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  1. 20/200 Vision
    Design 101

    20/200 Vision

    What if you could get a real work of art for as little as $20? And it’s not 
a coffeehouse portrait of Neil Young?

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

  2. Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow
    Event Spotlight

    Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow

    The American painter Alex Katz is one of my favorites. His flat, graphic realism, and paintings of the windswept coast of Maine recall Edward Hopper, Fairfield Porter, and the cover of some sun...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.04.12

  3. An Introduction to Art Collecting
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Art Collecting

    For millennia, kings and clerics alike have understood that little inspires awe and confers power better than a battalion of marble statues, an epic tapestry, or an exquisitely rendered portrait....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

  4. And the Pursuit of Happiness
    Books

    And the Pursuit of Happiness

    Not so long ago I had a chance to talk with illustrator Maira Kalman when she came to San Francisco for the launch of a retrospective of her work at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Though we...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.15.10

  5. Antibodies: The Campanas in Palm Springs
    Event Spotlight

    Antibodies: The Campanas in Palm Springs

    Making its only West Coast stop before shipping out to Mexico and Japan, Antibodies: The Works of Fernando and Humberto Campana, 1999-2009 is currently on view at the Palm Springs Art Museum in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.29.12

  6. Artist Carl Andre's Process
    Post

    Artist Carl Andre's Process

    Last night I read this wonderful profile of minimalist artist Carl Andre in the New Yorker. I wasn't nearly as familiar with Andre as some of his contemporaries like Sol LeWitt or Donald...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.07.11

  7. Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM
    Interviews

    Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM

    I've long loved her New Yorker covers, and am still over the moon about the illustrated version of Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style from 2005, so I leapt at the chance to meet...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.01.10

  8. Boisbuchet as a Canvas
    Outdoor

    Boisbuchet as a Canvas

    The Spanish architect, artist, and designer Luis Urculo once said, "I no longer know what an architect is and what an architect should do...." This past summer Urculo led one of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.12.12

  9. Christopher Puzio at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Christopher Puzio at Dwell on Design

    We editors have started to put together the panels and programming for Dwell on Design 09 in Los Angeles, and I'm very excited to report that San Diego-based artist, gallerist, educator, builder...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.27.09

  10. Collection Reform
    Design 101

    Collection Reform

    Regional and world-class museums alike must daily contend with the same pedestrian woe: How can we show all this art? Limited by space, most museums manage to show only a tiny fraction of what they...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

  11. Creating the Modern Stage
    Travel Reports

    Creating the Modern Stage

    While in New York last week I made a stop into the Morgan Library to see the new show Creating the Modern Stage: Designs for Theater and Opera, on view until August 16th.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.03.09

  12. Crocker Art Museum Expansion
    Interviews

    Crocker Art Museum Expansion

    On October 10, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento—the art museum of my boyhood, I should note—will repoen both it's 1871-built gallery space, the old Crocker mansion, and a new...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.15.10

  13. Curator: Zoe Ryan
    Design 101

    Curator: Zoe Ryan

    Call her the wild card (or the green card) in this U.S.–focused roundup, but London-born Zoë Ryan has graced our shores for the past 14 years and in the process has brought a sharp...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.15.10

  14. Eight Questions for Brad Cloepfil
    Profiles

    Eight Questions for Brad Cloepfil

    Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture of Portland, Oregon, has become the go-to man for museum design these days. He’s built an addition to the Seattle Art Museum, the Contemporary Art...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.09.09

  15. Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living
    Product

    Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living

    Over the recent holidays I was out for a ramble here in San Francisco and happened into the shop ATYS. There I saw a handful of excellent prints from SF–based design firm Publique...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.22.10

  16. How Many Billboards? in LA
    Event Spotlight

    How Many Billboards? in LA

    Considering what a blight billboards can be on the urban landscape--São Paulo banned them in 2007, as have states like Maine--especially in car-centric spot like Los Angeles, it's little...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.10.10

  17. Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part II
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    Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part II

    Last week I sat down over an Anchor Steam with Jurgen Mayer H. of the Berlin-based architecture firm J. Mayer H. at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's cafe. In the first part of my...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.12.09

  18. Josef Albers Exhibition
    Event Spotlight

    Josef Albers Exhibition

    As a pioneering voice in the diffusion of modern art and design, Josef Albers's contributions to printmaking, color theory and pedagogy cannot be overstated.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.12.10

  19. Land Use Survey at Jen Bekman Gallery
    Event Spotlight

    Land Use Survey at Jen Bekman Gallery

    Land Use Survey is a new show up at the gallery Jen Bekman in New York through August 15th. It's a group show that ranges across media that tries to understand how we use land in America, and it's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.10

  20. Laurie Simmons on Tiny Furniture
    Interviews

    Laurie Simmons on Tiny Furniture

    In Lena Dunham’s hit indie comedyTiny Furniture, she plays Aura, a recently minted college grad who has come home to her art star mother, overachieved high school-aged sister and the Tribeca...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.21.10

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