Deaccessioning a Binkley Marble Sculpture

Written by admin, August 4, 2015

Michelle and I deaccessioned a marble female nude sculpture in our sculpture garden. I carved the piece, titled “Enya,” in 1988 for the opening of one of my exhibitions. “Enya” is carved from calacatta marble, which is quarried at Carrara, Italy, but she began to deteriorate while outdoors in the sculpture garden and became unsalable. […]

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Maria Exhibition in Assisi, Italy

Written by admin, July 27, 2015

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Michelle and I discovered a delightful sculpture exhibition while we were visiting Assisi, Italy this spring. It was in the little church, Santa Maria della Rose, just across the street from […]

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Venice Biennale 2015 – Final Review

Written by admin, July 9, 2015

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I will end my posts on Michelle and my visits to the Venice Biennale 2015 with the exhibit by Spanish artist, Albert Serra’s films, titled “Singularity,” 2015.

This exhibit was in a warehouse on Isola di San Pietro, […]

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Venice Biennale 2015 – Part 5

Written by admin, July 6, 2015

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British artist Sarah Lucas is the sole exhibitor in the Great Britain pavilion in il Giardino at the Venice Biennale 2015. Other than her three small scale balloon-animal cat sculptures, the rest of her work is very sexual in […]

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Venice Biennale 2015 – Part 4

Written by admin, June 29, 2015

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Blue is my favourite colour and today I’ll cover three artworks at the Venice Biennale 2015 that I was drawn to initially because of blue. Above is Turkish artist, Kutlug Ataman’s piece titled “Portrait of Sakip Sabanci”, 2011. […]

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Venice Biennale 2015 – Part 3. Chiharo Shiota.

Written by Michael Binkley, June 26, 2015

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Red. This is the first impression when I entered the Japan pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2015. The sculpture, “The Key in the Hand”, 2015 is the solo artwork by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota.

Shiota’s sculpture comprises thousands of tiny, rusty antique […]

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Venice Biennale 2015 – Part 2

Written by Michael Binkley, June 22, 2015

venice biennale 2015 michael binkley sculptor sculpture vancouver canadaMichelle and I visited the Venice Biennale 2015 on May 26th and 27th. I won’t review all the pieces we saw, but the next few posts will be about ones that I liked most.

Above and below is “Night Blooming […]

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Venice Biennale 2015 – Overview

Written by Michael Binkley, June 17, 2015

michael binkley sculptor sculpture venice biennale 2015 vancouver canadaMichelle and I have just returned from a wonderful vacation in Italy. We began our trip in Venice, and we took in the 2015 Venice Biennale – arguably the most prestigious fine art exhibition in the world.

Over the course […]

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Vancouver Spring 2015 Carving Course A Success

Written by Michael Binkley, May 14, 2015

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My friends, George Pratt and Andrew Pothier and I presented “Vancouver Spring” again and our intensive stone carving instruction course was another success. We held the event on the premises of Pothier Enterprises Ltd., in Delta, BC, Canada from […]

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How Much “Hands-On” Must Qualify for Authorship? Pt. 4

Written by Michael Binkley, April 26, 2015

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I have been writing about how much “hands-on” work must be done for an artist to claim full authorship of a sculpture (see Pt. 1 , Pt. 2 , and Pt. 3).

Up until recently, I have carved every one of […]

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