Jack Chambers, “Lunch” (1970–) (via walrusmagazine.com)
This week, an unfinished masterpiece, artists on Facebook, Guggenheim’s free online catalogues, Okwui Enwezor lectures on art and civic imagination, Russian space, nasty ancient graffiti and much more.
Jack Chambers was an unusual painter for his time. A Canadian realist in the 1960s, he informed his dealer at the time that she would no longer determine his prices based on market values but that her job was simply to find buyers. The Walrus Magazine publishes an extensive piece about the artist and his unfinished masterpiece (pictured above).
A list of the “best” typefaces of 2011, according to online retailer FontShop. One type, Douglass Pen, is a beautiful historical script based on the handwriting of famed US scholar and abolitionist leader, Frederick Douglass. Another, Fakt, is a beautiful alternative to Helvetica and Arial. It truly is amazing how many new typefaces are created every year. (h/t @michaelpinto)
Lawson’s images, and the ways that she has discussed her process, seem to be actively reproducing the kind of big-dick energy power dynamics of White male artists who also claim mastery over their subject matter.