Ribbon Around A Bomb

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Arts Bombast: Beyond Belief at CJM

When was the last time that you visited an art exhibition, and really, really gave yourself permission to experience the art (and perhaps experience transcendence) with abandon? If it’s been … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Arts Bombast: The Hipsterization of the Contemporary Art World

Has anyone else noticed that 90% of everything in galleries and at art fairs these days look, well, the same? [David Fleck] Before I launch into a diatribe, let me … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · 10 Comments

Arts Bombast: Justine Frischmann

I sort hate to start the post this way, but… remember the pure greatness that was Elastica? Well, who knew that frontwoman Justine Frischmann is now, a.) a legit visual … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Arts Bombast: 13 Questions for Alison Blickle

Alison Blickle‘s current show at the Eleanor Harwood will transport you from the mindless drudgery of your sad-sack life to a mysterious place outside of time and space. It’s mystical, … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

Arts Bomast: Artsy

Art-lovers: Have you heard of Artsy? I recently signed up and am quickly becoming hooked on this site. It’s a bit like Pinterest (which I’m also obsessed with, btw), but … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Arts Bombast: Kehinde Wiley at CJM

So, this is one of the coolest exhibitions I’ve seen the CJM put on in a whlile, and in fact, one of the most cutting-edge exhibitions I’ve seen any major … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: Tokyo: A New Avant-Garde 1955-1970

I’ll conclude Ribbon Around a Bomb’s unofficial “Japan Week” with an exhibition recommendation: MoMA’s Tokyo: A New Avant-Garde 1955-1970. I haven’t been to it myself, but I sure as hell … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Arts Bombast: Atsuko Tanaka

Rounding out the trifecta of INCREDIBLE Japanese women artists (oh, hi, Yayoi Kusama and Yoko Ono) is of course, Atsuko Tanaka. [Tanaka wearing her “Electric Dress”- 1956] Like Ono and … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: Rene Ricard

Tonight (!) is the opening for Warholian art hero Rene Ricard’s “New Paintings and Not So New” at Highlight Gallery here in SF. I’m not sure why he has never … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arts Bombast: Sigmar Polke

If you’re anything like me, you dig Germans and you dig pop art. Sigmar Polke was an experimental painter and photographer from East Germany who, along with Gerhard Richter, started … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

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