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Venice Biennale~Black Lives Matter


PENVBLACKLIVES

By Alexander Wainwright. I flew into the Marco Polo airport mid afternoon for the Venice Biennale. Waiting for my luggage, I gazed out upon the sparkling sea and thought of that famous German writer, Thomas Mann, who wrote the novella Death in Venice. It’s the story of a great writer, Aschenbach, who seeks solace from from […]

Basquiat and Charlie Parker


Video, Basquiat, Charlie Parker, Rinaldo, Alexander Wainwright, creativity, inspiration, art, literature

          It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you. I am Rinaldo, the conceptual artist, who appears in The Trilogy of Remembrance in the role of “thorn in the side” [I use the polite term] of Alexander Wainwright. An immense gulf  lies between the two of us on the question […]

Basquiat: Now is the Time.


Basquiat, Madonna, Warhol, AGO, art, Paramount, Collaboration Project, graffiti, street art, racism, Selma, Edmund Pettis Bridge, New York City, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tony Robinson, novels about artists, The Trilogy of Remembrance

You know how it is. You’ve been aware of an artist for years, but somehow haven’t really stopped up to look closely at his work–unfortunately! But now is the time. I’ve just come back from a terrific exhibition at The Art Gallery of Ontario of  the work of the artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat. A brief search […]