Divine Dissatisfaction

Photo by Barbara Morgan

This inspiration appeared again today. Timely. Timeless. I want to share it with you: what MARTHA GRAHAM wrote to AGNES DE MILLE touches the deepest part of an artist’s life…

BLACK GOLD – Mystery Petroleum Mosaic- UPDATE

Midcentury Mosaic Mural depicting the Petroleum industry in Los Angeles found behind walls at old Statler Hotel.

UPDATE: Mural goes on the BLOCK….BLACK GOLD: Thar’s Oil in Them Thar Walls. Vintage mosaic mural discovered, but who dunnit? New article by Lillian Sizemore for Mosaic Art Now.

TIN FOIL Surrealism

Salvador Dali still from "Soft Self-Portrait of Salvador Dali", Narrated by Orson Welles, 1970. Director: Jean-Christophe Averty

Salvador Dali, vintage video 1970 surrealist camp. Geometry Love!

King of Cool Funds the Pool

© 1968 - Warner Bros. All rights reserved.

The”Brotherhood of Man” a 1968 mosaic mural by artist Anthony Stellon is now re-located but the mural’s original site was the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center and Pool, and the funding has roots in a terrific Hollywood backstory!

Stereogranimator – a vintage modern perspective

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, NYPL

Vintage Views: Making vintage imagery accessible and fun, the Gittery GIFs from the New York Public Library

Radio Story on the Petroleum Club Mural

Midcentury Mosaic Mural depicting the Petroleum industry in Los Angeles found behind walls at old Statler Hotel.

RADIO: Listen in to the backstory on the modernist Petroleum Club mosaic, interview with Lillian Sizemore and Greg Johnson by Kevin Ferguson of KPCC

The World of Mosaic

Behind the scenes of The World of Mosaic, filming at the installation of J.L.Young's mosaic mural for Police Facilities Building in Los Angeles, 1956

Setting the Mood: Handsome Hollywood Star Narrates the film “The World of Mosaic”. Presentation for Society of American Mosaic Artists. Please join me at SAMA, Saturday, April 13. 2:30 PM at Tacoma Convention Ctr.

Frida’s Commie Comet

Frida and Diego's Casa Azul features a mosaic Hammer and Sickle, or is that a Martellina?

¡Communist mosaic spotted at the Casa Azul! ¡Plus midcentury stone mosaics of México!

Gino Severini Lecture Now Online

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Video Presentation on “Gino Severini: Father of Modern Mosaic” at the BAMM Mosaic Forum, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, October 27 2012.

Gino Severini—Father of Modern Mosaic

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I’m making final preparations for the upcoming British Mosaic Forum 2012, to be held at the prestigious V&A Museum in London on October 27th. I am honored to have been invited to present my work to members of the British Association of Modern Mosaic. I will be presenting on the topic of Gino Severini, (1883 … Continue reading