KAWS

Last point in this Artsy write up is true- I discovered KAWS abstract work first (GQ wrote about him recently as well). It’s kind of funny that the big “A” Art world still toys with an in/out paradigm discussion at all- like either choice (or success in either world) is about anything other than money. Being sold in a specific channel makes something Art? No, the time and weight of history does that.

#kaws

Mohamed Melehi

Mosaic Room in London went #tbt with this show exploring how Melehi and other “artists in postcolonial Casablanca created a specifically Moroccan form of Modernism, merging the influences of Pop art and Hard-edge painting with the rich tradition of abstraction in Berber craft and architecture.”

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Stuart Davis

Big time #tbt

The featured image for this Artsy article caught my eye because Stuart has always fascinated me– I’ve been known on more than one occasion to espouse the idea that abstract painting aspires to a condition which jazz naturally achieves (where form and content are indistinguishable). Great job by Jackson Arn to point out that Davis’s aspirations for his work “had already been achieved by virtuosic black musicians.”

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