Tag Archives: New Image Painting

Representational Painting and Punk

David Johansen, Dee Dee Ramone and Alan Vega in the Foreground at Max's Kansas City, 1974 Courtesy of the artist and Steven Kasher Gallery

David Johansen, Dee Dee Ramone and Alan Vega in the Foreground at Max's Kansas City, 1974 Courtesy of the artist and Steven Kasher Gallery

Painting may never have died completely but there was a moment, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when its dominant conventions felt hopelessly inadequate.  Abstract Expressionism, with its emphasis on autonomy and the sublime, held little interest for a radicalized avant-garde; conceptual art, which could … Continue reading »

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Generation Shift/ Generation Rift

William Eggleston:UNTITLED [MEMPHIS], 1970Vintage Dye Transfer Print, 16" x 20" (40.6 x 50.8 cm), Edition of 20© Eggleston Artistic Trust, Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New York, NY

William Eggleston: UNTITLED (MEMPHIS), 1970, Vintage Dye Transfer Print, 16" x 20", Ed of 20, (c) Eggleston Artistic Trust, Courtesy of Cheim and Read, NY, NY

In the 1970’s, new approaches to image making challenged the long held notion that painting was the highest form of visual expression.  Many critics suggested that painting no longer had the ability to effectively communicate or hold a meaningful message.  Pronouncements about the death … Continue reading »

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