Saw these two paintings 'in person' last night at the Reina Sofia.
You can't see it from a photo, but this painting is completely bewildering in its effect. There's something about the depth in it, the feathered strokes and the use of green in her face that made it feel less like a painted canvas and more like a square hole in reality through which this woman was looking....words won't convey it I suppose. Oh well.
This I love simply because devotion to kippers is so rare. Goes right to my heart.
Finally some bits of Keith Haring for the trove.
"Art is nothing if you don't reach every segment of the people."
"People were more interested in the phenomena than the art itself. This, combined with the growing interest in collecting art as an investment and the resultant boom in the art market, made it a difficult time for a young artist to remain sincere without becoming cynical."
"Everybody draws when they are little."