The Art of Burning Man (But Is It Art?)

This week, hundreds of artists from all over the world will begin assembling one of the largest and most dazzling group art shows in the United States, or anywhere. Approximately 50,000 people will view the show during its week-long run, making it proportionately even more popular attendance-wise than the recent Alexander McQueen hullabaloo at the […]

Review of Edward Hopper’s Approaching a City 1946

Call it a ragged fragment torn off from that unreal city once evoked by T S Eliot. This sad, claustrophobic urban scene by Edward Hopper, with its flat, rearing tenement blocks, its long, blank-faced, featureless wall (which occupies about 30 per cent of the painting), and its eerily dark and beckoning tunnel entrance, looks like […]

Review of David LaChapelle’s From Darkness to Light at Lever House, NYC

By its very nature, the work of American photographer David LaChapelle invites controversy. One observer at New York magazine called David LaChapelle “the Fellini of photography,” while another of the same periodical’s writers suggested, “David LaChapelle should have his artistic license suspended.” If asked to describe his efforts, one might begin by calling them manic. […]

Review: Best and Worst of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

There are several special exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City at this time.  I’m going to talk about 4 of them that I’ve seen recently and give you my general opinion of each one. This will be my best and the worst rating for this museum for Summer 2011. The 4 […]

Hello world! Let me introduce myself.

Hello world!  My name is Gary Bolyer.  I am a New York City artist and published author. My original oil paintings, prints, and drawings belong in hundreds of public and private collections throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Russia, China, and 9 other countries around the world. I have sold my art in galleries […]

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