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jdavidmckenney:

Watch Day 1 of the #PidginDoll mural painted by @jdavidmckenney at the @centrefugepublicartproject trailer on the #LES, NYC. (at First Park)

My friend jdavidmckenney painted a very pretty mural on the LES. Excited to check it out!

Home states.

Home states.

"Obviously, this blue part here is the land…"

"Obviously, this blue part here is the land…"

humansofnewyork:

"When I started, these rocks were bathed in light. Now they’re just shadowy masses. So I have to decide how I want to remember them."

humansofnewyork:

"When I started, these rocks were bathed in light. Now they’re just shadowy masses. So I have to decide how I want to remember them."

Robert Indiana: A Career Defined By 'LOVE' No Longer : NP

This exhibition at the Whitney Museum is one of my favorites ever. (I went yesterday, for the third time.) It closes today - if you’re in NYC, go. Now. (Well, at 11, when the museum opens.)

The first Times Square ball dropped, courtesy of metalworker Jacob Starr, to welcome 1908.
valentrinatapia:

workman:

artistandstudio:
Jasper Johns - NYC 1955.  Photo by Robert Rauschenberg.

omg corner posture lean stud

All of this.

valentrinatapia:

workman:

artistandstudio:

Jasper Johns - NYC 1955.  Photo by Robert Rauschenberg.

omg corner posture lean stud

All of this.

I never made a painting without a message.

Robert Indiana

If you’re NYC, go see the exhibition “Beyond LOVE” at the Whitney Museum. It is just that… beyond.

I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum. I am for an art that grows up not knowing it is art at all, an art given the chance of having a starting point of zero. I am for an art that embroils itself with the everyday crap & still comes out on top. I am for an art that imitates the human, that is comic, if necessary, or violent, or whatever is necessary. I am for all art that takes its form from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips, and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid as life itself. …I am for the art that a kid licks, after peeling away the wrapper. … I am for an art that is smoked, like a cigarette, smells, like a pair of shoes. I am for an art that flaps like a flag, or helps blow noses, like a handkerchief. I am for an art that is put on and taken off, like pants, which develops holes, like socks, which is eaten, like a piece of pie…

Claes Oldenburg, in an exhibition catalog entry (1961)

And if you’re in or around NYC anytime before August 5, go see the Oldenburg exhibition at MoMA. For real.

Manhattan Bridge December 2012, by Chris Ozer
A feature on today’s Tumblr Tuesday, Chris Ozer's photography blog is definitely worth a look or two or twenty (you get it). While Ozer’s work is excellent (I like the element of vastness in his images), the timing for this realization could not be worse: tax research waits for no one. Sigh.

Manhattan Bridge December 2012, by Chris Ozer

A feature on today’s Tumblr Tuesday, Chris Ozer's photography blog is definitely worth a look or two or twenty (you get it). While Ozer’s work is excellent (I like the element of vastness in his images), the timing for this realization could not be worse: tax research waits for no one. Sigh.