Tag Archives: Ben Shahn

visual language: academia and the derisive sniff

Back to the complex visual language of graphic design.If academics spent more time scrounging in junk stores…. Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com) : I spend a lot of time digging around in bins of garbage. i love it. I love going to … Continue reading

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man with the golden eye

Another brilliant article by Art Chantry. This one on CBS and William Golden and Art touches on some social-psychological angles to mass media culture that defined much of the pre-boomer generation: by ART CHANTRY (http://www.artchantry.com/) corporate history books are great … Continue reading

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East of eden: most likely to secede

the recent death of Jack Levine, at 95 years old, serves as a reminder that the artistic currents and social issues that confronted him and his contemporaries are illuminating in their reflection of  our present condition. It was an  era … Continue reading

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ceremonies of innocence: zesty improvised lives

The more things change, the more they stay the same? Before Helen Levitt and James Agee worked together on the documentary “The Quiet One” , they had planned to collaborate on a book of photographs and text. Levitt took the … Continue reading

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CONSIGNED TO OBLIVION

Art in Limbo. Like lost packages at the post office without a return address. Metaphorically, on the bottom of the ocean in Davy Jones locker. Painters without a name, art without a number. Every generation of art has its casualties … Continue reading

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