#842

12″x 18″ Watercolor and ink collage.
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#843

10″x 12″ Watercolor, with pen and ink.
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The great and the bad

A Certain Line

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The National Gallery of Art in Washington has indefinitely postponed a Chuck Close retrospective because of allegations of sexual harassment. The 77 year old paraplegic artist is alleged to have made inappropriate remarks about the bodies and sexual activities of women he invited to his studio to pose, allegations which he largely denies. Other museums, including the MoMA in NYC and the Tate Modern in London, are considering what to do about the works in their collections.

Recently, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston opened an exhibition of Egon Schiele’s work with new wall labels addressing the fact that Schiele was arrested for the kidnapping and statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl. He was acquitted but was eventually found guilty of “immorality” because the girl had seen some of his nude works in his studio. “Wall labels in the exhibition…

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#839

20″ x 30″ Watercolor, with pen and ink on Fabriano 140lb coldpress
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#838

11″x 15″ watercolor, pen & ink. On Fabriano 140lb coldpress. Yellow-orange, blue-violet, yellow-greet triad.
Art is a rupture in the established order; a work of art is a tear in the net we cast over the perceived world– while the ‘Art World,’ in the guise of celebrating the rupture, works tirelessly to stitch it back in place. The Art World uses a capitalist idea of success to train artists to heel, like dogs on tight leash.

There is nothing more anti-art, than the capitalist Art World.

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#836 The Green Door

20″x 30″ Watercolor, pen & ink on Fabriano 140lb cold press
After using that awful Canson–this paper works for, not against you…but didn’t adjust to take advantage of it. Next one.
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