John Seed: Ten Selected Blogs 2010-2013

In the past three years I have written 153 blogs about art and artists for the HuffingtonPost. For the benefit of those of you who are new to my blog here is a selection of ten blogs that have been chosen to show the range of my writing. Please leave me some comments and let me know if you have a favorite.

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"
My manifesto.

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.