The Disquieting Muses

Xandro Thumb – “A Forest” Oil on canvas, 95 x 81 cm (2020). Xandro Alvarez – “Doll Play” Oil on canvas, 122 x 103 cm (2020). Xandro Alvarez – “Seau” Oil on canvas, 95 x 81 cm (2020). Previous Next Slide 1: “A Forest” Oil on canvas, 95 x 81 cm (2020). Slide 2: “Doll […]

MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA: Scaffolding in the Works of Artist Kay Sage

Slide 1: “Small Portrait” 1950 Oil on canvas 14 ½ x 11 ½ in. Slide 2: “Tomorrow is Never” 1955 Oil on canvas 37 ⅞ x 53 ⅞ in.Slide 2: “Tomorrow is Never” 1955 Oil on canvas 37 ⅞ x 53 ⅞ in. Slide 3: “Tomorrow Mr. Silver” 1949 Oil on canvas 18.1 x 14 […]

Smooth Criminal: The Mad Deep Lit Report

Peter Saul’s “The Government of California” 1969. Oil on canvas, 68 × 96 in (172.7 × 243.8 cm) Collection KAWS at The New Museum, New York Smooth Criminal: The Mad Deep Lit Report “I’m smooth, but not a criminal” – Michael Jackson Prior to New York City museums and galleries temporarily closing down, this writer was […]

Papa was a Rolling Stone: In the Studio with Artist Michael Matos

Papa was a Rolling Stone In the Studio with Artist Michael Matos #matos_studio Needle drop. Needle and thread. Eye of the…You get the point. To speak of needles with multimedia artist Michael Matos may infer a number of cultural references. A visit to the artists’ studio is to be transported into a virtual cockpit […]

DANGER: Curves Ahead: The Mad Deep Lit Report

Danger: Curves Ahead: The Mad Deep lit report “Reading” (1986) 36.5 x 42.5 in. Archival pigment print / Edition of 15 Avant Gallery presents: “Guy Le Baube: Behind the Scenes” Extended through September 15th, 2019 Possessing more S-curves than the Stelvio pass, the nudes inhabiting the world of French photographer Guy le Baube are […]

Decadent, Debauch and Devil-May-Care? The Mad Deep Lit Report

George Grosz’ “The Eclipse of the Sun”, (1926) Oil on canvas 81 ⅝ x 71 ⅞ in. The Heckscher Museum of Art, NY The Neue Galerie presents: “Eclipse of the Sun: Art of the Weimar Republic” “The war was a mirror; it reflected man’s every virtue and every vice, and if you looked closely, […]

Surreal, Serene and Sauvage: The Mad Deep Lit Report

Remedios Varo’s “Exploracion de las Fuentes del Rio Orinoco” (Exploration of the Sources of the Orinoco River)” (1959) Oil on canvas 44.5 x 40 cm on view at Di Donna Gallery’s “Surrealism in Mexico” . From Do Ho Suh’s ethereal “Cause and Effect” (2007) to Alicja Kwade‘s “MatterMotion” (2019) to Joan Mitchell’s “La Seine” (1967), […]

“Beaux knows art? Beaux… you ain’t know diddley!”

Top left: Installation view of “Richard Learoyd: Curious” at the Pace Gallery Top Center: “Naked Man, Back View” from Lucian Freud: Monumental” at Acquavella Gallery / Top Right: Detail of “The Martyrdom of Icarus” at “Raqid Shaw: Landscapes” at the Pace Chelsea / Bottom Left: “The Martyrdom of Icarus” by Raqid Shaw / Bottom center: […]

In the Studio with Painter Wang Ziping 王子平

Wang Ziping woman artist woman painter Chinese Artist Chinese painter J. Yuan & Associates LLC conversation RISD Rhode Island School of Design alumni Pratt Institute painting solo exhibition fine arts emerging artist artworld collector Daydreaming

Slide 1: Wang Ziping, “Daydreaming” 白日梦, (2018) oil on canvas 布面油画 30 x 48 in. / Signed by the artist / JY&ANY30013 Slide 2: Wang Ziping, “Holding You Like a Giant Peach” 象拥抱一个大桃子一样拥抱你, (2016) Oil on canvas 布面油画 16 x 20 in. / Signed by the artist / JY&ANY30011 Slide 3: Wang Ziping, “Piping System” […]

Eyes Wide Shut: Erotica Alive and Well

Ana Benaroya’s “Mind Games” 2018 spray paint, acrylic and oil on canvas 48 x 36 in. at Postmasters “NSFW”

It’s not everyday that this writer is greeted by a parade of dental dams, leather whips and bobbing dildos poised like birds-of-paradise. But such was the giddy scene at the entrance to the salacious Museum of Sex. Then and there, the ubiquitous theme of erotica, blazing like a siren call, hit this writer like an […]