Friday, May 20, 2022

Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint-Phalle died on this day in 2002.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Stanley Brouwn

Stanley Brouwn died on this day in 2017, at the age of 81. 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Barbara Kruger | Who becomes a ‘murderer’ in post-Roe America?

Following the recent leak of a Supreme Court ruling that aims to overturn Roe vs. Wade, Barbara Kruger reimagines her classic 1989 silk-screen portrait Untitled (Your body is a battleground) for the current cover of New York Magazine. 

“If the end of Roe has come as a shock to anyone, that means they haven’t been paying attention. The left and center are asleep at the wheel of a slow-moving car crash and have not addressed the issue with forthrightness. The question, “Who becomes a ‘murderer’ in post-Roe America?” — and I put murderer in quotes for a reason; it is the discourse of the right — is really the crux of the issue that few on the right have the candor to ask or answer. Who is punished in a world where abortion is ‘murder’?”
- Barbara Kruger

Sunday, May 15, 2022

After two weeks of Chess sets there's both a backlog of things to post, and a need for a little break. Posts will resume shortly, with the above works and a focus on Siglio Press, who just announced their new Christian Marlcay title [top] yesterday. 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Additional Chess sets by Tracey Emin, Max Ernst, Maurizio Cattelan, The Chapman Brothers, Damian Hirst, Kelly Mark, Gavin Turk, Alastair Mackie, Tom Friedman, and Takako Saito. 

Friday, May 13, 2022

Yoko Ono's Chess Partners

Yoko Ono playing chess on her White Chess Set [Play it by Trust] with Fluxus scholar Jon Hendricks, artist Shinya Watanabe, collector Luigi Bonotto, RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, her second husband Tony Cox, and her third husband John Lennon.