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MARSDEN HARTLEY’S MAINE

Hartley was the first modernist American painter. He abstracted nature –  waves, rocks, clouds into block and balloons. He pre-dated Piccasso who got all the credit for abstracting shapes in nature.  He said it took four years to figure out how to paint the mountains; he really got it though. Clouds dance in the sky…

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Lego Me Arm, Matey

A dispatch from Crutch, Lift Trucks Project correspondent at large. With many thanks to, “S—t my LPO says.” There is a Facebook page called”S _ _ T MY LPO SAYS ” LPO means Leading Petty Officer.. They post all sorts of funny and many times not so funny new navy stuff…lots of new sailor Tats….

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Arthole at DIA

Here is the DIA Art Foundation’s 350,000 square feet of art space that was formerly an old box factory for Nabisco. We suppose in a science-fiction kind of way it’s pretty cool, but ghosts abound as most of it appears as dull as an unsalted three-day-old cracker. One clue is the nearly empty parking lot,…

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I Scream, You Scream

So, the real question is:  Does The Scream still shock?  John Canaday, the famous New York Times art critic, said (to paraphrase) of the Mona Lisa;  We can’t see it anymore. We see the icon, fame and the money it’s worth. Paintings can become items of value. They lose the expression of the times, the…

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Dispatch from Crutch.

” Screwed, Blued, and Tattooed “…which normally in sailor tongue meant you had done it all in that Port of Call…and at this joint you certainly could make that statement a reality….in my day ladies mostly imports from Argentina ….a wild wooley place…. I was there twice 69 and 73 …it was fun haha ….what…