Weekend 223.0 (WSJ Edition)

Are the benefits of a bike ride negated by a sweet crêpe?

(1) The Dead Dream of the Dirigible

(2) Lichtenstein Before (and After) the Pop Hits (WSJ)

“At the same time, the show suggests that much of Lichtenstein’s mature work flowed out of the impulse that animated his Pop masterpieces of the 1960s: a desire to critique the present moment in art by offering fresh perspectives on the forgotten, devalued and/or mass-produced art of the past.”

(3) Cadillac, Chevy Finally Crack Japan, but Not With Cars: American Brands Push Cachet to Pedal Bikes in Tokyo (WSJ)

Mama-chari: a term for the ubiquitous transport used by homemakers to run errands.

(4) Frozen Sublimity, Louring Sky (WSJ)

“What happened next is one of those art-history tales that make you wonder what other great pictures might lie in hiding somewhere, waiting to regain the light of day. Sir Edward Watkin, a railway magnate in Manchester, England, who later became a Liberal member of Parliament, bought the painting after it was shown in London in 1863. He kept it at Rose Hill, his country place. Watkin died in 1901, and then Rose Hill became a boys’ school.”

(5) Paul Smith: The eccentric English designer on his addiction to bicycling and Post-its, his sugar lump collection and how he earned those colorful stripes (WSJ)

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