Patrick McDonough on Benjamin Edwards

Patrick McDonough on Benjamin Edwards

Benjamin Edwards, Ramble, 2003, Lithography, ed. 30, 26 1/4 by 35 1/4 inches, Printed at Tandem Press In the spring of 2003, my printmaking class at the University of Wisconsin took a field trip to Tandem Press, on the Madison’ east side. At the behest of our...
Barry Nemett on Robert Rauschenberg

Barry Nemett on Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg, Bed, 1955, 75 1/4” x 31 1/2 x 8”, MoMA, NYC A fantastical take on a fantastical work: in the following riff on Robert Rauschenberg’s bold, brilliant Bed there’s far less analysis and direct eyeballing than in my previous articles for Painters on...
Heide Fasnacht on Martin Kippenberger

Heide Fasnacht on Martin Kippenberger

Martin Kippenberger, Ohne Titel (Untitled), 1988, oil on canvas, 94 1/2 x 78 3/4 in., Private collection, © Estate Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne In February of 2017 when I returned to painting, a particular work by Martin Kippenberger arrived...
Ruth Marten on Paul Caranicas

Ruth Marten on Paul Caranicas

Paul Caranicas, Ozone 46 (Mickey’s Gun Shop), 2018, Oil and acrylic on wood, 10 x 50 inches The balance between content and execution in the paintings of Paul Caranicas is a playground for his humorous and sophisticated sensibility. A wry nonchalance belies the saga...
Jane Irish on Karen Kilimnik’s Programme of Humour

Jane Irish on Karen Kilimnik’s Programme of Humour

Karen Kliminik, me — I forgot the wire cutters getting the wire cutters from the car to break into stonehenge, 1982, 1998, water soluble oil color on canvas, 20 x 16 inches I learned about Karen Kliminik’s work in 2000 from Philadelphia curator Sid Sachs,...
Julian Kreimer on Andrea Belag’s Sunday Painter

Julian Kreimer on Andrea Belag’s Sunday Painter

Andrea Belag, Sunday Painter, 2018, Oil on linen, 66 x 72 inches I’ve known Andrea Belag for 25 years, since she taught my second-year painting class in college. We found out then that we both like talking on the phone and painting in daylight. I had forgotten...