Ed Ruscha talks about the cultural curiosities which fill his photography book series. He explains he "had no real agenda or message" when photographing the swimming pools, gas stations and parking lots of Los Angeles yet found an artistic value and new perspective in shooting the scenes from above.
Jasper Sharp, Adjunct Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is talking about the exhibition "Ed Ruscha - The Ancients Stole All Our Great Ideas". This exhibition is the first in a new series for which internationally-renowned artists are invited to work with the collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Ed Ruscha is one of the most important artists of our time. Moving freely between painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and graphic design, his work has remained consistently inventive and defining of its time. He first visited Vienna and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1961. Exactly fifty years later Ruscha was invited by the museum to return, to spend time with its curators and explore its collections. This exhibition, for which each object was personally chosen by the artist, is the result. September 25 -- December 2, 2012 An exhibition of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, curated by Ed Ruscha For more information see http://www.khm.at/en/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/ed-ruscha/
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Renowned American artist Ed Ruscha gives his best wishes to those bidding at the Rita Hayworth Alzheimer's Gala. Our collaboration with Ruscha resulted in Huntsman producing a bona fide work of art in the form of a one off jacket with Ruscha's famous ‘Boy Meet’s Girl’ painting as the lining. It will be sold, as per the artist will, to benefit a charity close to Ruscha and Huntsmans heart. Yasmin Aga Khan is doing an amazing job raising money for Alzheimer research, in memory of her mother Rita Hayworth who suffered from that terrible disease. Huntsman is proud to contribute again to her efforts by offering this unique bespoke commission (for a man or woman) at the New York Rita Hayworth Alzheimer’s Gala Auction on October 25th. For live bidding please head to https://501auctions.com/alzritahayworthgala/item/292618
"To me, painting is a metaphor for my existence," says Moses. "It all feeds into my paintings. How these paintings are read, well, different people read them in different ways." Regarded as one of the most innovative and prominent abstract expressionists of the post-war era, Moses has achieved international acclaim for his experimental and evolutionary bodies of work. Moses is still awed by the process of his creations carefully noting that his technique is continuously morphing rather than necessarily changing. "I never know when that moment will happen when I realize that I have something special," reflects Moses. "But when it does, it can come at me with such surprise -- that is a beautiful thing." His most recent paintings are a large multi-panel Waterfall Series containing specs of glitter and brilliant, florescent colors and the smokey atmospheric paintings of his Sumo series. These contain elements spray painted through netting and stencils, layered on top of one another. Born in Long Beach, California in 1926, Moses enlisted in the Navy at 17 and served as a surgical technician during World War II. After the war, Moses studied at Long Beach City College before transferring to UCLA to train under the expressionist painter Rico Lebrun. In 1957, Moses exhibited at the famous Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles along with other prominent artists such as Wallace Berman, Robert Irwin and Ed Rusha. In 1996, Moses' paintings were documented in a major retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Arts. In 1980, Moses received a Guggenheim Fellowship which is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional creative ability in the arts. Moses has had numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally over the span of his six decade long career. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together and share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x= independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (* Subject to certain rules and regulations)
like us at http://www.facebook.com/henryandrel The epic life of a world-class artist, jammed into six minutes. Narrated by Tom Waits. Commissioned by LACMA for their first annual "Art + Film Gala" honoring John Baldessari and Clint Eastwood. directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman (http://gosupermarche.com/) edited by Max Joseph (http://www.maxjoseph.com/) written by Gabriel Nussbaum (http://www.bankstreetfilms.com) cinematography by Magdalena Gorka (http://magdalenagorka.com/) & Henry Joost produced by Mandy Yaeger & Erin Wright Thank you to John Baldessari and his studio. (http://www.baldessari.org/)
A split-screen tour of what the same streets in downtown L.A. looked like in the nineteen-forties and today. Music: Mr. Black - High Roller Still haven’t subscribed to The New Yorker on YouTube ►► http://bit.ly/newyorkeryoutubesub CONNECT WITH THE NEW YORKER Web: http://www.newyorker.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/NewYorker Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newyorker Google+: http://plus.google.com/+newyorker Instagram: http://instagram.com/newyorkermag Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thenewyorker Tumblr: http://newyorker.tumblr.com The Scene: http://thescene.com/thenewyorker Want even more? Subscribe to The Scene: http://bit.ly/subthescene Seventy Years of Los Angeles, Then and Now | The New Yorker Director: Keven McAlester Producer: Keven McAlester
This event was recorded on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts as part of The Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program. Mark Steinmetz's monochrome portraits are striking both for their understatement and for the way in which they imbue offhand moments with significance. The photo series that made his name came about in 1996, when Steinmetz, a defiantly local photographer, decided to document the occupants of Jittery Joe's, a coffee shop in his hometown of Athens, Georgia. Steinmetz's specialty is the hung narrative -- where are these people going? What are they thinking? This is made especially apparent in his images taken by highways. What is the squinting, baggy-eyed, but handsome youth doing on the interstate in "Off I-40, Knoxville"? He's wearing a dressy, countrified jacket and pencil tie, and looks completely out of place. Similarly the bespectacled boy blowing bubble-gum, who sits beside the road in "Off Highway 441", North of Clayton, Georgia; the road becomes a metaphor for a life journey, destination unknown. These are the looks of youths the world over. Is it something universal -- a product of adolescence itself? Or something learned from movies, magazines, and musicians? These images won't provide the answers; rather Steinmetz revels in images that stand at the very cusp of a question. Steinmetz has received a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and a Georgia Council for the Arts Grant, among other awards. His work is in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Reader's Digest collection in Pleasantville, New Jersey. Steinmetz has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Grand Central Terminal, New York; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Generous support for the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is provided by the Pilara Foundation / Pier 24 and Randi & Bob Fisher. Additional support by the Black Dog Private Foundation.
What does deadpan mean? A spoken definition of deadpan. Intro Sound: Typewriter - Tamskp Licensed under CC:BA 3.0 Outro Music: Groove Groove - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under CC:BA 3.0 Intro/Outro Photo: The best days are not planned - Marcus Hansson Licensed under CC-BY-2.0 Book Image: Open Book template PSD - DougitDesign Licensed under CC:BA 3.0 Text derived from: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/deadpan Text to Speech powered by TTS-API.COM
Video clip from the movie "Bob Roberts" (1992)featuring Tim Robbins as a creepy right-wing folk singer/senatorial candidate who makes this video, a parody/homage to Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues," with a dash of Robert Palmer thrown in.