Haley Josephs on Alice Neel

Haley Josephs on Alice Neel

Alice Neel, Isabetta, 1934/35, Oil on canvas, 43 x 26 inches In some dark times a few years past, I was blowing in the wind like a tumbleweed.  Fresh out of graduate school, feeling more vulnerable and insecure than I had before entering, I found myself in a cold...
Mariel Herring on Chuta Kimura

Mariel Herring on Chuta Kimura

Chuta Kimura, Landscape at Pagoma in Provence,1984, 31.5 x 31.5 inches, Collection of Mr. Akira Yoshida, London. At times when I feel lost, stuck, or unmotivated, I go to my art books and pull out my heroes. I’m like a kid feeling encouraged by their faded pulp comics...
Lydia Pettit on Henry Taylor’s “I became . . .”

Lydia Pettit on Henry Taylor’s “I became . . .”

Henry Taylor, I became . . . , 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 71 7/8 x 71 3/4 inches I had never been to the Venice Biennale before. I expected it to be like any art fair, a mild cacophony of work stuck up on walls creating visual white noise that prevents me from properly...
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...