Friday, January 16, 2009


RIP Andrew Wyeth.

At first glance some of his work is so iconic, so steeped in a visual language that is so American that one can forget how amazing this man's work is. It always creeps up on me.

He also is part of one of America's more interesting artistic family dynasties (oh if we could have a few more of these a few less of those political dynasties).

Anyway, now is a great time to revisit Wyeth. And, if you've never done so before... don't stop at the Helga paintings of the Christina painting. Look at those landscapes, look at his aging men, look at the way he paints birds.

Early Samuel Beckett with a brush.

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