Disassembling farm equipment and making it into art

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I received a press release from the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, regarding an upcoming exhibition featuring the work of David Brooks. The show is titled “Continuous Service Altered Daily,” and the artist has taken apart a 1976 John Deere 3300 series combine harvester and displays every part – electrical wiring, nuts, […]

Hey, there’s cows being herded in that Basquiat painting!

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I saw this painting titled “LNAPRK,” 1982, by Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Whitney Museum’s exhibition “Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s,” hanging on top of a reproduction of a Keith Haring mural. When I looked closer, I saw something I hadn’t noticed before: a collage element featuring a photograph of a cowboy on his horse, […]

Donald Sultan discussing The Disaster Paintings at the Smithsonian

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I received a postcard in the mail promoting an upcoming lecture by painter Donald Sultan at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on June 1st. The lecture will focus on Sultan’s series of paintings from the 1980s titled “The Disaster Series,” which depicts real-life catastrophic events in the modern industrial landscape. Curator Sarah Newman will sit […]