Second Childhood… Tangled Webs
c. 2011 66x51 in Acrylic and oil stick on canvas
Tangled Webs is an observation on the complicated, multilayered, intersecting, sometimes liberating, sometimes tragic social scripts that inform contemporary Black American masculinity.
Images of Black male…
Civilization - Bai Yiluo
As the Whitney prepares for its historic move downtown, Flora Miller Biddle discusses the three generations of “Whitney Women”—her grandmother Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, who in 1914 founded the Whitney Studio in Greenwich Village, and in 1930 the Whitney Museum of American Art; her mother Flora Whitney Miller, who served as the Museum’s President (1941–1966) and Chairman (1966–1974); and herself, who served as President (1977–1985) and is currently the Honorary Chairman of the Museum.
The Un-Private Collection:
Jeff Koons and John Waters
Last night artist Jeff Koons and filmmaker/author/photographer John Waters discussed Koon’s innovative and ever-changing art making practice, which ranges from sculpture to painting to digital media. Like Waters, Koons’s art comments on the notion of “good taste,” as well as the decadence of capitalist culture, the innocence of childhood, and beauty’s eternal resonance. Waters will speak with Koons about the inspiration and ideas behind his iconic works such as Michael Jackson and Bubbles, Balloon Dog (Blue), and Girl with Dolphin and Monkey Triple Popeye (Seascape), all of which are part of the Broad’s collection. This program is presented as part of The Broad museum’s Un-Private Collection art talk series and is co-presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’s ALOUD series.
Through a Google trends graph, Corinna Kirsch’s demonstrated the “painting is dead” and “painting is back” conversation to be a ten-year pissing contest between a couple of critics.
Jeff Goran’s “A Lighter or a Spoon”