Fight Demo at the Performing Arts Center?

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I received an e-mail from the South Orange Performing Arts Center (“SOPAC“) with the subject line “Free Stage Fight Demo Friday Night.” I was initially confused but intrigued at the same time, so I found out that they’re hosting an event with Rick Sordelet, who is known as a “Fight Director,” meaning that he works […]

An artistic confrontation as opposed to a dialogue

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I heard about an interesting show that took place at the Museum Berggruen in Berlin titled “Confrontation,” which took place from November 2016 through May 1st, 2017. The show featured work by George Condo set alongside work from the museum’s collection, including works by Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse, Klee and Giacometti, among others. I especially like […]

Psychedelic art to go with some quirky 1960s music by Pierre Henry

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I was reading the obituary for the French composer Pierre Henry, and it caught my attention because it described him as “abandoning notes in favor of ambient noises manipulated in surprising ways.” When I hear music described like this, I need to hear it in order to better understand why it’s “surprising.” Henry had been […]

Jerry Lewis, Picasso, and Big Eyes Keane

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It wasn’t long ago that I saw the movie “Big Eyes,” about the life and marriage of Margaret and Walter Keane, with Margaret being the real artist behind the big-eyed children, and Walter being the fraud who took credit as being the artist himself. It was a good movie – quite interesting – and I […]

Short film about Jean-Michel Basquiat and visual sampling

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I found an interesting short film about Jean-Michel Basquiat that was produced as a promotional piece for the record-breaking auction sale that took place last night. The film was made by Tamra Davis, who reflects on her friendship with Basquiat, and it includes parts of several interviews made by her over the years in which […]