Friday, August 3, 2012


Thankfully the kind people at Hamiltonian took images of the small series of paintings I made earlier this summer generally referred to, by me, as "Redactions". They were impossibly fun to make and a great way to get out of a rut. You can see the rest of them here.

The series consisted of overpaintings on National Gallery reproductions. Overall it was an exercise in thinking my way out of a corner. It was also a project to unmake, or deface, master paintings and sort of ties in to these very Walter Benjamin-esque thoughts that I have been having lately.

The "Redaction" that is pictured is the "Study for 'View From Drapery Mountain'" which was completed early this week. It is over Francois Boucher's Allegory of Painting. This is an important fact.

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