Subscribe to our RSS feed:

RSS Feed Button








Blinky Palermo
Composition with 8 Red Rectangles
1964
Collection Olga Lina and Stella Liza Knoebel
   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  

DROLL ABSTRACTION
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp



When Peter Heisterkamp abandoned the name provided by his German foster parents in favor of Blinky Palermo, the lively moniker of Sonny Liston’s boxing manager, he made a declaration of independence from his European roots. A native of Leipzig, student of Joseph Beuys, friend of older artist Gerhard Richter, Palermo struggled throughout his brief career to find a methodology for painting that could be justified during the politicized 1960s and 1970s.

...more