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Bridget Riley

|“Those who understand art only by what it looks like often do not understand very much at all.” -Sol Lewitt| In 1965 Bridget Riley made a trip to New York City to participate in a show titled, “The Responsive Eye.” … Continue reading

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When Similar Does Not Mean Same As

|“…it’s fascinating to see people converging at similar visual endpoints even when starting from different places, following divergent paths, and all the while thinking about different things.”| For no particular reason, I bought a handsome catalog of Paul Klee works … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Art: The Calligraphic School of Painting?

|The late hard-edged paintings by both of these artists inform each other, but the calligraphic-like images show another alignment of thought leading to a similar solution.| While reviewing some black and white photos of painting exhibits from the late 1930’s … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Art: Abstract Expressionism

|As Einstein taught us during the formative years of these two important artists, nothing can be analyzed in and of itself, but only in comparison to other phenomena.| Jackson Pollock has always appealed to me more in theory than practice. … Continue reading

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Da Vinci and The Nutt

  One of the more memorable exhibits of the new millennium was at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 2011. Essentially a retrospective of the painter Jim Nutt, it was the first public showing of his work in about … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Sol Lewitt: Spring 2018

Portrait of American artist Sol LeWitt, New York, August 1969. (Photo by Jack Robinson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) This short note is inspired by the fact that Sol Lewitt died in April 2007, and since then exhibits of work created after his … Continue reading

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What an idea looks like

|“Those who understand art only by what it looks like often do not understand very much at all.” -Sol LeWitt, 1973| For reasons most people will not understand, I’m excited about a little work recently added to my collection of … Continue reading

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Sol LeWitt and Robert Smithson on … Sol LeWitt

“I find it difficult to write a statement that will be a correct summation of my philosophy of art. The work itself seems to subvert such statements, while the total of one’s work creates its own philosophy. This emerges from … Continue reading

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The Early Prints of Jim Nutt

My first conversation with Jim Nutt was regrettably brief and took place a few years ago. Star-struck at meeting an artist I have admired for over 30 years, I was tongue-tied and did not take advantage of the situation to … Continue reading

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