the life before her eyes

a film by vadim perelman starring uma thurman, evan rachel wood and eva amurri (daughter of susan sarandon). as if i needed another reason to not read the san francisco chronicle… we wasted… Continue reading

installing 201 drawings

by lordy rodriguez. video by david stroud. Subscribe to toddhosfelt’s Weblog by Email

studio visit with andrea higgins

this is a portrait of first lady pat nixon by andrea higgins. several years ago, higgins became interested in representing people by painting textiles from their wardrobes. fabrics are fundamental to the aesthetics… Continue reading

thomas nozkowski

i went to see the show “recent (made in the course of the last three years) paintings” at pace yesterday. i’ve known his work for years and probably would have missed the show… Continue reading


by timothy horn is based on 19th-century zoologist ernst haeckle’s illustrations of jellyfish. horn’s massive rubber chandelier refers to the history of ornamentation based on nature and the mythological gorgon. it is extraordinarily… Continue reading

sweet thing

“sweet thing” 2008, nickel-plated bronze and blown and mirrored glass, 60x44x9 inches a new work by australian artist timothy horn, made for his upcoming project at san francisco’s herzog & de meuron designed… Continue reading

from the studio of driss oudahi in dusseldorf…

driss oudahi “fences” 2008 oil on canvas, 67×71 inches “fences” (detail) “signs of life” 2008 oil on canvas 70×87 inches “guardian of the night” 2008 oil on canvas 70×87 inches a recent review… Continue reading

“100 stories”

a photograph by crystal liu from her exhibit that will open in new york on the 10th of april. “i wanted to make this photo of wallpaper. before i moved into the room… Continue reading

there is a hindu story of an elephant…

there is a hindu story of an elephant – restless, inquisitive, always straying… in india, elephants are sometimes taken through the narrow, fruit and vegetable stall-lined streets. the elephant with his restless trunk,… Continue reading

michael light

some images from michael light to go with my comments on “the road” by cormack mccarthy (see “what i’ve been reading”) michael light, “pinto basin at 500′” from “some dry space” michael light,… Continue reading

story telling

i’m working on a series of group exhibitions. the art will be paintings or drawings on paper. and narrative — not illustrative — the stories are original to the artists. the narratives are… Continue reading

crystal liu

“the storm” 2008  c-print 30×30 inches, edition of 7.   from the upcoming  show “100 stories” opening 10 april in ny. ko-an (‘ko,än) noun : a paradoxical anecdote or riddle used in Zen… Continue reading

anoka faruqee

anoka faruqee is an extraordinarily talented artist who lives and works in l.a. she’s a conceptual artist who makes these gorgeous paintings composed of fields of interlocking brush marks. the image above is… Continue reading

madrid – nouvel’s reina sophia/espacio minimo/churros y chocolate/color red

the atrium of jean nouvel’s new reina sophia… and a view of the outside from the street… we checked out espacio minimo — the gallery that shows liliana porter in spain — a… Continue reading

herzog and de meuron — caixa forum

the best thing about contemporary architecture outside of the u.s. is the way it gets integrated into the fabric of the historical city. the new herzog and de meuron designed caixa forum (… Continue reading

ARCO (madrid)

ARCO is supposed to be the oldest art fair – this is the 27th year – and by far the most heavily attended – more than 2oo,ooo people over six days – of… Continue reading


founded in 206 b.c. about 9 km from the present-day sevilla, italica is the remarkably well-preserved ruin of a roman city that had about 8,000 residents. most of what you’ll see was was… Continue reading

chris ballantyne show

this is our first show with chris. we’ve been watching his work for several years and are really excited about it. it has the high level of craft that’s common to the work… Continue reading