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 He describes the reasons for his return to figuration in the late 1960s as follows: 

“So when the 1960s came along I was feeling split, schizophrenic. 109 more words


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Syllable No. 3 (& the last) Winter 1985… farewell to Carmel Bird. Berni Janssen & FJS carry on and publish a couple of books under the Fillia Press imprint up to 1987, after which many involvements come to an end, not least my dedication to Collected Works Bookshop. 150 more words


Art and the Mysteries of the Working Process

Art creation and destroying your art — If you have been destroying your art, in search of you know not what, you are not alone! View artist, … 18 more words

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Philip Guston's palette

mars black

cadmium red deep

cadmium orange

light cobalt blue

permanent green

zinc white


Powerful Political Art: Nina Chanel Abney's Black History Paintings

What we think we see in Nina Chanel Abney’s current painting show at Kravets Wehby Gallery in Chelsea is police brutality against African-Americans, both extreme and casual. 528 more words

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David Kaufmann on Philip Guston

“He (Guston) wanted to concentrate on the way that every painting justified itself. He felt that there were enough paintings in the world. Every painting had to justify itself, had to “eliminate the air of the arbitrary as completely as possible.” ~ David Kaufmann

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