Catherine Wagley relects on friendship and recounts the story of two friends whose work influenced one another: Blinky Palermo and Imi Knoebel. The two artists explored the United States together on a road trip where they "stopped at Rothko’s Chapel, saw De Maria’s Las Vegas piece, and returned home inspired." Palermo's work is currently the subject of a retrospective that travels from LACMA to the Hirshhorn Museum where it opens February 24, 2011. Imi Knoebel's hommage to his friend 24 Colors for Blinky is on view at Dia:Beacon.
Steven Alexander discusses the re-release of Blinky Palermo: To The People of New York City with essays by Lynne Cooke, Christine Mehring, Anne Rorimer, Pia Gottschaller. Published by Dia and Richter Verlag.
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.