According to Spiegel Online International, German painter Jrg Immendorff passed away today from complications related to a neurodegenerative disorder. He was among Germany’s most influential postwar artists. Read more.
New Kings of Scotland: Ugandan artists’ pothole happening
In their first street festival, Ugandan Artists from Kampala filled in and painted some of the city’s biggest potholes. Read more.
The inscrutable Sigmar Polke
In today’s NYTimes, Carol Vogel visits Polke in his Cologne studio before he ships his paintings to the Venice Biennale. As is always the case with his work, Mr. Polke said, the paintings for the biennale sprang from specific ideas yet evolved in mystical ways as he experimented. “This is […]
Roberta Smith looks at German paintings made with a wink and a sneer. “Painting may go in and out of fashion, but its many lifesaving graces always keep it afloat. One is its capacity for what might be called beautiful sarcasm, a sly self-parody while still looking good that is […]
Art Forum critics’ picks for the month
George Baselitz in New YorkChristopher Wool in Berlin
David Kapp and Robert Berlind interview Wolf Kahn in The Brooklyn Rail
“D.H. Lawrence said what was good about Moby Dick was that Melville didnt really know what Moby Dick symbolized. He knew it was a symbol, but he didnt know what it was a symbol of. In the same way, when youre thinking about your own motivations and the meanings of […]
David Godbold’s mirthless mirth
Ben Davis dissects David Godbold’s snarky exhibition in artnet today. “Contemporary art is universally irreverent, but most often none too funny. This observation is particularly striking when one considers the fact that a lot of it, particularly that inspired by Big Daddy Marcel Duchamp, owes its very being to the […]
Edward Hopper’s Feng Shui
Peter Schjeldahl reviews the Edward Hopper retrospective at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.The scale of the paintings is indifferent, in the way of graphic art. Their drawing is graceless, their colors acrid, and their brushstrokes numb. Anti-Baroque, they are the same thing when looked at up close and when […]
Dana Schutz compare and contrast
On artnet, Abraham Orden looks at the “Arcadian world of painting” in current New York gallery shows.
Michael Kimmelman NYT review of Myron Stout
Art Reveiw The canvas, Stout wrote, came not from any remembered form of flowers or flower beds but from a tree outside the door, a tree that the thin foliage of the lower reaches allowed the rising branches to be seen, rising, yet moving sideways, toward each other. His small, […]