some art

painting, drawing, dreams, and thoughts

#pussygalore (at Lustucru)

#pussygalore (at Lustucru)

#JeanDubuffet Birthday. Here’s what he said about his work. I had given up around 1950 any ambitions of making a career as an artist. I had lost all interest in art shown in galleries and museums, and no longer inspired to fit into that world. I loved paintings done by children, and my only desire was to do the same, for my own pleasure. - Jean Dubuffet #JeanDubuffet #Artist

WITCHERY -  Whaley

WITCHERY - Whaley

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Caught on Camera
September 1972: Sam Francis

Sam Francis’s career as a painter and printmaker was brought about by fate more than anything else. He began as a pre-med student studying biology and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, which was interrupted by military service. While training to be a pilot with the United States Army Air Corps, he suffered an injury that developed into spinal tuberculosis. During the three-year recovery period, he began to paint as a form of distraction. Once he was informed that his illness would keep him from a medical career, he decided to become an artist.

Above, the artist stands in front of The Whiteness of the Whale, 1957, at the Members’ Preview of the exhibition Sam Francis: Paintings 1947–1972. This was the first retrospective presentation of Francis’s work, and spanned a quarter century while displaying a rare consistency of personal style. In addition to the collection of paintings, a wide selection of the artist’s watercolors was shown as a leitmotif of his evolving attitudes to form and color.

Francis intended to overwhelm the viewer with color, and blue and white were often the dominant themes in his work. His writings on paintings and color are highly visual themselves. In 1959, he wrote, “These paintings lie under the cloud that soared over the inlaid sea… You can’t interpret the dream of the canvas for this dream is the end of the hunt on the heavenly mountain—where nothing remains but the phoenix [symbol of rebirth] caught in the midst of lovely blueness.”* Untitled, 1956, the work that most clearly embodies this statement, is on view as part of Sincerely Yours: Treasures of the Queen City through September 14, 2014.

*In The New American Painting: As Shown in Eight European Countries 19581959 (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1959): 28. 

You can’t interpret the dream of the canvas for this dream is the end of the hunt on the heavenly mountain—where nothing remains but the phoenix [symbol of rebirth] caught in the midst of lovely blueness.”*…

Seascape #Basquiat 1983

Seascape #Basquiat 1983

Sky Cathedral - #LouiseNevelson

Sky Cathedral - #LouiseNevelson

#RichardArtschwager         Splatter Chair 3

#RichardArtschwager Splatter Chair 3

Aaron Curry #LoveBuzz #MichaelWernerGallery (at Musee Des Beaux Arts-Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts)

Aaron Curry #LoveBuzz #MichaelWernerGallery (at Musee Des Beaux Arts-Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts)

Vasco de Gama  2014 Acrylic on placemat , 17 x 17 in ., signed Whaley  (at Vasco De Gama)

Vasco de Gama 2014 Acrylic on placemat , 17 x 17 in ., signed Whaley (at Vasco De Gama)

making friends & getting rabies

making friends & getting rabies

The #Berlin Wall . Me standing in front of the Berlin Wall.

me & the #Berlin Wall

me & the #Berlin Wall