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What artists do you follow?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (37432points) 2 weeks ago

Art can be writing, visual arts, dance, music, etc.

I read every book Anne Carson writes. I first read Eros, the Bittersweet and fell in love with her words. This morning, I finished Wrong Norma, her latest book. Exquisite. Thought provoking.

I have read everything published by David Wojnarowicz, a multimedia artist who died of AIDS in 1992. He wrote, sang in a band, painted, and took photographs. He was very successful in the art scene of the Lower East Side in New York City in the 80s and 90s. Importantly, he sued the American Family Association and won when they tried to censor him. I read everything about him and his art I can find. I have many books of his paintings and photographs.

Do you follow any artists?

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LuckyGuy's avatar

Back when I was in college I loved the fantasy drawings of Olivia De Berardinis . I looked her up about 10 years ago and saw that she is still working. I follow her on FB.
Do a quick image search for her and you will see typical artwork.
Her drawings are so presice. Often there are clever double and triple meanings in the image.

Note: I should warn you that she has many that are NSFW. They are all still clever, though.

filmfann's avatar

Quentin Tarantino

Aaron Sorkin

Woody Allen

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@LuckyGuy Amazingly realistic.

ragingloli's avatar

My favourites are Meesh, Dangpa, Zcik, Matchattea, and Nyl.

elbanditoroso's avatar

No one that’s living. My favorite poets, painters, composers, lyricists, etc. are all dead. Or in the case of musical groups, retired or stopped doing new music.

flutherother's avatar

In the realm of music I follow Frank Zappa. He produced many albums in his day but his performances on stage are unique productions and I like tracking them down on the Internet.

I think I’ve got everything by Lord Dunsany. He obsessed me at one time as he could create such beautiful worlds from mere words. It was like a drug. His later “Jorkens” stories are set partly in fabulous lands and partly in the familiar mundane world. The intensity of his imagination was wearing thin by then but I love these stories also.

Zdzisław Beksiński should be approached with caution. His paintings are visions of Hell which shrivel the soul. And yet they fascinate.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

I have read most of John Le Carre’s novels and seen most of the movies based on them.

He began with UK/US vs. USSR Cold War spy novels and I loved those. Later he took up subjects such as international arms-dealing and unethical pharmaceutical testing on 3rd-world patients. These later novels exposed evils that later showed up on the nightly news.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

^I read so many of his books, but none of the later ones.

smudges's avatar

<3 Zappa

And now you can listen to Dweezil

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Weird Al Yankovic, and Amy Lee.

zenvelo's avatar

I followed Wayne Thiebaud and Guy Buffet until the passed away. I have prints from each of them hanging in my place. I am also a fan of David Hockney’s work.

I am a huge fan of David Byrne. I watched the remastered “Stop Making Sense” the other night, an incredible performance. I have seen Byrne a couple time live, and he is full of energy and the most creative choreography.

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