“Laval creates a disturbing emotional wilderness, drawing us as viewers into his bush of ghosts with a sense that anything could happen—a couple doing it in the road, a threesome engaged on a mystic highway, a goddess as figurehead on the vehicle in the car chase. Voyeuristic, atavistic, altruistic”.
“In a sense I was trying to complete a circle: I travelled to the neighbourhoods that had some bearing on the childhood development of my art-heroes and consequently on the art they made as adults, and then I tried to photograph these places through the ‘afterimage’ of the artistic influences these works had imparted on me”
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 […]
Since Richard Prince first exhibited infringing appropriated photographs, reproduction technologies have thrown established conventions into disarray.
Pettibon’s drawings say: sure, I’ll suck dick for cigarettes.
“I’ve had photographs taken for portraits because I very much prefer working from the photographs than from them.”
“In 2009 I started noticing a major militarization of the US/Mexico border and since then I have been photographing the almost 2000 miles between the Gulf Of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. Whatever the politics are about and they are very complicated… the migration… the tragedies… the humanitarian issues that these people go through to […]
“I hate to get to you on these words, but I wouldn’t call it an agenda-but I would say that I am interested in sort of, in not just displacing and questioning stereotypes.” Barbara Kruger Interview, excerpt from Critical Inquiry 17, Winter 1991 MITCHELL: Is part of the agenda of your images, then, to […]
We communicate only through our shared dismissal of the pre-linguistic (2), 1995 @ Mike Kelley “Like I said I was kind of coming out of hippie culture, or freak culture.” Mike Kelley Interviewed by Lynn Hershman Santa Monica, California, July 27, 2006 Lynn Hershman: So, this is the Howard Fox statement, this is what […]
“We are born with a scream; we come into life with a scream, and maybe love is a mosquito net between the fear of living and the fear of death.” Excerpts from Francis Bacon: I Painted to be Loved Interview by Francis Giacobetti conducted on February 1992, published in The Art Newspaper, no. 137, […]
Perhaps we’re just to take it on good faith or past merit that the artworks in Raiders are somehow quality by association. By Michelle France, ASX, January 2015 Harmony Korine Raiders Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills January 10—February 14, 2015 Walking into the new Harmony Korine show at Gagosian, my reaction is an unexpected one: […]
“The tracks divided the good and bad parts of town. I wasn’t exactly on the good side. You weren’t encouraged to play around the demarcation lines.” Interview with Raymond Pettibon By Eric Nelson When I was 15, I became obsessed with Black Flag, playing everything up until “My War” on full blast at […]