Monthly Archives: July 2011

Picasso and Comics

This is an article that ran in the Guardian on April 13, 2002 that I found stimulating reading. The writer cites Gertrude Stein’s description of Picasso, in The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, as being influenced by the Katzenjammer … Continue reading

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Alice Neel portrait of Isabel Bishop

A 1974 oil portrait of Isabel Bishop painted by Alice Neel. Neel was born in 1900 and Bishop in 1902. Whereas Neel has been canonized by the Contemporary Art world, Bishop is all but completely ignored. In almost half a … Continue reading

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Isabel Bishop/Reginald Marsh

After mentioning Bishop and Marsh in relation to Philip Guston and his social realist days I thought I’d follow up with some pix and thoughts. What I was thinking about is how the linkage to the Old Masters is clear … Continue reading

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