“Gee, I don’t know. I just work all the time. There are so many different styles, you know, different ways of people painting and categories and… there’s so much, so much variety. I don’t know if I have influence on it or not.” By Claire Demers, originally published in Christopher Street, September 1977 Claire […]
Whitney curator Carter Foster visits sites in downtown New York that inspired Edward Hopper’s iconic paintings. Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both […]
Ed Ruscha’s exploration of language and American West Coast culture centred on Hollywood has made him one of the pre-eminent artists of his generation. Since the early 1960s he has channelled his fascination with words and the act of communication into books, print-making, photography, drawing and painting. TateShots went to meet him at his studio […]
Two Bison/Group of Bison (With Blue Shape), 1990 “In the sixties the scene in Los Angeles was beginning to get some attention.” The following oral history transcript is the result of a tape-recorded interview with John Baldessari on April 4, 1992. The interview took place in Santa Monica, CA and was conducted by Christopher […]
“I thought these new models were more generic and less identifiable and could make it seem like after the logo and copy were cropped out that the re-photographed image could be more my own.” An Interview with Richard Prince by Brian Appel, 2007 BRIAN APPEL: Hope you had a chance to read my review of […]
Edward Joseph Ruscha IV (roo-SHAY; born December 16, 1937) is an American artist associated with the Pop art movement.
Gerhard Richter (born 9 February 1932) is a German visual artist. Richter has simultaneously produced abstract and photorealistic painted works, as well as photographs and glass pieces, undermining the concept of the artist’s obligation to maintain a single cohesive style.
“I feel ever so strongly that an artist must be nourished by his passions and his despairs.” – Francis Bacon Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) is largely known for his grotesque, graphic and emotionally raw imagery. Bacon’s abstracted figures typically appear enclosed within glass or steel geometrical cages and […]
Brooklyn-born Jean-Michel Basquiat (d. 1988) began spray-painting graffiti art on New York City buildings at the age of 16. Within two years, the Village Voice had published an article about his street art and he had made the acquaintance of Andy Warhol and begun showing at the Annina Nosei Gallery in SoHo. While living in […]