Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Outsider Art - Outside What?

Wild Hog Whirligig by David Butler
Outsider Art is a convenient term, but for whom? Who is 'outside' and why - and what does it mean for the Art?

A reflection on labels and meaning, prompted by the exhibit
'Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection' at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Thursday, February 14, 2013

All That Glitters: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum (photo MMacGregor)
The splendid work of a contemporary wizard, conjuring truth and grace from trash and debris


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Art Games and Forgeries

'Legitimate' art and Art Forgery - thoughts on complex games, and on two recent books featuring the art and the schemes of high stakes forgery.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Royal Portraits: The Grand and the Odd


Royal Portraits in history, and at look at some recent odd and interesting additions to the Windsor family gallery

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Matisse: In Search of True Painting & El Anatsui in Chelsea


Matisse is at the Met in New York and he's telling stories. This major exhibit, full of the pleasure of his art, also delves deep into his ideas, his process, and into the ways in which great art springs into being. Through Mar 17 2013
El Anatsui in Chelsea - through Jan 17 2013