Category Archives: Art

“Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” (1972) by David Hockney

Why would anyone sell such a piece of iconic beauty capturing a time never to be seen again? The owner must have seen it too much. At one point all beauty fades to gray. ps $90 million buys a day of beer drinking in Thailand. For everyone.

Drawings 1978 by Peter Nolan Smith ( a non-artist )

A theater. A bank. Battery Park Marine Fire Station. Tugboat. A warship. Desertion. Whaling ship. Junkie space. A good thing I never tried to be an artist. Drawings 1978 by Peter Nolan Smith ( a non-artist )

THE BRITISH INVASION by Duncan Hannah

Goodbye Columbus Day

Before the arrival of Christo Columbo in 1492, the New World was filled with empires, confederations, republics, city-states, and tribal lands. These diverse peoples represented a broad scattering of cultures. The population of the two connected continents has been estimated by modern historians to be approximately twenty-five million people from the Bering Straits to the […]

The End of SIMON OF THE DESERT

“Salvador Dali seduced many ladies, particularly American ladies, but these seductions usually consisted of stripping them naked in his apartment, frying a couple of eggs, putting them on the woman’s shoulders and, without a word, showing them the door.” This quote was uttered by Luis Bunuel. The famed surrealistic film maker was a renown sophisticated […]