Art Hash: Fine, Decorative, Design, Photography

Art Hash: Art, Blended

Art Bit and Photography: SoCal’s Art Scene–The Yin to NYC’s Yang (and an ode to the swimming pool)

When I think of art, contemporary art, art in general–working artists, avant-garde exhibitions, groundbreaking experiments–I used to knee-jerk straight for New York City. After all, Manhattan was Pollock’s stomping ground, … Continue reading

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Dangerous Beasts: The Femme Fatale in Fin-de-Siecle Art

With national attention drawn to debates on sexuality, particularly that of women, there’s no time like the present for a look back at the ‘insatiable’ appetites of femme fatales from … Continue reading

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Photography: Wolfgang Tillmans: Cross-Country Flight Leads to Color Insight

As I write, I’m recalling a conversation between me and a seat mate while flying from Los Angles to NYC: A glass of wine lubricating the awkward friendship strike-up on … Continue reading

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Fine Art: In New York City de Kooning’s Angry Women Yield to Something Softer

Autumn in New York City never felt hotter than when I was there this past September. After a late two latte-breakfast in the West Village–where I was firmly and happily … Continue reading

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Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright Goes Mayan

Something I’ve always loved about cities like New Orleans and Savannah is the sense that the streets, even the very energy of the city, are haunted–in some romantically gothic way– by ghosts of … Continue reading

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Photography: Lillian Bassman and the Feminine Mystique

Self-taught fashion photographer Lillian Bassman’s death last week at the age of 94 was especially poignant for me. It was Bassman’s photos that launched my love of vintage style photography–capturing … Continue reading

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Art Bit: Ansel Adams Does Old School L.A.

Most of us know Ansel Adams for his iconic images of Yosemite and the American Southwest. His pictures of Half Dome can be found in museum stores, book shops, and coffee table … Continue reading

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A Very Art Hash Welcome

Hi All, and welcome to Art Hash–my art magazine of sorts. I’ve studied art for years, have loved it even longer–blogging about it never occurred to me until I had a dream that … Continue reading

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Modernism…Stirred, not Shaken

Modernism, both an aesthetic and a philosophy related to art and design, was the dominant force of creativity throughout much of the twentieth century. With its roots in the fin … Continue reading

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Architecture: The Weary Traveler Inspired in Madrid

If you love travel and top-flight design (no pun intended), Madrid’s airport might well be a must-see destination on your next international adventure. Airports, high-design, and serenity aren’t words you … Continue reading

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Architecture: I.M. Pei from Paris to Qatar

I was 13, almost 14, when I first saw Paris; what was supposed to be a one-week trip turned into two after my mom declared we were having too much … Continue reading

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Design Bit: Kravet and Kravet Couture

Stylish trimmings, furnishings, carpets, and fabrics make Kravet a leading supplier to the trade when a space calls for high-end luxury with a light-hearted feel. From vanguards of the traditional to push-the-envelope-contemporary, … Continue reading

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