Fifty years. Nine hundred artists. Two thousand grants. At its most succinct, this is the story of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), the unique and timeless organization established by Jasper Johns and John Cage in 1963.
This Wednesday 28th at Paul Kasmin the 41 year old Israeli-born artist will present his new body of work, entitled Mother. A series of ten large paintings, they reference the famously heart-wrenching Holocaust photograph of Nazi soldiers clearing out the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943.
My house has a wall out front. It is red brick with four pedestals, each of which is crowned by a white concrete Colonial Revival ball. It was this quartet of billiard balls that served as the blank canvas for some budding Banksy.