Articles by Adrian Duran

Dwayne Butcher, "You Don't Understand Liberty," 2009. Acrylic on paper, 11 X 9 inches. Courtesy the Artist.

South of the Lou, North of NOLA

South of the Lou, North of NOLA

Since my stint here is winding down, I’m going to ask your indulgence as I write about Memphis. My suspicion is that many of you haven’t been yet, or weren’t …

Installation wiew of "Ideal [Dis-]Placements: Old Masters at the Pulitzer." Photo: Adrian Duran.

Away Game

Away Game

I’m in St. Louis, visiting family and art museums that I can only get to once in a while. There were some hits, some misses, but this seems like an …

Piet Mondrian Composition No. 1 Composition with Red 1938-39 Oil on canvas mounted on wood support Courtesy of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Flash Points

Yeah, but no, but yeah, but…

Flash Points

Yeah, but no, but yeah, but…

Select ONE answer for ALL of the below questions: Does art expand our ability to imagine? What’s Matt Cassel without Randy Moss, Wes Welker and Bill Belichick? What came first: …

Fig. 14 of Leon Battista Alberti, "On Painting," page 70. Penguin Books, 1991.

Flash Points

On Painting

Flash Points

On Painting

I’m a PC, and I’m about to become a Mac. How is it that in this world of Al Gore-invented internet, Steve Jobs-overlorded life 2.0 and tweeting Twitter twits I …

Things That Made Me Go Hmmm…

Things That Made Me Go Hmmm…

Hello again and Happy Scopes Monkey Trial Day, though it wasn’t a good day for the monkey. That went fairly well, or so I’d like to think. People responded (your …

Wayne Thiebaud, "Cakes," 1963. Oil on canvas. Courtesy the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Step One: We Can Have Lots of Fun

Step One: We Can Have Lots of Fun

Greetings from Memphis and Happy Moon Landing Day. Here we go. I’ve never done this before. Well, not really. I’ve tried it twice. The first time, nobody cared. The second …