The Death of Abstraction

Everyone has heard the claim that painting is dead. That’s one idea that deserves to be looked at more closely, and I will do that. Without giving too much of the book away I’ll just say that abstraction has also died, yet survives in much the same way as painting. I take Rachel Harrison as my example, though many others might do—Albert Oehlen for one—but they’re not as good.

Rachel Harrison, Tiger Woods (2006), Al Gore (2007) and Claude Levi-Strauss (part) (2007)

Rachel Harrison, Tiger Woods (2006), Al Gore (2007) and Claude Levi-Strauss (part) (2007)

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