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Drafting Justice
This large, circular drawing (1959-69-9), nearly three feet in height and width, is a study for a glass mosaic installed at the Wisconsin State Capital Building in Madison, Wisconsin.  Designed by Kenyon Cox (American, 1856-1919), this drawing was probably one of several preparatory works that Cox made before cutting, arranging, and gluing tiny glass tesserae, or pieces, to translate the drawn...
Harlem Focus | MTA Harlem: Architecture, the Artist, and Decorative Design
Artist Shinique Smith has been commissioned by the MTA's Arts for Transit program to integrate her art-inspired design into architectural elements of the Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot. John Reddick will speak with Smith about how this project evolved, and how this public structure will incorporate contemporary innovations in building technology and art-related enhancement. The...
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Paris: Buzzing with Design
With the Pavilion des Arts et Design at the Tuileries last week, Paris was buzzing with design. I loved the Kartell windows with comments about design by such stars as Patrick Jouin and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, shown below, applied to the windows on Boulevard St. Germain. And of course I don’t go to Paris...