John Moore on Pierre Roy

In the seventies while living in Philadelphia I spent a lot of time at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where I first saw Pierre Roy’s Metric System.

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Painters on Paintings is a conversation between contemporary artists and their influences across time.

Editors’ Note – On Intimacy and Painting

“Intimacy, says the phenomenologist Gaston Bachelard, is the highest value. I resist this statement at first. What about artistic achievement, or moral courage, or heroism, or altruistic acts, or work in the cause of social change?

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PoP Highlights

David Humphrey on James Ensor

Misreading pleases me almost as much as mishearing. The read or heard phrase arrives into consciousness seeming to belong to someone else…

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Samuel Jablon on Mike Cloud

Like a sinister joke, or a self-destructive one, the work makes us laugh and question why we’re laughing.

Joan Waltemath on Zen and the Art of Billy Al Bengston

“Stud”, an exhibition of Billy Al Bengston’s paintings at Venus over Manhattan Gallery this past November, afforded a unique opportunity to see the legendary West Coast painter in New York City. It is clearly a special moment for an artist.