Heavenly Bodies, ink and pencil on Antique Celestial Map from 1880, 35x42cm (2013).
Peacocks are the only birds that don’t make my skin crawl—I want that top print real bad.
Sold for £43,250 at the Contemporary Art Day Sale, 11 October 2012, London, achieving an auction record for the artist.
An illustration for the Royal Mail’s 2011 Year Book, to introduce a chapter on the William Morris stamp collection. This quote is taken from one of Morris’ 1892 lectures ‘Town and Country’, and the design is based on an amalgamation of Morris’ patterns.
So gorgeous, and relevant as I get ready to head to Central Park for a picnic.
Fireflies on the Water (2002), by Yayoi Kusama.
Fireflies on the Water isan installation made of 150 lights, mirrors and water.
It offers an out-of-this-world experience from the confines of a modest room paneled with mirrors and adorned with 150 tiny beads of light deliberately suspended throughout the compact space. Upon entering the room, there’s an illusionary effect that gives the impression of infinite space reflected on all sides and in the two inches of water that flows below.
July 12 - September 30, Whitney Museum.
(Previously blogged: Infinity Mirror Room)
Can’t wait can’t wait can’t wait. Have wanted to see this installation for years. Also just found out I have a corporate membership and get in free plus one guest!
Take me, take me!
Kindred spirits. This morning my subway car was stopped at 79th St for 25 minutes because of a “sick passenger” up ahead (we all know that’s code but I’m going to pretend I don’t know what it’s code for). I was late to work, but I got to read about 40 pages of Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, so I wasn’t complaining.
Unknown Artists at Unheard of Prices (2006) by Alejandro Diaz.
Finally a watercolor painting after three months of endlessly using the tablet. I’m glad I haven’t completely lost touch.
Also, if you haven’t watched Drive, go get the bluray or something. It will become the most amazing thing you’ll have ever seen.
Resolution: do a watercolor painting of a boat that’s good enough to put up in my bedroom. I have no photos or posters of boats in my room and that’s a crime.