ALSoutine: Slaughtered Animals

ALSoutine: Slaughtered Animals

By Thomas McManus, Associate Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology  In 1922, Albert Barnes, a Philadelphia doctor who made his fortune marketing a drug named Argyrol, decided to go on an art-buying spree in Paris. During a visit to Paul Guillaume’s gallery, he noticed a small painting. It depicted a pastry chef by an unknown artist….

Will Virtual Reality Disrupt The Art World?

Will Virtual Reality Disrupt The Art World?

The new philosophy “buy experiences, not things” has the art world scrambling. These days, the affluent would rather shell out thousands for a trip to Disney World instead of buying a fine art piece. Don’t just take my word for it, however. According to The Guardian, “New figures show we are continuing to spend less…

DISPATCHES FROM CRUTCH – GREYHOUND BUS STATION MEMORIES

When I was young my Mother managed the restaurant Nites in the Greyhound Bus Station, this was a time almost all still traveled by bus, so very busy, everyone dressed up to travel then and many soldiers n sailors in uniform traveling here and there…not low class like now..well she was quite busy when the buses were…

DISPATCHES FROM CRUTCH – NEW ORLEANS

A Dab of Ink…more years ago than I like to remember, I was shipping out of New Orleans, this was the “old” New Orleans when it was cool. It was still very Frenchy/European for a city in the USA. The Port along the river was bustling with activity, ships coming, ships going, all over the…