This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features painter Philip Taaffe. An exhibition of Taaffe’s most recent work is on view at Luhring Augustine gallery in Chelsea through June 15.
Today MANPodcast.com will feature images of works in Taaffe’s show, his first exhibition of new paintings in New York since 2007. This is Thorn Heads (2013), a painting that’s about eight feet tall and five feet wide. Taaffe and MAN Podcast host Tyler Green talked about Taaffe’s interest in both thorns and Roman references on this week’s show.
Taaffe’s work typically engages cultural, natural and art history, often all at once. It’s in the collection of major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A 2001 survey of his work was launched by the Galleria Civica of Trento, Italy.