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Philip Pearlstein
Model with Butterfly Kite
Betty Cuningham Gallery
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by Charlie Finch

It is a marvel that Andy Warhol’s first friend Philip Pearlstein continues to paint with his accustomed authority well into his 80s, but the question remains, to what end? For few painters have produced a body of work as homely as Pearlstein’s: flat, unappetizing, lifeless and weirdly domesticated.


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