Monday, May 31, 2010

Bad paintings of Barack Obama

Via badpaintingsofbarackobama.com - Actually, I kind of like the last one...








Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Whole Sordid Affair - Art Trips's Paintings

She was the love of his life and he was obsessed with painting an apartment building (Kansas City) I - VII










The apartment via Google maps...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Deaf Demon of Fear - An Art Trip Painting



Deaf Demon of Fear ~ photo, paint on board - 6 x 9 inches

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Weighty Art World Discussion - Does She or Doesn't She Pee

Or "What's under Marina's Dress". I'll will never be able to look at her in her red dress the same after this... Water Definitely Not Included via New York Magazine

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

If the Old Masters did advertising

Paintings by Alan Macdonald




Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Be as cool, tight and trendy as a Williamsburg hipster artist or Chelsea gallerina - Art Trip Art Wear

Here is your chance to buy our best selling, anti-Art Industrial Complex, no logo, no BS Art Trip t-shirt.


Please Note: Due to the extreme commercial value, hipness and social status of Art Trip Art Wear, it is currently only being offered to those people who can claim that they are one of the following:



Art Star (excluding Damien Hirst)

Rap Star

Movie Star


When ordering, please provide a detailed email outlining your Star status, your billing information as well as any of the following that is relevant to your particular Star status:


Art Star (Includes artists, gallerists, curators, critics and collectors):


Artists: Latest tax return showing sales of your art totaling $1,000,000 or more per year

Gallerists: Gallery price list showing you represents artists selling work for $250,000 and up (Special Note: Hot gallerinas are always welcome to purchase Art Trip Art Wear. Send a photo of yourself and your request to arttrip@live.com for priority processing)

Curators and Art Critics: Those who have wrote positively of Art Trip’s art. Provide copy of the article in which you have done so

Collectors: Proof of purchase of an expensive painting at an auction that got hipster artists or art critics pissed off from the amount of money paid (include blog posting and Facebook pages of any of these whiners)



Rap Star:

A recent album you have completed AND starlet you are currently involved with.


Movie Star:

A recent film you have completed.


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Monday, May 24, 2010

You are your art...

Street performer in the French Quarter from a photo by Katie Harbath

My Two-Way Incident - An Art Trip Painting


My Three-Way Incident ~ Acrylic on Canvas - 24 x 36 inches

My Three-Way Incident ~ Detail


My Three-Way Incident ~ Detail

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Adventures of Picasso - A Comedy

From "Adventures of Picasso" by Tage Danielsson (Sweden, 1978).



Saturday, May 22, 2010

Joke vs Journey - An Art Trip Painting

"If you think a weakness can be turned into a strength, I hate to tell you this, but that's another weakness"

Joke vs Journey ~ Oil on Canvas - 24 x 36 inches



Joke vs Journey ~ detail


Joke vs Journey ~ detail

Thursday, May 20, 2010

This painting has nothing to do with Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Richrd Prince, Larry Gagosian or Jerry Saltz (but maybe Google will find it now)


This painting has nothing to do with Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Richrd Prince, Larry Gagosian or Jerry Saltz (but maybe Google will find it now)~ Acrylic on Canvas - 60 x 72 inches

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jazz, Jazz, Jazz, Miles Flugelhorn and Rest In Jazz, Hank Jones

This was going to be a post about the DC area being a hotbed of jazz but with the death of Hank Jones, I'll let it be a tribute to Hank and his art.



Obit here via Washington Post





Some of the stuff caught in the last couple of weeks in the area.

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra with Delores King Williams - Baird Auditorium - DC






Miles Davis's Flugelhorn at the Apollo exhibit



Louis Armstrong's trumpet


Apollo exhibit at the Musuem of American Art


Arron Park's band at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown MD




Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman take the Stage at the Weinberg Center in Frederick MD
A no photo policy prevented pix of this but here is a video that gives a favor of how it sounded.





Donald Harrison at Bohemian Caverns - DC





Even jazz at Jojos on U St while eating a burger...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Art Trip's Identification Card

Due to the scepticism that Art Trip is an actual person and not some lame persona in the spirt of Rrose Sélavy, I present my ID card as proof that Art Trip is in fact real (not bad looking for a 90 year old, I might add). I just don't understand what in my bio people find so unbelievable.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Everything you always wanted to know about color

Interesting for kind of funny in a geeky kind of way. Blog post from xkcd

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Scene with Invisible Abstraction (San Diego) II- An Art Trip Painting



Scene with Invisible Abstraction (San Diego) II ~ Acrylic on watercolor paper - 18 x 24 inches

More paintings here