Thursday, October 27, 2011

roy lichtenstein

© Oscar White 

"pop art is an involvement with what i think to be the most brazen and threatening characteristics of
our culture, things we hate, but wich are also powerful in their impingement on us." roy lichtenstein

happy birthday!! on october 27 1923 roy lichtenstein was born in new york.
he was a founder and formost practitioner of pop art, a movement that countered the techniques and concepts of abstract expressionism with images and techniques taken from popular culture.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

the father of pop art

british artist richard hamilton, who was regarded by many as the father of pop art, has died aged 89.
the gagosian gallery, wich announced his death, said the art world has "lost one of its leading lights".
he was working on a major retrospective just days before he died.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

le surréallisme, c'est moi

© Philippe Halsman und/and Salvador Dalí, Dalí’s Mustache, 1953, Privatsammlung Wien/Private Collection, Vienna. © Magnum Photos / Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2011. Image Rights of Salvador Dalí reserved.

Glenn Brown, Song to the Siren, 2009, Sammlung des Künstlers/Collection the artist, London © Glenn Brown, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery 

Louise Bourgeois, Arch of Hysteria, 2004, Courtesy Cheim & Read and Hauser & Wirth © Louise Bourgeois Trust, VBK, Wien, 2011

Francesco Vezzoli, Surrealiz (Who’s afraid of Salvador Dalí?), 2008 © Francesco Vezzoli, VBK, Wien, 2011

Salvador Dalí, The Eye, 1945, Privatsammlung/Private Collection, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth © Salvador Dalí. Foundation Gala-Salvador Dalí / VBK, Wien, 2011 

you can see until october 23th "le surréallisme c'est moi" at the kunsthalle wien.
about seventy works by salvador dali are confronted with the internationally established positions of louise bourgeois, gleen brown, markus schinwald and francesco vezzoli.

Monday, September 5, 2011

picasso to koons: artist as jeweler

jeff koons, pendant rabbit necklace

pablo picasso "grand faune"
pablo picasso "grand faune"

from 20.09.11 to 8.01.12 the museum of arts and design presents some 240 masterpieces by more than 100 artist whose work is not traditionally associated with the medium.
read more about it here.

Monday, July 25, 2011

lucien freud

"i paint people not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like,but how they happen to be"

lucien freud  (*8 dezember 1922 ; + 20 juli 2011)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

6 billion others

in 2003, after the earth seen from the sky, yann arthus-bertrand with sybille d'orgeval and baptiste rouget-luchaire, launched the project  "6 billion others".
5000 interviews were filmed in 75 countries by 6 directors who went in search of the others.

have a look at the teaser:

you can see the exhibition until 10th july 2011 at the masp in sao paolo-brazil,  until june 19th at
tour & taxis in brussels, and until 21th august 2011 at the san telmo museum in san sebastián.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

sculptor tobel

amazing german sculptor, you can find his work all around the world.
have a look at his homepage here.
tobel comment on his work:" i like to maintain the stone's strength by only working the inside, leaving the outside in its rough, natural state, it's a way to honor the hundreds of millions of years that the stone has aged. too much polishing destroys the nature of the granite; i like to reveal the stone's secrets."

Saturday, April 16, 2011

riana rocchetta

riana rocchetta make absolutely amazing jewelry, bijoux  hand made of raku fired ceramic, third fire gold on industrial gres clay.
they look gorgeous and very organic, see more here

Monday, April 11, 2011

ai weiwei

ai weiwei is a chinese artist, who is also active in architecture, curating, photography, film, and social and cultural criticism.
he has being arrested  on april 3 at the beijing airpot. 
please sign the petition here  for the release of ai weiwei.
you can also follow on twitter #FreeAiWeiwei

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

an actionistic, transalpine drama

passage 2011 is a project created  by 2 artist, wolfgang aichner and thomas huber , who will drag a
self-made boat over the alps and then launch it into the lagoon in time for the venice biennale.
you can learn more about it and follow this amazing adventure in the blog here, or like the facebook site

Friday, April 1, 2011

trauttmansdorf castle

Today is  the season opening again of the gardens of trauttmansdorf castle.
i love this amazing garden and you can have a wonderful view of flowers and plants from all over the world...
now the spring is really officially arrived!

Monday, March 21, 2011

tribute to roberto burle marx

 in the first day of spring i was thinking of this amazing brazilian landscape architect, painter,  designer, artist ....roberto burle marx

there is also an exhibition taking place from march 23th in paris.
 see here for more info.