That Thing Called The Greater Good

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Art, after all, is one of the places where the pursuit of happiness gains focus and purpose and starts expanding outward, to aid and abet that thing called the greater good. Roberta Smith in The New York Times Occupiers at Sol LeWitt @ City Hall Park – Public Art Fund – All Rights Reserved bruno […]


Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Operators Are Standing By – Jean Bevier via jason kottke bruno boutotMore Posts – Website Follow Me:

The Cheap Art Manifesto

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Found in Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard. Bred & Puppet Philosophy bruno boutotMore Posts – Website Follow Me:

Favela Chic: Introduction & Illustration

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

On m’a demandé ce que je pensais du sujet d’une photo et j’ai répondu: “Favela Chic”. Qu’est-ce que le Favela Chic? I was asked what I thought of the subject of a picture and I answered: “Favela Chic”. What is Favela Chic? Bruce Sterling’s Scenarios for the Future: Favela Chic and Gothic Hi-Tech: At the […]

Notes on Street Art: AliCè, MOR & Banksy

Monday, March 8th, 2010

En français ci-dessous, puis alternance. Then alternating English and French. This charming video of a street artist found via Bruce Sterling illustrates several ideas about street art. First, the set up. This is why I always try to take two pictures of any piece of street art: one of the work and another of the […]

Place des festivals

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

En français ci-dessous. Then English again. Et encore du français. Etc. :-) On my way to the show, I decided to walk through the new Place des Festivals in Montreal. I was not disappointed: this is a magnificent public space. There were already lovers, kids playing in the fountains and idlers on benches admiring the […]


Saturday, October 18th, 2008

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Art & Puzzle / Solution: Haldimand Tract

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Near the railways, in St-Henri, Montreal, June 08. A few days later, after heavy rains, the work had vanished. I finally found a mass of paper among the weeds: I suppose it had been unglued by the rain then rolled around by the wind. I took it and unfold it, it was a little torn […]


Monday, July 28th, 2008

Roberta Smith, It does gives me pause that 26 of the 36 artists have master’s degrees in fine arts from respected universities or art schools. I think most of them should ask for their money back. On the evidence here, at least, they have only a meager understanding of what being an artist entails. […]

visite à l’île

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Bonjour tout le monde. . Photos copyright François Courville 2007 La maison d’Andrée Lauzon et François Courville à l’Île d’Orléans (près de Québec) a fait l’objet d’un reportage encore diffusé sur Télé-Québec. bruno boutotMore Posts – Website Follow Me: