Archive for November 2011

Wonders of Our Age….?   Leave a comment

Painting the Town Red 1996 17 x 29.3cm (6.7 x 11.5in) Poster colour, gouache and gold dust on mountboard Artist: Amrit K.D.Kaur Singh

Modern-day Mughal-style paintings by twins born and raised in Liverpool — what an unexpected treasure trove!  Amrit and Rabindra Singh explode the scale, ramp up the attitude, and set their sights on sports and politics, war and love… basically all the themes Mughal court artists tackled except that, instead of polo and hunting tigers, it’s football; instead of scenes from the 10th-century Shahnameh, we get Bush and Blair conducting invading Iraq, troops storming the Sikh temple at Amritsar….

Check out their on-line gallery and an article about them in Economist.

Are they the Wonders of Our Age?



Posted November 22, 2011 by leeadairlawrence in Art, painting

Somewhere between sculpture and architecture — even landscape   1 comment

They’re sculptures, but you walk through them and experience them the way you experience a building.  I’m talking about the work of Richard Serra, whose  “Junction” and “Cycle” are — what? on view? open? available for hiking, the way gorges carved by time and the elements are?  — at Gagosian Gallery in NY.  

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Posted November 9, 2011 by leeadairlawrence in architecture, Art, sculpture

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Why on earth would one walk from 148th street down the East side of Manhattan?  Because…. it was a friend’s birthday and this is what she really, really wanted to do… because when else do you get the chance to see the city unfurl before you….  because when you walk 10 miles from Harlem to Zuccotti Park, you cross border after border after border…

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Posted November 1, 2011 by leeadairlawrence in architecture, Art, New York