Instead of steel, Bill Fitzgibbons many years ago buried live neon tubes in concrete like this and now here he is: http://www.billfitzgibbons.com/ Good start..
The deadline has already passed for the year, but keep it in mind for next year!
I'm thinking there's a performance art piece in having a wiry nubile scale the Wall of Penii wearing nothing but mountaineering ropes and a rock axe...
Clyde, look within yourself grasshopper.
Because hate wins elections. Hate works.
Why does the Flyer choose to propagate hate?
Polish history month is October
German Heritage month September
French history month is July...
And so many more
So William, how many history months do white racists need? I want to know the aggrieved racists perspective.
Thanks Dewayne, great article! I hope you will come to our closing reception Saturday night! - Chelle
How exciting that Trumptards are now commenting on fine art reviews!
I had heard you were back Mr. Butcher I for one am glad your writing once again.
freedom of speech, freedom to create art, is one of the corner stones of our republic. when that part of our culture, has been watered down, or revoked, then we end up like the former U.S.S.R.
I'm glad that people/artists are voicing their opinions, or the current state of affairs...as for the usual comments about Black History Month, I'm glad it happens every FEB, and I've learned a lot about the struggles that Black America has gone thru...but the overall whining about why it isn't more mainstream, gets tiring...after all, where is Polish culture month? white culture? or better yet, asian or hispanic month(s) as for trump, remember almost 60 million people, voted him in, instead of Hillary Clinton, many really, do not like President Trump, but chose to diss him, and disrespect him...
Love your art! I am the owner of Bartlett Florist and would love to get some of these pieces inside my shop!
Why is the artist not pictured?
Potential energy is a good thing.
I personally love the Vid-O-belisk, but maybe clearing out the rotunda space for a while will lead to some good things.
Is it OK to say now that I never liked it? Without offending anybody?
Chris, I think it is just derivative of his earlier work, which isn't necessarily a bad thing -- but I believe the sculpture is from the early 2000s, and, by then, video art & media had changed so much that the initial punch packed by Nam Jun Paik's weird Americana was no longer...punchy. It was a safe commission for the Brooks. Much safer than the Marisol commission thirty years earlier. Not to mention that is has since dominated a rotunda space that could have been used for Guggenheimian strangeness, performance, installation... I think this is a good move. Is all I'm saying.
"Not a very good work of art from an otherwise great artist" I've wrestled with this too. But is it not very good or is it just not what I want it to be? An obelisk made of antique TVs and campy neon is less less hilarious than Paik's animal sculptures, but that seems to be the basic direction he was taking. Still, it always seemed like a piece of art that could have been designed by the CVB --- more at home at the Hard Rock Cafe than in the Brooks' rotunda. Which also, maybe, is why it belongs exactly where it is. Then again, I've long been a supporter of this guy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDOnBv0gCK…
"The Art of the South(ern Users of Google Image Search)" = so perfect.
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