Blinky Palermo: Abstraction of an Era, by Christine Mehring, Yale University Press, 2009

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Click to purchase on Amazon Twenty-one-year-old Peter Heisterkamp began signing his colorful and playful abstract artworks Palermo in 1964, when peers noted his resemblance to the American gangster Frank “Blinky” Palermo. This handsome book—a historical and critical study of Palermo’s painting from the time he entered Joseph Beuys’ now famous class at the Düsseldorf academy in 1964 to his death in 1977—explores his significance for postwar and abstract art. Christine Mehring notes that over the […]

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Interview with Daniel Göttin, by Chris Ashley

introduction It seems somehow appropriate to me that Daniel Göttin’s recent wall works — those in which lines of tape placed on a wall are used to make a large, dense web of intersecting lines — are called Networks.  Over a two-month period Daniel and I talked about his art via electronic messages relayed back and forth across a complex network of thousands of miles of cable between Basel, Switzerland and Northern California.  He could […]

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