to draw the boundaries for what is pertinent to the subjects of “modernism” and “avant-garde.”  Personally, I have always found the effort to narrow the historical or general “avant-garde&rdquo ...more

Ai Weiwei exhibition to open in L.A.
By Lucy Li
posted: 08-24-11
There are artists that break all the rules, and then there's Ai Weiwei. Activist Ai Weiwei's installation, "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads", is on exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art until February. Although Ai will not be attending the opening of "Circle" b ...more

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