Grey Paintings

February 26, 2014By pablogtRecent Exhibitions No Comments

Craigie Aitchison

February 24, 2014By pablogtArtists, Blogt No Comments
Craigie Aitchison by Craigie Aitchison
Craigie Aitchison by Craigie Aitchison

Craigie Aitchison did some art defacing to his self portrait.

Created in the late 1950s/early 1960s, the image was destroyed by the artist after a visitor to his studio called the portrait ‘flattering’.

Aitchison reacted to the perceived criticism by lacerating the painting.

The artist was known for his dislike of self promotion but was persuaded to let Martin Wyld, the head of conservation at the National Gallery, restore the painting. Aitchison agreed under the proviso that the scars would remain visible.

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Burton Machen

February 12, 2014By pablogtArtists, Blogt No Comments
Alexander... 1/26/2012 11:11:43pm Brooklyn NY
Alexander… 1/26/2012 11:11:43pm Brooklyn NY

Burton Machen does some art defacing with his Urban Evolution – Portraits Project. See more artworks by Burton Machen here.