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...
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...
Johanna Robinson on Maria Lassnig

Johanna Robinson on Maria Lassnig

Maria Lassnig, Woman Laocoon (Woman Laocoön), 1976. Oil on canvas, 193 x 127 cm While researching paintings of snakes for a recent body of work, I was reminded of Maria Lassnig’s painting entitled Woman Laocoön, 1976. For nearly seventy years, Lassnig, an Austrian...
Tom Levy on Hans Hartung

Tom Levy on Hans Hartung

Hans Hartung, T1983-E20, 1983, Acrylic on canvas, 55 7/8 x 70 7/8 inches Hans Hartung was born in 1904 in Leipzig Germany; he died in 1989 in Antibes in the south of France. I recently had the pleasure of a studio visit by friend and peer David Ebony. Besides giving...
Philip Pearlstein on Piero della Francesca

Philip Pearlstein on Piero della Francesca

Piero della Francesca, Flagellation of Christ, 1455-1460, Oil and tempera on panel, 23 x 32.1 inches As an artist who has concentrated on using nude figures as the main design elements in his compositions for the past six decades, I consciously went against the...