Monday, September 30, 2013

Did you know Janet Sobel?

Perhaps the originator of drip painting, this Janet Sobel was the direct inspiration behind painter Jackson Pollock, who took credit for the avant-garde technique. The Ukranian-American artist was exposed in NYC a few years back by Garth Greenan gallery, but apart from that, has been mostly forgotten.

Jackson Pollock's "Number 8", 1949
Janet Sobel
A mother, and grand-mother, she borrowed her sons art materials and began painting in 1937, at the age of 43. Unfortunately, Sobel is often brushed off as a housewife, her paintings beings viewed as a hobby and nothing more. She was uncovered in an article byWilliam S. Rubin in 1967, and was exhibited next to Pollock just before her death in 1968.

For a complete overview of her life and work, read "Will the Real Janet Sobel please Stand Up?" by Libby Seaberg.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Kosmopolite Art Tour Bagnolet

Several days ago, the Festival Kosmopolite happened in Bagnolet, France. Here's the art space that marked us (click to enlarge):

Thursday, September 26, 2013

An article a day keeps the block away

Stickazine will now be digitally printing at least one article a day, with frequent interviews and artist features. We are currently accepting submissions from readers:

  • Tell us about your work and projects.
  • What events are going on in your area?
  • Answer the question: how can art promote change?
  • Explain in what ways you use art to make a better life for yourself (and/or those around you).
  • Conspiracy theories. We love art related conspiracy theories.
  • Outline your schedule. have you discovered an efficient way to get work done? How about an inefficient way?
  • What do you think of your government?
  • Analyze paintings, films etc... and give your opinion.
  • Tell us what you're doing with the lemons life has given you.

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