Best Looking Bikes EVAH!

Deplorable Baskets are the coolest things that I have seen in a long time, and they are attached to neon green (my favorite color) rental bicycles! Via The American Mirror: Just when you think Los Angeles street artist Sabo can’t top himself, he ups his game. The artist recently posted several photos on Facebook showing his latest … Continue reading Best Looking Bikes EVAH!

This blog post was not brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts

By John Ruberry Last week President Trump released his proposed fiscal 2018 budget. Not included in it was funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The left, which dominates the arts, responded predictably, acting as if art itself was being attacked. Sit down and breathe deeply. Close … Continue reading This blog post was not brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts

“This is not a pipe”

Back in the late 1920s, René Magritte painted a smoking pipe, and under it, in neat calligraphy, wrote, "Ceci n'est pas une pipe.", French for "This is not a pipe." He titled the painting La trahison des images (The Treachery of Images), meaning that it is a painting of a pipe, not an actual pipe … Continue reading “This is not a pipe”

How to convert Modern Art from Junk into something actually meaningful

Caecilius: Modern art. Out of the way, that's it. Oh, Rombus, I'm a little bit peckish. Get me some ants in honey, there's a good lad. Ooo, maybe a dormouse? What do you think? Metella: You call it modern art, I call it a blooming great waste of space. Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii … Continue reading How to convert Modern Art from Junk into something actually meaningful

Voices of the vendors Look Above at the Catholic Marketing Trade Show

I speak to Ruthie Catino of Look Above / Canning Hunger at the Catholic Marketing Trade Show Canning Hunger's web site is here, their facebook page is here, their youtube page is here. If you want to order the sculpture in the video email them here.

Colombia: The controversy started by . . . Justin Bieber?

The Canadian kid goes to Bogota, Colombia, indulges in misbehavior, gets away with it, and now the locals want to, too:  Justin Bieber’s visit to Bogota opened doors for Colombian graffiti artists. Well, pardon my old-fogieness, but "graffiti artist" is an oxymoron. Vandalism is what comes to mind. But, when you're a celebrity who gets … Continue reading Colombia: The controversy started by . . . Justin Bieber?

As for the President’s choice of Rockwell for the White House

I approve. A great nation should be able to bluntly say things as they are, and describe the past as it was. Rockwell's painting did so. Of course, somebody needs to tell Joe Biden that this whole "saying things as they are" bit also applies to our rivals, friends and enemies as well.

So much for the “we don’t censor art” crowd

There was a big ta doo about a piece of "art" in Colorado that depicts Christ giving someone a BJ: Many turned out in support of the piece and the Museum/Gallery. Some supporters of the art wore white patches on their chests that read: “Censored?”. Well we aren't going to take down this, this is … Continue reading So much for the “we don’t censor art” crowd

I think that the fuss over this White House Art is a bit silly

I don't know what is worse, the idea that a series of colored blocks is considered art or that someone decided it was worth copying? I don't see how this is worth a lot of debate but lets talk some basic facts: 1. Yes this is a copy of the first picture 2. The reason … Continue reading I think that the fuss over this White House Art is a bit silly

The American Leonardo: Amazon Vine Review

My review of John Brewer's book The American Leonardo: A Tale of Obsession, Art and Money is available at Amazon.com here. This is a great telling of the story of one of the great legal controversies in the art world for over 80 years which still isn't resolved. In addition any follower of current politics … Continue reading The American Leonardo: Amazon Vine Review