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Outrenoir: Ultra-Black

French painter Pierre Soulages turns 100 this December, 2019. He is being accorded an exhibit at the Louvre. The only other painters given an exhibit there during their lifetimes were Picasso and Chagall. Since 1979, Soulages has worked exclusively in … Continue reading

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‘Your Painting Is Your Best Friend’

Cecily Brown, age 50, is the daughter of British writer Shena Mackay and David Sylvester, the art critic and curator. When Brown was 18 and struggling financially, the painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling let her paint in her garage. “Maggi … Continue reading

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Celia Paul

Celia Paul was one of five daughters of Christian missionaries. She spent her early childhood in India, then in Exmoor, southwest England. Her father became bishop of Bradford. “Why, she wonders, did he have all these children he didn’t have … Continue reading

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Glitter Jitters

Here are nuggets tweezered from a story about heartburn in the high-dollar art market. This time around, there are few museum-quality works by the most famous artists to tempt billionaires — no painting or sculpture is estimated to sell for … Continue reading

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Magamobile

1910 Ford Model T, 20 horsepower, top speed 40 mph — in any color, as long as it’s white. Henry Ford famously said “black”; however, things are rarely black-and-white except in Magaville. A Wiki-dip discloses the following: In his autobiography, … Continue reading

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De Niro Sr., Artist

I did not know, until encountering this article in The Guardian, that actor Robert De Niro’s father was a professional painter. Born in Syracuse, New York, into an Irish-Italian household, De Niro Sr was a child prodigy. In 1933, aged … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Fun

This is the best pumpkin painting I’ve ever done (the only one for now) and the most fun I’ve had doing it. It’s the fruit of a swell evening of social painting staged here in The Shed Art Studio on … Continue reading

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