Posts tagged ‘painter’

September 30, 2010

Robert L. Barnum: Sweeping Regionalism

by Matt Forcey

 

Robert Barnum carries a national reputation in the world of modern art.  His style is one of sweeping motion in the tradition of “regionalism,” a movement that grew in the U.S. from the early 1900s to World War II. His preferred medium is watercolor; however, also works in oil and sculpts in metal. 

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September 15, 2010

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

by Matt Forcey

By Michael Kurcfeld

Today we take it for granted when seeing graffiti art in a posh gallery, but arguably the first artist to channel the urban street frequencies of his time and get it onto the “white walls with white people with white wine” was Jean-Michel Basquiat.

In 1988 this singularly gifted artist, who had leapt to fame in Warhol’s New York, died of a drug overdose at the age of 27. Filmmaker Tamra Davis took all of the footage she had shot of her good friend, including a never-seen interview and B-roll of him working in his studio, and put it in away in a drawer. 20 years later, she decided it was not hers to hide anymore and made it the core of a superb documentary, Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child.

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