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Art and Craft Landis Picasso Movie Screen Shot

Not That Easy — Movie Review of Art and Craft

Not That Easy — Movie Review of Art and Craft

The first time I read about Mark Landis, from New Yorker magazine around 2013, I thought the story would make a great film. And now the film is out. As a documentary, Art and Craft has its fundamental flaws. By the time Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman started the film, Landis had become too prominent

Belo Collection Auction

Curator Recalls Assembling the Belo Collection- Auction Saturday

m4s0n501 A staggering amount of contemporary Texas art currently lines the walls of Heritage Auctions in the Design District. And many works were unable to be displayed. They are from the collection of the Belo Corporation, and going up for auction Saturday. The Belo Corporation amassed the art during its media heyday. Belo owned broadcast and

Man Reading Rembrandt Clarke

Yes, It’s a Rembrandt, Probably

A painting at the Clark Art Institute titled Man Reading is indeed by the Dutch Master Rembrandt, at least if the assessment of a leading scholar is correct. Ernst van de Wetering, long-time head of the Netherlands-based Rembrandt Research Project, unequivocally attributed it in a recent publication. However even the affirmation won’t end the debate over this

Roger Winter

Roger Winter on Bob Wade, Otis Dozier and Recognition for Texas Art

Roger Winter was in town for the Transfer of Spirit exhibition at Kirk Hopper. We sat down with him the next morning to discuss Texas art and his multiple decade history here. Roger talks about artists Bob Wade, Otis Dozier and about what it will take to put Texas art on the map.  Here’s an

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We See No Strangers, But ourselves — Maryanne Meltzer’s Stranger Series

Maryanne Meltzer (1922-2014) is remembered as a vibrant personality and a strong voice for women in the art community. Having studied with Otis Dozier and Jerry Bywaters in her earlier years, at the age of 67 she went to complete her masters degree in Aesthetic Studies, under Argentina-born artist Kazuya Sakai. Figures are the core

Texas Art Expo, 2014

Defining Texas Art

What is Texas Art? That is ONE important question that artists, curators, auctioneers and collectors must answer at Texas Art Expo, which was held at Fort Worth Community Art Center on Aug 8 to 9. The panel discussion, facilitated by Amon Carter Museum of American Art touched on this issue at the beginning. For many

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