7 painters tell us their secrets

Next week the 25th winner of the John Moores Painting Prize, the UK’s largest contemporary painting competition with a first prize of £25,000 and total fund of over £35,000, will be announced. The Times’ Nancy Durrant rounded up seven leading painters, including former winner Peter Doig, to “reveal the secrets of their work.“ Peter Doig: … read more… “7 painters tell us their secrets”

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Marion Majori’s close-up of Chuck Close

“Chuck Close,” produced, directed and edited by Marion Cajori. Directors of photography, Mead Hunt, Ken Kobland and David Leitner; song “Portrait of Chuck” by Philip Glass, performed by Bruce Levingston; released by Art Kaleidoscope Foundation. Film Forum, New York, NY. Running time: 1 hour 56 minutes. Check out a “brushcam” Quicktime movie of Close applying … read more… “Marion Majori’s close-up of Chuck Close”

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Close scrutiny

“Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration,” organized by Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston. Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR. Through Jan. 26. The show is on an eleven-stop tour. The final stop will be at Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine. February-April 2008. “Chuck Close: Recent Prints,” Augen Gallery, Portland, … read more… “Close scrutiny”

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Eric Fischl: Face time in the Hamptons

In the NYTimes, Martha Schwendener reports: “The show at the Parrish, ‘All the More Real: Portrayals of Intimacy and Empathy,’ stems from discussions between Mr. Fischl and Ms. Falkenberg, who met when Mr. Fischl saw a film at the museum about the strategies artists use to elicit responses from viewers. With Mr. Fischl’s ruminations on … read more… “Eric Fischl: Face time in the Hamptons”

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