George Will writes that the public should not fund art. The Torah begs to differ.
Allen Hirsh, a biophysicist and artist, studied Jewish mysticism as a young neurophysiology student at Columbia University. Today he generates digital art using mathematical formulas.
In many ways, “Criss Cross: New Paintings,” Susan Bee’s current exhibit at Accola Griefen Gallery, has its origins in her 2006 exhibit, “Seeing Double: Paintings by Susan Bee and Miriam Laufer.” “Seeing Double” was a mother-daughter dialog between Bee and Laufer, who died in 1980. “Criss Cross” also begins with Laufer, through a painting titled “Ahava, Berlin.”
‘Jew York’ is a treasure trove of beautiful work by 75 artists at two galleries. It’s a shame that the show chooses to be glib rather than insightful — more kitsch than art.
“London seems to be in my bloodstream,” said artist Leon Kossoff. “It is always moving — the skies, the streets, the buildings. The people who walk past me when I draw have become part of my life.”
Channa Horwitz, who died last week, went out with a flurry of laurels. For a woman who worked in relative isolation until her 70s, it is a considerable achievement.
Cosmetics tycoon and philanthropist Leonard A. Lauder has donated his $1 billion collection of Cubist art to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collection includes 78 Cubist paintings, as well as drawing and sculptures by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braques, Fernand Léger and Juan Gris, many of them signature and historically significant works.
Charles Krafft defends his use of Nazi imagery as part of an artist’s duty to shock and challenge viewers. He says critics should stop ‘whinging’ about seeing swastikas and Adolf Hitler.