Saturday, March 31, 2012

Miety Heiden & Robert Looker

Sotheby’s has announced its exhibition, “Keith Haring: Shine On.” Opening March 30, it presents 32 works across a wide range of mediums, like canvases, tarps and sculpture, ranging in value from $25,000 to $1.5 million. While it may regularly sell above its estimates at public auction, Haring’s work has not sold as well as his peers like Jean-Michel Basquiat. According to the Artnet database, Basquiat’s current worldwide auction record is the $14.6 million achieved at Sotheby’s New York at the height of the last art market boom in May, 2007, for an untitled painting from 1981. Last June, a Basquiat painting from the same year made $8.7 million at Sotheby’s in London. Haring’s record is just $2.8 million, for an ink-on-tarpaulin piece from 1982 that sold at Christie’s New York in May, 2007. “[Haring] has always been somebody we felt was undervalued,” Miety Heiden head of contemporary private sales at Sotheby’s said. “His work is relatively cheap for what it is.”

Rothko Untitled 1956

The Rothko Chapel
•The Rothko Chapel extends hospitality for personal ceremonial events such as weddings, baptisms, bar mitzvahs, and memorial services.
•The understated beauty of the space makes it an ideal environment for simple yet elegant ceremonies.
•The interfaith sanctuary creates a tranquil atmosphere for contemplation and remembrance.
• The Rothko Chapel logo may not be used for invitations or programs.
• Photography and videotaping is not permitted inside the Chapel building.
• Ceremonies and services are scheduled no earlier than 11:00 a.m. and no later than 4:00 p.m.
• If you wish to schedule a wedding or a religious service between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. there will be an added fee
• The total time allotted for private events is 60 minutes including seating and departure of guests.
• The Chapel Archives Office is available for use on weekends or after office hours as a dressing/waiting room for the bride and her attendants; a charge will be added to the overall fee for each hour of use.
• Decorations including candles and flower arrangements are not permitted inside the Chapel, but flowers may be worn or carried.
• A guestbook, programs, and one small photograph may be placed on the desk in the foyer.
• No caskets or funerary urns are allowed in the Chapel or on the Chapel grounds.
For rental fees, additional information or to reserve the Chapel for your private ceremony, contact Ashley Clemmer Hoffman at or call 713.660.1404.
• Visuals such as slides, video and artwork are not permitted.

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

Friday, March 30, 2012

Marz 30 Happy Birthday Vincent Van Gogh

Heart On

Love, DickPlease Try To Forgive Dick Cheney
He's so cute.

all the way to the bank....

Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins and John Laurie Wallace on a BeachThomas Eakins in a Swim Suit

apparently brief, and very little is known of it, or of Kenton.

Thomas Eakins - The Thinker: Portrait of Louis N. KentonLouis N. Kenton (1865–1947) was Eakins's brother-in-law, having married Elizabeth Macdowell (1858–1953), sister of Eakins's wife Susan, in 1889. Elizabeth studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, exhibited professionally, and traveled widely. Her marriage to Kenton was stormy and apparently brief, and very little is known of it, or of Kenton. The title associated with this portrait, "The Thinker," was at one time based upon an inscription on the reverse that apparently was placed there by Susan Eakins. Beginning in 1900, the portrait was widely exhibited and much admired. An oil study for the portrait is in the Farnsworth Library and Art Museum in Rockland, Maine. - MyMet

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Joshua Neustein

Donald Moffett

Hennessy Youngman/Jayson Musson

Michael Smith

Conner Habib

Conner Habib and Allen Silver.
Conner Habib's Blog:
I’m a writer, a porn star, and a teacher. I’ve won awards for all three things, and am grateful and still astounded by that. I’m an anthroposophist and nice fella.

Jane Fonda set to play Nancy Reagan

In the midst of recruiting an all-star ensemble for his long-gestating passion project "The Butler," director Lee Daniels has tapped Jane Fonda to play Nancy Reagan.
Based on a Washington Post report by Wil Haygood, pic follows Eugene Allen, the White House butler whose career started with Harry Truman in 1952 and ended in 1986 with Ronald Reagan. Forest Whitaker is closing a deal to play Allen, while Oprah Winfrey remains in talks to play his wife. David Oyelowo is in negotiations to play Allen's son, while Liam Neeson and John Cusack are circling presidential supporting roles as Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon, respectively. Fonda will appear in a handful of scenes as the first lady of the United States. - JEFF SNEIDER

Maxwell Snow set to play Hilton Kramer



Ye Ye

Kathy Grayson

Gina Lynn