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Illustration and design by Karlheinz Dobsky. Above and below: samples from Die Lux-Lesebogen-Sammlung, an exhibition of booklets for young people published by Sebastian Lux from 1946–1964. All were designed and illustrated by Karlheinz Dobsky. • At The American Scholar: “Vladimir Nabokov’s understanding of human nature anticipated the advances in psychology since his day,” says Nabokov […]

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Black Cat on a Chair (1850–1860) by Andrew L Von Wittkamp. • “A little bit of acid, lots of weed, and too much Castaneda and I was ready to move from the magical realm of Middle Earth into a world that was much stranger than any involving hairy dwarves and white wizards…” Too Much to […]

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Marbles and Butterflies (2011) by Jennifer Knaus. • “Cutter’s Way is a cinematic masterpiece” says John Patterson. Yes, it is, and it’s often been difficult to see (although it’s now on DVD) being one of those cult films that rarely surfaced on TV or video. Another cult film surfacing at last is Jerzy Skolimowski’s Deep […]

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Bindu Shards by James Turrell


Dhatu (2010). The intensities of colour found in some of James Turrell’s light works might warrant the description “psychedelic” at times, although “transcendental” is probably more apt when it comes to his immersive environments. Dhatu is one of the latter, a new installation at the Gagosian Gallery, London, where a room filled with changing shades […]

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A Folies Bergère dancer, c. 1909. • Six Novels in Woodcuts: The Library of America publishes a boxed set of Lynd Ward’s works: Gods’ Man, Madman’s Drum, Wild Pilgrimage, Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words and Vertigo. • RIP ace graphic designer Raymond Hawkey. Related: Raymond Hawkey: An eye for detail, and Hawkey’s James […]

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Given the time of year it’s a temptation to vent spleen and post something by the great Charles Addams. But rather than burden you with churlishness I’ll point instead to Colorscreen, a piece of web abstraction inspired by Olafur Eliasson. By the same programmer, there’s also the Random Color Generator. Previously on { feuilleton } […]

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The New York City Waterfalls


Olafur Eliasson’s big new art project commences in New York today, with four waterfalls being installed at various places around the city. The photo here shows the Brooklyn Bridge installation during its test run on Tuesday and the project begins just as Eliasson’s NYC art show is drawing to a close. Brooklyn Bridge, meanwhile, was […]

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Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson


New work by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson is always welcome here and the above is exactly that, a large rotating mirror installed at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, along with other pieces comprising a major survey of his work. Take Your Time a new piece at P.S. 1, made for the show, […]

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Doris Salcedo’s Shibboleth


Art for crack addicts. Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall is so vast and empty it’s quite a challenge for an artist to do anything interesting with it. One option is to try and fill the space which is what Anish Kapoor did with his enormous Marsyas, the first of the Turbine works I saw there in […]

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Olafur Eliasson’s BMW


Your mobile expectations: BMW H2R project (2007). A busy time for the artist this month with his design for BMW’s Art Car series (above) going on display for the first time in San Francisco. All the previous artists involved in this series have been content with merely painting on the body of the car. Eliasson’s […]

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Olafur Eliasson’s Serpentine Pavilion


The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007, designed by the internationally acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson and the award-winning Norwegian architect Kjetil Thorsen, of the architectural practice Snøhetta, is now open to the public and will remain on site until November 2007. The Pavilion acts as a “laboratory” every Friday night with artists, architects, academics and scientists leading […]

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New Olafur Eliasson


left: The Weather Project, Tate Modern, 2003. Olafur Eliasson Ikon, Birmingham Alfred Hickling Thursday August 3, 2006 The Guardian The Danish artist Olafur Eliasson is best known in this country for the Weather Project, which had visitors to Tate Modern’s turbine hall convinced they were staring into the sun. His installation at Ikon, though smaller, […]

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