Alison Kruvant on Hedda Sterne

Alison Kruvant on Hedda Sterne

I wanted to write about this painting, but I’ve never seen it.   Hedda Sterne, Third Avenue El, 1952–53, Oil and spray enamel on canvas, 40’ 3/8” x 31’ 7/8”, Collection of the Metropolitan Museum, Not on view   Third Avenue El, by Hedda Sterne, was sold in October...
Heide Fasnacht on Jack Whitten and Gerhard Richter

Heide Fasnacht on Jack Whitten and Gerhard Richter

Jack Whitten, April’s Shark, 1974, Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 52 inches   Gerhard may be the Jack of all Trades but Jack was the King. In 1974 I saw an exhibition that astounded me and elicited a longing to return to painting. It was early 2018 when I finally did so. In...
MaryKate Maher on Marlene Dumas and Maja Ruznic

MaryKate Maher on Marlene Dumas and Maja Ruznic

Marlene Dumas, The Painter, 1994, oil on canvas, 200 x 100cm In the late 1990’s I was attending art school in the U.K. on a student exchange. I was a painter then, trying to figure out what that actually meant and how I wanted to paint (while the weight of the YBA’s...