Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks

  Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks On Exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art January 22nd, 2017 to April 23rd, 2017 With no formal training, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) succeeded in developing a new and expressive style to become one of the most influential artists in the postmodern revival of figurative painting …

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Roll, Jordan, Roll

Roll, Jordan, Roll Text by Julia Peterkin; photographic studies by Doris Ulmann New York: 1933 Special Edition. The photographs of Roll, Jordan, Roll were created by Doris Ulmann (1882-1934) in collaboration with novelist Julia Peterkin, a project that began in 1929.  They wished to document the lives of former slaves …

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THE ART OF POCHOIR

  Many of us may have tried stenciling as a way of decorating our home. This technique has been in use for centuries going back to cave paintings in prehistoric Europe and in images found in China along the Asian silk route.  In Paris, during the early part of the …

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