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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“I mean there was that twenty-minute experience of thinking, well, all my life has been wasted but this is marvellous…” – Franz Kline
Girl Before A Mirror by Pablo Picasso “People are always asking me to sign my old canvases. It’s ridiculous!” – Picasso An excerpt from Conversations with Picasso by Brassaï Wednesday 20 October 1943 The table, only yesterday covered with dust, is completely clean. Catalogs, brochures, books, and letters have been carefully dusted and even arranged by size […]
Heaven Hell @ Ed Ruscha “I have really no direction, I have no plans. I can’t write my future. I can’t write my own history. I’m most fascinated by that one idea of the things that are undone now, will be done in five years time.” – Ed Ruscha MR. RUSCHA: I think the […]
“The fact that de Kooning would disappear, fall down and black out for a couple of days gave me bad memories… I was just in Tribeca the other day trying to explain to someone that in 1975 there was nothing there except burned out buildings…” – Richard Prince Richard Prince: Do you have any […]
“No it’s not!” I said, “I’m going to prove to you that it’s not. I can do this and it’s not pornography!”
Daisuke Yokota’s “Taratine” is a personal journey between the worlds he once knew of his mother to that of his lover.
”I go to places and I have the belief that if I can photograph well, the places will educate me to things I do not know about them.”
Now, it’s hard to defend yourself if you are in possession of the ‘white privilege’, as I am…
“Classon” is breakthrough in a way for artists Yoshi Kametani and Daisuke Yokota.