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ART EPHEMERA TV: EPISODE 4

Episode 4 of “Art Ephemera TV,” this website’s short documentary series on Vimeo and YouTube, is now complete! It chronicles the New Zealand-born artist Susan Te Kahurangi King who lost her speech between the age of four and eight and has spent the last 50+ years creating a compendium of observations, feelings, and imaginary worlds through...

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JOSEP BAQUÉ

While even the most rigid art critic would have to concede the role of the beholder in matters of taste, rarely has a body of work addressed this concept so directly as that of Josep Baqué’s oeuvre. Comprised of 1,500 numbered illustrations of imaginary creatures, the Catalonian artist (1895-1967) assembled them in a bound bestiary sometime before...

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FEATURE: ERNESTO PAVONE

I must confess a few things before getting started here. One, I have no idea where Ernesto Pavone lives, other than to say he’s in a family-oriented neighborhood of Brooklyn. No, not one of the ones currently being infested by us young culture vultures (Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights); more the kind where few human beings are seen...

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MELVIN WAY

I had every intention of writing up Melvin Way‘s new show at the Christian Berst Art Brut gallery on the Lower East Side while it was still up, but that moment has passed. It closed July 19th. May this latent write-up atone where it can. First off, it should be noted that the modern mass...

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ERIK PARKER

NYC’s Erik Parker is a master stylist. In recent years, the artist’s work has become blue chip: his prints now sell through Pace Gallery, one of the biggies in New York and on the international scene. Yet part of Parker’s crossover appeal is the way he marries outsider styles (graffiti, illustration, art brut) with traditional fine art...

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