Art, exhibitions, Photography

I came across’s list of Top Most Iconic Artworks of the Past 5 Years. Here are the works I have seen (and agree with) from the list. Check out the full list here, how many have you experienced??

46. Glenn Ligon, Ruckenfigur 2009 (seen @ fort worth modern)

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39. Iwan Baan, The City and the Storm 2012 (cover of the New York Magazine‘s November issue)

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[photo credit: here.]

37. Tom Sachs, Space Program:Mars 2012


space program website.

36. Olafur Eliasson, New York City Waterfalls 2008

Olafur Eliasson

[image credit: here]

32. William Powhida, How the New Museum Committed Suicide with Banality 2009


[image credit: here.]

29. Maurizio Cattelan, All 2011 @ the Guggenheim cattelan

26. Michael Heizer, Levitated Mass 1969-2012 (Haven’t seen it in person but have posted about it here.

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[photo credit: here]

18. Chris Burden, Urban Light 2008

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[photo credit: Kaylan Lucas instagram: follow here]

16. David Hockney, iPhone Drawing 2009 (Seen at the Royal Academy, 2012)

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13. Christian Marclay, The Clock, 2010

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9. GIlbert and George, London Pictures, 2011 (Seen at White Cube, 2012) 

[image credit: here.]

1. The Artist is Present by Marina Abramovic at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. If you missed this exhibition check out the HBO Documentary, The Artist is Present. 

bound and around

Art, My Photography

iphone art lately.

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Richard Serra, Installation Long Term @ Dia:Beaconbrooke astor

Photographing in Brooke Astor’s Astor Court @ the Met (Photo Credit: Mr. Dustin Bailey)

Beauty Bar Art

View of MoMa P.S.1 from front court yard.baldessari

John Baldessari from book Pure Beauty  rosenquist

James Rosenquist, Untitled 1933 seen @ Sotheby’s Fall Contemporary Sale Exhibition  dan colen

[friend on] Dan Colen, Park Bench 2012 @ 76th and Madison christain marclay

Entrance to Christian Marclay’s The Clock, 2010. Now playing @

& a lovely  silhouette. 

look out, see in.


A year ago, I could never  have dreamed where I would be sitting today.. it just proves that if you make positive changes and believe in yourself, anything can happen.  Today is for reflection & contemplation, tomorrow for renewal, second chances and great beginnings.  

[Here’s some blog highlights from 2012]

Favorite exhibitions of 2012: 


Maurizo Cattelan: All @ the Guggenheim (My Post HERE.)

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Yayoi Kusama: Retrospective @ the Tate Modern & The Whitney.

(My Post on Both Exhibitions HERE, HERE,  HERE +HERE )

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Glenn Ligon: America Retrospective seen @ The Fort Worth Modern. (My post HERE)

Places traveled in 2012. 


Paris, France: Me in front of the Louvre and the clock inside the Musee Orsay

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London and Oxford: My message on the wall in front of Abbey Road Studios and the tree of Christ Church College, Oxford

 (Post HERE.)

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Brazil: Louise Bourgeois, Spider 1996 @ the MAM in Sao Paulo and a Self-Portrait @ a Sao Paulo Gallery.  (Post HERE.)

Favorite art seen in  2012:


Joseph Kosuth, One and Three Chairs 1965 @ the Centre Pompidou & John Chamberlain, Frostydickfantasy 2008 @ the Seagram Building. (Post HERE.)


Christain Marclay, The Clock 2010 @ The Lincoln Center & Wall of Text from SMoCA’s “This is  Present from a Small Distant World.” (Post HERE.)


Self Portrait- Through Tomas Saraceno, Cloud City on the roof of the Met & Stefan Sagmeister, Happiness Instructional Card Dispenser, 2012 @ the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia (Post HEREHERE)

Top Posts:



1. Oh, It’s a Rock. (Post HERE.) 2. The New Aesthetic (Post HERE.)  3. The Canon. (Post HERE.)

Other Highlights:

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I worked on Matthew Moore’s solo exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum and got my name published in a book for the first time. 


I welcomed my brother home from the war. (Post HERE.)


I enjoyed watching The Artist is Present: Marina Abramovic and Gregory Crewdon:  Brief Encounters. (Post HERE.)

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I moved from Arizona to Texas then on to New York City. 


I started Graduate School and spent most of my days inside a library. 

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& most importantly, I have continued to do what makes me happiest, capturing and exploring the world through my camera lens. (More Posts HERE.)

I just want to say Thank You to those who read. 2012 was the best yet here @ thedreambeing. As I begin my third year of publishing this site I know it is only going to be another promising year full of art, adventures and dreaming big. Cheers!


painting the town new

Art, exhibitions, My Photography, Poetry

Hey folks! I am live from New York City here! Man, has it been a busy week but I think I am finally ready to get back into a routine. I am [mostly] moved into my apartment, have the internet up and running, and  even had a little time to go out and explore this beautiful city I now will call home. I took my mom to see a couple hours of Christian Marclay’s The Clock at the Lincoln Center, checked out the Highline for the first time, and can seriously get used to all the amazing street art that paints the city. Can’t wait to start this adventure and share all the glories of this city with you! outside Christian Marclay’s The Clock

Eduardo Kobra, V-J Mural, 2012 @ 25th and 10th ave

Spencer Finch, The River that Flows Both Ways, 2009

JR, part of his Inside Out project @ 29th st. learnaboutproject

Jordan Betten and others, High Line Zoo, 27th and 28th st. (it glows at night!!) visitsite. 

on the streets.

the New York City Highline

On the streets

this city needs..

Out on the town with my new roommate, we found a fake Banksy!

keep up with my daily adventures via Instagram- username thedreambeing

{ …that I was going to live in New York eventually and that everything in between was just a horrible intermission. I’d spent those sixteen years imagining what New York was going to be like. I thought it was going to be the most exciting, magical, fraught-with-possibility place that you could ever live in; a place where if you really wanted something, you might be able to get it; a place where I’d be surrounded by people I was dying to be with. And I turned out to be right.} – Nora  Ephron from My First New York

{New York is a fiction of sorts, a construct, a story, into which you can walk at any moment and at any angle and end up blindsided, turned upside down, changed.} – Colum Mccann, from My First New York

Christian Marclay pt. 2


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Video Quartet by the same artist (Christian Marclay) that created The Clock.

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Last weekend I finally made it down to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to view Christian Marclay’s The Clock, which is getting all the buzz at the  Venice Biennale this summer. The 24-hour video montage is brilliant and painful all at once. It consists of over 5,000  movie and television clips, each moment referencing what time it is in the film at that moment. It’s not the wonderfully edited and perfectly  synchronized aesthetic to the video that makes the piece so alluring, but rather the fact that its a functioning clock itself. Every single clip is arranged so that the time in the movie, marks the actual real time as well, creating a rather maddening effect. The film I believe, is meant to provoke a conversation about how a moment in time is represented  through film, but I was more interested in the way watching it felt to me.

I am the type of person who is very aware of the clock, you have to be if you plan on using your time efficiently. I generally go to the movies to be entertained, to let time slip by unnoticeably yet pleasantly. But watching The Clock was a different experience. With each scene your awareness of how much time has truly passed since the last, is painfully obvious and ongoing. A watch shown on a  wrist, a clock on the wall, church Bell’s ringing in the background, a train pulling into the station or merely a mention through dialogue, each minute is drilled into your mind over and over,  as if time is constantly chasing you. I wanted so much to escape it, and let myself truly devour the mostly familiar scenes, but I just couldn’t. And I thought that was interesting, this relationship with the act of watching time and forgetting time all at once.

So, that was just my experience. I believe the piece is incredibly complex and I would die to actually have the opportunity to watch the full 24-hours.

There will be a 24 hour screening at LACMA on July 28th at 5pm for anyone who is interested!