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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Breathing Slowly

As I’ve gotten into the High and Low of Popular Culture my research has taken me back to MOMA’s show of the same name which was seen in 1990-91. What a freaking clusterf*@k of a show that was! But the catalogue is fantastic – it divides up the categories of low culture and links them to the […]

World Upside Down

The last few weeks have been OUT OF CONTROL. Henri has been scrunched, bunched, stretched and wrung out. We keep finding bits and pieces of the older articles and we’ll repost shortly. In my own studio I’ve had to deal with some unforseen headaches, problems and logistics that have taken a lot of time, energy […]

Popular Culture – The Hero Myth

The hero is an important part of American Pop Culture. And like all popular things there are certain rules and regulations that must be adhered to in order that we, the audience, understand that we are looking at a hero. Hollywood is the best place to start and so I give you an unlikely hero […]

Popular Culture – Overheads and Screenshots

“If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it.” Andy Warhol Back in the early sixties Andy made a shift. As a commercial artist Andy’s work had been hand drawn from photos in a labored, […]

Popular Culture – Defined

The first part of this series is defining what Popular Culture is and maybe what it does. This is a nearly impossible subject. Popular Culture ranges over so many subjects and aspects of the economic, political and cultural aspects of our everyday lives. We buy, we dress, we vote, we chat and we live through […]

Article Drop!

We’ve posted all the older articles and hopefully the html is still working – we’ll be editing as we go. Still missing Figuring It Out – Part 4 – ah well…. Anyway we’re back on track! HENRI

Before We Go On

As I’m working on the next Popular Culture post I’ve been getting a bit of flack about how I’m approaching the subject. A few of my friends thought this would be a more sociable, chatty series of posts on coolness. So I thought I’d try to clarify a bit. I believe that it’s the actual […]

Pop It Out

The Keith Haring Foundation, which Haring established, also serves as his estate and provides grants to nonprofit organizations that assist children and AIDS-related causes. It has also transformed Haring’s art into what is essentially a brand, with merchandise from cookies to coat racks. China was Pop. It still is. It’s still a nation of uniforms, but of more […]

Change Happens…

n the NYT there is a story by Motoko Rich on how the internet is changing reading habits. “What we are losing in this country and presumably around the world is the sustained, focused, linear attention developed by reading,” said Mr. Gioia of the N.E.A. “I would believe people who tell me that the Internet develops reading […]

Figuring It Out – Part 8

You can never do too much drawing. Tintoretto It is necessary to keep one’s compass in one’s eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges. Michelangelo There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see. Leonardo It is not enough […]