Welcome to the new home for Frank Gaard's online gallery and blog.
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So early on Siah Armajani tipped me off that Kathy Halbreich was a very major hombre. Which turned out to be true. I've been thinking about the big acquisition of the huge Sigmar Polke painting in 1994, Autumn and her Daughters . I wrote a short piece about it in Artpaper and Ms Halbreich dug… Read More
Collage of Kathy Halbreich and OJ and his ex. 1995 - I was going to rush ahead but I wanted to do this chronologically wish maybe impossible for a writer like myself. I'm still trying to write first person which is like remembering all the while. I was painting in a garage near the Mississippi… Read More
New pc better WORD oi, the power of coherence . I wanted to tell some curator stories since I've been under scrutiny for some time by these exhibition makers. Remember one's encounters with curators, art writers are brief by the nature of things, They travel it's the perk of the curator and the… Read More
Went with my son to Micro Center yesterday and bought a new pc. So this is my first blog written on this new machine. I was thinking about the Italian painter Fra Angelico whom I have always loved . In particular I was remembering a grant proposal I made to copy one of his famous altarpieces in… Read More
These are portraits made in Novenber and December the portrait of Jim D. may still change and I may photograph it again when it settles. Portraits are from live sittings of between two and nearly three hours. And then painted later often using photographs from sittings . 41 X 29.5 " 2013