Kelly's Picks

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Rafa Macarrón

I really respond to Rafa’s works because of their dreamlike quality. While Rafa’s forms are flattened, attenuated, and compressed, they’re still very much imbued with a sense of narrative and purpose. And as figurative works, they feel very different from a lot of what is trending right now because they feel so detached from reality.

Jonathan Lyndon Chase

I love the intimate scale and feel of this work. Chase employs cropping to bring the viewer in close proximity with the carefully delineated mouth and teeth of the figure, forcing us to engage closely with a subject that hasn’t traditionally been depicted in the art historical tradition.

Will Cotton

I’ve always been drawn to Will Cotton’s saccharine imagery. This delicately rendered nude traverses a cotton candy forest. The artist has noted that these early works are rooted in his desire to highlight the commercial consumer culture that surrounds us.

Yves Klein

There’s no color more recognizable than International Klein Blue (IKB) in art history. This work is from a series in which Klein appropriated famous sculptures and rendered them in his signature blue pigment. Here, Klein takes the Victory of Samothrace, a Greek sculpture from the 2nd century BC in the collection of the Louvre, and makes it his own.

Robert Longo

Robert Longo’s Men In the Cities works are iconic images of men and women in business attire in dramatic contorted poses. The frozen gestures relates to the spasmodic movements associated with punk music. I love that Glenn Branca used one of the Men in the Cities works for one of his album covers.

Günther Förg

Förg created these paintings by wrapping lead sheets over wood and then painting directly onto that with acrylic. His application of color feels very spare and deliberate, referencing both Color Field painting and Minimalism.

Robert Mapplethorpe

This is a classic Mapplethorpe image. It’s a photograph composed like a painting with a subject rendered sculpturally. Other editions of this are in the collections of the Guggenheim and the Getty.

Secundino Hernández

Hernandez’s paintings have a fantastic sense of energy. He oscillates between abstraction and figuration but the works always exude physicality and expressiveness through their use of gesture and color.