Archive for May, 2010

Kirk Varnedoe on abstraction


Abstraction has been less a search for the ultimately meaninful … than a recurrent push for the temporarily meaningless: that is, things that are found not often in exotic realms but rather on the edges of banality, familiarity, and the man-made world. It is the production of forms of order that are not recognizable as order, but vehicles of feeling that seem impersonal, vessels of intelligence that seem utterly dumb.

Ad Reinhardt


I’m merely making the last paintings which anyone can make.

Identical(ly decapitated) Twins