Current day homage to 1985 Warhol and Basquiat Boxing Poster

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On my recent trip to Minnesota, I took a few hours on Tuesday morning to wander around the arts district in NE Minneapolis. One of the buildings that I explored was the Northrup King Building, which is home to over 200 creative tenants, including art studios for over 190 artists, as well as spaces for […]

Finding a Van Gogh painting on the curbside in Bushwick

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I went out to Bushwick in Brooklyn today to look around and check out all of the street art … but within a minute or two of parking my car, before I really got started exploring, I happened upon this Van Gogh painting (or rather, a well-done replica) sitting on the curbside. It was a […]

Butterflies and bugs on a plate – art by Johann Zacharias Quast

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I saw this painted porcelain plate featuring butterflies and bugs at The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, and was curious to learn more. The artist of this piece is Johann Zacharias Quast, and the Clark’s information label describes him as “Bohemian, 1814 – 1891,” and that the plate was painted in 1840, probably intended […]