A man’s face in the Kleenex? Grant Wood?

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I have a habit of seeing things that may or may not be there … visual references to art seem to come up on a regular basis. Like the time I saw a Notre Dame gargoyle in a messed-up hard-boiled egg … or Hokusai’s famous “Wave” print on the sidewalk … now I’m seeing a […]

Franz Kline would have liked this truck

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I saw this truck parked on Chartres Street in New Orleans, and my first thought was that the hood would make a great abstract expressionist painting. One might argue that it bears a slight resemblance to a Franz Kline painting – scroll down below the truck to see Kline’s painting “Buttress” from 1956. What do […]

Not the famous LOVE, but it’s still LOVE in New Orleans

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I’m sure most people are familiar with artist Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” art works, including the sculpture (below left) which resides on 6th Avenue in New York City, and the painting (below right) on canvas, which resides in the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Scroll down for the “LOVE” I saw in New Orleans. I saw this […]