Category Archives: Art

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 […]

Yayoi Kusama – The Queen Of Dots

The artist Yayoi Kusama was born in 1929. Her hometown was Kyoto. Her family made money from selling seeds. At the age of 19 she studied the formal Meiji painting style. Nihonga was not for her and she said years later, “When I think of my life in Kyoto, I feel like vomiting. After the […]

Tears Of Kusama – Modern Musee In Stockholm

This week in Stockholm Modern Musee Yayoi Kusama exhibited a collection of works from 2009 to the present. At the opening of her show the 87 year-old painter said, ” “My life has been polished by art” and wept. A great artiste.


“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 the famed surrealistic film maker Luis Bunuel. He was a renown […]

Inspiring Muse

The winter sun dropped to the west of Greenpoint. The tenement bricks glowed red under a cold spring sky. I climbed the stairs to a small studio showing small paintings of Walter Robinson. I nodded to Lisa and the artist. They seemed very much in love. Really. Walter’s painting were not self-portraits, but studies of […]