Author: Titus OBrien

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Panhandle Odyssey, Part II

Lubbock I rolled into town around dinner time. Texas Tech’s Joe Arredondo met me at Café J, which he deemed "the only decent restaurant in […]

Panhandle Odyssey, Part II

Panhandle Odyssey, Part I

After recently noticing a listing on Glasstire for the exhibition Samuel Colt: Arms, Art, and Invention at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, I half-jokingly […]

Panhandle Odyssey, Part I

Da Da: “Promised God Man” makes art

Franklin Jones (b. 1939), alias Bubba Free John, alias Da Free John, alias Dau Loloma, Da Love-Ananda, Da Avadhoota, Da Kalki, Da Avabhasa, and for […]

Da Da: “Promised God Man” makes art

Sarah Green v. Jackass

One of my favorite area artists, Fort Worth’s Sarah Green, has discovered some unlikely muses in the whole Jackass posse, befriending and creating portraits of […]

Sarah Green v. Jackass

Kara Walker makes me sick.

While the finishing touches were still being applied, I took an early walk-through of Kara Walker’s retrospective “My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love” […]

Kara Walker makes me sick.

Cud Quote #4 – Agnes Martin

I watched one of those Art City videos this weekend, the one titled "Simplicity" (2002). There are great interviews with Richard Tuttle, John Baldessari, Robert […]

Cud Quote #4 – Agnes Martin

Cud Quote #3 – John Cage

20 years ago, as a student, I used to type (on a typewriter!) notable quotes on 3” x 5” cards and tack them up around […]

Cud Quote #3 – John Cage

Let me introduce me…

A few months ago, I came across this quote in Rolling Stone, from an interview with Dr Drew Pinsky : “I believe something has shifted. […]

Let me introduce me…

Cud Quote #2 – Robert Irwin

Have at it… "The first thing you have to do is seperate art from all the myths that are wrapped around it. The most powerful […]

Cud Quote #2 – Robert Irwin

CADD Art Fair, now with more Hat Guy

I caught the tail end of the second annual CADD art fair last Sunday. It looked sharp. Unsurprisingly, out-of-towners I spoke with left convinced that […]

CADD Art Fair, now with more Hat Guy

Koons v. Schwa: Chi-Town round 2

I just returned from another fact-finding, job/home-hunting mission to Chicago (happy to report SAIC took pity and gave me a teaching job.) I like Chicago, […]

Koons v. Schwa: Chi-Town round 2

Kehinde Wiley at The Modern

Arriving at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, I walked in behind a couple hundred hootin’ and hollerin’ high school students, let loose on […]

Kehinde Wiley at The Modern

RIP, Clementine Gallery

The Chelsea district ground-breaker appears to be the first A-lister to fold. I’ve always appreciated their looking beyond Williamsburg for talent. Sticking to your aesthetic […]

RIP, Clementine Gallery

La Vie dans la Ville de Plastique

I was surfing this morning. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m getting the idea that I may be the most ambivalent paid (kind of) art […]

La Vie dans la Ville de Plastique

Windy City wrap up

I went to Chicago the other week, mainly because of an anticipated move there later this summer (which is looking increasingly likely. Some in Dallas […]

Windy City wrap up

Cindy Sherman made me her bitch.

That’s not the title for Paul H-O’s new documentary, but it could be. Here’s an entertaining interview with him on Salon.    At the bottom […]

Cindy Sherman made me her bitch.