Franz Kline - New York, New York, 1953. Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo. It was De Kooning who in 1949 borrowed a Bell Opticon projector to enlarge some of his own drawings. Offered the use of it, Kline took a small drawing of a favourite chair and projected this on to canvas on such a large scale that it completely overlapped the edges. He was fascinated to note that the design, in these circumstances, became completely abstract. �
Many locks are undeniably beautiful to look at, whether it be their flamboyantly intricate inner workings or decorative, ornate outer plates. Maybe not so much with modern locks, where the focus on function is seen as far more important than the need for touches of elaborate stylistic flair, but certainly with locks of old.
Wayne Thiebaud, American (b.1920)_ Best known for his paintings of cakes, pies, pastries, and toys. Thiebaud was friendly with Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning, but avoided their Abstract Expressionism in favor of a figural style, most often grouped with the Pop art movement for his subject matter, the artist considers himself “just an old fashioned painter"