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Presented by Art21 at Online

Apr 13 2020
Jul 31 2020

This week:

Close Encounters with Josephine Halvorson
In this 2012 New York Close Up film, Josephine Halvorson shares her extremely personal and contingent process of choosing a subject to paint.

“How do you make the conditions to have a really long uninterrupted time with something?” posits the artist.

“I would never spend twelve hours just standing in front of something. But I do because of painting. It’s the experience which feeds the painting, but it’s the painting which also feeds the experience.”



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