Jan 22, 2013
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It’s been like a million years since I’ve updated my blog, which I used to do every day, or at least every other day. What’s wrong with me? Am I just losing interest and/or energy? It takes a lot of energy to constantly be on the lookout for interesting things to write about. Or maybe I’m simply lazy.
Regardless, I’ve been writing a bit on Jay DeFeo, a legendary Bay Area artist who has a retrospective at the Whitney opening soon, and this is her posed naked in front of The Rose, her most famous painting, which is really so heavy and layered with oil paint that it’s more like a sculpture. Weighing almost a ton, measuring approximately 8x11 feet tall, and so labor intensive it took DeFeo almost ten years to make, it’s really quite something. I can’t wait to see it in person and then get naked in front of it. 

It’s been like a million years since I’ve updated my blog, which I used to do every day, or at least every other day. What’s wrong with me? Am I just losing interest and/or energy? It takes a lot of energy to constantly be on the lookout for interesting things to write about. Or maybe I’m simply lazy.

Regardless, I’ve been writing a bit on Jay DeFeo, a legendary Bay Area artist who has a retrospective at the Whitney opening soon, and this is her posed naked in front of The Rose, her most famous painting, which is really so heavy and layered with oil paint that it’s more like a sculpture. Weighing almost a ton, measuring approximately 8x11 feet tall, and so labor intensive it took DeFeo almost ten years to make, it’s really quite something. I can’t wait to see it in person and then get naked in front of it. 

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    Jay DeFeo in front of The Rose (1959, ph. Wallace Berman)
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David Everitt Howe is a Brooklyn-based writer and curator who hails from the Deep South, but can barely manage a mountain drawl. He writes primarily on contemporary art, culture, and technology for ArtReview, Modern Painters, frieze, Afterall, and Mousse, among other publications. He's also a contributing editor for ArtReview and a shadow grant writer for art non-profits Participant Inc and Pioneer Works. He spent his last year in grad school at Columbia poring over critical texts on relational art, fashion, and shopping, which, when he has the means, does in abundance. This makes him a somewhat paradoxical Marxist. Subscribe via RSS.