Joel-Peter Witkin

7 05 2015

Joel-Peter Witkin’s work is disturbing. He seems  obsessed with death, callousness, vulgarity, the bizarre, the freakish. As if there were answers there. I’m not sure what he expected to find. His work is the opposite of Hallmark cards. No. It is the opposite of naive art. It is also curious. And for a brief moment, interesting. Some of it is clever. But it seems overwhelmed by ego. Vanity. If you can get that out of the way, you can enjoy it.





Joel-Peter Witkin

13 03 2015

Witkin’s work is gross. I can imagine someone saying. Also it is beautiful. Maybe. It has its attractive qualities. I think it is just curious. Like a dark alley. Or a car accident. You just want to have a peek. Then grab a paper bag.





Joel-Peter Witkin

6 03 2014

Witkin’s work is gross. I can imagine someone saying. Also it is beautiful. Maybe. It has its attractive qualities. I think it is just curious. Like a dark alley. Or a car accident. You just want to have a peek. Then grab a paper bag.

Upon reflection though I think this artist’s work is very intellectual. Filled with insights and ideas.

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Joel-Peter Witkin

26 03 2013

Parental Guidance Suggested. (of course that’s just a way to get you to look at this artist’s work.)

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Witkin’s work is gross. I can imagine someone saying. Also it is beautiful. Maybe. It has its attractive qualities. I think it is just curious. Like a dark alley. Or a car accident. You just want to have a peek. Then grab a paper bag.

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Joel-Peter Witkin

26 06 2012

Joel-Peter Witkin’s work is disturbing. He seems  obsessed with death, callousness, vulgarity, the bizarre, the freakish. As if there were answers there. I’m not sure what he expected to find. His work is the opposite of Hallmark cards. No. It is the opposite of naive art. It is also curious. And for a brief moment, interesting. Some of it is clever. But it seems overwhelmed by ego. Vanity. If you can get that out of the way, you can enjoy it.

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Joel-Peter Witkin

9 04 2011

Witkin’s work is gross. I can imagine someone saying. Also it is beautiful. Maybe. It has its attractive qualities. I think it is just curious. Like a dark alley. Or a car accident. You just want to have a peek. Then grab a paper bag.

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