Interview with Glenn Brown (2012)

Decline and Fall, Oil & canvas on board, 58.4 x 54.6 cm. 1995 “I will spend ages in front of an original and study they way the brush marks are made. Its always one of the most exciting things when looking at the painting to try and animate the way the artist made them and […]

Notes on Five Key Jean-Michel Basquiat Works

Untitled (Head), 1981 His paintings proclaimed the existence of a more basic truth locked within a given event or thought. The Defining Years: Notes on Five Key Works By Fred Hoffman The idea that the soul will join with the ecstatic Just because the body is rotten— That is all fantasy. What is found now […]

Jean-Michel Basquiat and “The Art of (Dis)Empowerment” (2000)

He was also known to be reluctant to involve himself in black politics, often finding himself estranged from “up town” black artist communities. By Louis Armand,  from a lecture at the Comparative Studies Colloquium, August 30, 2000, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. When Jean-Michel Basquiat died in 1988 at the age of twenty-seven he had only been […]

Roy Lichtenstein – “BBC Interview” (1966)

 Oh, Jeff… I Love You, Too… But…, 1964 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein Originally recorded in January 1966 by David Sylvester in New York City for broadcast by BBC Third Programme. The interview was later reedited for publication in 1997 for David Sylvester’s “Some Kind of Reality”. David Sylvester: What do you think of as […]

Andy Warhol Interviewed by Bourdon (EXCERPT) (1962)

Dollar Sign, circa 1981   “Am I really doing anything new?”   By Kenneth Goldsmith, Wayne Kostenbaum and Reva Wolf, excerpt from I’ll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews From an interview with David Bourdon, 1962-63 WARHOL: Am I really doing anything new? BOURDON: You are doing something new in making exclusive use […]

Keith Haring: “The Authorized Biography (EXCERPT) ” (1992)

Untitled, 1984  “When I started going to high school, I became less and less interested in cartooning for cartooning’s sake. I was wanting to become an ‘Artist.’” By John Gruen, excerpt from Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography, 1992 Keith Haring – “When I started going to high school, I became less and less interested in cartooning […]

Francis Bacon and ‘Narrative’, the Natural Enemy of Vision

“I do not want to avoid telling a story, but I want very, very much to do the thing that Valery said – to give the sensation without the boredom of its conveyance. And the moment the story enters, the boredom comes upon you.” – Francis Bacon By Ernst Van Alphen, brief excerpts from Francis […]

Lee Friedlander: Photography and the Aesthetics of Abstract Painting (2012)

New York City, 1963. Lee Friedlander (Fig. 2) What I have been trying to argue is not intended as a criticism of Friedlander’s work nor as a challenge to his status within the world of (art) photography. If anything it is a challenge to the ideas that held such sway through the fifties sixties and […]

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