Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Magnolias in my 'Hood

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I voted in the Illinois primary today, pleased to vote for Gail Morse as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, for Mike Quigley, Sara Feigenholtz and Tom Tunney as my various representatives. Even more pleasing is that I have, as a voter, met, shaken hands and talked to all of them.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Louis is Where to See Richard Serra, Lots

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Thanks to Tyler Green in Modern Art Notes who gives a pithy description of how one can see Richard Serra's constructions all over Germany and The Netherlands, but answers the question of where in the US can more be seen. The answer is not far from my home city, Chicago, in St. Louis, Missouri.

My nephew and I travelled to the Guggenheim in Bilbao last April to see this ensemble.

Here's the link to the full article, The best American city for Richard Serras.

Major Serras abound across St. Louis, including:

Untitled (1968), an early cast rubber-and-liquitex piece;

Pulitzer Piece: Stepped Elevations (1970-71);

Joplin (1971);

Twain (1974-82);

To Encircle Base Plate Hexagram, Right Angles Inverted (1970); and

Joe (2000, above right, collection of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts).

That’s not just a lot of Serra, that’s a lot of great and important Serra.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Gorgeous Publicity Berliner Philharmonic

Stunning views from the inside of instruments, the violin one is especially precious; now I've got a new blog and blogger to follow. Colossal Art and Design,   Inside Instruments. And I'm really fond of his header on the site, it's clearly Marina Towers, which I used to look at every day through the windows of my day job. And I must give the artist, art director credit, Bjorn Ewers.