1. I also like seeing people using materials that one is not accustomed to seeing in art, because I think that has a particular value. New materials have fresh associations, physical properties and qualities that have built into them the possibility of forcing you or helping you do something else. I think it’s more difficult to constantly be experimental with paint.

    — Robert Rauschenberg was born today in 1925. This wonderful quote is from an audio recording from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art

  2. Wade Guyton at this morning’s press preview for his midcareer retrospective, Wade Guyton OS, which opens October 4. 

    Wade Guyton at this morning’s press preview for his midcareer retrospective, Wade Guyton OS, which opens October 4. 

  3. Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), Late-night Chat is Filled with Dreams, 2009. Synthetic polymer on canvas, 63 3/4 × 63 3/4 in. (162 × 162 cm). Collection of the artist. © Yayoi Kusama. Image courtesy Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo; Victoria Miro Gallery, London

    Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), Late-night Chat is Filled with Dreams, 2009. Synthetic polymer on canvas, 63 3/4 × 63 3/4 in. (162 × 162 cm). Collection of the artist. © Yayoi Kusama. Image courtesy Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo; Victoria Miro Gallery, London

  4. Yayoi Kusama in her New York studio in 1960.
Yayoi Kusama, a major retrospective of the Japanese artist’s work, will be on view at the Whitney July 12-September 30, 2012. Kusama’s “infinity mirror room” Fireflies on the Water is on view now in the Whitney’s lobby gallery.
Photograph via W Magazine, courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Victoria Miro Gallery, London/Gagosian Gallery, New York/Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.

    Yayoi Kusama in her New York studio in 1960.

    Yayoi Kusama, a major retrospective of the Japanese artist’s work, will be on view at the Whitney July 12-September 30, 2012. Kusama’s “infinity mirror room” Fireflies on the Water is on view now in the Whitney’s lobby gallery.

    Photograph via W Magazine, courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Victoria Miro Gallery, London/Gagosian Gallery, New York/Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.

  5. Keith Haring was born today in 1958. The Haring Foundation is posting scans from his journals to coincide with the current exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. 
keithharing:

NB-0 c.1971 (age 12)

    Keith Haring was born today in 1958. The Haring Foundation is posting scans from his journals to coincide with the current exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. 

    keithharing:

    NB-0
    c.1971 (age 12)