• Medrie MacPhee, David Humphrey, and the power of recognition

    12 days ago - By Two Coats of Paint

    Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / In the 1940s, Philip Guston noted that the problem with figurative art was that it “vanishes into recognition.” By 1960, he was griping about the conceit that abstract art was “autonomous, pure and for itself.” The tension implied by these two conflicting but evidently valid...
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