Posted by the editors on Thursday, 22 March 2012
Arts: Damien Hirst’s official website has now launched: “The official website for the British artist Damien Hirst has now launched. Visit damienhirst.com to browse a selection of over 250 major artworks. Taken from a wide cross-section of the artist’s most important series, the websites Catalogue of Work spans 31 years and will be added to every month.
As well as an extensive resource on Hirst’s work, damienhirst.com will enable visitors to keep up to date on his latest projects and exhibitions, including Tate Modern’s forthcoming retrospective — the first to be held in Britain. The site also provides a unique view into Hirst’s studio practise by way of a live video stream.”
image: Damien Hirst; text: Other Criteria
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Posted by the editors on Friday, 30 December 2011
The thoughtful and astute art critic Roberta Smith, has written a short article entitled “Two Artists Who Embraced Freedom” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the similarities and differences between the works of the artists Helen Frankenthaler and John Chamberlain, who both, sadly, passed away very recently. Smith’s sensitive and sharp mind and feeling for their work offers a discrete eulogy for two great American artists, their work’s importance in the transition from Abstract Expressionism, and the continued repercussions of their techniques and sensibilities even today.
Grace Glueck has also written a very fine article entitled “Helen Frankenthaler, Abstract Painter Who Shaped a Movement, Dies at 83” this time, in the Arts section of The New York Times, looking at, in more detail, the beautiful and pioneering work of Frankenthaler.
An excellent slideshow accompanies the article, here.
See our previous post on Helen Frankenthaler, Helen Frankenthaler – 30 Years of More Than Colorfield at Knoedler & Co.
top image: Mountains and Sea, by Helen Frankenthaler: Helen Frankenthaler/Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York/The New York Times
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Posted by the editors on Thursday, 8 December 2011
Outrage – Way of the Yakuza (2010) (DVD) Written, directed, and edited by, and starring, Takeshi Kitano (see partial filmography below). This Japanese contemporary Yakuza film, which had its premier at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, in competition for the Palme d’Or, and its U.S. premier 2 December 2011 in New York and Los Angeles, is the latest film from the brilliantly original, and multi-faceted Japanese artist/actor/director Takeshi Kitano. Outrage – Way of the Yakuza builds slowly, with a bit of a quack, shall we say, in the middle. However, as the sub-story of the illegal casino in an African embassy in Tokyo concludes, the film and Kitano’s mastery as actor and director, become distilled, clean, hard and serious. Violent, and indeed brutal, Outrage – Way of the Yakuza, is nevertheless laced with Kitano’s special brand of sharp humour. Obviously a must-see film for all Kitano fans. (PR)
See our previous posts on the excellent films by and/or with Takeshi Kitano: Sonatine, Fireworks (Hana-Bi), Boiling Point (Jugatsu), Zatoichi, and Battle Royale.
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Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 27 September 2011
All the Pretty Horses (1992)(Novel) by Cormac McCarthy (Child of God (1973), Cities of the Plain (1998), The Road (2006)) All the Pretty Horses, a bestseller, U.S. National Book Award winner and U.S. National Book Critics Circle Award winner, is also the first book of McCarthy’s “Border Trilogy.” A moving novel, All the Pretty Horses, offers us a slightly more “romantic” version of McCarthy’s exceptional rhythmic, almost Hemingway-esque prose (note the use of polysyndetic elements), with its poignant sensitivity to place, its penetrating look at the actions of man. Easily worth reading more than once. (PR)
See our posts on other novels by Cormac McCarthy: The Orchard Keeper, Outer Dark, Blood Meridian (or the Evening Redness in the West)
Also see our post on the Coen Brothers film ‘No Country for Old Men‘ based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel of the same name.
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Posted by the editors on Monday, 19 September 2011
Carsten Höller’s “Mirror Carousel”
The wonderful art critic Roberta Smith has written a helpful, informative and interesting article entitled “For Spectacle’s Sake, Museums Get Specific” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times in which she offers up her anticipated museum and gallery show Top Picks for the Autumn/Winter 2011 season in New York. A wonderful list it is, as well, including, of course, de Kooning at MoMA, but also Maurizio Cattalan at the Guggenheim, Carsten Höller at the New Museum, Sherrie Levine at the Whitney, Diego Rivera at MoMA and, among others, at the Studio Museum in Harlem, “The Bearden Project”, celebrating the centennial of the birth of the great American Cubo-collagist Romare Bearden. Check the dates and get your calendars in order, there’s some wonderful and inspiring art to see.
See our previous posts on de Kooning at MoMA, here and here, and our previous post on Romare Bearden, here.
image: Attilio Maranzano / The New York Times
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