How long does it take Brice Marden to make a painting?

In this 2009 conversation with Harry Cooper, curator at National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, that was recorded at Brice Marden’s (Manhattan) studio, Marden discusses drawing with sticks, being a guard at the Jewish Museum during Jasper Johns’s retrospective, his early marriage to Pauline Baez (Joan’s older sister), being Robert Rauschenberg’s assistant, his intuitive … read more… “How long does it take Brice Marden to make a painting?”

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Studio Update: So long, little shack

When I recently vacated my summer studio shack at Habitat For Artists, Simon Draper, creator/curator of the unusual HFA residency project in Beacon, NY, asked me to write a brief essay on my experience. It’s longer than my usual posts, and some of it may sound familiar from earlier Studio Updates, but I thought readers … read more… “Studio Update: So long, little shack”

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Studio update: Itinerant painter

Every professor has a wildly optimistic, first-day-of-summer-vacation “List of Things To Do.” Here’s mine. The most significant decision has been to continue working out of my cramped room in the attic rather than rent a proper studio. In a larger space, I could work on more projects concurrently, but renting studio space can also feel … read more… “Studio update: Itinerant painter”

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IMHO: Don’t stop me if I’m repeating myself

“Déjà Vu? Revealing Repetition in French Masterpieces,” organized by Eik Kahng. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD. Through Jan. 1. Phoenix Art Museum, January 20 through May 4, 2008. Check out the NYTimes slide show of the exhibition. “America’s Presidents,” Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC. Permanent exhibition. Repetition has always been a common practice among … read more… “IMHO: Don’t stop me if I’m repeating myself”

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