Recently Published: A Year in Painting

Purchase A Year in Painting by following this link. The first monograph by myself. A Year in Painting chronicles the Painting A Day project that I undertook that would jump-start my artistic creativity, encourage personal experimentation and eventually change my artwork in ways that were unexpected. This monograph, traces the project that began life in late 2014 that would eventually become […]

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David Salle: How To See

“In my view, intentionality is not just overrated; it puts the cart so far out in front that the horse, sensing futility, gives up and lies down in the street. Nobody ever loved a painting for its ideas.” David Salle has a new book out about painting. Frankly I’m not going to go out and […]

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Double Standard: Ed Ruscha & Mason Williams 1956 – 1971 (Part 1) at Alden Projects

This exhibition explores the early dialogues, collaborations, and the creative relationship between Ed Ruscha and Mason Williams. Williams a life-long friend of Ruscha’s since fourth grade in Oklahoma City, moved from Oklahoma to Los Angeles with Ruscha in the mid 50’s. This exhibition focuses on a small, but extraordinary body of art by Mason Williams […]

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The annual art book holiday list

Those of you who still bother to read this blog know a nit about me, one of the more obvious things is my “Book Problem”. A recent move has manifested this issue in my life in a far more imposing way – I’m actually contemplating another trip to Ikea. I know many of you have no pr…

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AA Bronson Announces resignation as CEO of Printed Matter

Funded in 1976 by Carl Andre, Edit DeAk, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Walter Robinson, Pat Steir, Mimi Wheeler, Robin White and Irena von Zahn, Printed Matter has always been at the front of many things that taught me that art was not necessarily painting. I was introduced to Printed Matter and Artist Books (that is […]

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Andy Warhol's "Index"

Most readers know I have a book problem. This is probably best shown on the number of book related posts I’ve done recently versus art related posts (all that will start to tip the other way next week). Anyway, I have a real desire to own a copy of Andy Warhol’s Index, not everyone knows […]

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Avalanche Magazine

The short-lived New York based art magazine Avalanche, which existed between 1970 and 1976, captured a sense of its time, but also engaged critically with the relationship between printed matter (books, samizdat, etc.) and artwork. Founded by Liza Bear and Willoughby Sharp Avalanche pushed artistic ideas, via interviews with artists and artists’ projects being the […]

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