Posts from John Foster

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TOKY Designs “Art Without Artists” Catalogue For Exhibition Co-Curated by John Foster

Very soon, a project that I have been involved in will come to fruition, with the September 27 opening of the exhibition Art Without Artists at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University. Almost a year of planning and curation has gone into this wide-ranging exhibit, with over 100 objects from my own collection on display and scores more from private collections across the country….

Artful Travels: A Visit With Eva Zeisel

Eva Zeisel, a pioneer of 20th-century industrial design, celebrated her 105th birthday with family and friends last November 13, 2011, and passed away less than two months later on December 30. Like so many others who appreciated her influence in modernist design, I was sad to hear of her passing. Her life, at times, read like a Hollywood script….

In the Company of Genius

As I walked through the blockbuster Alexander McQueen exhibition “Savage Beauty” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this past weekend, I quickly realized that I was in the midst of genius—the kind that comes once in a generation, rare and transformative to those lucky enough to be around it….

Lost City

Some months ago, a friend of mine in Chicago gave me two large boxes of century old glass plate negatives for no other reason than she thought I would appreciate them….

Dead Brand Walking

In light of the recent and on-going BP Gulf of Mexico oil horror, an event that will be a benchmark regarding our use of fossil fuels, I ask you to turn a moment to something else — something paltry in comparison….