Skip to main content

Museum (h)ours

Time to take down the show of drawings I've had up at Cafe 1923 here in Hamtramck for the last several weeks. They were all sketches I've done of objects at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and they were on display while the debate raged (still unsettled) over whether the city can sell off some of the museum's collection to pay its debts. Here's a sample of the ones I've managed to photograph or scan, to give a feel of the show. (And thanks to Hatch Hamtramck for the opportunity.)
barlach, avenger, DIA, detroit, sean bieri

barlach, avenger, DIA, detroit, sean bieri

bust, dia, sean bieri

bust, dia, sean bieri

bust, dia, sean bieri

william merritt chase, DIA, detroit, sean bieri

giacometti, sculpture, DIA, detroit, sean bieri

bronze, Judith, DIA, detroit, sean bieri

Khmer, statute, DIA, detroit, sean bieri

marble, lion head, DIA, detroit, sean bieri

ibo, african mask, dia, detroit, sean bieri

parvati, statue, DIA, detroit, sean bieri

pre-Columbian, stone sculpture, DIA, detroit, sean bieri

Rodin, DIA, detroit, sean bieri


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Pounce on this!

So glad to finally be able to share this illustration, the cover art for the upcoming book “The Deeds of Pounce” by my pal Benjamin Wachs — a tale of goblins adventuring through San Francisco! Pick up your copy via the publisher, Beating Windward Press.

Film history humor

Another swipe at the administration via Photoshop collage. I admit this was inspired at first by Karen Pence's hairdo, but the rest fell into place, as things often do with parody pieces like this. It helps if you know the poster to the 1986 Jonathan Demme movie first, of course.

Art history humor...

I channeled my inner John Heartfield, and hijacked Domenico Ghirlandaio's famous painting, to come up with this bit of obscure political commentary...

Speaking of art history, here's an illustration I did for the in-house volunteer docent scheduling web page at the Detroit Institute of Arts. When in Detroit, be sure to visit the Detroit Industry murals by Diego Rivera. If you're really lucky, I'll be there to tell you all about them!