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Test Focus Field Figure Michael Snow (1965)

Spray enamels on canvas, 152.4 cm x 203.2 cm.

Test Focus Field Figure by Michael Snow

A Lot of Near Mrs.

— Women historically as subject in art. Women "characters," "types," "actresses" designed by artists. Cranach, Rubens, Ingres, Renoir, Pascin, Modigliani, Picasso, etc. "Abstract" this element of painting ...

— Revelation of process as subject in Pollock, de Kooning continue. Scientific method. Experiments ...

— The subject could have been my image but prefer to add, multiply create not mirror ...

— My subject is not women or a woman but the first cardboard cutout of W.W. [Walking Woman] I made. A second remove depiction. Always use it same size as original. 5 ft. tall. W.W. not an idea, it's just a drawing, not a very good one either! ...

— "Art" and "life" problem. Duchamp. If you can use stuff from the street as art in an art gallery why can't you use "paintings" or art as art in the street. Not found art but lost art. Who can see it? ...

— "New" representational art and its uses. A representation can be used for something else. I will take orders for any use to which "she" might be put. Art pimp. Lady fence, lady table, lady chair, lady lamp, rubber (balloon) lady, water bottle lady, fur lady, stained glass lady, lady road sign, lady shovel, lady car, lady dart board, lady hat rack, leading lady, first lady, lady like ....

— What are the differences in "meaning" in comparing the same form (W.W.) in sponge rubber, in plastic, in sand, in light, etc.? ... (1962)

Michael Snow

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