5/10/2007

Francesco Clemente

32 comments:

Painter said...

Francesco Clemente @
Mary Boone
541 West 24 Street
NYC

closeuup said...

You so funny Painter. Wonder if she has 2 children? Did she ever battle a cobra? All that and more Id say. She'd eat zip alive.

I understand her a lot better than the German lady with the old fashioned hairdo.

I think Andy Warhol said it all about these people. Nobody has ever mocked them while taking their money at the same time, and got away with it so clean. Viva Andy and keep trying Clemente. Lose the sympathy for one thing Francesco. They dont deserve it.

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zipthwung said...

I like metaphors

What do they mean?

no-where-man said...

o, Jean McCusker! ok can't resist. is it me or does mary LOOK like one of these paintings! wow...
i always disliked Clemente greatly until this show - now i can't get enough.

seymourpansick said...

mahbe this wAS pAINTed by a GurMAN hIDing out in BrasilliUM. Etienda?

If a fifTEEN-weak art stUdent did this wok, it WOOD b acceptABLE.
Past fifTEEN WEAKS rAYses questSHUNS:

NUbies:

--paint eyez the size of fcking golf bALLS.

--OHHHHHVERBLEND

--paint UUUNNNIIIFFFOOORRRMMM BAKEgrounds.

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Two more paintings like this and I am going to be requesting "Crotch Art" again.

--The MANAgemundt ApartMENt 101

sven said...
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sven said...

i think this show is about blowing rich people. no problem with that. what part did you like nowhere?
I thought it was a very wierd swim as all the patrons were doing the schiele wiggle with the keane eyes pout.
jokes aside is francesco still a saint? compositionally i guess these are problematic in their concptual implications. maybe he donated the proceeds to charity like eliasson doing vuitton.Is there anything bad about being the society painter though?, i suppose its the giddiness to these that gets odd.
peace and love

closeuup said...

do you mean the concept that the composition is "bad"?

edie sedgewick eyes? I still wont sympathize. I wont.

closeuup said...

Margaret Keane vs. Marc Chagall?

a working class hero is something to be

no-where-man said...

sven - I was into the feel. It hit he sweet spot. Effective portraiture comes off as "easy".

Spot on job at capturing the very weird essence of these Artworld characters.

seymourpansick said...

Sven: "Is there anything bad about being the society painter?"

Nothing at all, providing you can paint like

http://jssgallery.org/Paintings/Lady_Agnew.htm

sven said...

i thought the compositions recalled the portraiture of some early viennese modernists by way of hagiography;thus the rather giddy elevation of the subjects to a higher position on more than one plane seemed slightly dubious or problematic

then again:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87IaTD7jn8w

zipthwung said...

clemente is lame

Edie Sedgwick is lamer.

miss12 said...

interesting how clemente relates to so much of the painterly pseudo-surrealism going on right now. not really so different.. yikes.

arebours said...

why do I find paintings of people so problematic-in this time,anyway

arebours said...

and animals,by allah-a la ve

poppy said...

this would be fun to do i think,it might be part of the point of em..this doesn't seem like critique.. I like how the dress is painted and the big giant buckle braclet thing..for some reason the one below this by katharina would bore me to tears...

JpegCritic said...

I prefer the Clemente's of the '80s.

hitotsu55431877 said...

http://www.burrac.com/ah/45/Mapplethorpe,%20Thomas,%201987.jpg

sven said...

なんでそのマプルトルプを選んだ?

zipthwung said...

acrotomophillia

hitotsu55431877 said...

figure conforms to geometric perimeter, sven.

Concrete Phone said...

メニューにあったので。

zipthwung said...

chop chop

hardpan said...

I agree with Nowhereman- I've never been a Clemente fan, but these paintings seem more engaging (from my west coast internet vantage point.)
I'm no purist but I find his 80's,etc. inflated re-paintings of art historical references (reproductions) so facile and thin. These paintings are more like his self-portraits- in resemblance too-- -- hey, he must be one of them-- and they get to live out Their half-life as a "Clemente" too
(I get a "zoo feel"- lions in cage- from the composition and contortion -latent,sexy Power!)

Concrete Phone said...

I don't mind the empty space, seven parts. and if we take out the minor bits, of which there are five=E you get Sven, which is pretty amazing, don't you think? Anyway Sven, Very exotic, and Beautifully painted, painted for the rich and the poor. Long time, were you working the elections?

One thing I would like to do though is sit down with a few of you and work out some specs for standardizing the eye.

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Old Guy said...

Might have to standardize the brain along with that Concrete.

Concrete Phone said...

Was only joking around bout the rendition OG with the last three posts' eyes.