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Creatives Frolic: “Artists Unframed” Serves Up the Ultimate Snapshot

Creatives Frolic: “Artists Unframed” Serves Up the Ultimate Snapshot

by Catherine D. Anspon
05.22.15

Hot off the press this month is Merry A. Foresta‘s scintillating art tome/photo album Artists Unframed (Princeton Architectural Press, May 20150, $24.95). Foresta, former photo curator at the Smithsonian Institution, raided the venerable institution’s Archives of American Art to select more than 100 largely unknown images that reveal candid moments in the lives of our country’s top creatives. The images encompass Warhol from pre-Factory to Superstar days, Diego Rivera and Frida Read

Texas Auction Fever:
World Records Hammered Down
at Heritage Auctions

by Catherine D. Anspon
05.20.15
Believe the Picasso $179 million canvas — The Women of Algiers (Version ‘O’), painted Valentine’s Day 1955 — sold at Christie's this month is the only #worldauctionrecord? Think again. Read
Texas Auction Fever: <br />World Records Hammered Down <br />at Heritage Auctions
Pop-Surrealism Packs Political Punch in San Antonio

Pop-Surrealism Packs Political Punch in San Antonio

by Catherine D. Anspon
05.16.15

It’s an important homecoming when San Antonio native son Alejandro Diaz returns to his home town for a one-person solo, “It Takes a Village,” at the Linda Pace Foundation gallery SPACE. The New York-based, internationally exhibited Diaz is one of Pace’s signature artists who showed early on at Artpace, the residency program/kunsthalle founded by the picante sauce heiress. Diaz Read

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Portraits From Prison: Amy Elkins Glimpses Life Lived in an 8 x 10 Cell

by Catherine D. Anspon
05.12.15
Many of the complicated sociopolitical concerns and human rights issues about life in prison — specifically solitary confinement — are confronted by Houston Center for Photography's very topical installation, "Black is the Day, Black is the Night" and "Parting Words." Read
Portraits From Prison: Amy Elkins Glimpses Life Lived in an 8 x 10 Cell
Betting on Donald Baechler: Cool Cones, a Bronze Phone and More at McClain Gallery
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Betting on Donald Baechler: Cool Cones, a Bronze Phone and More at McClain Gallery

by Catherine D. Anspon
05.05.15

Donald Baechler‘s good-humored collages, bronzes and canvases — now on view at McClain Gallery — may not be political commentary, but they employ a shorthand codex of symbols to create a sense of whimsy along the lines of a contemporary Miró or Klee. The mid-career, New York-based artist serves up a refreshing anecdote to today’s Read