Category Archives: Art I Like

The irrepressible Kristine Byrne

I met Kristine Byrne years ago on Facebook. When she was in New York, she visited Akram and me in our apartment, and we had a good time talking and eating some Mexican takeout. She lives in Ireland, has a wonderful garden, is an artist, […]

Pathetic Literature at Karma Books, a reading with Eileen Myles, 11/30/22

I attended the reading for the anthology, Pathetic Literature, that had been organized by its editor, Eileen Myles at Karma Books on East Third Street near Avenue A. The place was packed. Besides Eileen, Jerome Sala, Sparrow, and Morgan Bassichis were scheduled to read, and […]

Schneeman, Savage and Angel

… Ken Angel Davis gave me a postcard he made out of a poem by Tom Savage on one side and a drawing by George Schneeman on the other. And I am sending it along to you. …

Photos by Tyler Mitchell

  Tyler Mitchell needs me like he needs another hole in the head, but when I heard him speak in an interview on television, I was taken by his youth and the power of his work, a power which comes from the love he has […]

The Skulls of Ken Angel Davis

“When I think of Skulls….I do not think of someone who is dead,but rather I think of someone who was alive.The Skull representing not death but life.Stacks of skulls, stacks of lives.The grinning Skull smiles at us all.Live now while you can…“Live and let live,” […]

Haunted Burchfield

Anyone who knows me knows I love the American artist, Charles Burchfield, and one thing I love about him is that even in the sunlight, he will put some gloom, and in that little bit of gloom, there is always light.  Charles Burchfield is not […]

Drawings 2022 by Arup Datta

I hadn’t looked at the drawings of Arup Datta for a while so I was pleased to see that this charming artist from Kolkata has been busy. Here are seventeen of his drawings from the beginning of the year until now. Enjoy.   the lake […]

Photos by Sujay Sarkar

  Sujay Sarkar is a student activist in Bangladesh. He is an organizer of the Bangladesh Students Union. He also edits a magazine called “Ishqul.” Sometimes he enjoys taking pictures and painting. There are fifteen of his most recent photographs below. Click on any photo […]

Recent Drawings by Akram

After a long spell of not drawing, Akram has begun to draw again. He is very busy, but draws in the breaks and moments that he can. Being able to take the time anywhere seems to be working for him. Here are drawings from the […]

Ching Ho Cheng Retrospective at the Shepherd Gallery

There is a retrospective of Ching Ho Cheng’s work, including some new paintings recently discovered in Vienna, at the Shepherd Gallery at 58 East 79th Street right around the corner from Central Park and the Met. I was especially drawn to a sketch I had […]

Neddi Heller at NARS Art Foundation

  My friend, the artist Neddi Heller, has two shows going on now in Brooklyn. It’s always a pleasure to see her work so I would advise anyone, especially if you happen to be in the neighborhood, to check them out. The following etchings are […]

Drawings by Akash

  I became friends with the Bangladeshi artist, Akash, on Facebook a while ago. I’m not sure when or why, but since then, I’ve enjoyed looking at his work and watching his progress. He is a student practicing his craft constantly, an optimist for these […]