Eddie Martinez, The Feast
2010, © Eddie Martinez, 2010, Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

LONDON CALLING: Body Language

Saatchi Gallery

Painting is like the proverbial zombie. It’s supposed to be dead but it won’t lie down. The last 50 years in British art has been…
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Brooke Garber Neidich in the Boom Boom Room, Standard Hotel at the High Line NYC, looking over the downtown Whitney in progress. photo Robyn Perry

PRIVATE EYE

New York Collector Brooke Garber Neidich

Powerhouse Brooke Garber Neidich, scion of legendary Chicago jeweler Sidney Garber, inherited her father’s business in 2008, and most recently made a splash with the…
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Catherine Deneuve prepares to cast a spell

BUNKER VISION

The Curious Musicals of Jacques Demy

Now that musicals are getting popular again, it’s a good time to revisit the work of Jacques Demy. Although he is considered part of the…
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Henri Rousseau, Sleeping Gypsy, 1897

RETROSPECT: Henri Rousseau

I heard a rumor that some artists went to visit Henri Rousseau and were shocked that he put one of his paintings on the floor…
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Barbara T. Smith, Untitled Drawing from Sound Piece for Notes and Scores for Sound, 1971. Pencil on paper, 18 x 24 inches

UNDER THE RADAR: Plastic is Fantastic Again

Barbara T. Smith, Performance Audio 1969–1988

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the weird inversions of mainstream and underground culture, particularly as regards formats—the vinyl record for example. Talking with Rick and…
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Surveillance Camera Players as seen on CCTV

BUNKER VISION

THE ART OF SURVEILLANCE

With all of the recent excitement about the NSA it seemed like a good time to feature the work of The Surveillance Camera Players. Since…
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“I Left My Heart” by Cliff Hengst,
image courtesy Machine Project 
and Southern Exposure.

UNDER THE RADAR: Prosthetic Enthusiasms and perverse harnessings

Machine Project & Premonitions of the Bauharoque

In retrospect, Machine Project—the Echo Park storefront operating for the last decade as a rapid-fire curatorial clearinghouse for founder/director Mark Allen’s tireless curiosity—would seem to…
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Graffiti at Rattlesnake Canyon, Photo: Courtesy The National Park Service

CURFEW: Graffiti Since the Beginning of Time

Graffiti Since the Beginning of Time As ubiquitous as its namesake trees were the laminated warning signs recently posted around Joshua Tree: “Rattlesnake Canyon Temporarily…
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