Peter Doig Discussing Sigmar Polke

“Polke would make use of other people’s drawings or would reference amateur works. Also, his take on popular culture was not always about things that were recognisable.”

Juergen Teller Discussing “Go-Sees” and Ping-Pong

“For me I realised, in a way, within that period, ninety-eight/ninety-nine, kind of stepping back from fashion, realised what kind of a sense of power you have as a man, and what sense of power you have as a photographer.” – Juergen Teller Excerpt from an interview with the Tate, 2008 Juergen Teller: It’s a […]

Prince of Boredom: The Repetitions and Passivities of Andy Warhol

Silk-screening makes repetition part of the meaning of the image. Even one silk-screened print is felt as a repetition, and Warhol repeats these images until repetition is magnified into a theme of variance and invariance, and of the success and failures of identicalness. Prince of Boredom: The Repetitions and Passivities of Andy Warhol By William […]

Willem de Kooning: What Abstract Art Means to Me (1951)

Queen of Hearts, 1943-46 @ The Willem de Kooning Foundation “It is very interesting to notice that a lot of people who want to take the talking out of painting, for instance, do nothing else but talk about it.” – Willem de Kooning   What Abstract Art Means to Me By Willem de Kooning, February […]

Chuck Close on Living in NYC on Less Than $4000 a Year

Mark, 1979. acrylic on canvas, 9′ x 7′ (29.6 x 23 m). “It was possible to have a part-time job working maybe two or two-and-a-half days a week, and afford to rent a 2,000 or 2,500 square foot loft, and actually still have money left over to buy meat.” – Chuck Close Excerpt from an […]

ASX.TV: Broomberg & Chanarin – Studio Visit (2015)

Tate visits artists Broomberg & Chanarin in their studio as they prepare for their performance piece ‘War Primer 2’, staged at Tate Modern as part of the ‘Conflict, Time, Photography’ exhibition. Broomberg & Chanarin created this unique performance in response to the themes of Tate Modern’s ‘Conflict, Time, Photography’ exhibition. Featuring eighteen army cadets aged […]

Julius Shulman Discusses His Two Dollar Pictures

Wonderland Park, 1958 @ The Estate of Julius Shulman “Now the point is in those days, out of $179 income, photography equipment was minimal, the kind I used. Photography film and paper–I did all my own work. Enlargements cost you maybe five cents a piece of paper, for an eight by ten sheet, if that […]

Josef Albers On Squares and the Nature of Expression

@ the Estate of Josef Albers “I still like to believe that the square is a human invention. And that tickles me. So when I have a preference for it then I can only say excuse me.” – Josef Albers An interview of Josef Albers conducted 1968 June 22-July 5, by Sevim Fesci EVIM FESCI: […]