Monthly Archives: July 2013

Why American Art is Happy Art

Larry Poons, Big Purple, 1972, acrylic on canvas, 98″ x 92″ Fortunately, as American Art began to get off the ground in the 1950s, the critic Clement Greenberg set the formula that would make it all be Great Art. He … Continue reading

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True Outsider & Kim Kardashian

Speaking lately of the genius of Capitalism, True Outsider has just arrived on a Kim Kardashian / Kanye West blog. The excitement! The Buzz. Myself and Kim Kardashian’s ASS! This is a dream come true! How was it that a nobody … Continue reading

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The Truth Hurts 2

“They call it the American Dream because anybody who believes in it has to be asleep.”– George Carlin Reginald Marsh, End of 14th Street Crosstown Line, egg tempera on composition board, 1936 WASHINGTON — Four out of 5 U.S. adults … Continue reading

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The Truth Hurts

Mike Kelly, Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites, 1991-9. Sold for $2,704,000 in 2006 “I believe that to pursue the American Dream is not only futile but self-destructive because ultimately it destroys everything and everyone involved with it. By definition it … Continue reading

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The Consequences of American Stupidity

Hubert Robert, Imaginary View of the Grande Galerie in the Louvre in Ruins, oil on canvas, 1796 Joseph Gandy, cut away perspective drawing of the Bank of England as a ruin, 1830 Joseph Gandy, View of the Rotunda of the … Continue reading

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Salome

Lucas Cranach “And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. … Continue reading

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Quentin Matsys

Quentin Matsys, The Userer and his Wife, 1514, oil on panel The great historian Immanuel Wallerstein locates the beginning of the  Capitalist world economy at around the time that Quentin Matsys was making his paintings.  I find it fascinating to observe … Continue reading

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