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Valerie Solanas: the last American feminist who had some brains and could actually write

My latest for the Weekly Standard:

Solanas’s childhood and adolescence were chaotic, to say the least. She excelled academically and read voraciously but also skipped school, shoplifted, assaulted a nun at a Roman Catholic institution she briefly attended, and had gotten pregnant twice by the time she reached age 15.

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Daytripping to Montreal for 15 minutes — or more — of Warhol

Nothing like 15 minutes, or more, with the work of the Pop Art icon Andy Warhol, as writer Laura Byrne Paquet found out recently.

What did you do? 767 more words

Visual Arts

Some things just seem absurd

Australian art just can’t compete with these prices. Will there come a day when state galleries focus on buying international art because that has more potential to increase their asset value than buying Australian artists? 49 more words

Stephanie Burns

#Photography and the #Professional #Artists. #Google to get it #done!

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. 391 more words


Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton was born in 1922 in London, he started evening classes in the St Martins School of Art Hamilton while working as an apprentice in a electrical component company, after leaving education previously with no formal education. 103 more words


Debbie Harry posing for Andy Warhol while he creates her portrait on an Amiga computer, 1985. Warhol’s electronic art, some of the last he produced, was discovered earlier this year by archivists at the Warhol Museum. 12 more words