Monday, July 16, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
In addition to the great special exhibition I talked about last week, we also spent some time with the North Carolina Museum of Art's permanent collection, which is also excellent--particularly the modern and contemporary galleries. Here are a few of my faves.
Above: Kehinde Wiley
Anonymous 18th Century German artisan of the Bavarian School
Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova
Frederick Carl Frieseke
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Holy moly! Here is How Art Can Make You Happy in Chinese! The Chinese publisher made it a paperback, tweaked some colors (that's a brown box, not a gold foil box, on the cover), and made it a slightly different, more tending-towards-squarish, proportion--but the spirit of the thing remains remarkable coherent. Not to mention it is always such a trip to see your very own words (and name!) in not just a different language but a different alphabet as well.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The North Carolina beach, way down at the southern end of the Outer Banks, is just as blue and wonderful as you might think. We stayed in a big duplex with Bill's aunts and his sister's family, including Mabel's only first cousins, and a good time was had by all.
Monday, July 9, 2018
I haven't been drawing much lately, as have been frantically working to finish my next book manuscript in time for my deadline coming up at the end of this month. So instead I offer you this flashback to the time at the beginning of the year when I was framing all the pictures for my show at Rare Device. In the manner of time-when-you're-in-your-forties, this seems to me to be simultaneously ages ago and just the other day.