Click on Post Title for link to Richard Prince's current show at Gagosian Paris. There is something worrying and incongruous, yet connected and timely, about the subject of the show. When you consider the passing of Hedda Sterne last week (see Post below), and the fact that she and de Kooning appear at either side of the back row of the Irascibles photograph, it seems to create a coincidental link with the Prince show. All of it seems to somehow position Sterne even more firmly as 'alone' within the group.
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Monday, 11 April 2011
There is less sarcasm intended in this Post's Title (click on it for link to great interview) than the Post below, in as much as Malcolm Morley really was a 'problem child' who found his way out of it all through painting. That said, for altogether different reasons, there appear to be the same uncomfortable 'this is what I'll paint and I don't give a damn' motivations in his work as with Anton Henning below. It's just downright inelegant and awkward, but compelling nonetheless when you get into it. For me, Morley is one of the great intuative and 'intellectual' painters of our time (e.g. Age of Catastrophe, 1976) and maybe it's that sort of track record which has cemented a position from which he can do no wrong. There is much about his current show at Sperone Westwater (and other recent work) which may undo that reputation. But I do feel the need to talk about it....
Posted by Dougal McKenzie at 3:43 pm
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Click on Post Title for link to Anton Henning's current show at Arndt in Berlin. Running to April 20th, perhaps NOCM's Berlin correspondents will give a face-to-face view of the work.
Posted by Dougal McKenzie at 3:12 pm
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Ena Swansea's 'gling hunks' has just gone in to NOCM's TOP 10 PAINTINGS. Click on image in Top 10 for link to more works at Arndt Gallery in Berlin. Her current theme has reminded me of A.L. Kennedy's 'On Bullfighting', which is part documentary of the subject and part autobiography of her own troubles at the time. A short, compelling read...
Posted by Dougal McKenzie at 2:01 pm