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habsburg-gifs:

Here is a collection of portraits commissioned by the Habsburg court in Spain and Austria during the 17th century. Diego Velázquez was the primary court painter for King Philip IV (1605-1665); and his apprentices, Juan Carreño de Miranda and Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo, followed after his…

momalibrary:

Ray Johnson created a series of promotional flyers for his design practice, These were created in the mid-1950s when he resided at 2 Dover St. in Manhattan. —ds

momalibrary:

Ray Johnson created a series of promotional flyers for his design practice, These were created in the mid-1950s when he resided at 2 Dover St. in Manhattan. —ds

@wagnerblog & @JennetteM in CONVERSATIONS FROM YESTERDAY

kiangaellisprojects:

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THIS SATURDAY Dec. 7th at 12:30pm, join Alex McKenzie for the playback of Conversations From Yesterday on The High Line @ 16th Street in the seating area under the covered section above Chelsea Market, followed by an artist talk at Kianga Ellis Projects about his solo installation now on view through January 11, 2014.

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(via Momenta Art Winter Fête at Mickalene Thomas Studio)
kadrey:

Just in time for Halloween, it’s William Burroughs hatchet pumpkin time.
https://www.facebook.com/Burroughs100

kadrey:

Just in time for Halloween, it’s William Burroughs hatchet pumpkin time.

https://www.facebook.com/Burroughs100

Flagstad Walkure (by chessoperaspirit)

Just because people buy your art doesn’t mean that’s the direction your work should take. Do we decide that the collectors are the judges? The people who I respect the most are other artists—more so than critics and I’m sure I’m going to be struck dead for this. Visual artists are working out, intuitively and instinctively, ideas or concepts and feelings that take a while to be digested and articulated concisely. The art writers and critics come after the artists. Their work can more fully develop the ground the visual artist has broken. Idealistically, this leads to an exchange of ideas or some kind of discourse between writer and artist. It’s gotten really askew again. The art writers and collectors are the arbiters of value and not the artists. That shocks me. My artist peers are my critics and collectors—they’re supporting my evolution. To me, collectors aren’t buying precious objects, they are supporting a creative mind to continue working.

fette:

Fette, Ohne des Theaters Hilfe, 2013.

I made a little book. The gesture has been tempting for a while now - the wanting to make open edition publications, (more) quickly, yet relentlessly. Sometimes to conclude a series, sometimes as a method to begin a new conversation. I want this bookmaking process to become even more intertwined with the overall process of making work. I want these gestures to become spontaneous, to be less obstructed by the tedious operations associated with editing and producing books.

This book introduces a series of little books that will exist with irregular frequency. Ce sont les épisodes d’un feuilleton qui s’écrit au fur et à mesure.

Some technical specificities: 10.5 x 14.85 cm, 22 pages, B&W, signed and numbered open edition. A first batch was printed in Berlin in August 2013. Each book comes with a 7.5 x 11.5 cm cornered and detachable photograph, this photograph.

manbartlett:

James Wagner I’m kind of obsessed with this photo and its colors / composition.
From the photographer: 

The “pond”, of which only a part is shown above, is actually a flooded (and abandoned?) construction site in Williamsburg, at the SE corner of Berry and N 12 St.. A pair of ducks, and some weeds waving in the breeze, supplied the only movement seen that afternoon.

Happy Monday! :)

manbartlett:

James Wagner 

I’m kind of obsessed with this photo and its colors / composition.

From the photographer: 

The “pond”, of which only a part is shown above, is actually a flooded (and abandoned?) construction site in Williamsburg, at the SE corner of Berry and N 12 St.. A pair of ducks, and some weeds waving in the breeze, supplied the only movement seen that afternoon.

Happy Monday! :)

alixlambert:

Dick Cheney is still an asshole. 

alixlambert:

Dick Cheney is still an asshole.