Friday, April 30, 2010

Effective Apparition of Modular Shape - An Art Trip Painting

"The trouble with dawn is that it comes too early in the day" ~ Susan Richman

Effective Apparition of Modular Shape - Acrylic on paper - 20 x 27 inches

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bite Me

Only thing missing was Hirst's Golden Bull squared, quartered and served on a spit...

"For one night only on Thursday, instead of being forbidden from touching the artwork at the Brooklyn Museum, visitors were encouraged not just to touch it, but also to eat it. The museum hired food artist Jennifer Rubell to create "Icons," a one-night-only show/feast that included four Marcel Duchamp–inspired Champagne fountains, eight “drinking paintings” in homage to Jackson Pollock, and a twenty-foot-tall piñata in the shape of Andy Warhol’s head. Upon the piñata's smashing, dessert — packaged foods like Hostess Sno Balls — was served."

The Art Was Edible at the Brooklyn Museum from New York Magazine

Flickr stream from the Brooklyn Museum (Note: All animals and plants were killed in the production of these videos...:)

Some highlights via images:

Watch all the videos on YouTube: Part 1, 2, 3, and 4

Perhaps they could get some of Damien Hirst's roadkill art to eat next year. Now that would be something...


a la Soutine....

Yes, yes, art lovers snacking on big stinking carcasses. Would be very advanced me Brooklyn Museum, better yet, MoMA for your next fund raising. I'm full of ideas....1-800-ART-TRIP

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Modigliani Found

Unknown Portrait by Modigliani Discovered in Bathroom

Jacques Clouseau For La Art

A small painting, showing a portrait of a previously unknown sitter, has been discovered in a small apartment in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Believed to be the work of the renowned and hugely sought-after artist, Antonio Modigliani, this will be an exciting addition to the oeuvre of the artist.

Pierre and Brigitte Dufaux with their Modigliani

The story broke when the grandson of Pierre and Brigitte Dufaux tried to sell the painting for a few Euros to a Moroccan newspaper vendor hawking La Monde on the Champs Elysee. By fate, the Moroccan was an out of work art historian and critic who immediately recognized it as a Modigliani. The painting had the address of the Defauxes on the back of the painting, which the Moroccan used to track down the Defauxs to return the painting.

Newly discovered Modigliani found here in the loo

When asked how they came to acquire the work, Pierre said he bought it for a few francs in the1920s from “some drunk in Le Bateau-Lavoir.” “He was disgusting and I just wanted to get rid of him so I bought the damn thing for a few Francs”, he added. Pierre described how he took the portrait home and spent many years trying to find a place to hang it. “That thing is ugly”, his wife exclaimed and refused to hang it anywhere except over 'la toilet’. “This way I wouldn’t have to look at it when I made pee-pee”, she explained. The painting was in the loo for over 80 years.

The true mystery of the portrait stems from the identification of the person in the painting. Some have claimed that this was a portrait of Art Trip who had come to Paris to attend the Beaux Art at an early age. Trip had become a minor celebrity during that time and perhaps this was Modigliani's gambit to cash in on Trip’s fame and kick start his own faltering career. Those who doubt this conclusion claim that Modigliani died a few years before Trip arrived in Paris. In any event, this will be discussed by art historians for many years to come.

The new discovered Modigliani of Art Trip

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Wanker Himself

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Future of Desire in Development

"The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost" ~ Arthur Miller

Future of Desire in Development - Acrylic on Paper - 22 x 30 inch

Friday, April 23, 2010

A Phrase Guide for the Spring Art Season

by Amy Stillman

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Trancendental Shade under Construction - An Art Trip Painting

To take a gloomy view of life is not part of my philosophy; to laugh at the idiocies of my fellow creatures is. However, at this particular moment I cannot find so much to laugh at as I would like. ~ Noel Coward

Trancendental Shade under Construction - Acrylic on Paper - 22 x 30 inch

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Don't Jump

Art on the edge...snark,

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Art Reality Show Trailer from the 1950s

When artists were titans, art critics were heros and celebrities were legend. (Sorry, I couldn't resist after seeing the lame Bravo art reality show. Another low blow to art...)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Boogie Woogie: sex, drugs and overpriced art

According to TimesOnline, "One of the best gags in the new film Boogie Woogie, a satire on the London art scene at the height of its Noughties boom, comes after the credits. It’s the disclaimer: “Any similarity to the name, character or history of any actual person, living or dead, or to any actual event, firms, institutions or other entities, is entirely coincidental and unintentional.”

Art Trip has a pretty good one also. In any event, here is the article

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pittsburgh's Bleeding Color (Polish Mourning ) II - An Art Trip Painting

Pittsburgh's Bleeding Color (Polish Mourning ) II - Acrylic on Canvas - 16 x 20 inch

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Naked models at MoMA

"Female performers in Marina Abramovic's "The Artist is Present" have complained about groping, while other models say they have been pushed, prodded and poked."

"Without giving specifics, MoMA yesterday acknowledged it had had trouble with "visitors stroking the live art."

Read the comments at the end of the Post piece. It's the best part...

Grope dopes inside MoMA via New York Post

Friday, April 16, 2010

Pittsburgh's Bleeding Color (Polish Mourning ) I - An Art Trip Painting

Pittsburgh's Bleeding Color (Polish Mourning )I - Acrylic on Paper - 18 x 24 inch

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

The art world's new doesn't get better than this....ROFL....Move over Damien and Jeff, we have a new circus in town...

"Taking a seat (the crowd was split between journos and those who I took, by their relatively well-heeled appearance, to be industry types), I settled in for a screening of the hour-long first episode. Intimacy with the subject of such a program tends to make the viewer hypersensitive to the details of its construction, and such was the case here. Editing was staccato and manipulative, competitors seemed to have been chosen entirely for their looks (though the judges later denied this), and “reality” seemed very far away indeed as the familiar struggles of most artists were displaced by a hothouse fantasy of prestocked studios and Project Runway–style accommodations designed to spark rivalry from the get-go.

via Art Forum

Here is the video trailer...CAUTION: High cringe and gag on your vomit factor (though China Chow is kind of hot...)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Kim Joon

Amazing body art. Found Kim a couple of years ago and the artist keeps getting better. I'd like to see someone painted like this showing up in a yoga class (long story).

From the Kim Joon website

Monday, April 12, 2010

She was the love of his life and he became obsessed with painting apartment buildings (Kansas City)

She was the love of his life and he became obsessed with painting apartment buildings (Kansas City) - Acrylic on Paper - 22 x 30 inch

Paintings for sale here

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The National Gallery of Art (NGA) and a little jazz

Degas, Modigliani, a Soutine and the Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra

The amazing NGA original wax Degas sculptures

Ooh la-la Modi

Soutine kicks ass no matter what he did....

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
The Life of Freddie Hubbard

Tom Williams - Trumpet
Antonio Parker - Alto Sax
Tedd Baker - Tenor Sax
Bill Holmes - Trombone
Harry Appelman - Piano
James King - Bass
Ken Kimery - Drums

And if you think that jazz is some quaint art form, read Tom Williams account of Freddie showing up in Baltimore....(Click on "My Freddie Hubbard Story") here

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Superficial Ellipse in Aspic - An Art Trip Painting

Superficial Ellipse in Aspic - Acrylic on Paper - 22 x 30 inch

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sidewalk Illusion

I love stuff like this...



Photo retrieved from Say No to Crack