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

[rev_slider alias=”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 3: “Tomorrow Mr. Silver” 1949 Oil on canvas 18.1 x 14 in. MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA The Motif of Scaffolding in the […]

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 http://michaelmatos.net/ 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 https://avantgallery.com/ 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

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” bg_type=”bg_color” bg_color_value=”#efefef”][vc_column][vc_column_text] Decadent, Debauch and Devil-May-Care? The Mad Deep Lit Report [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”2404″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text] George Grosz’ “The Eclipse of the Sun”,  (1926) Oil on canvas 81 ⅝ x 71 ⅞ in. The Heckscher Museum of Art, NY [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”bg_color” ult_hide_row=”ult_hide_row_value” ult_hide_row_tablet_small=”xs_tablet” ult_hide_row_mobile=”mobile” ult_hide_row_mobile_large=”xl_mobile”][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Neue Galerie presents: “Eclipse of the Sun: Art of the Weimar […]

Surreal, Serene and Sauvage: The Mad Deep Lit Report

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” bg_type=”bg_color” bg_color_value=”#efefef”][vc_column][vc_column_text] Surreal, Serene and Sauvage: The Mad Deep Lit Report [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”2274″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text] 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” . [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]From Do Ho […]

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

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” bg_type=”bg_color” bg_color_value=”#efefef”][vc_column][vc_column_text] “Beaux knows art? Beaux… you ain’t know diddley!” [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”2177″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]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 […]

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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][rev_slider alias=”ziping-wang”][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1826″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”bg_color” ult_hide_row=”ult_hide_row_value” ult_hide_row_tablet_small=”xs_tablet” ult_hide_row_mobile=”mobile” ult_hide_row_mobile_large=”xl_mobile”][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 […]