Oh dang, Supreme. You just got ethered by legendary artist Barbara Kruger, from whom you stole much of your steez. Sucks to be you!
How about a counterbalance to the holiday buying frenzy, courtesy of Barbara Kruger and The New York Times? This piece is called “For Sale.”
Barbara Kruger, 1984
PTO Man: Ian Bruce
Excerpted from S2E3 of Put This On: “(New) Traditions”
Ian Bruce, painter and member of The Correspondents, on how an artist should dress, the tradition of the Soho Dandy.
My friend and colleague Graham Clark is a painter. Rather than using a brush, he uses his beard, which is attached to his lower face area, and quite large. He sells the paintings he paints to raise money for a friend’s cancer treatment.
So: follow him on Tumblr, so you can hear about future paintings. And enjoy the one above, inspired by the dress of one P.W. Herman.
Many people have emailed me over the past few months to ask about the painting of two snails which can be seen in my dining room as I demonstrate shoe shine technique in Episode Two of PTO.
It was painted in the 1960s by a close friend of my mother’s named Annie Truxell. We had several of Annie’s paintings in the house, and when my mom offered to let me steal a painting from her, the one on my wall is the one I chose.
My mother just emailed me Annie’s new website - she’s getting older (as we all are) but very much alive and working. Click through and take a look at some of her beautiful and mind-bending work.
For a period of five weeks Josh Beckman’s Sea Nymph will be host to a whole series of nautical-themed events, performances, lectures, and workshops, as well as an opera by and for dogs.