40KEssay »

Obama ‘HOPE’ Artist, Shepard Fairey, Pleads Guilty

junkyardarts February 26, 2012 0

Well, this is something: artist Shepard Fairey has plead guilty to criminal contempt in federal court and awaits sentencing which may involve up to six months in prison

Read More »
Creative Curation: Part 5

Creative Curation: Part 5

junkyardarts October 1, 2011 5

Public Art was always an important issue for me, though in our economic decline I see now more than ever the potential for public art programs in our cities and how they can lift

Read More »
Creative Curation: Part 4

Creative Curation: Part 4

junkyardarts August 24, 2011 0

Public Art was always an important issue for me, though in our economic decline I see now more than ever the potential for public art programs in our cities and how they can lift

Read More »

Pennsylvania Judge Hears Arguments (Again) Concerning Barnes Foundation’s New Home

junkyardarts August 3, 2011 4

After years of arguing over the Barnes Foundation collection, and subsequent settling of the case which decided the collection would move to it’s new home (and fancy new building) on Ben Franklin Blvd in

Read More »
Creative Curation: Part 3

Creative Curation: Part 3

junkyardarts July 31, 2011 0

Public Art was always an important issue for me, though in our economic decline I see now more than ever the potential for public art programs in our cities and how they can lift

Read More »
Creative Curation: Part 2

Creative Curation: Part 2

junkyardarts July 16, 2011 0

Public Art was always an important issue for me, though in our economic decline I see now more than ever the potential for public art programs in our cities and how they can lift

Read More »
Creative Curation: Part 1

Creative Curation: Part 1

junkyardarts July 9, 2011 0

Here we go! You asked me for my thesis (god knows why!) and now I’m giving it to you. Select chapters will be printed and you will see what the hell I was doing

Read More »

When Public Art Goes Bad & Suddenly My Thesis Is Relevant

junkyardarts July 7, 2011 0

Public art is tough for many people who are not involved in the arts to really get into. Many people think it is just a random statue in a park, or a mural in

Read More »

Banality and the Law: Copyright, Cupcakes and Koons

junkyardarts February 22, 2011 0

Who is the ultimate authority on art law?  Is it the art historians?  Is it the artists themselves?  Or is the ultimate authority becoming lawyers and judges in the courtroom? It’s time for a

Read More »

Ron English, Reality, and Convoluted Art Speak

junkyardarts November 19, 2010 2

As to be expected, there was a lot of complex, and equally convoluted, art theories and artspeak during my time in grad school.  Particularly in the Contemporary Art programs (duh).  Luckily, I was able

Read More »