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Venice Biennale~Black Lives Matter


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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: the Artist as a Young Man.


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My name is Alexander Wainwright, a landscape painter, living in London, but also in books and apparently Cyberspace. Time and space can get confusing. But more about that some other day. You may already have met me in the novels of The Trilogy of Remembrance or on my Facebook Page. Since I am a character […]

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 […]