Howard Hodgkin: Getting older is a sort of shorthand. There are a lot of things you know already.

Howard Hodgkin, “Listening-2003-2005,” oil on wood, 53-7/8 x 61-1/2″ Howard Hodgkin, “Home, Home on the Range,” 2001-2007, oil on wood, 80 1/4 x 105 1/8.” Images courtesy Gagosian Gallery. At The Observer, Howard Hodgkin, who has a show at Modern Art Oxford through September 5, discusses painting, memory and fear with staff writer Tim Adams. … read more… “Howard Hodgkin: Getting older is a sort of shorthand. There are a lot of things you know already.”

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Part II: Some artist suggestions for Paul Kasmin’s Process/Abstraction

In an earlier post, I objected to the absence of women in “Process/Abstraction,” a group show at Paul Kasmin that mixes younger artists with old-timers like Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and Kenneth Noland. Why does it matter?  First of all, group exhibitions that lack gender diversity are so rare these days that when one comes … read more… “Part II: Some artist suggestions for Paul Kasmin’s Process/Abstraction”

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The guys at Paul Kasmin

Frank Stella, “K.51,” 2008, protogen RPT with stainless steel tubing, 75 x 63 x 57″ Simon Hantaï, “Meun,” 1968, oil on canvas, 96 7/8 x 87″  Ian Davenport, “Puddle Painting: Anthracite Black,” 2009, acrylic paint on stainless steel, mounted on aluminum panel, 98 1/2 x 98 1/2″  Nathan Hylden, “Untitled,” 2009, acrylic on aluminum, 77 … read more… “The guys at Paul Kasmin”

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NYC Gallery Visit: Sarah Walker and Ken Weathersby

After a meeting at Hyperallergic HQ in Williamsburg the other day, I stopped by Pierogi 2000, one of the pioneer galleries in this once humble, now rather chic neighborhood. Pierogi, begun in 1994 by artist Joe Amrhein, is especially well-known for its huge flatfile, containing affordable work on paper by over 500 artists. It also … read more… “NYC Gallery Visit: Sarah Walker and Ken Weathersby”

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NY Times Art in Review: Kelli Williams

Kelli Williams, “Wet Bar,” 2007, oil on panel, 12 x 16″ Kelli Williams, “Oviparous,” 2009, oil on panel, 16 x 20″ According to Ken Johnson in the NY Times, Kelli Williams, who paints images of naked women in pornographic poses, has big philosophical ambitions, but when she juxtaposes drawings of sexy women in see-through burqas … read more… “NY Times Art in Review: Kelli Williams”

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Recto or Verso: What kind of artist are you?

Barnett Newman, “Two Edges,” 1948, oil on canvas, 48 x 36,” Museum of Modern Art, gift of Annalee Newman (by exchange). © 2010 Barnett Newman Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS) Mark Rothko, “No. 1 (Untitled),” 1948, oil on canvas, 8′ 10 3/8″ x 9′ 9 1/4,” Museum of Modern Art, gift of the artist. … read more… “Recto or Verso: What kind of artist are you?”

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The square line: Jukkala and Rosenthal in Philadelphia

Clint Jukkala, “Loop,” 2008, oil on linen, 60 x 52″  Clint Jukkala, “Mismatch,” 2009, oil on linen, 20×16″ Mia Rosenthal, “Cannes,” two-sided postcard drawing, 4² x 5-3/4²  Mia Rosenthal, “Antoinette¹s Stamp Collection: 100 Queen Stamps,” ink  and gouache on paper, 9-3/4″ x 9-3/4″ Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia is a generous, artist-run/artist-curated exhibition space that … read more… “The square line: Jukkala and Rosenthal in Philadelphia”

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Twitter Notes

Here are some recent items cut and pasted from the Two Coats Twitter Feed. For readers unfamiliar with Twitter, “RT” indicates the item has been repeated, or “retweeted,” from someone else’s Twitter feed. Regina Hackett on how to paint: http://bit.ly/9LPs1O (Image above illustrates Hackett’s Imperative #9: Like a thermos, contain heat without radiating it.  Joy … read more… “Twitter Notes”

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Work of Art Contest: Two Coats of Paint Edition

UPDATE: (July 18): Farrell Brickhouse is the winner of the Two Coats contest. UPDATE (July 10): Finalists include Farrell Brickhouse, Kim Neudorf, Mira Gerard, and Timm Mettler. The winner to be announced soon.   Inspired by the new Bravo reality show Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, Two Coats of Paint is starting a … read more… “Work of Art Contest: Two Coats of Paint Edition”

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Sigmar Polke is dead

 Polke’s studio in 2007.  Photo credit: Albrecht Fuchs for NY Times From the obituary written by Roberta Smith: Sigmar Polke, an artist of infinite, often ravishing pictorial jest, whose sarcastic and vibrant layering of found images and maverick, chaos-provoking painting processes left an indelible mark on the last four decades of contemporary painting, died yesterday … read more… “Sigmar Polke is dead”

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