Jack Whitten (A'64) on the cover of Artforum

February 01, 2012

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Alumnus and former faculty Jack Whitten's painting Pink Psyche Queen (1973) appears on the cover of Artforum's February 2012 edition.

The journal features a portfolio of works by Whitten (A'64) introduced by Editor-in-Chief Michelle Kuo. Whitten, a widely exhibited and collected artist has since the 1960s explored painterly abstraction with a range of formal techniques to address diverse subject matter. See more work by the artist at Alexander Gray Associates.

 

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