Work by Michael Johansson

Michael Johansson
Tetris, 2014
Ordinary items
34 x 45 x 10 cm
Galerie Ramakers, Den Haag (NL)

Work by Swedish artist Michael Johansson. So satisfying, can’t not enjoy a collection of things organised so precisely. Would love to see someone design a portfolio website for him with something like Masonry


How long do animals live graphic

ISOTYPE graphic from Brain Pickings (image source)


How long different animals live, in vintage ISOTYPE infographic. Austrian sociologist, philosopher, and curator Otto Neurath, who was born 130 years ago today, and his wife Marie pioneered the International System Of Typographic Picture Education in the 1930s, laying the foundation for modern infographics.


Harald Szeemann’s artists files at the Getty Research Institute

Images of the Artist Files at the Getty Research Institute (image source)


The “artist files” in visionary curator Harald Szeemann’s archive at the Getty Research Institute are now processed and available to researchers!

Housed in some 850 boxes, these files contain records on over 20,000 20th-century artists, from A to Z.

Pictured above: the files of John Baldessari, John Lennon, and Keith Haring


People Trying to Write in Art

People Trying to Write in Art

(After an unintended hiatus, the Stuff in Art series is back.) “Something’s not right.”   “Maybe if I hold it like this?” “In the beginning was the Word, and I planned to continue it on the backside of this piece of paper but there doesn’t appear to be one.” Matthew: “Hold up—is that a fish?” Mark: “But COULD you sew a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment?” “Go away, sweetie.” “Not right now, Sally.” “OK, OK—I’ll tell him you said hi.” Solomon: “Dear diary, Abishag blabbed. I called her a jewel of gold in my memoirs. A jewel of…