Monday, April 30, 2012

Nat King Cole - It's Only A Paper Moon

"It's Only a Paper Moon" is a popular song written by Harold Arlen and published in 1933, with lyrics by E. Y. Harburg and Billy Rose.[1] It was written originally for an unsuccessful Broadway play called The Great Magoo, set in Coney Island. It was subsequently used in the movie Take a Chance, in 1933, and Paul Whiteman recorded a successful version, sung by Peggy Healey. But its lasting fame stems from recordings by popular artists during the last years of World War II, when versions by Ella Fitzgerald and the Nat King Cole Trio became popular. It has endured as a vehicle for improvisation by many jazz musicians.

Paper Moon- Peter Bogdonavich 1973

Miroslav Tichý via Inge Koenen

Saturday, April 28, 2012

RIP David Weiss

Peter Fischli and David Weiss. (Courtesy the Swiss Institute)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Valerie Hegarty: Altered States

Ghost Ship (Small clipper ship) with Chinese wallpaper (Flood Damage), 2012
canvas, stretcher bars, acrylic paint, foam, glue paper, sand, gel medium.
Via: marlborough gallery

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

32 short films about Glenn Gould

At Home with Glenn Gould (1959)

Heyd Fontenot

I'll be showing with Heyd at Conduit on May 12, 2012. Come see us!

Ain't no Sunshine

Marlene Dumas Series of drawings (1979-2004)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Similar but Different: Conjure is right.

Alice Elizabeth Doherty (The Minnesota Wooly Girl)
The Journeyman. Margaret Meehan. 2011.
I knew of Alice but not that she lived and retired in Dallas. First time I've seen this picture of her as an adult and finding out 2 weeks before the remount of work at Conduit gallery is intense...

Real life Pugilist...

Alice Elizabeth Doherty, born 1887. My original muse for On Sugar Mountain. Up Shit Creek. at Road Agent Gallery and for the adult Pugilist. I've never seen this image.
Alice Elizabeth Doherty was born in Minneapolis on March 14, 1887, to normal parents who had a son and another daughter who were also normal. At birth, Alice was covered all over in two-inch long, silky blonde hair. Alice Elizabeth Doherty began her exhibition career at the age of two. "Alice, as she is called, is only two years of age, but is as bright as a silver dollar and shows intelligence far beyond her years," commented a writer in Waukesha, Wisconsin. "She has pretty blue eyes, and is as frolicsome as a kitten." Via:
OK I'm a little shocked because I just found out that she moved to Dallas Texas sometime between 1900 and 1910... and her grave is even there. Crazy!

Reliquary Bust of Saint Balbina, ca. 1520–30

Reliquary Bust of Saint Balbina, ca. 1520–30
Made in possibly Brussels, Belgium
South Netherlandish
Painted and gilded oak Overall 17 1/2 x 16 x 6 1/4 in.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Black leaves

via: bliggedy

Studio dog

Friday, April 20, 2012


New Data Reveals Artists Aren’t Gettin’ Paid - via:
hyperallergic T-shirt via:wasted rita

lucia nogueira

Thursday, April 19, 2012

May 12 at Conduit Gallery

Save the date... Hystionics and the Forgotten Arm plus Heyd Fontenot!
May 12 - June 16, 2012

Opening reception for the artists: Saturday, May 12, 2012 6:00 - 8:00PM

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Doris Zinkeisen

Beryl Cazneaux- portrait of Doris Zinkeisen, 1929
Doris Zinkeisen-  Portrait of Mrs Sanders Watney

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Live Large, Think Big. Dallas Wrap Up

Merkins. 2012. Photo: Anna Palmer.
Fallas Dart Air floor plan. Photo Anna Palmer.

And here is a link to a wrap up I did on Glasstire for Dallas's big art weekend.

Phyllida Barlow

Installation view, 'SWAMP', V22, London, England, 2010
Photo: Andy Keate

Monday, April 16, 2012

Doris Zinkeisen

Painter Doris Zinkeisen's portrait. 1929- photo: Harold Cazneaux.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Peter Gallo

Friendship & Modernism, 2011
Oil & wood on canvas
. 40x30" / 101.6x76.2cm
via: Horton Gallery

Rammstein Sonne (cover) - Children Medieval Band

Shamrock inside and out: Dallas, TX

Toupees and Merkins 2012
Marianne and Sunny installing at the Shamrock.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fallas Dart Air: I'll be here Saturday, and you?

Shamrock Hotel Studios, 4312 ½ Elm St. Dallas                                                  Saturday, April 14, 2012, 5 – 9pm

Featuring work by: Kristen Cochran, Lanie Delay, Vince Jones, Kirsten Macy, Margaret Meehan, Ludwig Schwarz, Marjorie Schwarz, Edward Setina, Lizzy Wetzel

And open studios of: Lily Hanson, Peter Ligon, Marianne Newsom, Brian Ryden, Noah Simblist, Sunny Sliger, and Saul Waranch

The Shamrock Studios, Dallas, TX, in collaboration with Mai Koetjecacov Editions, Wichita Falls, TX, proudly presents the first official Fallas Dart Air. Since 1996, the Shamrock studios has been an active and vibrant small community of rotating artists and poets working and/or sleeping in undersized studios that would even make New Yorkers shudder. What holds the place together is mastermind Peter Ligon, who has emphasized a community atmosphere and offers himself as both artist and host. Imagine David Koresh stockpiling not arms, but romaine lettuce. It's not a compound per se, but a place where his fellow artists/inmates are willing to drop everything for a lecture on lettuce. The Shamrock is both private club and social hall, a place to break bread. The creations in the small community kitchen seem to link the members of the Shamrock together far more than their individual art practices. This age old studio tradition gained national attention circa 1988 after the infamous Philly Cheese Steak massacre at Soft Studios in Philadelphia, where a disgruntled sculptor shot and killed three local art collectors and a renowned NY critic.

Mr. Koetjecacov met Mr. Ligon during the first day of Occupy Dallas. Mr. Ligon was finishing architectural pen and ink studies, wondering why there were all of these people suddenly blocking his view, and Mr. Koetjecacov, always trying to find new talent for his gallery, was looking for the next Tracy Emin. Both falling a bit short, Mr.Ligon immediately befriended Mr. Koetjecacov when he overheard him say "what a wash" in the distance.

That night, Mr. Koetjecacov was privy to an "insider" dinner of both Shamrock residents and local artists, where plans were being discussed for an open studios exhibition, a semi-annual event where friends and the local art community are invited to peruse the adorned common spaces and private studios. This one though would have a twist; the residents would no longer use the main spaces to extend their studio spaces but invite artists from the community at large to bear the brunt of this burden. Some would still allow access to their studios, opting for the full vanity benefits in a more "natural'" setting. Rumors were circulating that the residents were perhaps using the invited artists to exhibit their wares in the common space, functioning somewhat as a retail outlet, in order to draw the anticipated eighteen hundred collectors expected to attend into their private studios, offering "studio prices" for similar product. Lasagna and wine flowed at an irreverent pace. Drawings were made. A cigarette was smoked outside.Mr. Koetjacacov sensed urgency in the group and a communist to his left. He offered suggestions that were readily mocked by the keen wit of a closet anthropologist. One artist of considerable height threatened him with a crayon. The evening ended with a resounding thug.

Having learned over dinner that the Shamrock was once a brothel, it became clear to Mr. Koetjecacov that it would indeed be the ideal place for an art fair, and the following day he spoke with Mr. Ligon about this possibility. To avoid conflict, he requested that he be the only dealer allowed. Having been rejected from several art fairs in the past for arguing the merit of booth fees, the opportunity was perfect. He would gladly accept Mr. Ligon's recommendation on artists involved so long as he would be able to secure representation of said artists for the four-hour duration of the
event.Commissions would be nominal, as long as he didn't have to pay for a booth. He figured since he was the first US art dealer to show the entire collection of Rudolph Schwarzkogler's nose clippings his demands would be met with ease. Nonetheless, he offered Mr. Ligon and all of the Shamrock artists a forthcoming exhibition at his future Amarillo Kunsthalle annex, a work in progress only requiring "backers, a building, and an undiscovered architect willing to design the space for a 20% discount on "all artwork purchased" through the Amarillo location, not the Wichita Falls location, obviously.

Open studios are dead. Art fairs are dead. Art is dead. Long live rock.

Mickalene Thomas

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Similar but Different

Frank Stella-Untitled 1960 Via: GLENN
 Jill Sanders
SATI ZECH via: dotted swiss

Fran Lebowitz- Public Speaking

Watched this again last night. Love her.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Jeffry Mitchell: Art Crush

Up now at Ambach & Rice. I love this man and his work... and so does the NYTIMES!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


I'm Pretty!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Open studios at the Shamrock in Dallas

I've been invited to participate in the Shamrock Invitational and Open Studios on Saturday April 14th, this will be my future studio once I move back to Dallas this Fall. Come by and say hi!

Sunday, April 1, 2012