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Painting Because Life Is Fragile

Post #1700 • May 28, 2014, 1:05 PM

[Image: Will Barnet, The Purple Bottle, 1989-1999, oil on canvas, 34 x 38 1/2 inches, courtesy of ]

Will Barnet, The Purple Bottle, 1989-1999, oil on canvas, 34 x 38 1/2 inches, courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

From Will Barnet at 100 by Bruce Weber:

One of the things that made me become a painter was the need to give certain permanence to living. I felt life was very fragile. There are certain moments in life you want to hang onto and by painting them you can give these moments a kind of immortality.

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