Sabine Beyerle

5 08 2014

These pieces remind me of my father-in-laws watercolours. Detail is lost in the story. They could be illustrations for a novel. All brief glimpses into another world.

Sabine Beyerle

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Space Cowboy

5 08 2014

Space Cowboy The Mayor of TorontoThe mayor of Toronto. A very sad man.

 

by David Halliday





Jean-Michel Basquiat

5 08 2014

His reputation continues to climb. Basquiat’s work is interesting. He doesn’t paint pictures so much as tell stories. There is information in his work, data, impressions of anger and sadness. These are like cave paintings. Or the early bible creations of monks. They assault you with a collage of data. Impressionistic in a non-visual way. A lot of what I see reminds me of Picasso. The sad thing is that this artist is dead. And his life has been romanticized. Which means his work could take second place to people’s curiosity about the artist.

Jean-Michel’s early years were spent with his middle class Haitian father, Gerard, who was unable to fulfill his son’s need for nurturing and recognition. To fill the void, Jean-Michel hit the streets of New York at a young age where art became an outlet for his anger and empty childhood. Also known by the tag “SAMO,” Jean-Michel’s unique brand of graffiti was found throughout Manhattan as early as 1976. “His work from the first consisted of conceptual, enigmatic combinations of words and symbols, executed with the curt simplicity of a late Roman inscription”, according to Henry Geldzahler, longtime curator of twentieth-century art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.’

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she’s such a showoff

5 08 2014

She's such a showoffby David Halliday