July 2010: "Driving Mr. Basquiat"
My recollections of meeting and working for Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1983
August 2010: "Jon Swihart: Jean-Leon Gerome is his Master"
A profile of the artist Jon Swihart and a discussion of his passion for the works of a 19th century French academic master.
September 2010: "I Don't Deconstruct"
January, 2011: "Mazurki: The Multiple Meanings of a Philip Guston Drawing"
A long essay recalling a Philip Guston drawing I once owned, and my research into its meaning.
February, 2011: "Painterly vs. Precise: 20 Artists, 20 Studio Visits"
One of the many blogs featuring studio and palette shots of contemporary artists.
April, 2011: "Anne Harris: They Start With Me..."
A profile of painter Anne Harris, one of my favorite artists, and a blog that said what it needed to say without rambling on and on as some others have done...
August, 2011: "Nathan Oliveira's Final Visions"
A tribute to my mentor, Nathan Oliveira.
April 2012: "Mike Kelley (1954-2012) and Thomas Kinkade (1958-2012) Have Gone Home
Two artists you normally wouldn't think of together, but there were more connections than you might imagine.
December 2012: "The Art Market and Art Criticism Will Divorce in 2013: An Allegory"
A humorous allegory dealing with some serious cultural issues.
May, 2013: "On Taste, Richard Serra and the Green Eggs and Ham Syndrome"
A ramble about an artist I find over-rated and also about personal taste.