Month: June 2008

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Paul Campbell’s larger-than-life social networking pics

Blogger Tyler Green isn’t the only one contemplating Facebook self-portraits lately. New York-based artist, Paul Campbell is also wondering what compels the 70 million active Facebook users to pick, or not pick, a particular profile picture.”It’s this aspect that people choose this one image that really fascinates me,” said Campbell, […]

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Studio visit with Cy Twombly

“It is always a privilege to visit an artist in their studio.” says Tate Director Nick Serota, who recently visited Cy Twombly in Rome and in his studio in Gaeta on the coast, halfway between Naples and Rome. “It is a challenge to be confronted with unfamiliar and new work, […]

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Josie Merck: Inside and Out

I’m happy to report that my new aunt-in-law is a painter. Josie Merck’s recent work is inspired by New England farmers, specifically those on Block Island (a tiny island off the shores of Rhode Island) who make hay within the boundaries of old stone walls. “It is about what lies […]

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Degrees of decay and destruction at the Neuberger Museum

The Neuberger Museum presents work by artists who are taking a critical look at the state of the environment in “Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape.” Conveying current global realities in images (mostly paintings) that range from depictions of true-life events to fictional narratives and biting satire, sixty artists show their […]