“I just can’t get into the radical masquerade that the art world is.
That’s why I paint like I do. I’m not pretending to be some kind of
avant-garde. I’m not trying to be inventive. I’m just making images.
Like a sign painter. Anyway that’s the idea.”
Contributing Editor at Art in America from 1978-1997, Art Editor of the East Village Eye, Editor-in-Chief of Artnet Magazine, Robinson must know a boatload about the art world’s radical masquerade. In the 1980s, he showed his paintings at Brooke Alexander, Metro Pictures, the New Museum and
Semaphore Gallery, but eventually became consumed by writing and editing. His new paintings, many of which look like catalog images and self-portraits of young women in their undies culled from the Internet, are on view at Firecat Projects in Chicago through December 22. Naturally, there’s no press release–just pictures.
“Walter Robinson: Hello from New York!” Firecat Projects, Chicago, IL. Through December 22, 2012.
Related: Andrew Russeth’s The Life and Times of Walter Robinson at GalleristNY
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