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Current Viewing: KELLY NIPPER: BLACK FOREST : Hammer Museum (Los Angeles ): Until February 23, 2014

Black Forest is co-commissioned by TRAMWAY, Glasgow, Kunsthaus Zurich, and the Hammer Museum. Los Angeles.Black Forest is co-commissioned by TRAMWAY, Glasgow, Kunsthaus Zurich, and the Hammer Museum. Los Angeles.

In Black Forest, the Los Angeles-based artist Kelly Nipper (b. 1971) has created an environment equally informed by mythology and reality, by history and the present, by movement and objects. The project is inspired in part by the Black Forest—a wooded mountain range in Germany that has spawned legends featuring clairvoyants, magicians, sorcerers, and witches but is perhaps best known for clock making and intricately decorative wood carving.

Constantin Brancusi: Princess X

The bronze edition of "Princess X" is currently being held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.The bronze edition of "Princess X" is currently being held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

"What my art is aiming at, is above all realism : pursue the inner hidden reality,

Current Reading: The Analysis Of Beauty: Written In View Of Fixing The Fluctuating Ideas Of Taste: William Hograth

"In a word, it may be said, the art of composing well is the art of varying well." William Hogarth."In a word, it may be said, the art of composing well is the art of varying well." William Hogarth.

Every time you see an S-curve, or the back to ass curve on a beautiful boy or girl.. every time you respond to that "serpentine line" or a nice left "hook" , remember that Hograth celebrated it all the way back in 1753 .

Current Viewing: Thomas Schütte : Houses : Kunstmuseum Luzern : Until February 16, 2014

Images courtesy of Kunstmuseum Luzern, the artist © Pro Litteris, Zürich. Ph by Stefano Schröter. via contemporaryartdailyImages courtesy of Kunstmuseum Luzern, the artist © Pro Litteris, Zürich. Ph by Stefano Schröter. via contemporaryartdaily

With Thomas Schütte (b. 1954, lives and works in Düsseldorf), Kunstmuseum Luzern is showing one of the most unusual and important artists of his generation. Apart from his internationally famous sculptural work, Thomas Schütte has been engaging with construction in public space for over thirty years. The exhibition " Thomas Schütte :Houses" is based on this work, of great interest in both artistic and social terms.

PUNK WAS ALWAYS A KIND OF CHIC: Escavating Duncan Hannah

One of the most notable of the decadent dandies at CBGB’s and Max’s Kansas City, an arbiter of style and major witness to punk.One of the most notable of the decadent dandies at CBGB’s and Max’s Kansas City, an arbiter of style and major witness to punk.

“Gee – How come I didn’t have that idea myself?” exclaimed Andy Warhol when he first saw the work of Duncan Hannah in 1976.

Current Viewing: Bad Conscience : Metro Pictures (New York) : Until FEBRUARY 22, 2014

Miller’s essays have been published by JRP|Ringier under the title " The Ruin of Exchange and The Price Club."Miller’s essays have been published by JRP|Ringier under the title " The Ruin of Exchange and The Price Club."

Yes, the New York Art Scene is incestuous. Yes, it's rigged and not always rigorous. But every system has its disruptions and its subversions. This show is a testimony to that. It is "organized" (note, not "curated") by artist/writer John Miller.

Current Viewing: Sterling Ruby at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens :( Deurle )

Sterling Ruby is one of the most important artists of the beginning of the twenty-first century.Sterling Ruby is one of the most important artists of the beginning of the twenty-first century.

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