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The Psychedelic Poster

Monday, July 17, 2023 | Karl Cole

This fabulous poster advertised a rock show at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco that occurred on this date in 1966. The Fillmore was a “temple” to rock music at the time. It is con ...

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HIV/AIDS Awareness Month: Donald Moffett

Monday, December 13, 2021 | Karl Cole

Let’s commemorate the beginning of HIV/AIDS Awareness Month with the work of AIDS activist artist Donald Moffett. His artwork He Kills Me sums up how the first years of the epidemic went and why ...

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Happy July 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019 | Karl Cole

What better way to celebrate a new month than with examples by one of the pioneers of the American Poster Renaissance (my term, covering the period from ca. 1890–1920, others call it the “ ...

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Happy July!

Monday, July 2, 2018 | Karl Cole

I want to wish everyone a happy July, even though it pains me when I think that the summer is half over, here in New England anyway. However, what better way to ignore that idea than to focus on art? ...

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Painting or Print?

Monday, August 10, 2015 | Karl Cole

Yes, Sunset (California Scenery) is a print. But, what a print! I will admit, before I learned a little bit about art when in college, I would have seen such a chromolithograph in an antique shop and ...

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Saturated Autumn Color

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | Karl Cole

I know I showed a Japanese artist’s work last week, but I got so excited when I came across this woodcut print that I just had to share it with you. It’s a perfect example of saturation&nb ...

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It's Spring!

Monday, March 24, 2014 | Karl Cole

Really, my sinuses are driving me crazy, and I’m yearning for SPRING. What better image to feature this week than springs? ...

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National "Something" Month II: Soup

Monday, January 14, 2013 | Karl Cole

I bet you all did not know that January is National Soup Month. Well, instead of showing you a cozy, pre-1900s depiction of a cute rural child eating soup, or one Warhol’s endless depictions of ...

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Trade Cards

Monday, October 1, 2012 | Karl Cole

Davis Art Images has acquired more than 150 trade cards, mostly from the 1800s, from the collection of the Winterthur Museum in Winterthur, Delaware (and we’re still in the process of cataloging ...

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An Ode to Mothers

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | Karl Cole

In my ode to mothers, after Mother’s Day, I dedicate this blog to my blessed mother who passed several years ago, and my dear mother-in-law. When I think of how much grief my mother put up with ...

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