Warhol by LaChapelle “They wrote about Basquiat when he was 25 that he was finished, his career was done, over, and at 27 he was dead. He didn’t know that that would pass. They told him that the paintings he and Andy did together were horrible. Now people make fortunes out of it, they never […]
And If, 1992 enamel on aluminum 52 x 36 in. (135 X 90 cm. First and foremost, Christopher Wool is a painter and when it comes to the discourse on the viability of painting, he shows us that the medium is indeed very much still alive. Excerpt from a Wright Auctions text on […]
“If you want to have sex we should do it now and kind of quick, because my boyfriend is out in the parking lot…”
“I have never thought of myself as a pop artist. However, when I was young there was a time when I was influenced by the methodologies and techniques of pop artists, such as Warhol.”
“You have to be prepared to look in the ‘low’ places in our visual culture as well as the ‘high’. You have to be a rag picker as much as a connoisseur”.
Bacon felt very strongly about phraseology. He erased words like ‘very, very’, or ‘well’, and ‘you see’, but added words like ‘accident’ and ‘artificial’.
“I was completely blind by the way. My optic nerve had been bounced off. I couldn’t see a goddamn thing. I had a huge hole in my leg, went right through here.”
“This is what we did. How did it happen? How could we?” – Dorothea Lange
“These photographs are clearly fixed facts of the real world impartially recorded by the camera, but they are something more as well.”
No one was selling any work then, understand that. All these things that you know about now. I could tell you story after story.
Painting, 1946 @ The Estate of Francis Bacon “”I think that life is violent and most people turn away from that side of it in an attempt to live a life that is screened. But I think they are merely fooling themselves. I mean, the act of birth is a violent thing, and the act […]
“This work is about something else, something more abstract. The function of the desert and Salton Sea in Lago is more psychological than political. ” – Ron Jude