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Michael Kareken – new drawing and TV interview

March 28, 2011 by  
Filed under contemporary realism, drawings, interviews, videos

  Michael Kareken emailed me recently to show me some exciting new drawings of wrecked cars at a salvage yard he’s been working on, exploring a possible new body of work that grows from his incredible exploration of his recycle series subject matter. These drawings are all works in progress but I find that all [...]

Stuart Shils workshop in San Diego – upcoming.

March 23, 2011 by  
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Stuart Shils, farm house and telephone poles 2007 Oil on Panel 12 x 13.5 inches   We are approaching the final stretch of putting together the Masterclass Intensive 3 Day workshop with Stuart Shils here in San Diego starting April 28th through May 1st of this year. There are still positions open for the workshop. [...]

Gabriel Laderman 1929-2011

March 17, 2011 by  
Filed under notable painters

Gabriel Laderman, View of Kuala Lampur with Birds, 1982   Gabriel Laderman passed away from Leukemia this past Thursday. Here is a link to the New York Time Obit. He was a significant representational painter and teacher and was instrumental in the revival of figurative art in the 1960s. He studied with a number of [...]

The Mona Lisa Curse

March 7, 2011 by  
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The Mona Lisa Curse a 2008 British documentary by the art critic Robert Hughes which discusses the transformation of art into commodity. Hughes compares the Mona Lisa, with Damien Hirst’s, diamond encrusted skull,”For the Love of God” with saying:   “What ties the Mona Lisa to this glittery bobble is their role in a giant [...]