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Bearden

 

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Added by ken coleman on October 23, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments

for entertainment purposes only

 

Back in March I sent a piece to a mail art show in the Netherlands. I liked that piece, which was titled "Self Mailer: Address Unknown," so much that I decided to try to recreate, re-capture it in some way. Didn't turn out exactly like I intended. This group of photos shows steps along the way -- gluing, scraping, rearranging, scraping, sanding, glazing and on and on.  In the top left corner is the original mail art piece.  In the bottom right corner is the final…

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Added by ken coleman on October 6, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

pictograms

 

The abstract comics blog has a reference to Warja Lavater's book of pictograms. Not collage, but it seems to me there is a collage-like feeling to many of them. The book contains pictographic stores she made from the mid-1970s to the mid-90s.  A few sample pages can be seen here:   http://www.nieves.ch/catalogue/warjainside.html

Added by ken coleman on October 3, 2012 at 6:59am — No Comments

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What other collage sites do you visit?

I know of some but I’m wondering if there are other sites that members visit,  other than peoples’ individual web sites, that is. Many of the ones listed below (and I hope I’m not duplicating someone else’s efforts)  have been mentioned other places here on Collagist but I thought I’d try to get them together in one place. Of course, any comments I add are my own preceptions.

In no particular order

 

Kolaj Magazine…

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Added by ken coleman on September 18, 2012 at 2:00am — 4 Comments

Lenore Tawney's postcard collages

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One of the books I picked up recently on a book buying mini-spree is Lenore Tawney’s Signs On The Wind --  Postcard Collages, 2002.  I am familiar with her work as a fiber artist but was completely unaware of the collages. Turns out they are delightful pieces that she mailed to friends, herself, and maybe even her cats. The book format is 8 x 8 inch and as far as I can tell the postcards are presented actual size or close thereto, one…

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Added by ken coleman on September 14, 2012 at 5:53am — 6 Comments

art and films

Stumbled on this site recently -- Open Culture.

This LINK is for the Art section.  Some wonderful film/videos. From Wassily Kandinsky in the act of painting, to a case being made for European cave art being the earliest form of cinema, to David Hockney in the act of painting. My favorite so far is A Brief History of  …

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Added by ken coleman on July 14, 2012 at 5:16am — 1 Comment

appropriation, fair use, theft

 

Here's a link to an article in the New York Times about appropriation and fair use in the visual arts in a digital age.  The artist, Richard Prince, lost the case in Federal District Court but is appealing.

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Added by ken coleman on December 28, 2011 at 3:19pm — 14 Comments

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