You might know Ernie Barnes from Sports Illustrated
, or from a Marvin Gaye
album cover. He has a powerful 9/11
painting. This past February he was named “America’s Best Painter of Sports” by the Board of Trustees of the American Sport Art Museum
Caution. Low Flying Planes:
"He arrived with a ladder, paint and rope. Brazenly, alone and in broad daylight last Saturday, James Peterson, "guerrilla artist," climbed atop a landmark TriBeCa building just nine blocks from Ground Zero. It was a one-story garage, right next to a large brick wall. It became his canvas. He painted a Warholesque message about Sept. 11, 2001."
a debated artistic statement about 9.11. aside from the fact that it was a public building he painted on, how do you feel about this
. [via the washington post]
The Art of Terror.
Damien Hirst, one of Britain's most celebrated artists, told the BBC last month that the Sept. 11 attacks were "visually stunning" artworks and that the perpetrators "need congratulating."
A stomach-turning account of how the art-dingbat world views the September 11 attacks.
Tumbling Woman A statue of a falling woman designed as a memorial to those who jumped or fell to their death from the World Trade Center was abruptly draped in cloth and curtained off Wednesday because of complaints that it was too disturbing.
It's all right if you don't want to discuss it here and now. I was also in NYC and saw the towers on that day.
Art Fights Back
— an exhibit of poster art at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa — displays images dedicated to the memory of September 11 and support of the Unites States and its troops. Seems like a typical thing to do around war time, right?
Take a close look at the actual poster design
. Don't they seem rather non-American
in their artistic style? In fact, they recall an era of poster design for a dramatically different context
than what was typically thought of as U.S. patriotism.
Will a changing world change film?
Will the Sept. 11th tragedy instill a new social or political significance to contempoary art?
Does this mark the end of irony?
How do you think these recent events are going to shape film, art and comedy?
Mommy Liberty and Eliza Gauger
a younger American lets us old folks know what she thinks with some art
I went to the Laurie Anderson show last night in Toronto. I seriously didn't want to
and was praying for a cancelled show. I ended up enjoying it fully. Art really can heal. She began the
show by dedicating the music to "everyone who died Tuesday, freedom and sanity."
Strangely, many of her songs make reference to airplanes and fire. Spookiest moment of the night: during her signature song "O Superman," the lines "Here come the planes. They're American planes, made by Americans." Read the lyrics - the song is loaded with eerie references.