o.k-- i realize this might be a messy stretch for some--but i've always thought that one of my favorite artists, philip guston must have loved another of my favorite artists chaim soutine. both loved their brush work, shared cartoon-like mannerisms, and despite their differences in palettes --both shared a passion for paint ( and probably for angst). there --nuff said --even if guston didn't love soutine--he has a similar expression. i'm sure most of you who've studied art history know about gustons's love for de chirico --but what about his secret loves?...every artist has them-- the ones that they secretly cherish, covet and feel akin to-- and that they won't name! i can't help but feel that these two are like the starn twins-- like some kind of singular twin vision spanning decades--
p.s. warning! these are not pretty paintings-- they contain a soulful action and perspective... not for the weak of stomach! and hey-- can anyone spot tricky dick nixon?-- one of the usa's most interestingly weird/dastardly presidents?!