Monday, August 25, 2008

"$23.50 Club": Four Paintings for Willem de Kooning


T. Renner, "$23.50 Club #4 (for de Kooning)," 2008, acrylic on paper, 8" x 10" [SOLD].

This was one of those mornings that saw me painting even before the coffee was finished brewing. The other night I had a dream about a black and white painting. None of these is that painting. I can still visualize the painting in my dream so I may try again to capture it.


T. Renner, "$23.50 Club #2 (for de Kooning)," 2008, acrylic on paper, 8" x 10".

These paintings are named for Willem de Kooning because I spent a little bit of time, charcoal and paper in hand, with Sally Yard's "Willem de Kooning: Works, writings and interviews" this weekend and I think the influence comes shining through.


T. Renner, "$23.50 Club #3 (for de Kooning)," 2008, acrylic on paper, 11" x 8.5".

The name "$23.50 Club" comes from the 1935 Works Progress Administration's Art Project that paid de Kooning, among others, $23.50 a week to deliver a small painting every month.


T. Renner, $23.50 Club #1 (for de Kooning)," 2008, acrylic on paper, 11" x 8.5".

1 comment:

Confluence City said...

oooh, I'll buy #4, the first one posted, for $23.50!