Tag Archives: British art

Francis Bacon’s anguished Pope Innocent X at Sotheby’s: talk about art with wall power

Pictures of Popes and Cardinals can be a difficult sell.  While these were prevalent in the centuries prior to the 20th, I wouldn’t say they are popular with today’s artists or art-buying crowd.  So what’s all the fuss about a … Continue reading

Kevin Geary: an artistic chameleon

In the historic tradition of art, the gifted artist first learned to draw and then to paint … whether a portrait, landscape or religious subject.  Perhaps not the first, but we know the great Titian broke this mold and colored … Continue reading

the underwater art-world of Jason de Caires Taylor

 Cancún, México   This past New Year, I had the good fortune to dive around the waters of Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc off Cancún in México in search of the legendary lost city of Atlantis. Truth be told, what … Continue reading

painting one of his own

I recently went to Lehmann Maupin, one of my favorite contemporary art galleries on 26th street in Chelsea, to see their summer exhibition titled, On Shuffle, a group exhibition of interdisciplinary underground cult figures in various mediums, which use and … Continue reading