This seems to be my season to encounter toilet scenes. What I love about this toilet I saw at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art is just that: it's part of a punk fashion exhibition, a historical look at lifestyle. And it perfectly evokes the era and the situation. Those in the know say . . .
I saw these sculptures in a San Francisco gallery last month. She sat in the window posing for tourists, looking as real as can be. And from the back, just as lovely. Disembodied and a bit disturbing, to tell the truth. I loved her. Floating perfectly on an inner tube, maybe down a . . .
Stephanie Paige/Holding Space I've loved modern art since the mid-1970s, the day I walked into the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC and saw their incredible collection. It was my first real exposure to contemporary art and since then, I've spent many engaging hours in museums of modern art and . . .
Sculptor DDLarue's VW door sculpture If you've ever had a dog and a car, this DDLarue sculpture speaks to you. I loved it! Reminded me of..... My little man when he's in the car! Yes he looks snotty here. And then, this one: Looks real, doesn't it? Cutie pie! But not as . . .
One of the great pleasures of my visits to Amsterdam was time spent at that city's Van Gogh museum. So what a delight it was to find one of Van Gogh's most beloved paintings at New York's Museum of Modern Art, The Starry Night. Enjoy it with me, in the video above.And then, the moving Don McLean . . .
You recognize this artist, right? Born in 1958, but AIDS took him in 1990. Take a good look at the video.This huge Keith Haring piece hanging in New York City at MOMA is actually just two gigantic pieces of paper. Fascinating, really, the many ways artists conceptualize a piece.Don't you wonder how . . .
Image: Curly Girl Designs People are often unreasonable and self-centered Forgive them, anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind, anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest, anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be . . .
Douglas De Vivo/Jenner, Calif. I was visiting with an artist friend the other dayand a beautiful piece on her wall caught my eye. (Not the one above, which I really, really like. I'll be looking fore more from this artist.) "I love word art!" I told her. "Mixed media and collage . . .
MOMA in New York City is a beautifully designed building where interesting installations can be viewed from several angles. It amazes me how artists can consider so many perspectives and make each one an experience of its own.I loved looking down at museum-goers wandering around this piece. Here's . . .
When was the last time you thought about Lyndon Baines Johnson?Ok, I know, to some of you he's nothing but a name in a history book. At least I hope he's there. When I studied history, his chapter was still being lived out. Then, he resigned his candidacy for the presidency--dropped out of the . . .