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University Galleries of Illinois State University

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Hardcover, 8.5 x 10 in. / 144 pgs / 140 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2015 p. 134   

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Walter Robinson: Paintings and Other Indulgences

Text by Charles F. Stuckey, Barry Blinderman, Vanessa Meikle Schulmen.

Walter Robinson, "My Love is Violent", is reproduced from <i>Walter Robinson: Paintings and Other Indulgences</i>.By 1980 Walter Robinson (born 1950) had established himself as a critic for Art in America and member of the New York artists' collective Collaborative Projects. He became notable for paintings of square-jawed detective-hero types and swooning vixens based on pulp romance covers. Employing what critic Carlo McCormick termed a "devious sense of irony done with incredible sincerity," he examined painting's relationship to mass-culture images of desire, mining lurid illustrations from the 1940s and 50s and rerepresenting them in a style culled from "how to paint" books. Robinson's subsequent paintings of beer cans and bottles, pharmaceuticals, fast-food burgers, Lands' End models and online erotic "selfies" continue to address our indulgence of longing and excess in a media-saturated world. Walter Robinson: Paintings and Other Indulgences is the first monograph on Robinson, with photographs of 140 paintings spanning his 35-year career.

Walter Robinson, "My Love is Violent", is reproduced from Walter Robinson: Paintings and Other Indulgences.

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Robinson is a Manet of hot babes and a Morandi of McDonald's French fries and Budweiser beer cans, magnetized by his subjects as he devotes his brush to generic painterly description.

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