M.Leddy + art   323

Sluggo goes to a museum
I wonder if five might be the requisite number for “some paintings.”
art  comics  museum  Nancy 
5 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Valentine’s Day
A heart amulet, ca. 1070–945 B.C.
5 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Rails to Sales
A poster promoting subway advertising posters, by Otis Shepard and Dorothy Van Gorder.
art  trains 
10 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Scribbles & Ink
For kids and those who think like kids: Scribbles & Ink, an online game (or drawing environment, I’d call it) to go with the PBS Kids series of the same name.
art  television 
december 2019 by M.Leddy
Gahan Wilson (1930–2019)
The New York Times has an obituary and a sampler of his work. The New Yorker has a reminiscence from fellow cartoonist Michael Maslin, with more Wilson cartoons.
art  cartoons 
november 2019 by M.Leddy
“Pick a season”
George Bodmer has the perfect cartoon for our midwestern weather.
art  cartoons  weather 
november 2019 by M.Leddy
The small museum
Its modesty permits an intimacy of acquaintance that a big-shot museum makes far more difficult.
art  museum 
july 2019 by M.Leddy
The Bob Rosses
The New York Times asks: “Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings?” And there’s an answer.
art  painting  television 
july 2019 by M.Leddy
Dad jokes
Oscar’s Day No. 2492.
art  cartoons  Father’sDay 
june 2019 by M.Leddy
NYT on Peter Max
Dementia and cruise-ship auctions.
art  money 
may 2019 by M.Leddy
I found many images more beautiful — lithographs and photographs — but this image, a photographic negative of a painting, seemed more solemn and appropriate.
art  impermanence 
april 2019 by M.Leddy
Review: Bill Griffith’s Nobody’s Fool
Bill Griffith’s graphic biography of Schlitzie is a work of scholarly imagination, working with the facts of Schlitzie’s life to create an affectionate portrait of a remarkable human being.
art  comics  Zippy 
april 2019 by M.Leddy
Some Gorey rocks
Edward Gorey, “The Stones.” A card from The Fantod Pack.
april 2019 by M.Leddy
Valentine’s Day
“Heart Amulet.” From Egypt, New Kingdom, Ramesside, c. 1295–1070 BCE.
february 2019 by M.Leddy
Ink, nibs, and Zip-a-Tone
“One by one, all th’ art supplies of my youth are disappearing!”
art  comics  stationery  supplies  Zippy 
january 2019 by M.Leddy
Roger Bradfield
The writer and illustrator of Hello, Rock, has a website for his work.
december 2018 by M.Leddy
Moving to Elgin Park
The creator of an imaginary town has died.
art  design  dowdyworld 
december 2018 by M.Leddy
“Welcome to Congress”
A New Yorker cover by Barry Blitt.
art  NewYorker  politics 
november 2018 by M.Leddy
積ん読, Berlin
2004, 2009, 2018: it’s time to read Jason Lutes’s Berlin.
art  books  comics  fiction 
november 2018 by M.Leddy
Last Seen
A podcast series from WBUR and The Boston Globe: Last Seen, an examination of the still-unsolved theft of thirteen works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
art  Boston  podcasts 
october 2018 by M.Leddy
From the Peabody Museum: “In masked dances, twentieth-century descendants of native peoples keep alive the memory of the Spanish invasion and the resistance of their ancestors to conquest.”
september 2018 by M.Leddy
“Closing In”
A Barry Blitt New Yorker cover.
art  NewYorker  politics 
august 2018 by M.Leddy
One tea bag, used
The artist Laure Prouvost is holding on to a fifteen-year-old tea bag.
art  tea 
july 2018 by M.Leddy
A New Yorker cover: “Thumbs-Up,” by Barry Blitt.
art  NewYorker  politics  satire 
july 2018 by M.Leddy
Wall art
“This crumbling, beer-splotched wall in the back of a sports bar on East 44th Street is one of New York’s more neglected cultural treasures.”
art  comics  NewYorkCity 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
A film about Joe Brainard
A short film about the artist and writer Joe Brainard.
art  poetry 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
Ethel Stein (1917–2018)
Weaver and sometime-puppetmaker.
march 2018 by M.Leddy
Valentine’s Day
A heart amulet from an Egyptian tomb.
february 2018 by M.Leddy
An art catalogue
From Maupassant’s Like Death.
art  fiction  Maupassant 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
Alex Katz’s piano
We have the same model Beckwith piano at home.
art  piano 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
Nancy, looking like someone in an Edward Hopper painting.
art  comics  Nancy 
february 2018 by M.Leddy
Ready for the Snow
An oil painting by George Lucas: bread, milk, toilet paper.
art  snow 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
Dream drawing
Saul Steinberg’s ideal tables.
january 2018 by M.Leddy
A little Apple icon becomes a critter.
art  Mac 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
Sardine art
Michael Goldberg and Joe Brainard.
art  sardines 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
The next New Yorker cover
Anthony Russo, “In the Hole.”
art  NewYorker  politics 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
Tim Rollins (1955–2018)
As in “Tim Rollins + K.O.S.,” meaning “Kids of Survival.”
art  Bronx 
january 2018 by M.Leddy
In the studio
Santa art by my dad, James Leddy.
art  family 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
An interview with Annie Atkins
Maker of graphic props for film, lead graphic designer for The Grand Budapest Hotel.
art  design  film 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
Rations detail
Kyle Surges’s paintings knock me out.
art  painting 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
Sardine art
The Canadian artist Maud Lewis used sardine cans to hold her paints.
art  sardines 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
Little Luther
It appears that my representative in Congress, John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), likes to play with paper dolls. Okay. But it’s not okay to affix a paper doll to a painting that doesn’t belong to you.
art  politics 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
Churchill on looking at nature
“Once you begin to study it, all Nature is equally interesting and equally charged with beauty.”
art  attention  nature  painting 
october 2017 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
A pictograph minus hat, lampshade, and typewriter.
october 2017 by M.Leddy
“Bob & Timmy & Lassie”
Fresca, l’astronave , has made a photo-collage to go with my story “The Poet.”
art  Lassie  poetry  RobertFrost 
october 2017 by M.Leddy
Another Henry
The Henry world seems to know only one modern sculptor: Henry. Moore, that is.
art  comics  Henry 
october 2017 by M.Leddy
Snowy Day stamps
On October 4 the United States Postal Service will issue four stamps to honor Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day (1962).
art  stamps 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
Making by hand
Rosemary Hill: “To make objects by hand in an industrial society, to work slowly and uneconomically against the grain, is to offer, however inadvertently, a critique of that society.”
art  culture 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
A de Kooning, stolen and recovered
The details make the story sound like something for the Coen brothers.
art  painting 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
A Larry Rivers Camel pack
At the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Larry Rivers: (Re)Appropriations.
art  cigarettes  painting 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
A Painted Rock Owl
Spotted yesterday at the entrance to a park.
art  nature 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
Gui, c’est toi?
A stroller in an Adolf Dehn painting, looking a lot like Guillaume Apollinaire.
art  painting  poetry 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Connecticut and comic-strips
Cullen Murphy writes about life in Fairfield County, Connecticut, once home to countless cartoonists, comic-strip creators, and illustrators.
art  cartoons  comics  illustration 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
A real nut job
I found this defenseless creature online and combed its tail forward.
art  politics  words 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
Berlin poster
A 1927 poster for the film “Berlin: Symphony of a Great City.”
advertising  art  film 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
Baby’s First Resist-Story
Fresca and bink have created an alphabet book with wash-away illustrations: Baby’s First Resist-Story.

A is for alternative facts.
art  culture  politics 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
Folk facade
A study for the facade of the Museum of American Folk Art.
art  design  museum 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
NEA, NEH, CPB funding
A visual representation of the combined budgets of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
art  culture  history  politics 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
WPA stamps
Stamps from WPA posters.
art  stamps  WPA 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
Valentine’s Day
A reddened version of an illustration from an 1890s anatomy text.
february 2017 by M.Leddy
Dante, Beatrice, and Nancy
Gustave Doré and Ernie Bushmiller, with help from the alpha tool and me.
art  comics  Dante  Nancy 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
Two Henrys
The comics character and the sculptor.
art  comics  Henry 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
Alex Katz meets Lionel Hampton
I said, ‘Mustard?’ and he said, ‘Yes, please,’ and I said, ‘Wow!’
art  jazz  music 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Martinis or cheap cigars
Henry Threadgill, on the importance of adjusting to the economic difficulties of life as an artist, filmmaker, musician, writer.
art  film  money  music  writing 
december 2016 by M.Leddy
Art of sardines
A cartoon by Mark Stivers.
art  cartoons  sardines 
december 2016 by M.Leddy
Heads up
Whoever designed the posters and their sequence must have put much thought into — and taken much pleasure from — the work.
art  design  museum 
november 2016 by M.Leddy
Orange Trek art
Fresca at l’astronave has created two great, witty examples of Star Trek orange crate art.
art  orangecrateart  television 
november 2016 by M.Leddy
“Oh yes, of course, art simplifies”
Willa Cather, from a letter to Ida Kleber Todd.
art  WillaCather 
november 2016 by M.Leddy
Erasmus ekphrasis
Stefan Zweig describes a painting.
art  Zweig 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
From an old notebook
Alfred Appel Jr.: “The great popularity of this show suggests there is a kind of exit poll being taken at the end of the 20th century, and the vote is in favor of eros over thanatos. Matisse is everyone’s person for celebrating the simple things that all the wars and disasters of the 20th century have not obliterated from the lives of ordinary people.”
art  culture  literature  notebooks 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
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