Monthly Archives: April 2021
Art On The Line
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They Were Nice People. Generally.
Updated September 5, 2021 “They were nice people. Generally.” Reportedly said by a witness to the dealings of Richard Nixon’s inner circle. That included henchmen like H.R.Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and John Mitchell. Nice people. Generally. Working Around Connected People in … Continue reading
Hong Kong Spring Fine Art Sales by Sothebys
I can’t express how wonderful this video is. A true gift to the art world. If you love the stories and education behind shows like Antique Road Show, you will totally enjoy this video. Sotheby’s continues to bring people into … Continue reading
A Bigger Take on The World
This tiny print had no sense of space. I could see the poster being even bigger. But not enough pixels. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tom Farley (@tgfarley)
This Or An Opium Den. Maybe Both.
After three decades I am getting closer to getting the treatment I have wanted all along: ECT or electro-convulsive therapy. My psychiatrists in the past have been a conservative lot. Medicine and talk therapy were the only choices. ECT wasn’t … Continue reading
Drywall and Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus
We’ve all seen photos of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. Sandro Botticelli, circa mid -480s. What we don’t see is scale. I was remarking to a former art instructor how very different Van Gogh’s paintings look like in person compared … Continue reading
As Long As a Free Man Breathes There Will Always Be a Rhodesia
Updated September 22, 2021 As Long As a Free Man Breathes There Will Always Be a Rhodesia When I was growing up I admired plucky little Rhodesia from afar. It is now called Zimbabwe. Like the Weimar Republic or perhaps … Continue reading
My Bad. And my Bad Guy Moment.
I thought the neighborhood in Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” video was in Palm Springs. Had to be. Turns out the location was Balboa Heights which is a part of the greater San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. The most featured … Continue reading
Kitsch-man as Tourist by Ludwig Giesz. And the Rise of the Selfie.
What is kitsch? Everything in the last town I lived in which was Las Vegas. I know it when I see it. I’ll leave a better definition to dictionaries and the great book KITSCH: The World of Bad Taste by … Continue reading →