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Larry Poons is the Honey Badger of Painting

Post #1640 • January 29, 2014, 10:33 AM

[Image: Larry Poons, Book of Minutes, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 64 x 70 1/8 inches, courtesy of Danese Corey]

Larry Poons, Book of Minutes, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 64 x 70 1/8 inches, courtesy of Danese Corey

A Miami Herald reporter asked him, Describe your show at the Biscayne Nature Center. Are you sending a message to the viewer? He answered,

It's not a storybook. The paintings are there to be looked at, and they mean what you see. What else are they? They're not music, which is what you hear. They're not poetry, which is what you read. It's obvious—paintings are meant to be looked at. If you want to be told what to think, well, I'm not in that business.

His work is presently up at Danese Corey in a show that has caught the attention of Roberta Smith. Perhaps, she writes, past midway in life's journey, history sets you free. The show also received a visit from James Kalm.

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