The Henry Miller Odyssey – To Paint is to Love Again

The Henry Miller Odyssey – To Paint is to Love Again

April 3rd, 2012 | Books, Documentaries, USA, Videos

Few people know that the famous author of Tropic of Cancer was an accomplished and respected painter who completed over 3000 watercolors in his lifetime. Painting, like his writing, was a metaphor for living life to the fullest. And few people have lived with as… Read More

Out-of-print John Chamberlain catalogue as a free e-book

Out-of-print John Chamberlain catalogue as a free e-book

March 30th, 2012 | Books, News, Sculptures

For a limited time, selections from the 1971 exhibition catalogue John Chamberlain: A Retrospective Exhibition are free to download through the Guggenheim Store. Available in EPUB format for reading on iPhones and iPads, the title was originally published on the occasion of John Chamberlain‘s first… Read More

Documentary – James Bond: The True Story

Documentary – James Bond: The True Story

March 21st, 2012 | Books, Documentaries, Film, Popculture, Videos

Author Ian Fleming wanted his suave secret agent to be the ultimate spy – but who provided the inspiration for Bond? This film reveals Fleming’s wartime service in naval intelligence and profiles two men who could have supplied the basis for Bond’s character. On February… Read More

“Steal Like An Artist” – A manifesto for creativity in the digital age

“Steal Like An Artist” – A manifesto for creativity in the digital age

March 13th, 2012 | Books, Copyright, Digital Art

A new book by Austin Kleon, the author of Newspaper Blackout, who has this to say: When I was asked to talk to students at a community college in upstate New York, I sat down and wrote a talk based on a list of 10… Read More

Celebrate Jack Kerouac’s 90th Birthday with Kerouac, the Movie

Celebrate Jack Kerouac’s 90th Birthday with Kerouac, the Movie

March 12th, 2012 | Books, Documentaries, USA, Videos

Today is the 90th birthday of the Beat writer Jack Kerouac. He was born March 12, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts to French-Canadian immigrants. He grew up speaking the Quebec French dialect Joual, and didn’t learn English until he was six years old. “The reason I… Read More

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

February 28th, 2012 | 3D, Animation, Awards, Books, Kids, Videos

Mr. Morris Lessmore won the Oscar for best animated short on Sunday night. Moonbot Studios really deserved it. Pixar has enough of them already anyway. And the award-winning short film is also an interactive narrative experience. William Joyce’s “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris… Read More

“Tree of Codes” by Jonathan Safran Foer

“Tree of Codes” by Jonathan Safran Foer

February 28th, 2012 | Books, Sculptures, Text, Videos

This book is as much a sculptural object as it is a work of masterful storytelling: here is an “enormous last day of life” that looks like it feels. The art book makers of Visual Editions did a wonderful job and “Tree of Codes” is… Read More

Social Media, Arabic Graffiti and Revolutions

Social Media, Arabic Graffiti and Revolutions

February 22nd, 2012 | Arab World, Books, Graffiti, Politics, Videos

‘Social media’ conjures up thoughts of instant internet communication, global chatter over the web, computers, mobiles, tweets, posts etc. But there is a communication form that predates these modern tools – political street art. Street art can be dated back to ancient Egypt and throughout… Read More

THE COMPOSITES

THE COMPOSITES

February 13th, 2012 | Books, Mashups

“Composites” is a pretty cool Tumblr Blog collecting “images created using law enforcement composite sketch software and descriptions of literary characters. All interesting suggestions considered. Include descriptive passages if you can. Read more on the project at The Atlantic. Created by Brian Joseph Davis. A… Read More

Iraqi art and artists celebrated in new book

Iraqi art and artists celebrated in new book

January 28th, 2012 | Books, Contemporary Art, Iraq

Iraqi artist Dia Al Azzawi with one of his works. Al Azzawi is co-editor of Art in Iraq Today that was launched at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai along with an exhibition showcasing paintings and sculptures from the late 1960s until 2010. Image Credit: Zarina… Read More