Top Ten Paintings

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Rising to a Facebook challenge during lockdown, I am posting a ‘top ten’ of paintings which influenced me over the years, each with a few notes. One of the first art books that I ever owned was The Picture History of Painting, by H.W. and Dora Jane Janson. This was first published in 1957, and appeared in a concise edition …

Edward Kienholz – The Beanery

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Edward Kienholz (1927-1994) is one of my favourite artists, any media. The Beanery is a life size, walk-in assemblage, and it is often considered his masterwork. It copies the interior of a Los Angeles bar on Santa Monica Boulevard, Barney’s Beanery, and was first exhibited in the parking lot of that bar in October 1965. From 1972 onwards, Kienholz collaborated …