Tag Archives: Julian Schnabel

willingly the ghetto: knowledge acquired in childhood

Eastside and Westside story. Two different worlds. Zionism in the form of Herzl was really the creation of white liberal social democratic thinking. A conjunction of the Enlightenment connected to a Jewish identity that could be refashioned in the age … Continue reading

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the pain and beauty of it all

Poignant. Heart tugging. Hard to imagine that an immensely talented artist like Edward Landseer, a technical gymnast and stuntman could waste time plumbing the depths of anecdotal gimmick. A weird tryst between feeding increasingly affluent purchasers with the most tacky … Continue reading

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hard to spot betrayal

From a very extensive review of Donald Kuspit’s The Cult of the Avant-Garde Artist which in part, dismantles Kuspit’s argument and by extension also reinforces much of what is written. The problem is that Kuspit is a near genius, collecting … Continue reading

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flush hard: we’ve come a long way?

The cliche that newness has become. Its hard to argue with Donald Kuspit’s assertions on modern art, beginning with Marcel Duchamp’s Ready Mades as a confidence game, with the ready made being a surrogate for the female body. His bases … Continue reading

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wearing a mask that grins and lies

We often have a sometimes contradictory and ambiguous relationship to popular culture. In one way, its potentially powerful means to share knowledge and criticize consumer society across different boundaries in an oppositional and sometimes subversive manner. However, against this backdrop, … Continue reading

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CHOKING ON CAKE: BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?

“Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.” ( Keynes, 1935) ¬†And thus it began with adherence to Keynes’s central theme: the modern capitalist economy does not … Continue reading

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STREET ART DOWN PAVEMENT LESS TRAVELED

Jean Dubuffet ( 1901-1985 ) was one of the few artists devoted to ”keeping it real” and this involved a deliberately anti-psychological and anti-personal approach to art.All of his work stands aesthetically somewhere between the beautiful and the awkward, the … Continue reading

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