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Long-time Austin resident Julie Speed (she lives in Marfa now) is a wonderful
twisted artist. Her paintings are full of detail and creepy beauty. Check out this
book or one of the other books the FAL has of her work (author=speed, julie in the
catalog) or check out juliespeed.com.
Part 2 of this wildly successful and satisfying book series, which connects works
art, architecture, and a variety of other disciplines through patterns.
From the publisher: "Presents 800 jewelry objects and drawings from 1960 through
2006 by more than 170 international jewelry artists in the Helen Williams Drutt
Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Includes essays about Minimalist and
Conceptual influences and the history behind the collection, a chronology, and
For an eye-opening study of the market for art and why some artists are paid
millions and others starve, this is a fascinating read. Full of gory detail about
how dealers, auction houses, collectors and artists operate.
The subject headings say it all: Celebrities -- United States -- Portraits. Seeds
as art material -- United States.
Here is a great film from a once-local film maker (Bill Daniel) about
box-car-writers .... was that the beginnings of graffiti?
More at (www.billdaniel.net/who_is_bozo_texino/info).
The chapter on Ruskin in the above de Botton book describes Ruskin’s view that
drawing can teach us to see, and that everyone should draw.
Interesting insights into one of 20th century art's best minds.
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