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Emperors of ice cream

I’ve often talked with Bill Santelli about having personal, felt rules, a set of boundaries for how I paint, which create a skeleton of principles around which to make a picture I want to see–which is my first rule, actually, to paint only what I really want to look at, with almost no other consideration. It’s odd, […]

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Agnes Martin’s slow art

“You have to have a mind of winter to see nothing that is not there, and the nothing that is.” — Wallace Stevens 1 Agnes Martin painted like a thief. She seemed to be attempting to leave behind as little evidence of herself–or anything else–whenever she touched a canvas. It’s a self-effacing posture consistent with […]

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Visit to San Francisco to Museum of Modern Art and More

Last Friday we went to see the “The Stein’s Collect, Matisse, Picasso and the Parisan Avante-Garde” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.  What an amazing show….Gertrude Stein was a pioneer in her writing and also the art she …

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