Roberta and Elizabeth, BFF

In the NY Times Roberta Smith calls Elizabeth Peyton’s portraits girly. “By fits and starts, this exhibition reveals the complicated fusion of the personal, the painterly and the Conceptual that informs Ms. Peyton’s work. Each image is a point on entwined strands of artistic or emotional growth, memorializing a relationship, acknowledging an inspiration or exposing … read more… “Roberta and Elizabeth, BFF”

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Elizabeth Peyton: Part of the lifestyle

Publisher’s Weekly’s Charles Dee Mitchell takes a look at recent and upcoming lists from publishers and sees several shared approaches toward producing and distributing books for different niches within the already niche market for contemporary art. “How are the major art book publishers addressing this growing market for contemporary art? How do they choose to … read more… “Elizabeth Peyton: Part of the lifestyle”

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NY Mag’s fall painting picks

“Giorgio Morandi: 1890–1964,” Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY. Sept. 16–Dec. 14.“When the master of quiet still lifes died, in 1964, he was unfashionable in New York and London yet revered in Italy. Today, Morandi’s pastel paintings of bottles give the illusion of time stilled. The visual equivalent of slow food.” “Alfred Kubin Drawings, 1897–1909” At … read more… “NY Mag’s fall painting picks”

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Elizabeth Peyton’s status update

Elizabeth Peyton’s paintings, based on photographs, can be read in chapters, each of which feature portraits of friends, family, personal heroes, and, of course, fleeting passions. In October, The New Museum is presenting Peyton’s first big museum survey, “Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton,” which will feature over 100 pieces made over the last fifteen years. The … read more… “Elizabeth Peyton’s status update”

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“Elizabeth Peyton can really paint”

In Time Out New York T.J. Carlin writes that to paint people is to watch them grow old on an infinitesimally small scale of time, and that sitting for an artist makes the subject incredibly vulnerable. “That is the truth of portraiture and the reason why I’ve been disinclined to like Elizabeth Peyton’s work. Although … read more… ““Elizabeth Peyton can really paint””

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