Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Poem

Ending then

now Suddenly today

After all these years

I see the way

A wet street night

In a cold city

Longago commercial core

Reduced to decay

From the second story

Steaming broken watermain

Only the footsteps of before

Paved the way

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Counter stroke

Our friends at the Report have us on the ropes with their expert banzai charge. We had to dig deep into our well of knowledge of our favorite visual artists. We present here a mash of painters from the top: Charles Sheeler, Fritz Scholder, Georges Di Chirico, Sigmar Polke, Roger Brown, and Ralston Crawford. Maybe not the most well known painters, but they have all had a significant impact on the creative efforts of the ANS image department.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Return Fire

We admit that our nasty little sneak attack upon the unwitting Otto Mannix Report was an attempt to overwhelm the Report's Art History Department with a counter gallery of our own. Fair enough, the Report's response has got us off guard and this return fire is an attempt to buy time while we reach into our wheelhouse. To make this a fair fight we propose that we limit our exchanges to 20th century Painting and Sculpture. And then we escalate from there!

Extinction of Useless Lights

Yves Tanguy

Mural Painting

Fernand L├ęger

Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale

Max Ernst


El Lissitzky (Russian, 1890-1941)

Front and back covers of the magazine Novyi Lef (New Left), no. 9. 1928.
Letterpress; Overall: 9 1/16 x 11 3/4" (23 x 29.8 cm).
Theo Van Doesburg

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Everyday Traffic

We start the new year with fresh ideas and new horizons.