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ART TALK:  A monthly quote from the field of art and aesthetics.


September 2017


It's has begun:  La Rentrée

I first heard about this term during a news broadcast some years ago.  It refers to the period when the French come home from their long summer vacations and go back to school or their jobs.


The art world also follows this pattern.  As soon as Labor Day weekend is over, galleries begin publicizing their schedule of exhibitions.    There are so many openings occurring at the same time, artists are beginning to feel that it may be better to show their work later in the year.


Note:  More Art Talk Shortly.  Watch this space.


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Cottage in the Woods, charcoal, pencil, pastel on toned paper, 19" x 25" , Aug. 2017

New Work:

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Self portrait photo a la Warhol's "Interview."



Joseph D. Lawrence © 2017


I am a contemporary artist, located in New York City, specializing in painting, drawing and mixed media.  I hope to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas with others interested in the arts.  If you like this site, be sure to tell your friends.


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Self portrait photo a la Warhol's "Interview."
Self portrait photo a la Warhol's "Interview."