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Monthly Archives: August 2010


I know, this studio photo is a bit creepy, yes? Matisse looks like a frickin’ doctor already. I mean, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a metal table with a paper cover and some elevated stirrups. I can’t imagine that this is how it was done in his studio, at least, I hope that’s not […]

Opening Another Front

Dennis Bellone and Paul Corio have teamed up to discuss the institutional critique and a lively discussion it is. Paul began with an incisive discussion about Carl Andre expanding into a larger critique of Postmodern theoretics. “At this point in history, it is understood that the bricks are art, along with a dazzling array of […]

Powhida On Point

Some of my friends wanted me to comment on Work of Art. I watched the first episode online (fast-forwarding along.) At the end of the episode I knew that there wasn’t any hope of change. I didn’t watch again. I have not commented and I do not have to. William Powhida is pitch perfect in […]


It had been four sleepless nights; coming to an end of things. She’d call out. I’d help her to the toilet, straighten the bed, try to make her comfortable. She laid back and smiled at me. So tired, so very tired. Morphine is bitter administered with a dropper. She had a hard time swallowing. Watching […]


“We are led to believe a lie When we see not through the eye…” William Blake I have been fascinated with Bernini’s sculptures since my first trip to Rome. Winding ’round Scipione’s old house and coming upon this vision had my heart in my throat. Truth be told, I could care less about its narrative […]

Matisse and Charlie

We are almost back on track here at Henri. But in the meantime you might want to take a look at Charlie Finch’s recent article on the Matisse show at MOMA. It’s Charlie’s best of the year so far, and it will be one of our top 10. I’ve read it through a number of […]