“Fire damaged footage of De Kooning in his East Hampton studio mid August of 1966. The history of the footage: De Kooning, was a close friend of mine and of the poet Frank O’Hara. A month before this footage was shot , O’Hara was killed by a car on Fire Island, Me and O’Hara had […]
“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 […]