Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 8 March 2010

Section: painting

Categories: Exhibition / museum

Visited the Schirn Kunsthalle yesterday. Saw the Uwe Lausen → and the Havekost exhibitions. The former was weak, but it was nice that the museum dedicated a show to the painter who killed himself at the age of 29 at the beginning of the 70s. Eberhard Havekost’s → work was better in person than I expected, based on reproductions.

  • Title: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

E. H. Nay in the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 9 February 2009

Section: painting

Categories: Exhibition

Went to the Schirn today to see the E. W. Nay and the Darwin exhibitions. Nay’s work was a pleasure, simple and clear.

I only spent a few minutes in the Darwin exhibition, not just because it was crowded, but because there was a guided tour blocking the corridor to the main part of the show. I’ll return during the week sometime — a benefit of the yearly MuseumsUfer Card. But the show does look interesting and seems to be posing evolutionary advances in science with… their opposite in religion and spirituality. Soon.

Braque Book Schirn Kunsthalle Bookshop (click to enlarge)

  • Title: E. H. Nay in the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Stanley Twardowicz 15 June 2008

Section: painting

Categories: Mention

The painter and photographer Stanley Twardowicz passed away on June 12th.

My heart and thoughts go out to his family and friends, in particular his wife, the painter Lillian Dodson, and to his good friend Nicholas Maravell. And to his friends Charlotte Koons, Pete Bridgstock and Matt Bessell.

In the early 80s Nick created valuable video documentation of experiences with Stan, anticipating his later brilliant video work on and with Ray Johnson.

Through Nick, I had the pleasure of meeting with Stan a few times.

One evening in in the 80s in his Northport studio remains vivid in my memory: Stan was friends with Jack Kerouac and had recorded some evenings with him in his studio, mostly talking and drinking beer. This was in the mid-sixties when Kerouac was living in Northport, New York (Kerouac died in 1969). Stan recorded these evenings on a high-quality reel-to-reel tape recorder. On the evening we were visiting, I recall it was Nick, Nadine and me, Stan played extensive passages from the recordings. That was wonderful in itself, but what was also amazing was that the recordings were being played in the same room, with the same furniture, where they had been recorded. This was as if we were experiencing the imprint of the long past evening in the room, going back in time. It was like an aural hologram, with the sound waves’ interference with the same walls and furnishings generating the life in the room again.

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Lillian Dodson’s Art →

  • Title: Stanley Twardowicz

Meister des Paradiesgärtleins 6 June 2005

Section: painting

Categories: Mention / Exhibition

My dear friend Nick found an online reproduction of the painting I refer to in my previous entry. Thank you! The link to it is at:

Nick was also kind enough to include a comparison with a similar painting by Matisse. Below a screenshot from the email:

hexagonal, octagonal tables, maravell

  • Title: Meister des Paradiesgärtleins