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Comments Off on Watercolors by Gerhard Richter
I am posting the biography for Richter that is on his website along with links, one of which is the link to the 250 abstract and portrait watercolors Richter has created. It is my hope that my students view his works to see the great body of work that he has cultivated over his life. i am a fan of his work and only hope I have the opportunity to view his work once again.
His current exhibtion, “Seven Works” at the Portland Museum is closing Spetember 9th 2012.
An important group of paintings from the Gray Series by this post-World War II German artist, Richter positions painting as a formally reductive and sensuously rich experience through these groundbreaking works from the late 1960s to mid-1970s. — Curated by Bruce Guenther, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
“I blur things to make everything equally important and equally unimportant. I blur things so that they do not look artistic or craftsmanlike but technological, smooth and perfect. I blur things to make all the parts a closer fit. Perhaps I also blur out the excess of unimportant information.” Gerhard Richter
Richter in the 21st Century: Real and Tangible Accomplishments
“Well, after this century of grand proclamations and terrible illusions, I hope for an era in which real and tangible accomplishments, and not grand proclamations, are the only things that count.”1 → Read more
Comments Off on The Nine Nobel Peace Laureates Call on NBC to Cancel “Stars Earn Stripes”
New show promotes an “inglorious tradition of glorifying war and armed violence”
OTTAWA – August 13 – Nine Nobel Peace Laureates today issued an open letter to the Chairman of NBC Entertainment, as well as General Wesley Clark and others involved in the new “reality” show premiering tonight on NBC—“Stars Earn Stripes”—calling on them to walk away from the show immediately.
In the letter, the Laureates—who include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jody Williams and President Oscar Arias Sanchez—note that “war isn’t entertainment” and challenge NBC’s promotional line that that such a television program would be “pay[ing] homage to the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and our first-line responder services.”
The Laureates say that the program pays homage to no one and is “a massive disservice to those who live and die in armed conflict and suffer its consequences long after the guns of war fall silent.” → Read more
LOS ANGELES — The rock was the star as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art pulled the covers off artist Michael Heizer’s latest creation — a 340-ton boulder positioned to appear as though it’s floating in midair.
About a thousand people showed up under sunny skies in Los Angeles as the gigantic work titled “Levitated Mass” was unveiled Sunday on LACMA’s backyard, where it is intended to remain forever.
Its centerpiece is the two-story-tall chunk of granite that was hauled 105 miles from a Riverside rock quarry earlier this year. Since then, the rock has been carefully positioned above a 465-foot-long trench that museum visitors can stroll. → Read more