San Antonio Travelogue

I’m sitting in front of my monitor wondering if trying to document a recent getaway to San Antonio while in a COVID-induced brain fog is a good idea. But at least this time I have an excuse for any weirdness that you read. Also, be forewarned…this is a loooonnngg post. After all, I have nothing… Continue reading San Antonio Travelogue

ARCO Corporate Artwork Collection: Yet Another Auction

The Gazette once again seems to be a clearinghouse of sorts for news regarding the massive collection of artwork assembled by Atlantic Richfield Company (“ARCO”). I recently received an email from a representative of Jeff Martin Auctioneers Inc. announcing an online auction of a number of pieces formerly owned by ARCO. Hi Eric, I found… Continue reading ARCO Corporate Artwork Collection: Yet Another Auction

Atlantic Richfield’s Corporate Art Collection – Upcoming Auction

I’m continually amazed at the responses stimulated by some of the things I post on the Gazette, and nothing has surprised me more than the number of folks interested in the Atlantic Richfield Company’s (ARCO) Corporate artwork collection. Two decades after ARCO was assimilated by and subsumed into BP (affectionately known as The Borg by… Continue reading Atlantic Richfield’s Corporate Art Collection – Upcoming Auction

Atlantic Richfield’s Corporate Art Collection – The Saga Continues

One of the gratifying aspects of blogging is hearing from people who want to know more about something I’ve written. And nothing has generated more such contacts than the posts I’ve made about Atlantic Richfield Company’s corporate art collection. It’s been twenty years since ARCO was swallowed up by BP Amoco (now just BP), and… Continue reading Atlantic Richfield’s Corporate Art Collection – The Saga Continues

News You Can Use To Snooze

[Ed. note — This is actually a Random Thursday (Monday edition) post, but the author has overridden staff protests in order to use, in his words, “an ever-so-cute” headline.] First, please feel free to ignore my editor’s snarky comment, which stems from an obvious case of envy. Those who can’t write, edit. The Artwork Detective… Continue reading News You Can Use To Snooze

Atlantic Richfield’s Corporate Art Collection – An Insider Look[back]

Update [9/23/20]: Thanks to a reader’s comment on this post, I’ve been able to add a new chapter to the ARCO artwork saga. This time, it’s focused on corporate art from ARCO’s presence in the Chicago area. Read about it here. Alert Gazette readers may recall that last year I wrote about ARCO’s corporate artwork collection… Continue reading Atlantic Richfield’s Corporate Art Collection – An Insider Look[back]

ARCO’s Corporate Art Collection in Midland – The Rest of the Story

Update [9/23/20]: Thanks to a comment on the post linked below, I’ve been able to add a new chapter to the ARCO artwork saga. This time, it’s focused on corporate art from ARCO’s presence in the Chicago area. Read about it here. Update [10/5/16]: David Halver helped with the management of ARCO artwork collection in… Continue reading ARCO’s Corporate Art Collection in Midland – The Rest of the Story

Polygonal Me

So, I ran across this cool tutorial (via Twitter) explaining how to create a polygon portrait poster design in three easy steps. I have no idea what a “polygon portrait poster” is, but the result was interesting and it seemed to be a process that meshed well with my artistic aptitude (read: stupid simple), so… Continue reading Polygonal Me

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