Talking Pictures – A blog about art and other things

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What Meets the Eye

  • If the painters—and the art critics—in this town gave a crap, we would be circling Lower Manhattan with placards decrying the abuse of our dear brother [...]
  • LES Gallery tour last week left me dispirited. Post hiatus and after experiencing some but not all (thank god!) of the effects of the Covid Era, I want more. [...]


  • Walking

    August 31, 2020

      Sometime around the age of twelve or [...]

Letters to the Editor

The Collector

  • The Collector #21

    October 19, 2020

    Keith Sanborn / Les LeVeque We’re already in deep with the title, which amounts to at least a partial description of one of my favorite paintings. It hangs dark yellow on [...]

Der Defätist / The Defeatist

  • moments turning

    August 19, 2021

      in monbijou park young rulers carry machetes they adore the vertical horizontal they [...]

The Pencil Review

Bad Kitty


    January 19, 2020

    A toothache, thought Bad Kitty, is like someone else’s dog scratching at your guest-bedroom door all night. A toothache is a cold vibrating funnel sucking in the undone [...]


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