June 18, 2010
Presented Without Comment
From the New York Times:
But for the most part the works downstairs attest to a willingness to depart from established comfort zones. Warhol abandons the signature one-two technique in place since the early 1960s — fields of brushy color silk-screened with large, grainy photographic images — for more hands-on approaches. And he tackles abstraction, the language of his first artistic heroes, the Abstract Expressionists.
These spaces contain two small examples of Warhol’s ravishing Oxidation Paintings, from 1977, in which the brush-free method consisted of men and (it turns out) women urinating on canvas treated with metallic copper paint, to create an amazing fluorescences of golds, greens and blacks in a range of splatters and puddles that evoke Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings.
This is abstraction but reality based…
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at June 18, 2010 12:40 PM
If he'd had the courage of his colonic convictions, we'd have had even more memorable art to cherish.
"Art," said German artist Kurt Schwitters, master of the collage, "art is a primal concept, sublime as the godhead, inexplicable as life, undefinable and gratuitious."
He also said: "Art is whatever an artist choses to spit out."
That's all the music, folks. But I've always been wondering about the "gratuitios" part.
Come to my office at the first opportunity and for $1250 we'll go over 12 similar Rorschach ink blots tests and I'll let you in on what some of your problems are and then well discuss how many $250 one hour sessions you need to straighten your mind out and get your life in order. When you run out of money or I'm set for life we'll then pronounce you cured and you can go on in peace.