Earle Stanton Olsen 1926-2011

My wonderful father-in-law, who painted passionately until nearly his last day.

People are strange and wonderful

Sometimes, we do things just because we can. Casteller from Mike Randolph on Vimeo. This video made me smile after a long, serious day. I’m grateful for that.

Emerging forms, more iPad thoughts, finger creates art…

I got an email this afternoon from 20×200, a wonderful site that sells art at consumer prices. Today’s featured artist is Jorge Columbo, who creates images using a painting app called Brushes that runs on … Read more →

William Kentridge

If you want to give a really great gift to someone who has been laid off or is out of work, give that person a museum membership. A friend recently gave me a membership to … Read more →

Noel Sickles

Today’s enthusiasm: the illustrator Noel Sickles, who became famous for writing and drawing the Scorchy Smith strip in the mid-30’s. Other wonderful examples on Michael Lark’s blog, and on GoofButton.

Marina Abramovic

I spent a little time yesterday at the Marina Abramovic show at MoMa. The show was moving and surpising to me: one does not often have permission to stare at another person as if they … Read more →

Sketch-it is cool

Pay a buck, get a sketch. Check it out.