Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
1. Sofles “Gold Fat Cap”
2. Thomas Medicus -Best Before.
3. Edward Hopper’s New York: First Impressions via The Whitney Museum
BSA Special Feature: Sofles “Gold Fat Cap“
Fresh paint from Sofles, a night session from a beyond-writer at the height of his powers and using a single gold fat cap. To the sounds of breezes, traffic, and the muffled strains of Creedence Clearwater Revival and Chuck Berry. Followed in the sunlight by birds chirping. Isn’t life rich?
Thomas Medicus -Best Before
His sculptural works are usually more involved than this. Still, it is entertaining to watch the active destruction of this piece using at least some of the vocabulary of deconstruction and urban decay.
Unpacking Hopper’s New York: First Impressions via The Whitney Museum
“Edward Hopper’s first impressions of New York with exhibition organizers Kim Conaty, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints, and Melinda Lang, Senior Curatorial Assistant. In 1899 when he was seventeen, Hopper began commuting to New York from Nyack by train and ferry to study art. In 1906, he entered the commercial art field and worked as a freelancer for several New York advertising agencies and magazines. Starting in 1913, Hopper lived and worked at 3 Washington Square North and, with his wife Jo, he remained until his death in 1967.”