• Modern Antithesis of Appropriation

    Shawn Carter is a recording artist from Brooklyn, NY.  He's known as Jay Z.  He's married to Beyonce Knowles.  Their combined net worth was reportedly somewhere around "a billion" USD as far back as 2014.  Amidst a rocky personal life made public (to say the least) Jay Z released a new album in July along [...] Continue Reading
  • Warhol vs. Banksy

    Visit Amsterdam's Moco Museum before the year's end for a special, dual exhibition. My dislike of the ever-present Warhol is matched only by my admiration for the elusive Banksy. Now this is a story all about how my pop-art taste flipped upside-down. Time for a backstory... I collect books about artists that intrigue me. It keeps [...] Continue Reading
  • the Bad, the Ugly, and the Faceless…

    The faceless defacer shows up in Gaza. (I've been working on my dramatic headlines & titles.) To the faceless artist(s) renown I say: Well done Mr(s). Whoever-you-are, well done. Honestly, I don't know enough about the modern day situation. But I think that's the point... -via HuffPost *If you need to lighten the mood afterwards, check [...] Continue Reading