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….
I recently attended a gallery talk at The Sheldon by Ken Tracy, Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington University’s Graduate School of Architecture. On display through September 1, Made in the Shade: Paul Rudolph’s Florida Houses Revisited juxtaposes architect Paul Rudolph’s early 1950s residential work…
TOKY Director of New Business John Foster, who moonlights as a widely noted art collector, has penned a piece for the September issue of Raw Vision, the world’s only international journal of Outsider Art….
Tomorrow marks the opening of ARTCRANK St. Louis, a fantastic event featuring handmade, bike-inspired posters created by 30 local artists. Five of those 30 are part of team TOKY….
I had the great pleasure of living in Berlin between fall 2010 and summer 2011 — my wife was there on a fellowship — and one of the ways we spent much of our time (and many of our Euros) was checking out the incredible museum and architectural scene….
About five years ago, art collector and TOKY New Business Director John Foster discovered an original and compelling portfolio of drawings on eBay, purported to have been done by a mental patient at The State Asylum for Lunatics in Missouri, a turn-of-the-century institution for the mentally ill….
As the half-empty coach bus came to a halt in the cold pre-dawn, I alighted — sans map, sans coat, sans shave, sans food. Dunedin, New Zealand: I don’t know anything about you….
The Spiral Jetty is an earthwork sculpture constructed in 1970 by Robert Smithson. It’s located in the remote Rozel Bay on the north arm of Great Salt Lake in Utah. Even though this is one of the most unique works of art I’ve ever seen, I primarily remember it because of the adventure it was just to get there….
The TOKY staff is licking its chops, remote in hand, for this season’s “Art in the Twenty-First Century,” which kicks off Friday April 13 on PBS….
Doug Rickard, the son of a retired preacher, grew up learning about America from a decidedly slanted point of view….
About three months ago, TOKY Director of New Business John Foster was contacted by a writer for Art & Antiques Magazine, which was planning an article about the emerging trend in collecting what is now called “vernacular photography.”…
In January of this year, I received an email from a graphic designer named David Bennewith, born in New Zealand but living and working in Amsterdam….