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Here are a collection of observations and short noteworthy things about art, occasionally including links to catalog essays and other art-related writing.


 



Charles Recher (1950-2017)

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 30, 2017 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Art

The Miami Rail is running a tribute. This is my contribution.




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Essay on JR and Jose Parla

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 22, 2012 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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I wrote a short essay on JR and Jos Parl's collaboration in Havana, Cuba. It will be in the new book Wrinkles of the City: Havana, Cuba | JR & Jos Parl, from Damiani, due out this fall. You can pre-order it from Amazon.com.




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Chapter from Walls, Diaries and Paintings

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 17, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Art

The text to the chapter I wrote for Jose Parla: Walls, Diaries, Paintings is posted on my website.






 

Ben Rubin's Typewriter

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 9, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Ben Rubin's video sculpture Anecdotal History (2011) types out excerpts from Wikileaks. This was my favorite piece at this year's Armory Fair in NYC, shown by the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery.




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Walls, Diaries, and Paintings

story © Michael Betancourt | published February 12, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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an exhibition of paintings by JOS PARL
MARCH 3 - APRIL 16, 2011
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 6 - 9 PM

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery will be shoing a solo exhibition of the Brooklyn-based artist Jos Parl. Walls, Diaries, and Paintings features fifteen new paintings, that chronicle Parls exploration of the diverse places and cultures he has traversed. From Istanbul to Havana, from Tokyo to New York, the colors and textures of the neighborhoods and alleyways have found a forceful and moving resolution in Parls works that are both inspirational and revealing.




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