Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shut Up!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art

Information here

Monday, June 28, 2010

Where Did Everyone Go? - An Art Trip Painting

Where Did Everyone Go? ~ 16 x 20 - Acrylic on paper

Sunday, June 27, 2010

A shark joke

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I'm an artist...t-shirt

Available here

Friday, June 25, 2010

Do your art

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Now here's an idea

...Ah, what were you saying about my art??? Take that mother f'er!!!

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Backyard Knockdown - After the Rain - John Coltrane

Knockdown in the yard after the storm..."After the Rain" by John Coltrane (one of my daughter's favorite things)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

When Art Trip met Art Chicken

Art Trip visits the first performance piece by a chicken at the Salon des Ind├ępendants sometime in 1916. "That crazy ass chicken is so da da da da da da" Art Trip is said to remark. Tristan Tzara denied that he heard Trip make that remark before he came up with the name Dada for his art.

Photo of Art Trip at the "Standing with Art Chicken" performance with Tristan Tzara in the foreground

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Art Satire

Ha ha ha - I won't ruin the joke so click here

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I See

Friday, June 18, 2010

I see Art Trip painting

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Rocker's Artistic Side

Money and fame gets more money. Ain't that something...

Paul Stanley KISS, 58 years old, started selling his colorful abstract paintings at the Wentworth Gallery a few years ago. Last year, he garnered more than $3 million in sales. He has two new gallery shows opening in Florida this weekend.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I Once was a Jerk in Tuscany (with shadows) ~ An Art Trip Painting

I Once was a Jerk in Tuscany (with shadows) ~ Acrylic on Watercolor Paper - 18 x 24 inches

More paintings here

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jazz Sick - Who Knew?

Who knew a person could have withdrawals from live jazz. After spending all day and night this Saturday at the DC Jazz Festival and all day at the Takoma Park, Maryland Jazz Festival on Sunday, I had to take yesterday off from work to listen to recorded jazz to ease the live jazz out of my system.

From the DC Jazz Fest

Clautio Rodti Quartet

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band

Roberta Flack
Roy Hargrove Big Band

Sax man solo

Roberta Gambarini singing with Roy's really long arm conducting the band

Roy does everything; plays the trumpet, dances, sings and dresses like Miles Davis. He is one cool dude...

Check out the Roberta Flack/Roy Hargove review from the Washington Post here

The Takoma Park Maryland Jazz Festival

Bruce Swain Quartet

Fred Foss Quintet

Bradley Leighton (weak west coast jazzer from San Diego)

Jeremy Pelt with Chuck Redd and the DC Jazz All Stars

Jeremy Pelt (Great trumpet player and a true class act. How cool is he to come t0 play in such a little hamlet. Are you listening Roy Hargrove???) <

A clip of him playing Ornithology by Charlie Parker. Even though this has crappy audio, it reminds me so much of those old recordings of Bird

Monday, June 14, 2010

I Once was a Jerk in Tuscany (without shadows) ~ An Art Trip Painting

I Once was a Jerk in Tuscany (without shadows) ~ Acrylic on watercolor paper - 18 x 24 inches

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Philips Collection, Van Gogh and Jazz that doesn't get any closer then this

When a museum has three Van Goghs, why ruin it by looking at anything else...

She has the right idea...

At the same time, one of the venues for the DC Jazz Fest happened to be a few rooms away from the Van Goghs...Awesome!!

The Berklee World Jazz Nonet (with real art in the background

The Brad Linde Quintet (playing the music of Lee Konitz and Lennie Tristano)

A young fan of the hot saxophonist in the The Brad Linde Quintet

Damn, you don't get any closer to the jazz then this...Jackie Allyn with...

...the DC Jazz Collaborative. What a jazz room!

All in all, it was a very nice day at the this shit!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Art 21 - Jeff Koons

What a minimum wage art sweatshop looks like.

Friday, June 11, 2010

I Will Not Use a Really Long Title For This Painting To Hide The Fact That It Is A Really Crappy Painting I - An Art Trip Painting

I Will Not Use A ReallyLong Title For This Painting To Hide The Fact That It Is A Really Crappy Painting I ~ Acrylic on watercolor paper - 16 x 20 inches

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Art Bum

Great series of drawings by Lawrence Swan explaining the artist hipster's position in the art world. The more I look at this drawing the more I want to get a slice of pepperoni pizza...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

It's like a normal rubber fish, but it induces lucid dreaming. ( Wait, wait, where did everyone go?) - An Art Trip Painting

It's like a normal rubber fish, but it induces lucid dreaming. ( Wait, wait, where did everyone go?)~ Acrylic on watercolor paper - 16 x 22 inches

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Best Quotes In The Art Scene

Charles Saatchi, mover of the comtemporary art scene is also master of the quote. The guy knows how to have a good laugh as he manipulates the art market. If I was to make up a character, a wise cracken', smart ass, satirical malcontent (ahhem, kind of like Art Trip) I would put quotes like this in his mouth. This shit cracks me up.

From The Daily Beast

Do you think artists are more intelligent than other people?

I have always been hesitant about visiting artists’ studios, and discovering that work I have admired has been made by someone nitwitted. This can be disconcerting if you believe an artist paints with his brains, not with his hands.

In your estimation, how much of the last decade's art explosion is due to the fact that the art market functions as an unregulated stock-market? (As in, no rules re: insider trading, gaming the system, pumping & dumping...)

... "Some people in the art world bemoan the hedge fund millionaires spending freely to acquire ostentatious displays of wealth and coolth for their giddily chic designer duplexes. Others bemoan art being treated as a commodity.

But most of the bemoaning is because the art world is stuffed full of bemoaners, bemoaning about everything."

What kind of person spends $2 on a fancy bottle of mineral water?

Try spelling Evian backwards.

What is the one thing you would never, ever want to do again in your life?

Wet my bed.

What is mankind’s greatest unsolved mystery that particularily puzzles you?

Why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Art Trip's RealArt Artist Colors

Are your paintings dull, lifeless, flat? Do they look fatigued, exhausted, run down? Are your colors sluggish, dry, coarse, itchy or thinning? Is your art sinking into an art fog? Well, you need to switch to Art Trip’s RealArt tm Artist Colors.

Say goodbye to blah (red, blue, yellow) and floofy colors (sea foam, lavender, bubblegum, etc) that has been dragging your paintings down. Art Trip’s RealArt tm Artist Colors will liven up and rejuvenate your art and career.

Fact: 9 out of 10 artists that use Art Trip’s RealArt tm Artist Colors end up being chosen for the Whitney Biennial

97% of artists that use Art Trip’s RealArt tm Artist Colors make money from their art in the first 30 days of use.

Fact: 8 out of 10 artists that use Art Trip’s RealArt tm Artist Colors end up on the cover of Art in American Magazine

Fact: 99.9999% of artist that use Art Trip’s RealArt tm Artist Colors are befriended by Jerry Saltz on his Facebook page

Added benefits of the use of Art Trip’s RealArt tm Artist Colors: Extended use has shown to decrease snoring over time, promoting domestic bliss and an increase in world peace. Also known to shrink hemorrhoids.*

Some of our best selling colors include:

Moldy Mayo

Month-Old Sheets

Piss n Vinegar

Bathtub Ring

Pistol-whipped Peacock

Greasy T-Shirt

Cardiac Arrest

Turkish Tommy-Gun

Hockey Ice after the Fight


Nicotined Teeth

Shark Infested Waters

Hint of Your Mother

Oil Spill

Burnt Oil Spill

Best Color in the Freaking World

Blue Screen of Death


Some question commonly asked about Art Trip’s RealArt tm Artist Colors

1. Is Cardiac Arrest a shade of red?

Yes and Hockey Ice After The Fight is a shade of pink

2. Which Art Trip color is more likely to attract flies or cockroaches?

We found Moldy Mayo is quite helpful for that though Month Old Sheets is known to attract bedbugs if that the effect you are trying to achieve.

3. Do Art Trip colors change or run after drinking six beers?

All Art Trip colors are guaranteed not to run but will increase in intensity and appear to shimmer after the fourth drink (Note: Use of peyote have been shown that both Art Trip colors and the artist tend to melt into a waxy pool)

4. Do your paints use a theoretical spectral reflectance curve?

Are you f’in with me?

5. Okay then, can you show me the way to San Jose?


Now available in student grade

*As verified by the Institute of Real Art and the non-profit Rectal Realism Institute

Sunday, June 6, 2010

In Writing, Art, And Music, Everybody Steals

There! Now it's official!!

Some examples from the article

Manet's Olympia (1863) is a reworking of Titian's Venus of Urbino (1538).

Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture (1880) hijacks the French national anthem (1792).

Josh Billings: About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.

Igor Stravinsky's music.

Eliot: Good poets borrow; great poets steal.

Picasso: All art is theft.

James Joyce: I am quite content to go down to posterity as a scissors-and-paste man.

Henry Darger's paintings.

Francis Bacon's paintings.

Joseph Cornell's film Rose Hobart (1936)

Muddy Waters "stealing" from Robert Johnson.

Aaron Copeland's Appalachian Spring (1944) steals from the Shaker melody "Simple Gifts" (1848).

Nabokov's Lolita (1955) is based on Heinz von Lichberg's Lolita (1916; see Michael Maar's The Two Lolitas (2005).

William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (1959).