In the documentary Meeting Gorbachev, Herzog finds nostalgia for a lost past.
Andy Warhol was fascinated by the concept that an image that could be reproduced in millions of versions, while Robbins fabricated this concept. Big difference.
When Dan Robbins passed away last week at the age of 93, many people paused to remember a man who made painting fun for the masses.
He’s most recognized for helping to dot the yards of US suburbs with shocking pink plastic flamingos — the exemplar of kitsch that rose from its resin roots to become the “ambassador of the American lawn” and even a “signpost for the transgression of social and cultural convention.”
LOS ANGELES — It took a while for me to actually sit down and stop flipping through the channels and start leafing through Sara Cwynar’s gorgeous book, The Kitsch Encyclopedia.
I would never have paid any attention to Kennedy Gallery and Studios if Michele hadn’t wanted to stop at Box Lunch, down the alley in the back. But she did. So I waited on Commercial Street with the bikes and found myself in front of the gallery actually looking at picture after picture of sunny skies and blue sea, sailboats and lighthouses, elegant Cape Cod homes and sunbathers.