Art 40 Basel: World Art Show Anniversary

Art 40 Basel: World Art Show Anniversary In my mind Art Basel is the premier international art show in the world. And this year, on its 40th anniversary year, it will do doubt out-do itself in splendor. As per usual, the 40th edition of Art Basel takes place in the culturally-rich city of Basel, Switzerland. […]

Contemporary Art (Graffiti on Canvas) by Jean Michel Basquiat

I thought to feast the eye and nourish the soul with some paintings by Jean Michel Basquiat today. It’s Friday after all. I know that Basquiat’s work is not everybody’s cup of tea, but I personally love his work because it is vibrant, articulate, offers social commentary and is overall interesting: there’s stuff to see […]

Jean-Michel Basquiat Graffiti Painting Live – video

Wanna see SAMO / Jean-Michel Basquiat piecing live downtown NYC? This graffiti video clip which dates back to 1981 shows the graffiti artist in action. This video art clip nicely demonstrates some of the unique nature of graffiti art: * its illegality bringing the need to work ‘under cover’ and enhancing the importance of signature […]

Cubist Artist Juan Gris

Spanish Cubist Artist Juan Gris (1887-1927) was born in Madrid, with his original name Jose Victoriano Gonzalez. Gris was one of the lead artists in the cubist movement. As a painter, Gris was part of the ‘School of Paris’ (Ecole de Paris) -movement. Gris’s subject-matter was always his immediate surroundings: he produced still lifes composed […]

Christo & Jeanne-Claude – Interview, Environmental Art, Gates

Large-scale public art installations are conceptually and aesthetically daunting to produce. However, that is the easy part when compared to the physical labor and the public lobby involved to obtain permits, privileges and community consent. Ask Christo ~ arguably the most visible and widely known public artist alive today. Project for the Gates, IV Christo […]

Pablo Picasso Paintings: Blue Period

Well-illustrated analysis of Pablo Picasso paintings: blue period, 1901-1904. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish; School of Paris painter, sculptor, etcher, lithographer, ceramist and designer; influenced 20th century art enormously; worked in an unprecedented variety of styles. Picasso’s art is categorized into periods. The most well-known periods in his work are the Blue Period, the Rose Period […]

Modern Art of Jim Dine Goes Beyond Hearts and Bathrobes – 4

This concludes the four part biography of Jim Dine. Jim Dine as Artist Today To conclude this article, here is a video of his show in New York City December 2008-February 2009. This show was the first New York show in 4 years at Pace. Jim Dine’s work is shown around the world, however, he […]

Armory Art Show 2008 Flashbacks – Contemporary Art videos

Armory Arts Week | The Armory Arts Show | Videos Video I of the 2008 Armory Arts Show This event kicked off a weekend of frantic art viewing. Though not as large as Basil Miami, but with over 160 international galleries represented, this is New York’s premier fair. Highlights of the 2008 show as seen […]

Modern Art of Jim Dine Goes Beyond Hearts and Bathrobes – 3

This is part 3 of the biography of modern artist Jim Dine, continuation of part 2. Motifs in the Art of Jim Dine Jim Dine has been depicting everyday household objects and his personal possessions as far ranging as hearts, hammers & other hardware tools, painting tools such brushes, palettes and canvases, bathrobes (self-portraits), as […]

Modern Art of Jim Dine Goes Beyond Hearts and Bathrobes – 2

This is part 2 of the biography of Jim Dine. Jim Dine as Masterful Artist of Many Trades As an artist, Jim Dine has explored a wide range of media for their expressive capabilities. He moved from happenings to paintings, drawings, printmaking, poetry, and later expanded into sculptures, photography and the production of book series. […]