DAILY ART FIX: The Punk Marie Antoinette of the 1970s New York Art Scene

Art world links which caught my eye…

Colette Lumière, “Beautiful Dreamer Uniform Series II” (1980-84), mixed media on linen

Arguably, punk covered all forms of creativity: music, literature, fashion, and the visual arts. Before it settled in a predictable formula of ripped jeans, aggression, and sloppiness, punk was a questing, restless attempt to find new forms of expression. Now, one of the original NYC players is the subject of a new exhibition.

And indeed, it is an indisputable fact that the French-Tunisian Colette Lumière is a severely under-recognized artist, whose lasting importance on visual culture and performance practice has yet to be fully grasped by the art world. Before moving to Berlin in 1984, Colette was a prolific artistic persona immersed in the 1970s New York art scene, a punky Marie Antoinette with a childlike voice and fashion confections. Working across a variety of media, yet always emphasizing the performance of identity, her creations ranged from frilly dresses and punk T-shirts to sculptural installations, light boxes and short films.

Colette Lumière, “Off the Wall (Homage a Paul Delvaux)” (1974), fabric, photograph, light, and mixed media on wood

See the full article here: Hyperallergic – The Punk Marie Antoinette of the 1970s New York Art Scene

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DAILY ART FIX: David Lynch’s Art Peers Behind the Facade

Art world links which caught my eye…

“Boy Lights Fire,” 2010, is part of the Bonnefanten Museum’s David Lynch retrospective.

David Lynch “Boy Lights Fire”

Even though he is best known as a film director, David Lynch got his start as a painter. He still makes art, and as they saying goes: the way you do something, is the way you do everything. Lynch’s darkness and humor shine through in the various mediums he utilizes. From 2019:

The American filmmaker known for macabre, enigmatic films such as “Eraserhead,” “Blue Velvet” and “Mulholland Drive,” as well as his recently revived hit 1990s supernatural crime TV series “Twin Peaks,” seems to have a manic creative drive that has compelled him to explore every conceivable form of art: paintings, lithographs, black-and-white photographs, drawings, comics, collage, sculptures, stop-motion animation and even anthropomorphic design lamps.

“Yeah, I love to work,” Mr. Lynch said in a telephone interview from Los Angeles, where he lives and has his studio. “Every medium is so beautiful but each in their particular way, and you learn about them by getting in there and working with them and talking with them.”

I Burn Pinecone and throw it in your house

Read the full article here: NEW YORK TIMES – David Lynch’s Art Peers Behind the Facade

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I don’t fundraise off of my blog. I don’t ask for Patreon or Paypal donations. If you’d like to support the Remodern mission, buy a book. Or a painting

Learn more About My Art: Visionary Experience

My wife Michele Bledsoe has written her own inspirational book, Painting, Passion and the Art of Life.

Remodernism Video: BEFORE THERE WAS FAKE NEWS, THERE WAS FAKE ART

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