Category Archives: The Arts

Yves Klein, IKB 191, 1962.

Cops and Commercials: The Rainbow Reader Part V

Part V of Tessa Laird’s 6-part series on the social history of color examines blue, the color of cops, commercials, peacocks, drugs and the jungle. Continue reading

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Linda Montana and tied together in One Year Performance, 1980-81.

They Sing in Ancient Green, The Rainbow Reader Part IV

Part IV of Tessa Laird’s 6-part series on the social history of color examines green, the color of love, not to mention environmentalism. Continue reading

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Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of Dr. Gachet

Canary-Colored Runway into the Sun, The Rainbow Reader Part III

Part III of Tessa Laird’s 6-part series on the social history of color examines yellow from Van Gogh to Kandinsky, suicide and sunshine. Continue reading

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Orange Sadhu by Flickr user P, published under Creative Commons.

A Tiger’s Leap Into History, The Rainbow Reader Part II

Part II of Tessa Laird’s 6-part series on the social history of color takes on orange, from construction to Agent Orange, war to peace, LSD and religion. Continue reading

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Antony Gormley, American Field, Installation Salvator Ala Gallery, New York, 1991. Courtesy of the artist.

The Red Thread, The Rainbow Reader Part I

Part I of Tessa Laird’s 6-part series on the social history of color takes in the dark beating heart of red, moving from the personal to the political from Marx to the Middle East. Continue reading

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The Small Often Vague Things – Kate Newby’s Radically Slight Art

What happens when language fails us? When words are just poor approximations, and they smooth over the weird and wonderful. Meet Kate Newby, whose art can be radically slight, and is failed by trying too hard to describe it. Continue reading

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The Last Samurai poster

The Last Last: A Memo About Your Most Recent Title

On the subject of movie titles, Tom Gualtieri has the last word. Continue reading

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