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Li Tianbing (Chinese, b. 1974), Nature Morte Chinoise No. 6, 2002. Oil on canvas, 96.5 x 130 cm.

egon schiele - alte giebelhäuser in krumau (1917)

Sneak peek of Alex Kanevsky’s upcoming show on May 1st! 

Marie-Elisabeth Merlin

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: 
A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. 
To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off… They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.” 
~ Pearl Buck
(Cy Twombley’s desk)

Yayoi Kusama in her New York studio, 1960.

Red Planet

Museum Monday: In collaboration with the Calder Foundation, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has organized the major retrospective of Alexander Calder, Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic. Highlighting many of his most iconic kinetic sculptures - including stabiles and mobiles fashioned from wire and metal - Calder and Abstraction is on view at LACMA through July 27, 2014. 
Alexander Calder: The Art of Invention, our inaugural exhibition at Pace Menlo Park, a pop-up gallery space at 300 El Camino Real in Menlo Park, California. On display through May 13, the exhibition will feature monumental stabiles, bronzes, standing and hanging mobiles, colorful gouaches, and wearable jewelry.