Can you DIG it?
I knew that you could!
Extra Credit. Do drawings from this. Watch it and then hit the spacebar and give yourself three minutes to draw the picture in non photo blue. Draw not just the character but everything in the frame. The ground. The walls. The flames! You can see so much more about how pictures work when you draw everything in the frame. Hell’s Bells! I love the drawing in this cartoon.
kosuke ajiro, zakuro, 2014
Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ): Curated by Chuck Close and Jessica Craig-Martin, FIERCE CREATIVITY 2014 is an exhibition benefitting Artists for Peace and Justice, a non-profit organization that encourages peace and social justice, serving the poorest communities in Haiti with programs in education, healthcare, and dignity through the arts. Featuring works from over 45 leading contemporary artists, including Chuck Close, Joel Shapiro, Kiki Smith, and Zhang Huan, the exhibition will be on view at 32 East 57th Street from October 22 to 25th.
Plastered on the title wall of Saul Steinberg’s 100th Anniversary Exhibition at Pace Gallery is an impenetrable photographic self-portrait. Wearing one of his paper-bag masks, anonymous in suit and tie, the only indication of Steinberg’s identity is a pointed nose peeking through. It’s not unfitting — in the greater art historical record, he has remained unrecognized. Critic Harold Rosenberg, in answer to the question “Is he an artist?,” called Steinberg “a borderline case.” This exhibition, which spans two floors, includes so many quotes on the walls insisting on Steinberg’s place among “the greats,” they undermine the artwork hanging by their side.
Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol - Self Portrait