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GOK-NYBGThe City of New York is seeking female candidates, for honoring with a statue in Central Park. We recommend the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), who spent several decades of her long and fruitful life in NYC — and as a true feminist worked hard, was excellent at what she did, and got along with men.

The photo is from a recent Georgia O’Keeffe talk at the New York Botanical Garden.

StreetArt18tHigh School Grad, NYC – June 22, 2018

Father'sDay18Since the French Revolution, succeeding generations have been intent on questioning, even demolishing paternal authority (fatherhood) — especially Heavenly Fatherhood — with the result being an epic crisis of identity.

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MarvinRand-CaliforniaCaptured1MarvinRand-CaliforniaCaptured2Those smitten by “Mid-Century Modern” will find plenty to like in “California Captured” (Phaidon, 2018), a book of photographs by Marvin Rand (1924-2009), documenting the work of architects whose buildings help mythologize a place and time.

NYBG-GOK1NYBG-GOK2In 1939, the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe spent 3 months painting in Hawaii, as part of an artist series commissioned by the Dole Pineapple Company. Two of her Hawaii pictures (out of 20 made) were used in print ads for the company. The New York Botanical Garden has recently brought together the fruits of O’Keeffe’s time in Hawaii, in a show that runs through October 28, 2018.NYBG-GOKEspecially noteworthy are the “Waterfall” paintings, which seem more personal, prefiguring O’Keeffe’s important “Black Place” paintings of the 1940s.

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Elmhurst, NY – June 1, 2018

MemorialDayChipperAlso, on Memorial Day we recall the the innocent victims of American ‘justice.’

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