And in neighboring spaces are a 17-foot-high black wax-surfaced American flag sculpture that appears to be crashing through the gallery's floor and a poignantly solemn detail image of the riderless horse that led JFK's funeral procession.
One evening in June at the Cedar Tavern in 1956, a drunken Jackson Pollock pulled Franz Kline by the hair off his bar stool, and Kline responded by punching Pollock in the stomach, doubling him over. Just another night in the art world.
David Park: A Painter's Life is the first full biography of a postwar California artist. Boas' book also seems to signal an increasing enthusiasm for American postwar representational art. It's about time.
The humanity in Still's paintings is elemental, not descriptive. These paintings are meant to be felt as much as seen, and Jensen correctly cautions against our contemporary bias toward the visual in painting.