Picasso: Encounters at The Clark

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I was at The Clark Art Institute the other day, and saw the exhibition “Picasso: Encounters,” which featured 35 prints along with three paintings. One of the interesting things I learned was that during one period of his life, Picasso had established a routine where he worked on printmaking projects each day and whichever printmaker […]

Graffiti tiles to bring back those CBGB memories

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If you’re someone with any sort of nostalgia for the graffiti-covered bathrooms of CBGB’s (below left), then you have a nice, clean modern version to utilize in your home: Peronda Group’s “Banksy Museum Design Collection” of graffiti tiles, seen below right. Hold on, though – this concept brings up a number of questions, which I […]

Sabine Marcelis: in search of magical moments

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I saw a little blurb on Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis in the NY Times’ T Magazine, and was curious to learn more. On her website, she explains that she’s “forever in search of magical moments within materiality and manufacturing processes to create unexpected experiences.” Sounds like a good mission statement to me! Here’s a somewhat […]

Funerary Urns from Rome, Japan, and Prince

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I saw an article in the NY Times the other day that was a one year follow-up to the death of Prince, and the image accompanying the article showed the urn that holds his ashes. As can be expected with something from Prince, it’s not your ordinary funerary urn; it’s a model-sized reproduction of his […]

Dressing up as a Franz Kline

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I saw this dress designed by Eric Gaskins based on the art of Franz Kline at an exhibition titled “Black Fashion Designers” at the F.I.T. Gallery in NYC. For a comparison point, we’ve got a detail from Franz Kline’s painting “Mahoning,” 1956, below right. At first glance, Gaskins’ dress may just look like a print […]

A video ode to the lightbulb

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I think if you’re like most people, you don’t think of the light bulb as an artistic object, or in humanistic terms. I’m talking about the actual light bulb, which in this context is different from lighting and lighting fixtures, which can be artistic, in the right hands. Enter designer Michael Anastassiades, who has a […]