Monthly Archives: April 2021

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

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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)

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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

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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

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As Long As a Free Man Breathes There Will Always Be a Rhodesia

As Long As a Free Man Breathes There Will Always Be a Rhodesia While growing up I admired plucky little Rhodesia from afar. It is now called Zimbabwe. Like the Weimar Republic or perhaps Camelot, it lives now only in … Continue reading

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How Can You Live With Yourselves?

I’m continuing to be distressed over the number of phone calls I make to medical offices that are never returned or are returned long after a question needed to be answered, I don’t make many calls. Those I do are … Continue reading

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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

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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

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No Point Talking

There’s no point talking to someone who doesn’t care. Or is too stupid to understand you. A technician at an ophthalmologist’s office told me this afternoon that he had to touch my eye to conduct a test. He had a … Continue reading

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Painting With Sand After Bob Ross

Fascinating. This artist on Twitch is watching an old Bob Ross painting video and then attempting to recreate his image with colored sand. And she is wearing bunny ears. And she has a nice Russian accent. Twitch always puts on … Continue reading

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