Week Seven Reflections

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Belated reflection, as we are enjoying a family holiday then a trip to Rencontres d’Arles to meet the Falmouth group. For many reasons, the Netherlands has always had a special place in my artistic heart. Ingrid and I spent many happy days getting to know each other in the galleries and museums of the country, as well as exploring common …

Edward Kienholz – The Beanery

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Edward Kienholz (1927-1994) is one of my favourite artists, any media. The Beanery is a life size, walk-in assemblage, and it is often considered his masterwork. It copies the interior of a Los Angeles bar on Santa Monica Boulevard, Barney’s Beanery, and was first exhibited in the parking lot of that bar in October 1965. From 1972 onwards, Kienholz collaborated …