The English language has been forced to jump through many hoops over the past century. One of the most delightful ringmasters in the circus was the American poet, novelist, and painter E.E. Cummings. His lowercased name can scarcely prepare the reader for the punctuational and syntactical oddities fo
Amidst his wigs, Campbells Soup cans, urine paintings, and constant entourage of beautiful people, Andy maintained a semblance of a rich inner life. If you want to stay thin, he advised, always order the food on the menu you don't want to eat.
Warhol was the leader of the pack in Pop-land. Born a
In the event that you're too busy to notice the little things in life, sculptor Claes Oldenburg has made them big for you. Oldenburg is most famous for his monuments to absurdity, such as the enormous spoon and cherry sculpture that shades the lawn of the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis.
According to Randall Rothenberg, "Most great design, the sort that helps define or even fashion an era, derives from a particular vision. For this reason, most great design firms tend to die with their founders or evolve into corporate entities more skilled at making money than actually reshaping the