Monday, January 30, 2012

• Hyperpolyglots. (review)
• London A - Z , by printmaker Tobias Till.
Le Connaisseur.
Best Man
pastel on paper 30.5 x 45.7 cm (12" x 18")

Friday, January 27, 2012

• Being a biographer. (The Wilson Quarterly)
• The world's tallest building will soon be in.....Azerbaijan. (arabian business)
• Soviet bus stops. (Crap=Good)
pastel on paper 30.5 x 45.7 cm (12" x 18")

Thursday, January 26, 2012

• Six million in prison. (The New Yorker)
• The other Vitruvian man. (Smithsonian)
Odd Man
ink and charcoal 35.6 x 33.0 cm (14" x 13")

Hard to tell what's going on in this drawing.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

• Modelling for Lucian Freud. (Vanity Fair)
• How helicopters explain Los Angeles's bland architecture. (kcet) (via C-Monster)
Ugly Renaissance Babies. (via C-Monster)
Girl on Fire No. 2
digital image

This is a toned down digital version of Girl on Fire No. 1.

Girl on Fire No. 1
pastel and charcoal on paper 31.8 x 38.1 cm (12.5" x 15")

This model had two parabolic heaters directed at her while she was posing. She was turning from orange to red as the drawing was being done.

Friday, January 20, 2012

• Revisiting William L. Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. (
Grey Stocking
digital image

Thursday, January 19, 2012

• Blighted lives. (First Things)
• The privilege of being exploited. (London Review of Books)
Musicians on the Water
graphite on paper 11.4 x 8.9 cm (4.5" x 3.5")

This drawing is a couple of years old. It was done in Tokyo, while being entertained by some floating musicians (albeit, faceless musicians).

Friday, January 13, 2012

• Parking woes in L.A. (Los Angeles Magazine)
• The retro heaven of Ray Bradbury. (The American Conservative)
Standing Male Figure
digital image (Original size: 40.6 x 20.3 cm, 16" x 8")

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

• If you're in the New york City area check out Art/Trek NYC, premiering in January, which branches out to NYC's five boroughs in a quest to showcase new and emerging artists. It premieres on NYC life (Channel 25). (NYC Media)
• Churchill's tastes in food and liquor. (HistoryToday)

• Photographing philosophers. (Talking Philosophy)
Odd Fence
gouache on paper 11.4 x 8.9 cm (4.5" x 3.5")

Thursday, January 05, 2012

• Complaints from George Steiner. (presseurop)
Lulu's Cat
oil on board 53.3 x 86.4 cm (21" x 34")

This painting is based on a digital image posted on Dec. 30, 2011, which, in turn, was based on an ink drawing originally posted on Dec. 5, 2011.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

• Problems with causality. (Wired)
Green House No. 2
oil on canvas 38.1 x 50.1 cm (15" x 20")

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year??? It's 2012, isn't it???
Dr. Katz: Dom Irrera