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Tag: Jackson Pollock

Monday, March 15th

Suppose that, for the rest of your life, you could listen to only one piece of music. What would you choose? For me it might be this.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Piano and String Quartet (1985); Kronos Quartet with Aki Takahashi (piano), 1993




art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Number 17A, 1948 (detail)

Saturday, June 27th

like nobody else

Charmaine Lee (voice), live (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 4/17/20




art beat: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 3/6/20

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Number 1A, 1948 (detail)

Saturday, March 7th

what’s new

Greentea Peng (aka Aria Wells), “Ghost Town” (A. Wells), 3/4/20




art beat: yesterday, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), One: Number 31, 1950 (detail)

Monday, December 26th

old white men

Rolling Stones, live, England (Glastonbury Festival), 2013



art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Number 17A (1948)


The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.

—Jackson Pollock

Monday, March 16th

sounds of Chicago

Jack DeJohnette (drums) with MCOTD Hall-of-Famer Henry Threadgill (reeds), Roscoe Mitchell (reeds), Muhal Richard Abrams (piano), and Larry Gray (bass), Made in Chicago, 2015



art beat: more from the other day at the Art Institute of Chicago

This, too, I never tire of.

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Greyed Rainbow, 1953


Sunday, 2/27/11

I’ll fly away . . .

DeAndre Patterson, “I’ll Fly Away,” live, Chicago (homegoing service for Eugene Smith, Christian Tabernacle Church, 47th & Prairie), 5/18/09


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art beat

After a court hearing Friday, I stopped by the Art Institute of Chicago, which is just a couple blocks from the federal courthouse. In the Modern Wing, there’s a wonderful space on the second floor—a small room you enter through a glass door. Once inside, these paintings—each has a wall to itself—surround you.

Jackson Pollock, Greyed Rainbow (1953)


Joan Mitchell, “City Landscape” (1955)


Willem de Kooning, Excavation (1950)

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