In the nineteen seventies Jack Lembeck was experimenting with ways to create symbolic content in the main body of his paintings. During those experimentations he remembered a story told by his Sanibel/Captiva neighbor, Robert Rauschenberg, about the "Erased de Kooning" drawing. The story became an inspiration for Lembeck's "empty center white" paintings. Maybe the way to find new content was to eliminate most of the previous.....
Willem de Kooning Retospective in Four Parts - With James Kalm
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