Andy Warhol’s Last Supper
A few months after Andy Warhol’s death on February 27, 1987, Vanity Fair published an article by Warhol’s friend, the art historian John Richardson. He stated, “You never understand Andy…
An Interest in Women
Unearthing what two New Orleans brothers—a priest and a photographer—did with their spare time.
Sister Corita’s Big Children
Headlines and Footnotes: A Play-Pray Book by Sister Corita, foreword by Daniel Berrigan (New York: Herder and Herder, 1967) I’d know Sister Corita’s art anywhere. Her graphic sense, handwriting, and…
Here’s a snow sculpture I made this morning. I think of it as a belated response to the 2001 destruction of the Bamyan Buddhas in Afghanistan… and as a good…
Journey to the End of the Night
The sounds of the soul stretch from 16th-century Spain to David Lynch’s LA.
You Must Have a Special Need to Make Us Feel Bad
Kid! It was supposed to be something that reminded you of Christmas! Baby Jesus, OK. Dead Jesus—with X’s over his eyes? Jesus Christ! Way to ruin the party! @
The Calling of Reverend Billy
Why in tarnation is a performance artist running for mayor of New York City?
This Pyramid Is Potentially Any Human Being’s Grave
Let’s face it: you want to be buried in a pyramid. Who doesn’t? This summer, while searching for the meaning of paradise in Costa Rica, my associate and I came…
The Sapphire in Hildegard’s Wine
On the frontispiece of Hildegard von Bingen’s Scivias, the nun is propping her feet on a stool—perhaps to elevate her knees high enough to compose the first strokes of her…
Lips Moved by an Angel’s Hands
Correction: This post is premised on an incorrect interpretation of the work in question. Refer to Lisa Levy‘s comment below and my response to it. Finally, on my third attempt—not…