Monthly Archives: May 2016

Brooks: Obama’s Hiroshima Speech ‘Beautiful,’ Had ‘Characteristically Obama-esque Dose of Realism’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks praised President Obama’s “beautiful” speech in Hiroshima, Japan, and its “characteristically Obama-esque dose of realism.” Brooks said, “I thought it was a beautiful speech. It was realistic about human nature and our tendency … Continue reading

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Spanish police make arrests over stolen Francis Bacon works

Seven people have been arrested in Spain on suspicion of involvement in the theft of five paintings by Francis Bacon, worth a total of €25m (£19m). The paintings were stolen last July, along with other valuables belonging to the owner, … Continue reading

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Russian impressionism museum opens tomorrow in Moscow

A new private museum dedicated to Russian impressionism will open tomorrow on Leningradsky Prospekt in Moscow. The Museum of Russian Impressionism, featuring works from the private collection of its founder, Russian businessman Boris Mints, could be a welcome addition to the art … Continue reading

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Full-frontal absurdity: The world of Louise Bonnet’s fleshy, surreal portraits

Louise Bonnet uses the language of humor to talk about things that are sad. Her quiet paintings of oddly distorted figures are rendered in a cartoony style reminiscent of artists like Peter Saul or Kenny Scharf, but where theirs are … Continue reading

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Adam Simon’s Deadeye Realism

Adam Simon, “The Forge” (2016), acrylic on canvas 72 x 63 inches (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) To mark his third solo exhibition at Studio 10 in Bushwick, Sharon Butler of Two Coats of Paint asked Adam Simon … Continue reading

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Early artists inspired by Palm Springs area landscape

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Art watch: Honoring Delaney, checking out Clayton’s season, honors for Higdon

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VIEW: Michelle Spragg — Finding her way

Michelle Spragg is still finding her place as an artist. It’s always been her passion, but it was only six months ago that the 32-year-old put everything else aside to focus on her art full time. “I don’t even know … Continue reading

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Everybody loves Vincent

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of the upcoming biopic on Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, it is probably worth a thousand frames, or more. The idea for Loving Vincent, the first animation feature … Continue reading

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Going dotty for Yayoi Kusama

Reaching an advanced age has found Kusama painting more prolifically than ever and for the last few years she’s also been working on a parallel series of more figurative paintings which she calls My Eternal Soul and which are on … Continue reading

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