GARY GOLKIN MARCEL DUCHAMP - RETINAL LIVES 2017©

GARY GOLKIN MARCEL DUCHAMP - RETINAL LIVES 2017©

 
  JEAN-MICHAEL BASQUIAT & his self-portrait 2015©

JEAN-MICHAEL BASQUIAT & his self-portrait 2015©

  Pablo Picasso & GEORGES BRAQUE2016©

Pablo Picasso & GEORGES BRAQUE2016©

 
  JEAN ARP 2016-17 ©   (SIDE a)

JEAN ARP 2016-17 ©  (SIDE a)

  JEAN ARP 2016-17 ©   (SIDE a)

JEAN ARP 2016-17 ©  (SIDE a)

 
  MYRON STOUT =the conversation continues 2017 ©  83.5" x 52"  [212.14 cm x 132.08 cm]  photo: Gary Golkin 1973©

MYRON STOUT =the conversation continues 2017©  83.5" x 52"  [212.14 cm x 132.08 cm]  photo: Gary Golkin 1973©

  “AD REINHARDT” 2016©

“AD REINHARDT” 2016©

  PAOLO UCCELLO paolo uccello - oh no!  2017©  

PAOLO UCCELLO paolo uccello - oh no!  2017©  

   “AGNES MARTIN   2016©   det6ail of Agnes martin's   untitled 5 1998” 

 “AGNES MARTIN 2016©  det6ail of Agnes martin's  untitled 5 1998” 

For this on going series of iconic portraits, artist Gary Golkin draws from historical references culled from various cherished art books he has collected since early childhood.  These meticulously crafted 

The portraits are a deeply personal exercise for the artist.  Each personage is embedded with fragmented elements of imagery conjured up from Golkin's own artistic journey. Visible are representational traces of portraiture seamlessly infused with more abstract elements drawn from memory.  Golkin sees this latest body of work as one continues artwork existing somewhere between referential and the sublime. The artist refers to these portraits as profoundly meaningful as whole. 

Included among images of Pablo Picasso, Julian Schnabel and Jean- Michel Basquiat portrait plus the Basquiat's own self-portrait. By inserting himself into the history of art Golkin pays homage to those who inspired his practice along the way. 

   “JULIAN SCHNABEL 2015©

 “JULIAN SCHNABEL 2015©

 GIAN LORENZO BERNINI  & the RENAISSANCE 2016© 

GIAN LORENZO BERNINI  & the RENAISSANCE 2016© 

   "GEORGES SEURAT 2014 ©

 "GEORGES SEURAT 2014©

  KATHY MUEHLEMANN 2013©   

KATHY MUEHLEMANN 2013©