Adrian Ghenie: Oil on canvas

"Pie Fight Study 2", 2008, oil on canvas, 55 X 59 cm

Dada is Dead", 2009, oil on canvas, 200 X 220 cm

"Study for Nickelodeon", 2008, oil on canvas, 120 X 80 cm

"Duchamp", 2009, oil on canvas, 125 X 105 cm

Dark, moody, and foreboding Romanian artist Adrian Chenie creates work with many layers, accruing in the physical and figurative.


Aubrey Beardsley: The Abbé

The Abbé, Pen and ink, over faint traces of pencil, 1896
Aubrey Beardsley (1872–1898)


Allison Schulnik: Oil on canvas

Big Monkey Head, oil on canvas, 60" x 60", 2008

Bear, oil on canvas, 68" x 84", 2008


Yellena James: Pen & Ink

"Allusion" 8" x 10" Pen & Ink on paper

"Thistle" 7.5" x 7.5" Pen & Ink on paper

"Arise" 7.5" x 7.5" Pen & Ink on paper

Never underestimate the power of line quality. Check out more of Yellena James amazing work here.


Yusaku Kamekura: Mikron Binoculars

Mikron Binoculars poster c. 1995, Nippon Kogaku K.K. Tokyo Japan. 105.5 x 76 cm, Japan
Yusaku Kamekura (Japan, Yoshida 1915–Tokyo 1997)


Hans Hillmann: Sturm Über Asien

Sturm Über Asien poster. 1961, 84 x 61 cm, Germany
Hans Hillmann (Germany 1925–)

Cheki: Hammer Museum

(1st, 2nd, and 3rd from left) Nic Hess, Automatic Crash Response. Mixed-media tape drawing installation, 2009
(4th from left) Environmental design outside Billy Wilder Theater
(5th from left) View of an adjacent building from the courtyard of the Hammer

Swiss artist Nic Hess is known for his inventive wall works composed almost entirely of masking tape. Mixing drawing, bright colors and icons from a variety of sources, Hess makes us reevaluate our understanding of familiar signs in consumer culture. In his elaborate compositions he draws new connections and weaves a loose narrative of worlds colliding and visions exploding. (Read more from Robert Summers essay here)