Category Archives: Rants and Raves

Various writing on whatever topic that comes to mind.

From Jell-O Shots to Money Scams, an Artist’s Account of Suing Her Gallery

In Hyperallergic October 7, 2015 The triple order of lime, pineapple, and cherry Jell-O should have been a tip-off. I met my art dealer at 11:30pm on a sultry spring night at a diner on the corner of 23rd and … Continue reading

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MA!!!!?

Ma! is the word I’ve heard most commonly everywhere in Israel. It’s literal translation is “What” but it has many other more subtle translations, the most common of which is “What the fuck?”. It’s a place holder, to use while … Continue reading

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Akko, Akko, Akko

Napoleon meet Rabbi Nachman… What? Now there’s a historic meeting that would have been fun to witness. Yup, Napoleon invaded Palestine, attempting to capture the stunning and strategic city of Akko. Having heard about this, and that Akko is a … Continue reading

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More Street Art!!

  Yo- I’ve gotten so much feedback about the street art pictures I posted a few days ago, that I’m posting a few more. I now have about 300 images in total….. Planning to make a bigger project out of … Continue reading

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Not “Mr. Rogers” neighborhood…..

Let me tell you al ittle bit about the neighborhood that I’m working in……I am in an old printing factory which has morphed into the Benyamini Center. On our right is a tee shirt company that prints shirts for the … Continue reading

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Dina Park…..

The first day in Israel was a total blur. Arrival, customs, bags, pick up at airport, go to see new apt, go to the art center, my wonderful friends mark and Yael showed up to whisk me away to lunch … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts on the Art of Melissa Stern

Paul J. Karlstrom                               19 January 2013         On a recent trip to New York my wife and I managed to see several exhibitions during what was primarily a family Christmas week in Brooklyn. Although we were staying … Continue reading

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I’m a Weekling !

My heroic friends at The Weeklings have graciously invited me to help curate the visual art part of their  superpowered blog. I will be posting about visual art on Sundays. I don’t have a secret identity yet, but I do … Continue reading

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It All Adds Up…..

This group of drawings, called NEW MATH, is visual therapy for my angst-ridden relationship with numbers. Remember how bewildering it was when they introduced “New Math” in school? I never got over wondering what happened to “Old Math.” Was it … Continue reading

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Man of Steel

My friend Arthur is a brilliant artist, he’s also a man of many words…. check this out- http://themesanddeviations.com/2012/04/10/i-hear-voices/#comments

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