Never Look Away: Film Review
Fake by Kenneth Walton: Forged Art on eBay!!
Movie review: Never Look Away. A deeply moving film about 30 years in the life of Gerhard Richter, including scenes of his childhood in Nazi Germany, viewing the Degenerate Art exhibition, early life and training in Eastern Germany, defection to the West, studying in Dusseldorf with Joseph Beuys, and first career successes. This powerful film questions why we make art, how we create empathy, and gives occasion to reflect on modern history and ideas. Strong but wonderful. Ten out of ten stars!
very entertaining read about “how one man’s con game created an international scandal and triggered a national FBI manhunt.”
Talking Heads, Remain in Light
Book review: Fake: Forgery, Lies, and eBay by Kenneth Walton. A very entertaining read about “how one man’s con game created an international scandal and triggered a national FBI manhunt.”
Kevin’s paint “flower”
My thoughts on Talking Heads in general, punk music, dancing and when in your life is it cool?, several Talking Heads LPs but mostly Remain in Light; Angelique Kidjo’s Remain in Light; and the new oral history of Joy Division, This Searing Light, the Sun, and Everything Else by Jon Savage. With some other links and thoughts. Thoughts as I define my own culture, and what I will bring with me to Planet Robin.
“A little help?” Seniors (and Others) Online
Discussion about a ball of dried up old paint, palette scrapings, transmuted into a “flower” in a jar, from the work table of my late husband, the artist Kevin MacDonald. You can view more his work at KevinMacDonaldart.com.
Holding on to “Stuff” (literally)
I love helping senior citizens navigate the online world, and learn to use their computers more effectively. I’ve seen it happen! And I’ve seen it change lives. Accompanied by a story about my grandmother, shown in the pictures, as she learned to use a computer mouse for the first time at age 90+. Seniors and internet, FTW!
May 2015 presentations, NYC area
In which I review the great book, STUFF, about hoarding, and muse generally on the link between “stuff people” and artists, and similar issues in aging and obsessiveness and material culture.
Event: Final Sale of Art from the Gallery K Estate
I gave two talks to groups of artists in NYC in May 2015:
Description: What will happen to your artwork after you die? Will your loved ones inherit huge tax bills? Most artists have nightmares of their work ending up in dumpsters, but few have useful inventories or appropriate wills. Artist estate consultant Robin Moore’s presentation will dispel many of your fears. She’ll provide down-to-earth tips and practical tools to get you started.
Artists: Learn about Estates and Inventories, April 27 at WPA
Art Lovers in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia should show up to this sale of artworks from the Estate of Marc and Komei, owners of Gallery K. Dated:June 26, 2014.
I’ll be presenting at the Washington Project for the Arts on April 27, from 2 to 4 pm. Learn the basic things you must do to make sure your artwork is treated appropriately after you pass. A few simple steps can make the difference between leaving your loved ones a burdensome duty and leaving them an honored legacy. It’s not easy to think about, but it’s not optional, either. You’ll leave my presentation with background, understanding, and some tips and tricks that will support you in planning the afterlife of your artwork.