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The Artist
It's a silent, black-and-white film for the 21st century, full of coy delights.
"...Its star, Jean Dujardin, was a revelation, playing up the zany farce at the heart of that film, laughing..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

'The Artist Is Present' and Camera-Ready
HBO debuts a fascinating doc about Marina Abramovic
"...The urgency of live performance art is impossible to re-create..."

July 2, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Postponement of "Deborah Roberts: I'm" Let the Artist Make More Timely Art
A pandemic delay allows the artist to meet the moment in her upcoming show at the Contemporary Austin
"...Deborah Roberts' solo exhibition at the Contem­porary Austin was one of the most highly anticipated..."

July 24, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Before the Artist Even Hits the Stage
ATX Music PR, the passion and the pain
"...last week, a good PR campaign can make all the difference for bands. Step one, says local publicist Adi..."

July 13, 2012 Music Post by Zoe Cordes Selbin

The Artist Will See You Now
AFS Doc Night screens Marina Abramović portrait
"...Abramović. Ditto this terrific film, a riveting portrait of the über-outré, Belgrade-born, 65-year-old performance artist, who is probably best..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Portrait of the Artist as an Old Crank
Sketches of R. Crumb
"...every scene of Crumb, Terry Zwigoff's absorbing film portrait, the infamous comics artist lets loose with a chuckle or..."

June 30, 1995 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Portrait of the Artist as a Righteous Dissident
Filmmaker Alison Klayman discusses her new doc, 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry'
"...Try though it might, the government of the People's Republic of China just can't..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Portrait of the Artist as a Road Comic
Long Drives, Low Pay, and Drunks -- What a Life!
"...Road comics are the gypsies of the modern age, wandering far and..."

March 28, 1997 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

SXSW Panel: Love the Art, Fuck the Artist
A bull market for artist compensation? Dream on.
"...Artists getting screwed over by the record industry isn’t new,..."

March 13, 2014 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

We Have an Issue: In the Artist’s Thrall
In this week's issue, Darla Teagarden's otherworldly tableaux
"...story, Richard Whittaker speaks with Darla Teagarden, a multidisciplinary artist. Frequently her own subject, Teagarden fuses performance art and..."

Feb. 4, 2022 Column by Kimberley Jones

State Representative: Let's Hang the Artist!
Borris Miles decides he is the arbiter of taste and free speech at the Capitol.
"...freshman state Rep. Borris Miles, D-Houston, was walking through the Capitol with his two young children when he saw..."

March 30, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Portrait of the Artist as a Grad Student
Chronicle reviewer David Garza uses Tom Grimes' new history of the Iowa Writers' Workshop to question whether creative writing can be taught.
"...wooden bat and take a few clumsy swings on the baseball diamond with her closest poet-friends, or if she..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Books Feature by David Garza

About the Artist: William Schaff
"..."The black sheep boy grows horns, breathing smoke through his..."

April 1, 2005 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

Trust the Artist Not the Art
"...Dear Editor, Your article on the FLDS [“Meet the New Neighbors,” News, July 29] was..."

Aug. 9, 2005 Postmarks

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Werewolf
Brian McGreevy wants to ruin your workday
"...What with the saturation of glittery-torsoed vampires and Jane Austen-chomping zombies in..."

April 6, 2012 Books Feature by Sarah Smith

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Portrait of the artist as a young man is more a portrait of NYC.
"...The title of this documentary implies that it’s a look..."

May 18, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

The Painter and the Thief
Intriguing tale of crime and redemption
"...There's a theory that criminal justice is about a balance..."

May 22, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Got to Get Ourselves Back to the Garden
The exhibition "Charles Umlauf: A Retrospective, 1933-1992" at the gallery Spazio by Lytle Pressley, is a fresh reminder that Umlauf was an artistic virtuoso in many ways and not simply an artist who lived in Austin, but an artist who was Austin, who embodied something of the character of the city and revealed it in his artwork.
"...The small bronze sculpture offers a modest depiction of a..."

June 1, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Golden Boat
"...Valk, Brett Alexander and Stephan Balint. Raul Ruiz is the artist in exile. In his native Chile he studied..."

March 20, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train
"...Jean-Louis Trintignant and Pascal Greggory. Winner of three Cesars (the French equivalent of the Oscar), this is one film..."

Jan. 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

“Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser” at the Blanton
Driven by untamable curiosity and over-the-top commitment, the artist makes work that revels in improvisation and play
"...I left Nina Katchadourian's "Curiouser" with the conviction that I had found a new favorite artist,..."

May 12, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

"Andy St. Martin: The Weight" at Prizer Arts & Letters
In his newest show, the artist is, as ever, nothing if not commitment incarnate
"..."You Are What You Did" says the print from graphic designer Rick Griffith's Matter shop in..."

Feb. 26, 2021 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Making of Austin
Curator Carter Foster on Ellsworth Kelly's art building
"...If you want the lowdown on artist Ellsworth Kelly and his final work..."

Feb. 15, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

"Jan Heaton: The Market"
The artist's visits to farmers' markets have yielded vivid watercolor images that capture the essence of plants
"..."Jan Heaton: The Market"Davis Gallery, 837 W. 12th, 512/477-4929 www.davisgalleryaustin.com Through April..."

March 11, 2016 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Business in the Front, Party in the Back
Heyd Fontenot's new paintings are not to be missed
"...Heyd Fontenot's paintings are currently gracing the walls of Art Palace for a monographic show titled..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Arts Post by Andy Campbell

From the Vaults: John Goodman's Very Good Year
John Goodman adds zest to Flight, Argo, and Trouble With the Curve
"...2012 has been a very good year for the actor John Goodman. In three films that have debuted..."

Nov. 3, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Black Art Matters Puts Artists of Color in the Spotlight
Austin Justice Coalition's exhibition opens Feb. 17
"...Part of the way through our interview at Rio Rita, Stephanie Warren,..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Arts Post by Amani Newton

“Rehab El Sadek: The Memory Palace” at Big Medium
The exhibit is a personal chamber about the artist’s past wherein she recovers memories but also reveals their fragility
"...The material impressed upon the open book pages is embossed..."

June 28, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

"Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia" at the Contemporary Austin
The solo exhibition celebrates Devo but also the artist's sound-machine sculptures and high- and low-tech illustrations
"...Did you know that Mark Mothersbaugh used to be in this band called Devo?..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Hottest State
Ethan Hawke writes and directs this story based on his own novel about a lovesick narcissist in New York City.
"...Laura Linney, Sonia Braga, Michelle Williams and Ethan Hawke. The actor Ethan Hawke directed and adapted this movie that’s..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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