Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Your Gold Teeth II

Jean-Michel Basquiat... Untitled (1982, Oilstick on paper). From the exhibition Your Gold Teeth II at Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York. "...These artists have an affinity for the controlled yet significant gesture, the performed essence, a result of concentrated internal selection from a vast repertoire of expressive options. This stripped down approach to craft often obscures a wider technical command than is immediately apparent. If you're looking for order, you will find it. But even when these artists systematically subvert themselves for the devious pleasure of it, they still maintain a level of control where they strange can be made familiar - and vice versa. By eschewing displays of obvious virtuosity, the artist gains the advantage of a kind of mystery."


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