Monthly Archives: March 2011

News from China

Here’s an interesting article confirming the strength of the art buying market in China that Bob Rose was telling me about: http://www.jingdaily.com/en/culture/arttactics-chinese-art-auction-analysis-asian-demand-driving-prices-to-pre-boom-levels/ Go here for the News from Thailand post: https://trueoutsider.wordpress.com/2011/03/27/news-from-thailand/ Zeng Fanzhi has a picture in the article I … Continue reading

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Picasso, why not?

Gagosian is having yet another show of Picasso’s art coming up next month. Here’s one from December 2010. http://rivabroberg.blogspot.com/2010/12/go-see-new-york-picasso-paintings-and.html The one next month is called L’amour Fou Picasso. I have yet to know what will be in it. The two … Continue reading

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The End of the American Avant-Garde

The above is the title of a book by Stuart D. Hobbs that I recently unearthed but haven’t yet read. It tailors with the current direction my thought has been driven to. My long, near lifetime obsession has been watching … Continue reading

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News from Thailand

A friend of mine living in Thailand recently sent me links to a couple artists he likes and I thought I’d share them here. First, Yang Bo, a Chinese artist from Pearl Lam gallery in Shanghai (apparently Pearl Lam is … Continue reading

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Emil Nolde, Bob Thompson

John put me suddenly in mind of Emil Nolde and I had to post something by him. And then I thought of Bob Thompson who makes a good accompaniment. I’m too wiped out from the workday to say anything about … Continue reading

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The Avant-Garde Redux Blues

Damien Hirst now finds himself behaving like Starbucks or DisneyCorp., crushing anyone with the gall to interfere with his brand through using it in reproduction. Can Hirst be really so insecure as to feel threatened by a 17-year old kid? … Continue reading

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Edward Burra

It’s completely inexplicable to me that one of the greatest British painters of the Twentieth Century is all but unknown to Americans. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that he worked in watercolor rather than in oil … Continue reading

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