5 Works

Today I select these 5 works that mean something to me.. tomorrow or even later today I could select 5 more… or perhaps many more but these are the 5 for today.

Qué hai que hacer mas?

Qué hai que hacer mas? plate 33

Los Caprichos & Los Desastres de la guerra. I saw these works in person as a teenager and they made quite an impression on me.

Los Desastres de la guerra
Los Caprichos
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes [March 30, 1746 – April 16, 1828]



I saw it when it was at the Museum of Modern Art many years ago. The memory of the work has become stronger than the immediate impression it made on me.

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso [October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973] an excellent index of his work, the Official Picasso Site



I was familiar with the work from an exhibition of Kienholz’ work at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art and then assisted him in the restoration of that work at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Ed Kienholz [October 23, 1927 – June 10, 1994] Bio at the Beat Museum,1, 2

Monet’s works I am familiar with from a number of exhibtions… the Monet show at the Metropolitan some years ago was incredible… and the waterlily panels at MOMA I have studied many times.

Claude Monet. (French, 1840-1926). Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond. c. 1920. Oil on canvas, three panels, Each 6′ 6 3/4″ x 13′ 11 1/4″ (200 x 424.8 cm), overall 6′ 6 3/4″ x 41′ 10 3/8″ (200 x 1276 cm). Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. © 2008 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Light Depth

Light Depth

Assisted Sam in the installation of this work at the Corcoran.

Light Depth, Sam Gilliam (American, b. 1933)


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