Monday, August 13, 2007

RIP Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray The Sun and the Moon, 2005

After her major retrospective in 2005 at the MoMA, Elizabeth Murray was recognized as one of the greatest painters to emerge in the 70s. Her shaped canvasses were whimsical monsters, ragged and organic takes on Frank Stella's minimal work. Her sense of color was a tactile anachronism, fighting the tide of shiny Pop surfaces, color field painting and minimalist sculpture.

“Everything has been done a million times.

Sometimes you use it and it’s yours; another time you do it and it’s still theirs.”

Obituary from the NYT here.