Digital Art: Andrew Kovner

ART IS or NEXT Either Matisse's Comfortable Armchair or Picasso's Razor Blade. The Nude sits in the upper Eastside apartment, while the  young exiistential Artistes give their last measure of devotion.. MeanwhileThe Craftman's Plate is slung by the Next Gun at The Aloft Target and destroyed. Not to worry. The Duck-Chicken is Liberated to begin again.
ART IS or NEXT Either Matisse's Comfortable Armchair or Picasso's Razor Blade. The Nude sits in the upper Eastside apartment, while the  young exiistential Artistes give their last measure of devotion.. MeanwhileThe Craftman's Plate is slung by the Next Gun at The Aloft Target and destroyed. Not to worry. The Duck-Chicken is Liberated to begin again.
Bobbling Beauties or Dreadful Sorry Clementine
Trees, Rocks & Nikon Back to Nature go these endeavors. Good thing you found them on The World Wide Web!
Primary Source & Chum Criticism  This exists as a  50x20 Inch Giclee Canvas. Another of my many Anthology  pieces.
Blue Chippies  The artist stands atop the artistic heritage, but there might be more money in  Destruction than Construction. Think Rauschenberg  erasing de Kooning.
Our Celebrity Sponsor  Giclee on Canvas 26x36 Inches I'm a 20th Century Artist, First there was Picasso then there was Warhol then you tagged the whole thing up.

 Andrew Kovner; Paintings & Giclees

PRIMARY SOURCE I made this work with my late friend and artist, Richard Scully in mind. Richard thought his job was to add a link to the Canon of Art.

 "Yes, But", I chide...  Art advances and devolves by Revolution. The Body/ The Canon is to be eviscerated by "The New", only later resurrected by The Historian. See the proliferation of link-makers plying and vying for sanction in the
late 20th and 21st Centuries, actively writing near-sighted history as is their want.  One must swim in the currents of their time with all the ferocity/ chicanery one can muster.

 (We did and we didn't. There is a point of Diminishing Returns: of achieving Not What You Had In Mind.)
 Richard knew "from where he came", a better man/ artist for it; not a this or that kind of nastiness, "gestate", we'll talk again tomorrow. How rare. The emphasis on excellence and accomplishment.

 Me.? I took his sage Giacometti advice (There is only the model and the artist) and returned to The Corrida and made sport, ("Sport", Oh Yes! - a run with indeterminate outcome) but I have second thoughts (as did he).

Painters Remove Themselves (Adobe Flash Image)
Unlike your Nikon, Painting reeks of Subjectivity. What better way to cure it than to Paint-Out the Painters.

BACKSTORY  Well, Dave and I periodically throw tirades back and forth, this complaint that complaint. The idea is that someday we might agree on something, hard to say. Studio Time is fleeting, Letter Writing is Not Production, so I built my response in Studio Time.
 I'm trying to convince Dave of the worthiness of F. Scott Hess, an artist I enjoy and follow and admire. Dave of course can't tolerate any of my froth and disagrees.
 So...I am at a Scott Hess Retrospective with a Professor of Art and say to her,"Doesn't this [early Hess] painting remind you of(was influenced by) the Artist Leon Golub?"
 Well out of The Blue she Responds (and knocks me over): "I knew Leon Golub, I slept with Leon Golub, I was Leon Golubs Mistress, This Scott Hess is No Leon Golub!"  {She later recants, The Truth is Indeterminate.}
 
 Anyhow, I Built "Post Art Note" around Dave's Letter. (It is a Posted Note...) then entered it in a huge Art Competition Judged by Scott Hess, among others. My Text Piece is Hung at Knee Level, my gambit is untenable, the situation is hopeless. (No Prize.)

 A few weeks later, I was invited to an Opening at Otis College and a Party there after. Turns out, my Artist Friend was a very good friend of the attending Scott Hess. I asked the bonvivant and gracious Hess Two Important Questions (and regaled him with this story).

 Question One: Could he recall my provocative piece at the Exhibition he Judged? No he replied. (I accepted that.)
 Question Two: Had he been Influenced by Leon Golub? He said No.

 However as if I was Dave, I simply did not believe him.

Gloria
 Our friend Gloria has been more involved with dispersing her clutter than creating more, for years now. Of course that is prudent, after all who needs another "stinking" painting?
 This simple Pictograph was supposed to depict a Fairy Tale resolution for her and Artists with a spatial conundrum.
 I was surprised how opaque this piece was for my Fellows; and therefore raising my cynicism level two percentage points. Consider this tag a baby aspirin for high blood pressure.
 Bet you did not know, actual
Effluvium Artists battled it out in The Courts for patent rights.
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