A few months ago, or perhaps several months ago, December 2020, Jean-Michel Basquiat, a massively influential contemporary artist would have celebrated his 60th birthday. Unfortunately, he passed in 1988 at the age of 27 years; a drug overdose .. nevertheless, his influence continues to grow.Continue reading
There is a certain durability about the narrative Marnie. The book, which was written by Winston Graham, was first published 60 years ago, in 1961. A Hitchcock movie followed in 1964, then later a stage production and two separate radio plays, and recently a Nico Muhly opera – a 2017 English National Opera production and a 2018 American Metropolitan Opera production.Continue reading
Best wishes for a wonderful new year, 2021 (hopefully, less insane than 2020). Continue reading
It was a casual remark, during a recent phone conversation, with a friend from Oklahoma, which suddenly appeared in my mind sometime later.
While the name Cunningham, Merce Cunningham (1918–1992), might sound familiar – as an American contemporary dancer and choreographer – we may wonder why.
With the 2020 national elections approaching, in the United States, naturally questions about the Electoral College are bound to surface. As we recall, the presidency was won by a candidate who garnered only 46% of the popular vote in 2016. However, our current president did receive a clear majority of the electoral vote count.
Santa Fe (NM)
Near sunset .. six scenes, or seven, in search of a movie.
A state library
I sent an e-mail to a friend in Indiana.
“ .. had an exquisite time at the cinema this afternoon.” Continue reading
Jockeying for a seat recently, at a town hall meeting, I wonder if the organizers were not a bit surprised at the turnout for the event; the event was well attended with over 100 participants. A fierce snowstorm had arrived the day before and that very morning the roads were icy and snow packed. But by early afternoon, on Saturday, the sun was out, the temperatures had risen above freezing, and the roads had mostly cleared. Continue reading
Despite the inescapable convenience of the internet, Art & Art Installations are best appreciated in person at a gallery space or in a museum. Continue reading