Sunday, May 5, 2019

Egan Frantz at Neuer Aachener Kunstverein


"Yes, any painting which is any good looks strange in the beginning — bad ones too!, comes to the defense of analogizing’s weakness."

Presaging your paintings misunderstood, unappreciated in their own time. Getting ahead of the story, an important part of any PR campaign but usually you let the dealer do that, not the title of painting, and what level tongue approaching cheek, hard to tell. Not quite the stupendous iron-fist-stupidity of Kippenberger's titles (and painting as excuses for them), or the so painfully played straight writ of Carpenter. More like an apologetics, an excuse me, for the brown faux pas currently being committed. Call it shit, but aha, excuses already in order, I intended to.