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a map of locations from banksy’s better out than in

Posted on November 21, 2013 by matt

Here is a map of all the locations from Better Out Than In, Banksy’s October 2013 residency in New York. I’m not sure how many of these are still up. I know some were painted over almost immediately but others have been protected with plexiglass. I’m not a New Yorker, and I’m worse with the […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright works in Minnesota

Posted on February 16, 2012 by peter bell

Frank Lloyd Wright (or FLW) was born Frank Lincoln Wright in Richland Center, Wisconsin on June 8, 1867.  The son of an itinerant minister/music teacher (father, William Carey Wright) and a country schoolteacher (mother, Anna Lloyd Jones), FLW grew up in the Unitarian beliefs of his mother’s Welsh clan in the Spring Green, WI area.  […]

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Diane Arbus: Life, Photos, Locations

Posted on February 8, 2012 by peter bell

Few photographers have created as much controversy, or as many iconic images, as the American photographer Diane Arbus.  During her life, her work challenged preconceptions of photography.  Her work had many approaches, but she often focused on marginalized or peripheral roles in society (circus performers, drag queens, nudists, the developmentally disabled).  After her death, the […]

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Top 5 Postmodern Architecture Buildings in Minneapolis

Posted on February 2, 2012 by peter bell

At a dinner awhile back, I was trying to provoke a reaction from an artist and author by asking if she considered her recent work as “postmodern.”  The reaction was immediate and visceral, with several people wincing.  “I hate that word,” said a friend attending art school.  “It sounds so art school-y.” Like the alternative […]

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The geodesic domes of Buckminster Fuller

Posted on January 28, 2012 by matt

“If there is one thing I want my art to be, it’s geometrically sound.” That’s what my friend said last weekend after we stepped out from under the geodesic dome that someone had put up on frozen Medicine Lake as part of the Art Shanty Projects west of Minneapolis. The tarp-covered dome was empty and […]

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