FRAGONARD IN LOVE. SUITOR AND LIBERTINE @ Musée du Luxembourg

Below are a selection of the drawings a Fragonard exhibit from a 2016 show. Had a ball with all the fabulous and fashionable older Parisian set at this quaint little museum right inside the Luxembourg Garden.

“Jean-Honoré Fragonard was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo manner was distinguished by remarkable facility, exuberance, and hedonism.Wikipedia
Born: April 5, 1732, Grasse, France
Died:
August 22, 1806, Paris, France

 

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Ipad Drawings by James Lipovac

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José Antonio Suárez Londoño @ the 2013 Venice Biennale’s Encyclopedic Palace

The Labs happened upon José Antonio Suárez Londoño in Venice. Born in Medellín, Colombia in 1955, he is a persistent draftsman and documentarian of the imagined.london

His practice is to create a drawing a day. Originally this charge came from writer friend, Héctor Abad. Abad proposed a collaboration where Suárez Londoño would make work to inspire the author’s writing. At the end of each month, Suárez Londoño was to share his drawings with Abad, who would then create a work from these 30 or so drawings. In the end, at least in the story we were told, the output coming in proved too overwhelming for old Héctor, who backed out of his end, even though it seems to us that our guy was doing all the heavy lifting. Still the Labs sends many thanks to Abad for inspiring Suárez Londoño to make these intimate, outstanding, imaginative, tedious, whimsical, and mysterious gems.londono londono1

Suárez Londoño remained engaged in the rigor of this encyclopedic way of working, and decided to continue making daily work tied to his daily readings, starting with Brian Eno’s A Year with Swollen Appendices. The images pictured here are from his collection “Franz Kafka, Diaries II, 1914-1923”. Our understanding is that there are 365 of these bad boys, all done in 2000, all mixed media, all 13 x 20 cm, and all better than anything you made all year!

Enjoy, readers!

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Romare Bearden at MOMA


Tom LaDuke, Eyes for Voice, at CRG gallery, November through December, 2011


Howard Fonda at Mixed Greens, November 2011 through January 2012


Walton Ford, I DON’T LIKE TO LOOK AT HIM, JACK. IT MAKES ME THINK OF THAT AWFUL DAY ON THE ISLAND, at Paul Kasmin Gallery,NOVEMBER 3 THRU DECEMBER 23, 2011