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Kamrooz Aram, from the series Ancient Through Modern, 2016, book page, oil and color pencil on linen, 24 × 20 inches. Photo by Jason Mandella. Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery, Dubai.
“My work was just like art history; it was all Velázquez, Goya, Cézanne, and Soutine. But when I saw Morris Louis I saw a way into the present.”
I’ve been thinking about Kara Walker’s work for a long time. Two years ago, a bleeding barn from one of her watercolors appeared in one of my poems.
Raymond Pettibon found his calling as an artist at about the same time punk hit Los Angeles in 1978.
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Featuring interviews with John Giorno, Lidia Yuknavitch, Iman Issa, Eric Baudelaire, Ieva Misevičiūtė, Daniel Borzutzky, and more.
Anyone who understands the work of art owns it. We all own the Mona Lisa.