Author: Titus OBrien

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What gets missed

A lot of people are talking about Holland Cotter’s recent article in the Times, about a return to real art values indicated by the current […]

What gets missed

Winter Road Trip part 3: Yes Man

Denver was a great town to grow up in (or near), but I intuited early on (by, like, age 5) that the place was long […]

Winter Road Trip part 3: Yes Man

MLK Day, pomes ‘n such

I recently made passing comment on the pitfalls of art/mental jadedness. But jade is actually gorgeous. They used to wrap Chinese emperor corpses in it […]

MLK Day, pomes ‘n such

Winter Road Trip, part 2

A week in Dallas was just enough to leave with the bloom still on the rose of my affection. We headed in one long day’s […]

Winter Road Trip, part 2

Winter Road Trip 2008/09, part 1

I recently got back to Chicago from three weeks on the road. The semi-annual Christmas trip home to Denver, by way of Dallas for other […]

Winter Road Trip 2008/09, part 1

Punk vs “Big Mind”

Franklin Jones, aka Adi Da, died on Thanksgiving at his compound in Fiji, age 69. I had written about his adventures in art a few […]

Punk vs “Big Mind”

Dead Da

Franklin Jones, aka Adi Da, died on Thanksgiving. I had written about his adventures in art a few months back. He apparently keeled over from […]

Dead Da

War & Remembrance: Holzer v. Grigely

I just saw two shows at one museum that were nearly perfect foils for one another, each helping inform and reveal the strengths and weaknesses […]

War & Remembrance: Holzer v. Grigely

So little to say, so much joy

Hey everyone. Long time no blah. I simply have just had nothing to report. Sure, I’ve seen some shows n shit, and I’ve liked some […]

So little to say, so much joy

Cud quotes: Zen, art, and Gaston Bachelard

During the day, when my fingers can’t take zip-tying steel cable anymore (the latest sculptural (mis?)adventure), I’ve been reading Gaston Bachelard. At night, after zazen, […]

Cud quotes: Zen, art, and Gaston Bachelard

Back to the Future

Dallas-ites and friends David and Amanda Hanson were up in Chicago this weekend. David used to work for Disney, and later Paul McCarthy. Now he […]

Back to the Future

Cud Quotes: Victor Burgin

I’ve been reading an early text by Victor Burgin , the conceptual artist, theorist, writer, and one time Turner Prize short-lister (’86). The work from […]

Cud Quotes: Victor Burgin

My two (billion) cents on Hirst

The discussions around this whole Hirst auction thing already seem passé, even before the auction has happened, as if it was all years ago and […]

My two (billion) cents on Hirst

My two (billion) cents on Hirst

The discussions around this whole Hirst auction thing already seem passé, even before the auction has happened, as if it was all years ago and […]

My two (billion) cents on Hirst

Cud Quotes: Baudelaire, Blake, Bourgeois

How utterly unfashionable these sentiments are! Take em or leave em. Apologies in advance to Sean Carroll.   “Art is a privilege, a blessing, a […]

Cud Quotes: Baudelaire, Blake, Bourgeois

Cud Quotes: Baudelaire, Blake, Bourgeois

How utterly unfashionable these sentiments are! Take em or leave em. Apologies in advance to Sean Carroll.   “Art is a privilege, a blessing, a […]

Cud Quotes: Baudelaire, Blake, Bourgeois

Fresh Widow

So one of the most interesting things to me reading this "End of Art" discussion of Duchamp was simply seeing that famous picture of him […]

Fresh Widow

Fresh Widow

So one of the most interesting things to me reading this "End of Art" discussion of Duchamp was simply seeing that famous picture of him […]

Fresh Widow

The End of Art?

Well, one month down in Chi Town. I think I’m finally starting to settle in. I’m teaching too many classes, but that’s got the ol’ […]

The End of Art?