Oaxaca Journal, V.2

By    Monday November 20, 2006

It’s a beautiful mid November afternoon and I’m sitting at an outdoor café in the Zocalo. Scanning the bustling scene I see a woman in a dazzlingly colorful dress, carrying a basket of fruit on her head. Near a baroque gazebo, an old man is selling hand- carved animal figures next to a group of musicians playing some perfect Latin rhythm. The sun …   Read the full Story >>

Letter from the Editor

By Peggy Roalf   Monday November 5, 2007

I'm holed up in my living room with my laptop, writing this issue of DART, and trying not to be distracted by the beautiful autumn light that inevitably arrives with the return of Standard Time. That makes it countdown time to the launch of American Illustration 26 and American Photography 23. And Mark Heflin is putting the finishing touches on the displays that …   Read the full Story >>

An Interview with Peter Kuper

By Dart Admin    Monday July 9, 2007

Editor's note: To celebrate the release of his new graphic novel, the normally reclusive Peter Kuper agreed to take a few questions about his book, Stop Forgetting To Remember. When we looked to find an appropriate interviewer the obvious choice was cartoonist Walter Kurtz. After all, Kuper's new book is the autobiography of Mr. Kurtz. -PR Walter Kurtz: Let me start by asking-where …   Read the full Story >>

Oaxaca Journal, V.3

By    Friday December 15, 2006

Oaxaca, Mexico has had a long history of conquests and political struggle, from A-Z (Zapotecs to Aztecs, that is). Then there were the conquistadors, who slashed their way to power and built the gorgeous 16th century colonial capitol you see here today. For those who rule this state, the biggest change since colonial times has been the method. Instead of swords, wheelocks and horses, …   Read the full Story >>

What We Learned This Week: When Is It Image Theft?

By David Schonauer   Thursday September 27, 2018

Was it plagiarism or a case of artistic license? South African photographer Graeme Williams says he was astonished when he walked into a Johannesburg art fair recently and saw a photo he'd taken in 1990 -- a shot of black schoolchildren taunting white policemen after the release of Nelson Mandela. The artwork, which had been altered to some degree, was credited to the artist …   Read the full Story >>

What We Learned This Week: The Lure of the Wet Plate

By David Schonauer   Friday April 26, 2019

Photography marches onward. And looks to the past. This week we spotlighted a new report about falling sales in the camera market -- due in no small part to the rise of smartphone photography. Along with that news came a list of the 25 worst professions now, with "Photographer" ranked at number 25 because of diminishing employment prospects and falling wages --both of which …   Read the full Story >>

MoCCA: The Pop Rocks of Eye Candy

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday April 26, 2012

Arriving at the Lexington Avenue Armory this weekend is the 10th edition of the MoCCA Fest—presented by New York City’s own Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art. And this year the prestigious Klein Award (named for MoCCA founder Lawrence Klein) will go to Gary Panter at a presentation on Saturday afternoon. For anyone in the dark about what could be New York’s loudest and most vibrant art show …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 08.16.2016

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday August 16, 2016

Talks / Discussions / Screenings / and Beyond Tuesday, August 16 Takuro Hinokio | Live Painting performance/with Jasmine Lee on Cello, 7-10 pm. Ouchi Gallery, 170 Tillary Streeet, Brooklyn, NY Info Wednesday, August 17 Screening: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972), 7pm/sundown. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY Info Thursday, August 18 Sarah Singh + Rey Paris ? …   Read the full Story >>

Sketching with Carol Fabricatore

By Peggy Roalf   Monday August 3, 2015

The 2015 Summer Invitational: Pimp Your Sketchbooks, continues with Carol Fabricatore, an acclaimed proponent of Drawing on Location.  My sketchbooks are a place I can experiment and play in. I’ve always drawn in sketchbooks. Working in a sketchbook gives me permission to be fearless and not worry about making mistakes. Most times what I think I’m just playing, becomes what I like most in my drawing. When I let go …   Read the full Story >>

Silent Pictures on Fifth Avenue

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday September 2, 2009

Wordless novels and abstract comics might strike you as a somewhat esoteric strain of visual art until you stop and think a bit. Consider the flipbooks assigned to just about every first year art school student. Or from the mainstream, Spy vs. Spy, a strip that has been published in MAD magazine since 1961 and is currently drawn by Peter Kuper. For those …   Read the full Story >>

What We Learned This Week: Guggenheims and Ghostly Images

By David Schonauer   Friday April 15, 2016

Next week, the winners of the 2016 Pulitzer Prizes will be announced. This past week, we learned that 11 photographers - including Alex Majoli, Robin Schwartz, Louie Palu - are among the recipients of the 2016 Guggenheim fellowships. We also learned that photographer Bryan Denton has been chosen as the recipient of the fifth annual Chris Hondros Fund Award, established in honor of the …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Interview: Marcellus Hall

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday March 7, 2019

Peggy Roalf: Which came first the pen or the brush?  Marcellus Hall: I would say the pen came first. In grade school I loved Mad Magazine. I bought quill pens and ink and emulated the art of Jack Davis, Mort Drucker, Paul Coker Jr, etcetera. Later, watercolor illustrations by Arnold Roth, James McMullan, and George Grosz had me under their spell, as well as …   Read the full Story >>

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