Category Archives: Art I Like

Lines 644-691 from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book Three with a photo by Stanley Stellar

… When I recently saw the photo by Stanley Stellar of a beautiful painting of a phallic man with a dolphin, I remembered some lines from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a tale told by the captain of a ship who tries to stop his crew from kidnapping […]

Neddi Heller at Gallery Gaia

… I’ve been a fan of Neddi Heller’s work since I first met her thirty some years ago, and you can enjoy her paintings here on the blog long after the exhibit closes, but there is nothing like seeing her work up close, so I […]

By Robert Rhodes: Night Rain

… I am constantly floored, amazed, inspired and pleased by the output and the quality of the paintings of Robert Rhodes. Living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he has the rolling countryside available to him in all of its seasons and all of its weather. It’s been […]

Peter Bushyeager reads Monday May 3

… At the Local Knowledge Reading Series at the Parkside Lounge on May 19th, poets Vyt Bakaitis and Peter Bushyeager were featured. Peter began his reading with a poem, Monday May 3, that I had never heard him read before, but remembered reading myself in […]

Ira Joel Haber: Perspectives

I came across the photographs of Ira Joel Haber on the Internet, got in touch with him, and asked if I could post some of his photos here because I enjoy their perspectives. I am looking forward to exploring his collages and paintings next; perhaps […]

Steve Dalachinsky reads poems for Artaud and Kupferberg

… When Steve Dalachinsky and Yuko Otomo visited a few weeks back, we had a great time talking and recording their poetry too. Here is Steve reading two of Kenny Angel’s (what Steve likes to call “Kenny’s Broadsides”) hand-colored laser prints, two poems Steve wrote, […]

Gordon Parks at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, November 4, 2018 – February 18, 2019

… The Gordon Parks show of photos from the 1940s closed on Monday at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC although I have archived nineteen of the photos here with a link to the National Gallery too. I first heard of Gordon Parks […]

Leaves of Grass Illustrated by Margaret C. Cook, 1913

… I was reading an Internet magazine, Brainpickings, about the correspondence between Bram Stoker and Walt Whitman, writers who have provided me with two of the most enjoyable reads of my life, Dracula when I was thirteen, and Leaves of Grass when I was twenty-two. […]

The Odd Magazine

… I have been aware of and a participator in The Odd Magazine for many years. It’s a collaboration of writers and artists with its home base in Kolkata, India under the direction of Sreemanti Sengupta. There is so much I like about The Odd […]

CA Conrad reads at Karma Gallery, NYC, January 13, 2019

… I was at the Karma Bookstore the other day on Third Street near Avenue A when I heard that CA Conrad was going to read at Karma Gallery on 2nd Street between A and B on Sunday, which was yesterday, the 13th. It was […]

Martha King reads from Outside/Inside

… Martha King, who was coming of age in the nineteen fifties and sixties, and lived to tell the tale, has just written an autobiography about those times right up to the present called Outside/Inside. In 1955 she ran away from her well to do […]

Robert Rhodes, Five Cold Windows, January 7, 2019

… Night studies: Five cold windows. Charcoal, pastel and water on paper. … … … … … … You can reach Robert Rhodes through Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10216019557982297&set=a.1600724578546&type=3&theater Instagram: @robertrhodesartist or e-mail: rhodeshut@gmail.com