I’ve turned into a dirt jump fiend this summer; when I return to Montreal no one will recognize me. Thanks Whistler.
The guy who did the Dante’s Inferno sand sculpture just finished a new masterpiece in Italy…Hell.
Spanish poster of Pierrot Le Fou (1966) directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Signora Bruna in evening dress, Giovanni Boldini, 1892-1894.
thru Aug 3:
“Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010”
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 St., NYC
Sigmar Polke (German, 1941–2010) was one of the most voraciously experimental artists of the twentieth century. This retrospective is the first to encompass the unusually broad range of mediums he worked with during his five-decade career, including painting, photography, film, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, television, performance, and stained glass, as well as his constant, highly innovative blurring of the boundaries between these mediums. Masquerading as many different artists—making cunning figurative paintings at one moment and abstract photographs the next—he always eluded easy categorization.
An Italian Savoia-Marchetti S-55 seaplane part of the Romanian air force on the Black Sea, 1943.