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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Small Packages

Patrick Faulhaber Buckaroo Motel Get ready for a wow: the above reproduction is only an inch or so smaller than the original. Patrick Faulhaber's diminutive paintings at Danese gallery are about five to 10 inches wide and three to five inches high. Venturing into Edward Hopper territory of lonely landscapes, most of these works are studies of fluorescent and natural lights. Faulhaber works from photographs and uses a magnifying glass and special eyeglasses to paint these oils on wood. These $20K works are popular; most of these new works had already been sold before the show opened. Would I still be impressed with this show if the paintings were larger? I don't know, but I do know that their size forces you to examine every brushstroke. (Images via Danese gallery)

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